Kidnapping trial is Feb. 22

Kidnapping trial is Feb. 22 Thousand Oaks resident Paul Whitehead, 24, will go to court Feb. 22 on kidnapping and child molestation charges. In November 2003, Whitehead was driving along Erbes Road in T.O. when he allegedly lured a 13-year-old girl into his pick-up truck after saying someone was following her and that she might be in danger. Whitehead reportedly […]

Nominations sought for state ‘Teacher of the Year’

Teachers’ Insurance Plan, an auto insurance program exclusively for educators (underwritten in California by Response Insurance Company) is seeking nominations for the California 2004-05 "Teacher of the Year" award. The award will include $1,000 to the winning teacher and a $500 grant to that teacher’s school. The state winner will also be eligible for the National Award that includes a […]

Red Cross halts fundraising for tsunami relief

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies recently announced that the $1.2 billion pledged by people worldwide will meet the costs of the entire Red Cross tsunami relief program. Due to American’s financial donations, foundation and corporate supporters, which total $236.3 million to date, the American Red Cross has announced it will no longer engage in new […]

Finish is critical to Agoura’s playoff hopes

By Stephen Dorman Special to The Acorn With the Marmonte League regular-season schedule two weeks from its completion, the Agoura High boys’ basketball team knows it will have to improve its play down the stretch in order to qualify for the Division II-AA playoffs. The Chargers entered Wednesday night’s contest against Newbury Park with an overall record of 9-10, including […]

Pointers for parents on ways to help kids learn

Few parents might imagine that when their baby first opens his eyes, he is actually preparing for his first day of school. Research shows that children are born ready to learn and are naturally curious beings motivated to make sense of the world around them. In fact, the brain is the only organ that is not fully formed at birth. […]

Maurer endorsed for city council

My wife Terri and I will be voting for Mary Sue Maurer in the upcoming city council elections. Having known Mary Sue through our mutual involvement in Middle School Now, the grass-roots organization supporting the construction of a new middle school in Calabasas, we know Maurer is an energetic, active member of the community and was instrumental in the development […]

Maurer ready to tackle city politics

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Governing Calabasas and serving on the city council is a tall order, but Mary Sue Maurer says she has the business and community service experience to get the job done. Maurer, 46, has lived in Calabasas for more than a decade and said she has proven her love for the city and the surrounding area. She […]

Agoura Hills supports Calabasas theater

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The Agoura Hills City Council agreed last week to purchase 10 tickets for the first Spotlight the Arts fundraiser Feb. 13 at the Sagebrush Cantina. Spotlight the Arts is a nonprofit group formed to raise funds for a new theater at the future Calabasas Civic Center site on Park Sorrento next to The Commons shopping center. […]


THURS., FEB. 3 RSVP for Luncheon The Westlake Women’s Club requires reservations by today for its Tues., Feb. 8 meeting and luncheon beginning at 10 a.m. at the Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. Guest speaker J.D. Power III, CEO of Westlake Village-based J.D. Power and Associates, will discuss "How the Information Age Is Raising Consumer Expectations." $20. […]

Westlake and T.O. do battle with league title on the line


Westlake and T.O. do battle with league title on the line By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com Westlake and Thousand Oaks squared off yesterday in a match that most likely will decide this season’s Marmonte League champion. With the Warriors sitting in first place with a league record of 8-0-2 and the Lancers in second with a record of 8-1-1, the winner […]