Community mourns loss of Hayden Finley

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Hayden Finley, a retired L.A. County Sheriff’s Department captain and one of the area’s best loved community service volunteers, died Jan. 8 from a heart attack. He was 71. Finley served as commander of the Malibu Sheriff’s Station from 1979 to 1982. He helped start the Agoura Optimist Club, worked for Childhelp USA, and […]

Local composer hears success calling

By Heather Milo Acorn Staff Writer A person looking to escape the surly bonds of suburban life for the ethereal reaches of high art need look no further than Thousand Oaks. That’s where the music from Bob Selvin’s new ballet will soon be performed. Selvin, a music teacher who has worked for CBS, NBC, Disney and Fox as a composer/arranger/studio […]

Game to help Westlake H.S.

Game to help Westlake H.S. Game to help Westlake H.S. The Hollywood Knights celebrity basketball team will play Westlake High School’s Warrior faculty at 7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 18 in the high school’s gymnasium, 100 N. Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Tickets are $8 at the door ($3 for children under age 10) and may be purchased at the door […]

Special Shabbat service to recognize ‘Jewish Arbor Day’

Congregation Or Ami will have a special Shabbat service at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow night, Fri., Jan. 17 at Bay Laurel Elementary School, 24740 Paseo Primaria, Calabasas, to observe Tu B’Shvat, the Jewish Arbor Day. Rabbi Paul Kipnes, cantorial soloist Terry Lieberstein and Rabbinic intern Corie Yutkin will lead this service celebrating the gift of nature. Blending midrashic tales of creation […]

Annual food drive says ‘thank you’

The 23rd annual Santa Comes to Agoura was once again a monumental success. This remarkable event was due to the generosity of so many members of our community. One hundred percent of all donations was used to purchase groceries, turkeys and grocery store scrip. Gifts and toys were donated. With your kind help, we helped the following: local families who […]

Yaroslavsky to speak at next CERP meeting

L.A. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky will speak on local terrorism prevention plans at the monthly meeting of the Calabasas Emergency Response Program (CERP) at 7:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 21 in the Calabasas Library, 23975 Park Sorrento. The public is invited. For more information, please call Karmen Brower at (818) 878-4202 or visit the Internet Website at www.ci.calabasas.ca.us/calendar.

On the Trail

M is for Mystery

My neighbor Anna Kamrath is a big fan of mystery writer Sue Grafton’s "alphabet series" of novels featuring female P.I. Kinsey Millhone, which is enough to give anyone a suspicious mind. Resting after a walk up to "the Overlook," a point high on Mulholland Highway that affords an expansive view, Anna and her husband Mike noticed a truck on the […]

Trumps the stock market

Rich Gomes of Calabasas, a senior at Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, N.H., recently participated in a portfolio simulation service known as Stock-Trak in his investment class, and he was the most successful student in the 16-week program. Students opened ficticious accounts with an amount specified by their professor and tracked their portfolio’s growth or losses as frequently as they […]

Youth called to Torah

Benjamin Salzman, son of Linda and David Salzman of Calabasas, will celebrate his Bar Mitzvah on Sat., Jan. 18 at Temple Judea in West Hills. A seventh grade honor student at Viewpoint School in Calabasas, Benjamin plays the saxophone for the middle school jazz lab. Sophia Eve Shoshana Schwartz, daughter of Terese Pencak Schwartz of Westlake Village and Michael D. […]

Local merchants help Eagle Scout

Six months ago I set out to complete requirement No. 5 for becoming an Eagle Scout, leading a service project to benefit the community. I decided to build a shed for Camp Gilmore, a local Salvation Army Camp that serves inner-city children. I made a materials list, obtained a letter from the Salvation Army, donned my Scout uniform, and started […]

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