St. Max golf tourney is set

The 11th annual St. Maximilian Kolbe Golf Classic is scheduled for Mon., May 2 at North Ranch Country Club, 4761 Valley Springs Drive, Westlake Village. Following the tournament will be a cocktail party at 5 p.m., then a buffet dinner and awards banquet at 6 p.m. Live and silent auctions will round out the evening. This year the tournament will […]

Shopping gals raise funds for kids’ clothes

Teen suicide brings shock and grief

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Chanelle Villalobos, a 15-year-old student from Calabasas, committed suicide April 19 at her Calabasas home, officials said. Chanelle was an eighth grade student at A.E. Wright Middle School. Although details of the incident were not released, officials confirmed that the cause of death was by hanging. The girl was found in her bedroom by her mother. […]

Keep your pets clean

Between muddy paws, fur on upholstered furniture, odors and occasional accidents, pet owners can spend quite a bit of time cleaning up after their furry friends. The experts at Merry Maids offer pet owners the following tips for keeping a clean home and tackling the most common problems. Minimizing the mess: Cleaner pets mean a cleaner house. Bathe and brush […]

Couple hears wedding bells

Julie Bernstein, the daughter of Les Bernstein of Fall River, MA and Susan Cronk and the stepdaughter of Larry Cronk of Calabasas, and Brian Cotter of Danbury, CT, were married April 13 in Wilton, CT in a twilight ceremony in the gardens at Old Town Hall. The bride is a graduate of Somerset High School of Somerset, MA, and she […]

White Oak receives hefty arts grant

By Daniel Wolowicz danielw@theacorn.com White Oak Elementary School received $18,200 in grant money from Westlake Village as part of the city’s 2005 Community Service Grant Program. The grant to White Oak was the highest sum given to any organization. The allocation of $70,000 to 30 different groups was announced at the April 13 city council meeting by Kerry Kallman, Westlake […]

Agoura church raising funds to help victims of tsunami and earthquake

Agoura church raising funds to help victims of tsunami and earthquake St. Paul Lutheran Church of Agoura Hills had already been planning to send a mission team to the island of Nias, which sustained heavy damage during the December tsunami. Recently Nias was rocked by a powerful earthquake, sustaining even more damage and in particular to an orphanage on the […]

Open auditions for ‘Wizard of Oz’ slated

Actors can sign up to audition for the Cabrillo Music Theatre’s production of "Wizard of Oz" to be presented July 29 through August 7 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. All roles are open to non-equity actors. Nonequity adult actors can audition from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., May 21 and noon to 8 p.m. Sun., May 22 […]

Awards given—

Oak Park,
Las Virgenes schools simply distinguished

Oak Park, Las Virgenes schools simply distinguished By Michelle Knight knight@theacorn.com Last week, nine schools from Simi Valley to Calabasas earned the distinction of California Distinguished School, one of the state’s highest awards in education. Of the state’s nearly 2,300 public schools, 465 schools were invited to apply and 288 did so. Among the criteria for the award, which is […]

Dogs taught to avoid snakes

Patrick Callaghan will present his Rattlesnake Avoidance Training Clinic for dogs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., May 14 and Sun., May 15 at Mountains Restoration Trust, 23075 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. Callaghan is a professional dog trainer with more than 40 years’ experience in family dog obedience, hunting dogs, problem solving and narcotic detector dog training. Callaghan will teach dogs […]

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