Having fun while staying in shape MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn

Having fun while staying in shape MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn PLAYING CATCH––Brandyn Betton of Calabasas throws a Frisbee to his brother Doryn at Juan Bautista de Anza Park on a sunny afternoon in Calabasas. The Frisbee weather should be cooler.

CHS debaters get windfall

Sometimes you get more than you hoped for or expected. The Calabasas High School Debate Team will get more than it bargained for when the city cuts it a check for $1,500. The Calabasas City Council voted on Aug. 1 to give the club $500 more than it actually requested. Said Calabasas Mayor Pro Tem Lesley Devine, "I’d rather see […]

Changes in DRT

A new board has been elected to serve the Westlake Village Disaster Response Team (DRT). Jeff Friedman is the new director. Charly Kaspar was elected treasurer and Bob Morrison was re-elected to the board as member-at-large. Secretary Sandee Kane and assistant director Larry Svoboda continue in their offices for another year. An appreciation dinner was hosted to honor outgoing director […]

West Coast Waves complete first hoops’ season loaded with talented local players

Acorn Sports Writer

Keith Case knew early on that coaching was in his blood. Case began coaching Little Leaguers during his college years at Pepperdine University. Case coached girls’ varsity basketball at Oak Park for two years, then moved on to head coaching at Notre Dame-Sherman Oaks for three years, and last year he was an assistant coach of the women’s basketball team […]

We need a hospital in Westlake Village

It won’t be long before we have another election. First we will hear of all the convictions that promise us just what we want to hear, a new hospital. I have had unpleasant experiences at Los Robles Hospital, but I want to say that is not to reflect on either doctors or nursing staff. My objections are strictly with the […]

Calabasas mayor returns to council

Staff Writer

Calabasas mayor returns to council Cheers and loud applause erupted in Calabasas City Hall when City Councilman Dennis Washburn moved to reconfirm the council’s trust in Mayor Janice Lee. Quietly and without fanfare, Lee had taken her accustomed seat at the Aug. 1 meeting of the Calabasas City Council. It was standing room only in council chambers, with about 60 […]

Surfboats make landfall in Calabasas MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn

Surfboats make landfall in Calabasas MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn WORKING HARD––Above, George Tomczak takes the measurements on one of the four surfboats being renovated in Calabasas for racing. Two of the vessels are headed for Newport Beach while the other two will go to San Diego. The boats will be used by lifeguards in rowing competition and for staying in shape. […]

RSVP today for Ventura women’s dinner meeting

Reservations are due today, Thurs., Aug. 9, for the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)-Ventura County’s monthly dinner meeting at 6 p.m. on Thurs., Aug. 16 at the Renaissance Hotel in Agoura Hills. Guest speaker Dana Ehrlich is a motivational speaker, sales trainer and marketing consultant. Reservations made by Aug. 9 are for $35 members, $40 for non-members; admission […]

Oak Park youth already shines at national high jump event

Acorn Sports Writer

Robby Lamm attends Medea Creek Middle School in Oak Park where he’s an honor’s student. He plays club basketball and soccer and also excels in golf and tennis. But Lamm, 12, who’ll be a seventh grader in the fall, is best at the high jump. He’s participated in the sport for only four years, but recently, he fought through a […]

Another reader wants a hospital

There is "hope" ahead for bringing a much-needed hospital back to Westlake Village. I applaud and echo Dr. John Lyons’ sentiments (Acorn letters, Aug. 2). Let me volunteer for any help toward this happy ending. Francine L. Maroney Westlake Village