Santa Ana winds hit the Southland

GONE WITH THE WIND––This eucalyptus tree was uprooted at 4:30 a.m. during the raging Santa Ana winds Monday on Hillrise Drive in Agoura Hills. While the tree damaged the house and won’t be providing any future shade, it left a large supply of firewood. Some parts of Southern California lost electricity as power lines were grounded by the strong gusts. […]

Event to honor Calabasans

The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce will host the second annual "I Love Calabasas Awards & Reception Dinner" on Sat., Feb. 1 at the Calabasas Inn, 23500 Park Sorrento, Calabasas. A reception and no-host bar at 6 p.m. will be followed by the ceremony program and dinner at 7 p.m. The event honors individuals in various business and community-service categories nominated […]

Artwork from Yerba Buena students draws acclaim

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Art looks different these days, especially in the eyes of young people who like to paint, color and draw with the help of their computers. Perry Canter, 10, and Christopher Schafer, 9, used the program Adobe Photoshop to create entries for a recent art contest called "Be a Wrap Artist" by Hellman’s Mayonnaise. After […]

Lecture will explore the nature of dreams and coincidences

"Coincidences and Dreams—Are They Speaking to Us?" will be the subject of Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe’s guest lecture at 8 p.m. Mon., Jan. 13 at the Conejo Jewish Academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. He’s the founder and director of the Institute for Jewish Literacy in Hartford, Conn. and is noted for making "the complex and abstruse world of Jewish mysticism […]

BMW’s Alpina V8 Supercar

The Alpina Z8 is a new edition of BMW’s contemporary classic roadster is sure to raise eyebrows. This Z8 has an automatic transmission, powered not by the BMW M engine, but rather by a specially developed, higher-performance version of BMW’s "regular" V-8 engine and features 20-inch wheels and tires in place of the original model’s 18-inchers. A very special car […]

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WATER FUN—Siblings Ryan and Whitney Rosenheim of Agoura Hills are waiting to be pulled by a ski boat at Bass Lake, Calif. They were accompanied by Brad and Devon Rosenheim, the skipper and photographer respectively.

Calabasas offers sites for safe disposal of batteries

Household batteries contain heavy metals, which can be harmful to the environment. Recycling batteries saves natural resources, diverts heavy metals from entering local landfills and protects the environment for future generations. Here are locations for Calabasas residents to drop off used household batteries: City Hall, 26135 Mureau Road; Calabasas/Agoura Hills Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road; and Calabasas Tennis and […]

Market Scan names new CEO

Westlake Village-based Market Scan Information Systems, a provider of financing software solutions for automotive dealers, recently announced the appointment of Ronald H. Means as CEO. He will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company and will focus on improving business practices to provide expanded customer and sales support. Prior to joining Market Scan, Means served as president and […]

Middle schoolers win in a mock trial

Viewpoint Middle School’s Mock Trial team edged out 31 other participating schools to take first place in the junior division of Los Angeles County’s 25th annual Mock Trial competition, held at the L.A. County Superior Court on Dec. 3. Viewpoint’s Beheshtine Pichvai, an eighth-grader from Woodland Hills, was named the junior division’s Best Defense Attorney for L.A. County. The 20-member […]

Top restaurant to host chamber mixer

EVENT TONIGHT––Illiana’s Corfu Island is hosting an Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce Mixer tonight at 5:30 p.m. across the street from the Renassaince Hotel at 30135 Agoura Road. The eatery recently earned an ‘A+’ from food critic Elmer Dills, lower right. Also in the picture are (clockwise from upper left): chamber president Alex Soteras, owner/chef Sophia Katsamagas and Karen […]