Armed forces recruiters get information about prospective enlistees through high schools

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Military recruiters for U.S. armed forces get information about local students through high schools, and it’s easy for parents and students to overlook their rights. It’s that time of year again when thick manila envelopes arrive in the mail, stuffed with forms to be filled out before your child registers for high school classes at the […]

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City of Westlake Village seeks a vision for the future

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com The Westlake Village 2015 Citizens Committee met in council chambers for the first time last week to formulate a vision for what committee members call "the best city in the country." The committee hopes to integrate the future with the past. Westlake Village Mayor Bob Slavin and City Councilwoman Philippa Klessig are co-chairs for the committee […]

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Vehicle detailing shop OK’d by city planners By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Despite opposition from residents, the Agoura Hills Planning Commission recently approved the construction of a vehicle detailing shop. The two-story building will be on the northeast corner of Reyes Adobe Road and Canwood Street. The applicant, David Delrahim, was granted a conditional use permit to allow the development of […]


Shooting victim will recover, gunman commits suicide

Shooting victim will recover, gunman commits suicide An Agoura Hills woman who was shot four times by her estranged boyfriend, Shaun Castle, will completely recover from her wounds. According to a sheriff’s department report, Castle, 34, was found the same day at the Calabasas Inn dead in his Dodge Durango. He shot himself with one of the many guns he […]

County treasurer shares ins, outs of doing government business

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com An L.A. County official last week offered suggestions to local entrepreneurs on how they might capture government business. Mark Saladino, treasurer/tax collector for L.A. County, was the keynote speaker at last week’s Agoura/Las Virgenes/Oak Park Chamber of Commerce breakfast mixer at Terri’s Café in Agoura Hills. Saladino offered tips on how the county can help businesses […]

Calabasas to help nonprofits

To support existing nonprofit agencies that serve Calabasas residents, the city has opened the first round of this fiscal year’s community service funding awards. Past awards have supported various activities, including wildlife rehabilitation, Meals on Wheels, shelters for battered women and arson prevention. Local service organizations are invited to submit applications by 5 p.m. Tues., Aug. 31. Applicants are also […]

For the record

Regarding the Calabasas Education Fund story last week, Round Meadow Elementary School is in Hidden Hills, not Calabasas (although its address at the district website lists the city name as Calabasas). The organization funded one full-time counselor to share time between both middle schools in Calabasas, not one full-timer at each. The correct name of a book and a series […]

Two dead after separate accidents in T.O.

Two dead after separate accidents in T.O. Two Conejo Valley residents were killed in separate freeway incidents last weekend in Thousand Oaks. Both died at the scene of the accidents, the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s office reported. Ryan Paul Clark, 20, of Agoura Hills was driving in the slow lane of the southbound 23 Freeway when he lost control of […]