Guitar classes to start later this month in Calabasas

Guitar classes to start later this month in Calabasas The city of Calabasas Community Services Department will offer guitar classes for ages 13 and up beginning the last week of September at De Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas Hills. The classes are described as "informal and fun," with an emphasis on basic technique, melody, harmony and rhythm skills. […]

Local gym to host benefit for St. Jude Hospital

Local gym to host benefit for St. Jude Hospital St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has announced that Future Physique Westlake in Thousand Oaks will conduct a St. Jude "Workout" to benefit the hospital from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., Sept. 5. Jessica Preston will be coordinating the program. The hospital is recognized for its pioneering work in helping children […]



Last season’s results: (1st in Marmonte, 14-0 overall). Won 28-6 against St. Bonaventure in CIF Div. IV championship game to complete a thoroughly dominating season in which they finished first in league in both offense and defense. Graduated nine players to NCAA football programs, including seven to Div. I schools. Notable returnees: Jason Berg, senior, DB/WR (19 tackles, 1 interception); […]

Christian Church of the Hills adds youth minister

Pastor Rex Wolins recently announced that Jonathan Garcia has been named youth minister at Christian Church of the Hills. The church is at 29295 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. A May graduate of Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Mo., Garcia served nearly two years as the weekend youth minister at First Christian Church in Gravette, Ark. His degree is in Biblical […]

It’s a Mute Point

I’m going to be brave and expose myself. Let me clarify that. I’m going to expose my weakness for words and how to use them correctly. You can decide the real meaning of that sentence after you slog your way through this column about the finer points of how to use words to better express yourself when 99 percent of […]

Local man loves his job, recognition proves it

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Don Meyer, a Farmers Insurance agent based in Agoura Hills, said he loves his job. Meyer, 76, has lived in Westlake Village for 28 years. He has a long list of achievements. He was the past commodore of the Westlake Yacht Club; he’s a past two-time president of the Westlaker’s Businessman’s group; he was president of […]

Pregnant women warned about mercury

Fish and shellfish are an important part of a healthy diet. They contain high-quality protein and other essential nutrients, are low in saturated fat and contain omega-3 fatty acids. A well-balanced diet that includes a variety of fish and shellfish can contribute to heart health and children’s proper growth and development. Women and young children in particular should include fish […]



Last season’s results: (2nd in Marmonte, 11-2 overall). Lost 34-3 to St. Bonaventure in the semifinals of the Div. IV playoffs. Perfect 7-0 at home in 2003, outscoring their league opponents 94-0 in three games at Charger Stadium. Only losses came to the two teams which reached the CIF finals—St. Bonaventure and Westlake. Notable returnees: Andy Bradley, senior, OL/LB; Mark […]

Oak Park Gardeners to host a pumpkin fundraiser

Oak Park Gardeners to host a pumpkin fundraiser Members of the Oak Park Gardeners are planning their second annual Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser for Oct. 15, 16 and 17 at the Oak Park Community Garden, on the northwest corner of Sunnycrest and Kanan roads. The 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. event, which is free, will include a pumpkin sale and an […]

Calabasas should shelve the Malibu Valley Inn

Calabasas should shelve the Malibu Valley Inn The proposed Malibu Valley Inn, a 400,000-square-foot resort hotel and spa slated to be built in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains just south of Calabasas, received mixed reviews last week. Some of the speakers said they’re opposed to the 126-acre mega-resort, and antidevelopment forces, of course, will claim the city’s leaders […]

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