Weekend motorists to see more CHP patrols on routes to the beaches

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The California Highway Patrol will be strictly enforcing all traffic and parking laws for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians who use various canyon roads this summer en route to and from the beaches, according to CHP officials. CHP deployment will be increased during random weekends throughout the summer and especially during holiday periods, according to West Valley […]

MRT celebrates first anniversary of new facility

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The Mountain Restoration Trust (MRT) hosted a barbecue lunch recently to celebrate the one-year anniversary of opening their new facility at Headwaters Corner in Calabasas. The festivities were attended by about 25 people, including Louise Rishoff, district director for state Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills), several Las Virgenes Municipal Water District officials and many MRT supporters. […]


Dance Till U Drop Israel Yakovee leads an Israeli Folk Dance Marathon from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Featuring new and old Israeli folk dances. $10-$12 includes ice cream. (800) 750-5432

Chabad to celebrate silver anniversary

Chabad of the Conejo will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a gala banquet and concert on Tues., June 15, at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The banquet will begin at 5:30 p.m. and be followed by a concert with Broadway entertainer Dudu Fisher in the Fred Kavli Theatre of the Performing Arts Center. The event will commemorate the 25 […]

County law would be unfair to equestrians

County law would be unfair to equestrians In response to the "Important Message from Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Santa Monica Mountains Ridgeline and Grading Ordinance" in the May 20 Acorn: If this proposed ordinance is so wonderful, why is it that horse people are opposed to it? Could it be that corrals and barns require areas greater than 15,000 square feet? […]

AHS student organizes fundraiser to fight multiple sclerosis

Jade was diagnosed with MS at age 15

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com At 17, Jade Conlee has the maturity, strength and quiet confidence of a young woman ready to take on the world. While her world currently centers on family, friends and school, Jade has focused on another mission—finding a cure for multiple sclerosis. Jade, a resident of Calabasas and a junior at Agoura High School, was diagnosed […]

Resident a bake-off finalist

Gail Singer of Calabasas is among the 100 finalists who will vie for the $1 million grand prize at the 41st Pillsbury Bake-Off contest in Hollywood June 26-29. Finalists were chosen from tens of thousands of recipe entries submitted from entrants in 33 states. The 100 recipes were chosen from among consumers’ best original entries in four categories: Breakfast Favorites, […]

Washington Mutual gives $10,000 to Many Mansions

For the second year in a row, Washington Mutual has extended a grant of $10,000 to Many Mansions, a nonprofit provider of affordable housing. "Washington Mutual is an innovative leader in providing numerous affordable housing initiatives," said Antonio Manning, vice president of corporate giving. "We are committed to working with those who are building strong communities, offering educational opportunities and […]

Church of the Hills to honor peace officers, firefighters

Christian Church of the Hills in Agoura Hills will express gratitude to law enforcement and fire personnel as part of a Community Appreciation Day program on Sun., June 6. The event will include equipment displays and food booths for the public. Events begin at the 10 a.m. worship service with a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Color Guard presentation. Following […]

Sober driving program praised

The last of my three children is graduating from Calabasas High School this year. I have been an active volunteer in the district since we moved here almost nine years ago. I have had many proud moments over these past years but none to equal our recent challenge with our "Every 15 Minute" program. This nationwide program simulates a crash […]

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