Candidate Melancon dedicated to schools

Calabasas resident Joann Melancon is running for the Las Virgenes Unified School District’s board of education on a platform of change. Melancon is one of four candidates vying for three school board seats. The election will be on Nov. 8. Melancon believes that the current board of trustees reacts to problems rather than avoiding them. She also says the board […]

Calabasas residents join USC faculty

Calabasas residents Kathleen Allen and Sriram Dasu have joined the faculty of USC Marshall School of Business’ Executive Education Program. The program serves working professionals through courses taught at USC campuses in Los Angeles and Orange County or conducted at corporate campuses throughout Southern California. Allen is the professor of entrepreneurship at the Marshall School of Business and director of […]

Last Week’s Top Performers

Marshall Jones, DB/RB, Oaks Christian: Jones’ 103-yard interception return for a touchdown against Palmdale capped a big 5814 victory for the Lions. Westlake Defense: Held the Agoura Chargers scoreless in the first half en route to a 44-14 victory. It was the second-fewest points allowed by the Warriors this season. Travis Dickey, WR/LB, Newbury Park: One week after catching the […]

Concert at The Canyon to benefit Harp seals

A benefit concert will be held at The Canyon in Agoura Hills on Thurs., Nov. 3 to help Harpseals.org and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in the effort to stop the annual slaughter of over 300,000 baby Harp seals in Canada, the largest mammal massacre on earth. Special guest appearances will include musicians Carmine Appice, Stuart Smith and Richie Onori […]

No auto mall for Agoura Hills

It was with a chuckle that I read Ira Cohen’s letter in which he bemoans he was forced to drive all the way to Calabasas to purchase his automobile. It might surprise Mr. Cohen to learn how many of our citizens prefer Agoura semi-rural and primarily residential. When one can elect to live anywhere from Studio city to Calabasas and […]

Susan Stone

Susan Stone, a broker associate with White House Properties, was congratulated this week for her outstanding production by company president Marty Williams. In a recent 5week period, Stone’s production of four closed escrows, one listing and one lease was more than $3.7 million. In addition to her broker’s license, Stone holds the prestigious Graduate Realtors’® Institute (GRI) designation from the […]

August says it’s time

Challenger seeks change on Agoura Hills City Council

Todd August’s candidacy for he Agoura Hills City Council was orn out of a threat by Heschel West Day School supporters to nseat any city council member who challenged the project’s en ironmental impact report earlier n the year. August is in favor of Heschel, ut denies, however, that the 100 upporters who raised $20,000 for is campaign are mostly […]

Pepperdine student earns fine arts grant

Jessica Brandes, 20, a senior at Pepperdine University in Malibu, won a $1,500 Chissar Family Fine Arts Grant from the College Dream Foundation. Judges chose Brandes, the daughter of Ramona and Joel Brandes of Westlake Village, because of her mastery of the bassoon and her entrepreneurial spirit. She’s a member of the Pepperdine Symphony and Woodwind Ensemble and has played […]

Other local football matchups

Calabasas (0-7) at Westlake (2-5) Oak Park (3-3) at Nordhoff (6-1)

Outlook: When asked last week if running back Jeff Rapoport would return this season after suffering an ankle injury early in the year, Westlake head coach Jim Benkert said “no.” In that case, it must have been a miracle that the senior ball carrier was back on the field during the Warriors’ 44-14 victory over Agoura. With Rapoport, Marlon Bills […]

‘Run For Your Wife’ comedy coming