Added bed tax helps Westlake rest easy

Added bed tax helps Westlake rest easy By Daniel Wolowicz Danielw@theacorn.com With more than 400 new hotel rooms soon to open, Westlake Village officials are forecasting a sizeable increase in bed tax revenue during the next two years. City Manager Raymond Taylor presented a Westlake midyear budget report during a March 9 city council meeting and said more hotel rooms […]

Local man named Claremont president

Calabasas resident Robert Klitgaard, a leading figure in policy research and international studies, has been elected president of Claremont Graduate University by the board of trustees. He will assume the presidency on July 1. Klitgaard comes to Claremont from the Pardee Rand Graduate School in Santa Monica, where he has been dean and Ford Distinguished Professor of International Development and […]


Calabasas Chamber Calabasas Chamber of Commerce hosts a St. Patrick’s Day mixer at the White Harte Pub, 22456 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Free admission. (818) 222-5680 Irish Crystal Demo From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Irish Crystal Company, 3188 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, master crystal cutter/designer Gene Smith, born and raised in […]

AHS student is one of America’s most talented young fencers

By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com At 16, Isaac Kim’s passport looks more like that of an international super spy than that of a high school junior. It’s travel-worn and plastered in multi-colored stamps that commemorate each time he’s gone to a different foreign country. Unlike most athletes, who only have to go down to the local park to find competition, Kim […]

Sharpshooting rivals battle on Thousand Oaks stage

By Sylvie and Teza Belmond belmond@theacorn.com If you like the adventurous Old West, this musical’s for you. Cabrillo Musical Theater’s "Annie Get Your Gun" is a comedic love story that will take you back to the Wild West with a few unexpected turns along the way. Annie Oakley (Katharine McPhee), is a rugged rifle-toting woman who takes on a challenge […]

Final Questions

By Michael Kubasak "I have not yet experienced the death of a family member or close friend. When it occurs, what do I need to know and what do I need to do?" Few people have experience in knowing what to do when a death occurs. You may not be able to think clearly, focus, and know what to do […]

Learning about public safety

Lawyer to defend Cochran in Supreme Court

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com A football player’s ultimate playground is the Super Bowl, for a filmmaker it’s the Academy Awards. And, to keep the analogies rolling, any lawyer worth his salt probably would want to bring a case before the United States Supreme Court. A Calabasas attorney will get his chance this month. Jonathan Cole, 54, will defend famous lawyer […]


Moms Club Events MOMS Club of Agoura Hills hosts an event from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Old Agoura Park and again (same time) at Forest Cove Park on Tues., March 22, for moms and their children who live in Agoura Hills. (818) 879-1949

Youth basketball champs