Westlake Council reorganizes

The Westlake Village City Council reorganization occurred last week. The outgoing mayor, Iraj Broomand, announced that Mark Rutherford is the new mayor. Broomand and Rutherford exchanged seats and Mayor Rutherford announced the new mayor pro tem is Kris Carraway-Bowman. The Honorable Judge of Malibu Court, Lawrence J. Mira, administered the oath of office to the new mayor and mayor pro […]

Elks share and care the entire year

‘WE’LL PUT A TREE IN ONE HAND AND A SANDWICH IN THE OTHER’––Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge No. 2477 members (left to right) Bill Rodarme, John D’Ambrogio, Jay Block and Lee Grindle offer Elks’ barbecue and sell Christmas trees to generate money for worthy causes such as handicapped children, Scouts and veterans. Their Christmas tree lot is in front of Carlson […]

Useful hints for fundraisers

Almost everyone has been involved in fundraising in one way or another — buying candy bars, selling lollipops or raising their hand at a PTA meeting. However, not all fundraisers are created equal. Why do some groups make it look easy while others are left scrambling at the last minute? According to fundraising consultants, the key components are information and […]

Children of divorce face rough holidays

The holiday season is a difficult one for the children of families in the midst of divorce or when a divorce has recently occurred. Parents’ wishes to spend the holidays with their children often lead to disagreements and can leave the kids feeling stressed as they shuttle between houses. It’s little wonder that family courts are typically busy in December […]

Prepare for ACT on the Internet

During the holiday break, high school students planning to attend college next fall can use the Internet to begin the application process. ACT’s Website at www.act.org provides valuable information and links to help students search for colleges, take virtual campus tours and apply to hundreds of colleges online. The application deadlines for some colleges and universities fall in early January. […]

Hanukkah festival set

Prepare for Hanukkah with a family celebration at the fifth annual Hanukkah Festival at the Skirball Cultural Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sun., Dec. 17. The event will feature live music and dancing, family sing-alongs, storytelling, art projects, special foods, dreidels and more. Museum and festival admission is $8 general, $6 seniors 65 and over and students, and […]

Chivalry is dead on arrival in Westlake Village

Chivalry is dead on arrival in Westlake Village I noticed that Charleston, S.C. was voted the most courteous city in the United States. I wonder where Westlake Village would rank? Being from the South myself, I am accustomed to a certain amount of courtesy even from complete strangers. I was appalled at the blatant rudeness of Westlake Village drivers on […]

An Immaculate 4 Bedroom Malibu Ocean View Estate

An Immaculate 4 Bedroom Malibu Ocean View Estate This immaculate Malibu ocean view estate has 4 bedrooms, a library, bonus room, 6.5 baths, and is about 6,400 sq.ft. per architect. It has a separate carriage/guest house. This outstanding offering with spectacular views is listed for $2,395,000. The home features an elegant living room with floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows overlooking the Pacific […]

The Middlecrest miracle in Agoura Hills–– Daisy the dog survives coyote attack

The Middlecrest miracle in Agoura Hills–– Daisy the dog survives coyote attack "It looks like they sewed her head back on her neck," said Cinco Paul, owner of Daisy, the Bichon Frisee dog that suffered a near-death coyote attack on Sat., Dec. 2 in the Paul’s backyard in Agoura Hills. Paul and his wife, Amy, couldn’t be more thrilled. And […]

A.E. Wright students learn about the lives of their grandparents

Acorn Staff Writer

The things we never knew about our grandparents. Brian Blaker, a student at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas, found out his grandfather, 78-year-old Edward George Blaker, survived a killer typhoon in the Philippines during World War II that sank three U.S. Navy destroyers. Researching her grandparents’ past, Andrea Weisz discovered her grandfather, Ludwig Schorr, was a young Jew in […]

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