2003-06-12

Westlake man pleads guilty in hotel embezzlement



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer A Westlake Village man has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $12 million from the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Hollywood, the U.S Attorney’s Office reported last week. Kelly Timothy Ebert, 39, faces 20 years in prison on two counts of wire fraud and one count of felony firearm possession, according to Assistant U.S. Atty. […]

Garden party scheduled



The city of Calabasas in cooperation with the Los Angeles Smart Gardening Project will host a day of gardening for developmentally challenged and special needs youth and their parents at 11 a.m. Sat., June 14 at Gates Canyon Park, 25801 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Calabasas. The youth and their parents will get hands-on experience working with plant life and will also […]

‘Performances To Grow On’ launches school fundraiser



Performances To Grow On has begun a new program in which schools can sell tickets to family events at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and receive a percentage of their sales back to the school sites from which the sales originated. The program is called "ACE" (Arts Can Educate), and each participating school can receive a check of up […]

Kids can learn soccer skills at WHS camp



Local coaches Bill Propster and Frankie Marino will conduct soccer camps for ages 5 to 17 from June 16 to 20 and Aug. 4 to 8 on the Westlake High School campus, 100 N. Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village. Propster is the boys’ soccer coach at the school and Marino is the girls’ soccer coach. They will be assisted by […]

‘Jazz in June’ benefit concert will feature local musicians



Assistance League of San Fernando Valley will present "Jazz in June" featuring the Night Blooming Jazzmen from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sun., June 22 in the activity center at St. Bernardine of Siena Catholic Church, 24410 Calvert St., Woodland Hills. Tickets at the door are $17 ($15 with advance purchase by Sat., June 14) and all proceeds from the event […]

Community mourns loss of popular coach

To many people, Ernie Wallengren
of Calabasas
was much
more than just a basketball coach


To many people, Ernie Wallengren of Calabasas was much more than just a basketball coach By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Stricken with Lou Gehrig’s disease and confined to a wheelchair, Ernie Wallengren never stopped doing what he loved most—coaching kids at basketball. Unable to speak because of the debilitating effects of his disease, Wallengren used a portable computer to […]

Traveling with pooch takes planning



Many families will be taking their pets on holiday this summer. To help pets and owners get the most out of the experience, American Suzuki teamed up with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to offer a few tips on safe driving. Pet owners should acclimate their first-time furry travelers by taking them on a […]

Dance team announces new roster



The national champion award-winning Thousand Oaks Dance Team announced its competitive roster for the 2003-04 school year. Nearly 100 students auditioned, 30 making the final cut. Independent, professional judges were used to evaluate aspiring dance team members. These students will begin working out and developing their competition and school rally dances as soon as this year’s classes are over. Dance […]

Team Soccer Direct teaches all levels of game



Team Soccer Direct is specifically designed to teach at every level of a young soccer player’s development. The training sessions will include fundamental skill training and positional training while keeping practice fun and enjoyable. Regular question and answer periods are part of the daily curriculum. Team Soccer Direct Schools are designed by five-time College Coach of the Year George Kuntz, […]

Marty Grebb and the Midnight Men to play at Buddha Bar

Band leader has recorded with Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, others

Band leader has recorded with Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, others Marty Grebb and the Midnight Men are now appearing at the Buddha Bar, 30105 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills (across from the Renaissance Hotel) every Thursday for a limited time. Grebb, lead vocalist and B3, piano and sax player, is a former band member of Bonnie Raitt, Chicago, Stevie Nicks and […]


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