Community mourns loss of Westlake High student killed in car wreck

Community mourns loss of Westlake High student killed in car wreck By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Teacher Christina Harrison’s first day on the job at Westlake High School was the first day of Nicole Johnson’s sophomore year. The two experienced an immediate connection and began what appeared to a long-lasting friendship. But the special relationship between student and teacher […]

Westlake woman publishes her first children’s book

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer Westlake Village resident June Sobel is celebrating the release of her first children’s book, "B is For Bulldozer," published by Harcourt Press. The book, chosen as a Children’s Book of the Month Club selection, provides an exciting ride through the entire alphabet at a busy construction site, geared for pre-schoolers. After the birth of […]

Community service saluted

Kate McLean will be honored for her 31 years of community service at a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wed., May 14 at Spanish Hills Golf & Country Club, Camarillo. McClean spent 18 years as one of the founders and the executive director of Interface Children Family Services. For the last 13 years she served as president […]

Local students win achievement awards

Students from area high schools distinguished themselves in Bank of America’s 2003 Achievement Awards competition. The competition process began last January when about 15,000 high school seniors were selected as outstanding students. Eventually, 320 finalists were selected to compete in 10 regional final Achievement Awards events held throughout the state. Among the top finishers in the regional finals event for […]

Nominees being sought for Sunday School Teacher of the Year

For many Sunday School teachers, teaching is its own reward. However, thanks to an annual contest, it’s possible to honor those special individuals who continue to make a difference in the lives of children, youth, and adults. The Sunday School Teacher of the Year award is a way for churches of all Christian faiths to honor the more than 15 […]

‘Bye, Bye Birdie’ coming

‘Bye, Bye Birdie’ coming

Commissioners, contractors must reapply in Calabasas, city attorney resigns

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The city attorney has resigned and library and planning commissioners have been asked to vacate their seats by May 28 as part of Calabasas City Councilman Barry Groveman’s initiatives recently approved by the council. Incumbents can reapply. The purpose is to enable a review process so that councilmembers can make sure that everyone is […]

Leonis Adobe has new chairman

The board of the Leonis Adobe Museum has announced the appointment of Don Adams as chairman of the Leonis Adobe Association. The Leonis Adobe Association was formed in the 1960s to restore and preserve the Leonis Adobe in Old Town Calabasas, Los Angeles Historical Cultural Monument No. 1 and the Plummer House State Historical Place No. 161. Also on the […]

Great ideas for Mother’s Day gifts

When moms are asked what they want for a special occasion, they often respond with "just make me something." This Mother’s Day, family members can take her advice and make her a handmade gift to treasure forever. The following are some fun and easy craft ideas that are not only affordable, but are also easy for children of any age […]

Two local Ventura County schools named California Distinguished for 2003

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell has announced that Los Cerritos Middle School and Westlake High School, two Conejo Valley Unified School District schools, have been selected as California Distinguished Schools for 2003. Fewer than 400 of the 2,228 middle and high schools in the state were eligible to apply for the honor, based on their Academic Performance Index […]

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