Wearing blue and red—but not for long

WHS sophomores host fundraiser

To support the sophomore class at Westlake High School, Cold Stone Creamery in The Promenade shopping center at the southeast corner of Westlake and Thousand Oaks boulevards will donate 15 percent of sales today between 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. to customers with a flier or a copy of this article. After $500 is credited, the percentage will increase to 15 […]

Booster club fundraiser offers T-Bird

The Track Improvement Committee (TIC) of the Oak Park High School (OPHS) Athletic Booster Club will award a new 2005 50th-anniversary limited edition Ford Thunderbird convertible to the winner of a live drawing at the Oak Park High School Homecoming football game on Oct. 29. The high school’s running programs are renowned. For three years straight, the OPHS girls’ cross-country […]

Calabasas scholars named

The following Calabasas High School enrollees have been cited as Commended Students in the 2005 National Merit Program: Eric Agar, Rebecca Delshad, Ian Firestone, Justine Goldberg, Haley Hunter-Zinck, Shayda Java-dizadeh, Amy Katznelson, Nadia Keyser, Jonathon Lake, Jacqueline Lou, Ava Mobini, Matthew Ross, Adam Wagmeister and Lucas Whitehead. Named as semifinalists were Veronica Anderson, Jessica Azani, Stephanie Bundy, Liyue Deng, Brittany […]

United Methodist Church donates to Many Mansions

An anonymous member of United Methodist Church of Westlake Village gave fellow churchgoers "a challenge they couldn’t refuse" in the form of an offer to match $5,000 for a new affordable housing development. The congregation has responded with "an extraordinary gift" to Thousand Oaks-based Many Mansions totaling $10,000, according to Many Mansions spokesman Charles Gary. The gift will benefit Hacienda […]

Celebrate Halloween early: Take a trip to a ‘Murder Mystery Dinner’

The city of Agoura Hills Recreation Center is sponsoring an early start to the Halloween season with a "Murder Mystery Dinner" excursion to Luneria restaurant on Sat., Oct. 23. Guests will board a bus from the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd., at 5:30 p.m. and return about 10:30 p.m. The cost is $81 and participants will also […]

Democrats defended

Democrats defended This letter is in response to "Differences between Republicans and Democrats discussed," which ran in your Oct. 7 issue of The Acorn. Shari Seaman Goodman essentially spewed spin as argument in her recent letter, which stated that Democrats blame the ills of the world on America vs. Republicans who believe that America is the best hope for mankind. […]

Government agencies must change with the times, experts say

Second of two parts

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Second of two parts Cities and other government agencies in California must develop alternative revenue sources and find new methods of delivering services, according to panelists who participated in a recent Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation (CLVFF) colloquium called "Financing Our Region’s Future." Joanna Bowes, a vice president of A.G. Edwards, explained how California’s tax dollars are […]

Calabasas resident active in Assistance League

Calabasas resident Pat Spears, president of Assistance League of Southern California (ALSC) and her husband, George, recently attended the ALSC’s Design House 2004 premiere, "Jazz Under the Stars," on Sun., Sept. 26 in Windsor Square. The event celebrated the opening of this year’s home and garden tour, which runs through Sun., Oct. 31. Design House is the largest annual benefit […]

Open space group gets Calabasas connection

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com An open space preservation organization will have a Calabasas connection, thanks to action taken by the Calabasas City Council last week. City council members Dennis Washburn and Lesley Devine will serve as directors on the Headwaters Corner management board for two-year terms. In September, the Calabasas City Council approved a Headwaters Corner management agreement with the […]