Simi Acorn editor named

Acorn staff writer Kyle Jorrey has been named editor of the Simi Valley Acorn, replacing Steve Carlson, the current editor. Carlson, who has headed up the Simi paper for the past two years, is editor of the Moorpark Acorn. Jorrey, 24, is a 2004 graduate of Pepperdine University where he spent three years at the university’s student newspaper, The Graphic, […]

Mid State Bank & Trust opens local branch

Mid-State Bank & Trust recently opened a new branch at 2663 Townsgate Road in Westlake Village. Mid-State has 41 branches, including nine in Ventura County. Heading the staff of eight is Augie Martinez, vice president and financial services manager. He is responsible for the bank’s personal and business lending activities. A banker for 18 years, Martinez served as a banking […]

Tough as nails

From Ray Nitschke to Dick Butkus, and Jack Lambert to Mike Singletary, no position on the football field exemplifies toughness more than linebacker. To play linebacker effectively you’ve got to be strong, aggressive, smart and willing to stick your nose into the pile on every snap. Oak Park High’s Sean Westgate possesses all of the aforementioned traits, so it shouldn’t […]

Community mourns the loss of Oak Park graduate

Nicole Kristina Rogers, 19, had movie-star good looks with long blond hair, big brown eyes, and a wide, infectious smile. Her stunning appearance, friends said, was matched only by her zest for life, but all was shattered on Aug. 9 when the Oak Park High School graduate died suddenly at her Orange County home. According to Liz Rogers, Nicole’s step-grandmother, […]

Edison complaint

The July power outage in Oak Park lasted over 2-and-a-half days for selected residents due to inadequate/defective transformer equipment maintained by Southern California Edison. As a result, many residents on several blocks lost all the contents of their refrigerators/freezers. Edison representative Mr. Rudy Gonzalez, regional manager, directed we use the Edison claim form for lost food compensation when he visited […]

Situated On A Quiet Cul-De-Sac In A Desirable Neighborhood

This property has everything. Starting on a quiet cul-de-sac of a desirable neighborhood, this singlestory ranch is completed by 4-bedrooms and 3-bathrooms (each upgraded and updated in every way) with nearly 2,200 square feet and sits on nearly an acre totally flat and usable lot zoned for three horses. There is more than enough space to build a full-size pool […]

Children’s author specializes in cryptozoology, and that’s strange

Author Kelly Milner Halls likes “weird stuff.” The Westlake High School graduate has found her niche writing nonfiction children’s books about bizarre creatures-some that are supported by scientific evidence, and other legendary beasts that feed the imagination but continue to escape scientific scrutiny. Hall’s latest book, “Tales of the Cryptids, Mysterious Creatures that May or May Not Exist,” explores the […]

Bowling for dollars

KING PINS RULE-The winning team members in the inaugural Calabasas Chamber of Commerce Bowling Tournament celebrate their victory. King Pins team members, from left, Chamber President/CEO Carol Washburn, Calabasas Mayor Dennis Washburn, Larry Negrin and Debbie Stelle. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Chamber Education Committee’s student scholarship and awards fund.

Diamond dandies get it done

DOMINATING PERFORMANCE-The SoCal Diamonds U-18 team captured the NFPSA (National Fastpitch Softball Association) national championship held in Newberg, Ore., July 27-30. The Diamonds defeated the Portland Red Hots in the championship game, 12-0. Pictured in the bottom row from left to right are:Rachel Wisuri, Jennifer Jones, Kathryn Jones, Carly Handelman, Amanda Ackourey and Taylor Garvey. Top row: Coach Steve Polk, […]

Wedding bells

LOVEBIRDS-Erica Escobar and Jeremy Krebs wed on Aug. 20 at Pepperdine University. Escobar is the daughter of Marta and Gustavo Escobar of Agoura Hills. The bride is earning a degree in radiology from Kansas State University. Kreb is a sergeant in the Army and the son of Fred Krebs and Elizabeth Hunt of Glenolden, Penn.

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