To reduce gridlock–Calabasas promotes taking buses to school

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The city of Calabasas is working in conjunction with Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) and Durham school bus company to reduce gridlock around the city’s public schools. Parents can now apply for bus passes for their children. The city needs the applications by Aug. 1. "We want to make the service a desirable one, not […]

Felony complaint filed against Westlake Village telemarketer

The Ventura County District Attorney’s Consumer and Environmental Protection Unit has filed a felony complaint against 56-year-old William Henry Hirsh of Westlake Village and his business Print-Mate, Inc., which allegedly used telemarketers to solicit orders for ink and paper used in credit-card machines. District Attorney Greg Totten previously prosecuted Hirsh and Print-Mate, Inc. for fraudulent telemarketing in a civil action […]

Book discussion group to meet in Westlake

The Westlake Village Library will host a book discussion group, "Brown Bags & Books," from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays on the following dates: Aug 4: The book to be discussed will be "Reading Lolita in Tehran," by Azar Nafisi. Sept. 1: "The Kite Runner," by Khaled Hosseini. Oct. 6: "The Five People You Meet in Heaven," by Mitch Albom. […]



Bless My Cadillac! It’s a car show with spirituality! The 11th annual Blessing of the Cars car show runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hansen Dam Park, Los Angeles. Bring your pre-1968 classic car, hot rod or motorcycle to the show and get it blessed (just don’t confess what may have gone on in the backseat when you […]

Former Calabasas catcher competing on Team USA in the heart of China

University of Nevada sophomore catcher Brett Hayes is currently competing with the Team USA baseball squad that’s representing the United States at the 2004 II FISU World University Baseball Championships in Taipei, China, July 23 through Aug. 1. Hayes, a former Cala-basas Coyote standout, is one of 22 players that made the team from a pool of 36 players who […]

Mothers and More to host a garage sale

Mothers and More to host a garage sale The Conejo Valley Chapter of Mothers and More will host a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., July 31 at 931 Sandpiper Circle, Westlake Village. The sale will feature a variety of weekend shopping "temptations" and also provide shoppers a chance to meet and mingle with members of the […]

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LVUSD wants help on parcel tax committee

The Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) Board of Education is seeking volunteers to serve on the districtwide Measure E Oversight Committee. The committee will be responsible for monitoring and reporting to the trustees on the allocation and use of funds collected from the Measure E parcel tax passed by voters last March. Interested parties should send a letter of […]

Sail-a-Thon, car show coming

Westlake Yacht Club (WYC) will host its 11th annual Charity Sail-a-Thon and Car Show at 8 a.m. Sat., Aug. 7 at The Landing. The Westlake Yacht Club is at 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The fundraising event encourages kids to help other kids in their community, according to WYC. Net proceeds are donated to youth-oriented charities. This year’s event […]

Background checks crucial to hiring

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Mistakes aren’t common, but they happen––the consequences can be devastating Preemployment background screening is becoming increasingly common as resume fraud grows and employers become more cautious when hiring. Some employers require background checks for new full-time hires as well as temporary workers, and some even perform retroactive checks on current employees. How Deep Do They Dig? Typically, a background check […]