New homes to be considered in Calabasas

The Calabasas Planning Commission recently discussed a request to construct 40 clustered, market rate single-family homes at 4240 Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas. The applicant wants to subdivide a 21-acre parcel, with one section designated for new homes and the other to be dedicated as open space. Some residents said they weren’t informed about the project and feel they weren’t […]

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Water district kicks off Water Awareness Month

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) has kicked off its observance of Water Awareness Month with presentations of several water-related books to local libraries. "Each May throughout California, Water Awareness Month provides the opportunity to increase knowledge and awareness of water, a limited resource, and foster year-round water stewardship," said Ann Dorgelo, president of the LVMWD board. This year’s selection […]

Former Eagle stands out

Oak Park High School grad Brandon Beck was named Freshman Golfer of the Year by the University of California. Beck played in seven of the team’s 12 tournaments, averaging 74.7 strokes over his 22 rounds.  His best finish came at the Alistar McKenzie Invitational at the Meadow Club in Fairfax, Calif., where he shot a two-under par 211 to finish in […]

Women can know God’s word

Calvary Community Church will host a live simulcast with Beth Moore of Living Proof Ministries from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sat., May 15 in the Celebration Center at the church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. Through her bestselling Bible studies and conferences, Moore encourages women not only to stand on the Word of God but also to know what it […]

Public should rally behind Pony League or all groups are at risk

All the citizens of Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Oak Park, North Ranch and Hidden Hills need to join together to save Agoura Pony Baseball at Lupin Hill Elementary School. If one unreasonable man is allowed to shut down a very well-run and much-needed children’s program, a dangerous precedent will be set. Your child/grandchild/niece/nephew doesn’t play baseball? Do they play […]

Safety of teen drivers focus of program coming to Calabasas High

Emergency equipment at Calabasas High School (CHS) on Wed., May 19 will be used in a safety program. Las Virgenes Unified School District board member Cindy Iser said that she wanted people to know that there was no emergency but that the equipment will be used as part of the "Every 15 Minutes" program sponsored by CHS, the California Highway […]

New ballet to premiere

By Saria Kraft kraft@theacorn.com The first full-length, original ballet with an original score ever to be produced in Ventura County will make its world premiere at the Fred Kavli Theatre on May 21. "Heaven and Hell . . . the Journey," a modern ballet with contemporary and classical elements, is based on the Book of Genesis. Pacific Festival Ballet (PFB) […]

Middle-schooler joins effort to build library in Kenya

The Moorpark-based Baraka Foundation is spearheading the drive to construct the Baraka Library to help the children of Makobe, Kenya. Locally, Oaks Christian Middle School seventh-grader Douglas DeVries, 13, learned of the need for books and school supplies in Makobe, where the majority of children in this village are orphans due to the AIDS epidemic. He became interested in supporting […]

Sign up for basketball now

The city of Calabasas Community Services Department is currently enrolling signups for the Calabasas summer basketball leagues. (League play runs June 14 to Aug. 14.) Ongoing registration at Juan Bautista de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road in Calabasas, is being accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, for boys and girls 5 to 15 years of […]