2007-05-24

Cal student selected for fellowship on terrorism



The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, has selected Matthew Brown of Calabasas, a freshman at UC Berkeley, to participate in an undergraduate fellowship program that teaches students about terrorist threats directed at America and allied democracies around the world. Brown is majoring in political economies of industrialized societies and English at UC […]

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The sensational sea lion Not too long ago I was sitting on one of the more secluded beaches of Pointe Dume. Off in the distance I could hear the barking of the California sea lion. A short time later, about 20 feet offshore, a large male sea lion swam parallel to the beach. He was quite aware of my presence […]

Bruno to step down



There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. A time to speak and a time to be silent. I have wrestled and travailed a great deal for the past six months over my decision to run for reelection to serve on the City Council for the magnificent city of Westlake Village. I have come […]

Erin Pohl and Bob Pearson



Erin Pohl and Bob Pearson, consistent top producing directors of estates with Coldwell Banker Previews International in its Westlake Village Promenade office, were congratulated by Coldwell Banker manager Frances Lewis for posting more than $11.2 million in listings and sales transactions during the month of April. Specialists in luxury real estate throughout the Conejo Valley and east Ventura County, including […]

Fiddle fest attracts folks from near and far



MUSIC IN THE AIR- Above, Sueannah Nicholas of Huntington Beach leads a group of musicians at the Topanga Banjo-Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival at Paramount Ranch on Sunday. Below, Jean Pellerin of Montreal, Canada, improvises a tune. The one-day event attracted folk aficionados from many places. In addition to organized competitions on four stages, musicans gather throughout the old western […]

Gymnastics puts kids in winning mood



The Monarchs National Gymnastics Training Center’s Rhythmic Team recently won honors at a recent competition in San Diego. Brigita Budginas, 8, of Agoura Hills will go on to Region 1 at the Level 4 and 5 National Competition in Boston, May 25 to 27. Lily Kobabe, 11, of Oak Park, won second-place in the Level 6 division and will compete […]

CLU honor society taps members



Two local residents were among five students selected for membership in the Scholastic Honor Society at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. Ryan Begley, a biology major from Westlake Village, and Raina Witt, a music major from Simi Valley, were new members named during the Honors Day Convocation ceremonies last month. Students qualify for the society by maintaining a grade […]

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JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers CONTENDER- Ali, 8, a male boxer with a gentle disposition, needs a new home. Ali can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Ali home, ask for ID No. #A3549697. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit the website http:// animalcontrol.co.la.ca.us.

Calabasas conflict



It was extremely disturbing to read in The Acorn last week of the intent of the entire Calabasas City Council to approve by 5-0 a loan, or grant to each top city staff member of $150,000 toward the purchase of a house in Calabasas to be forgiven if the member is on the payroll after four years. The justification of […]

The Backyard Has A Custom Pebble Tec Pool & Spa & Waterfalls



Here’s a home with 4 bedrooms, a bonus room and 4.5 bathrooms. It was built in 2000 with approximately 3,404 square feet and has an open floor plan, upgraded travertine floors and neutral carpet. This home has a living room, family room with a fireplace and a formal dining room. The kitchen has slab granite, center island and family eating […]


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