Reyes Adobe Days are here again

LET THE PARTY BEGIN–At left, Adriana Rowa of Agoura Hills and Carolyn Mamer of Thousand Oaks dance after dark at the historical Reyes Adobe in Agoura Hills to kick off the third annual Reyes Adobe Days. Below, Jerry Wolf, Gary Paller, and Jack and Marcia Koenig, all from Agoura Hills, enjoy refreshments, art and history at the event. Reyes Adobe […]

Calabasas Park quits Las Virgenes Federation

Homeowner group at odds with umbrella organization

By Joann Groff  joann@theacorn.com The Calabasas Park Homeowners Association, comprising associations in the Calabasas Park community, said it is withdrawing from the Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation, a master HOA that represents homeowner groups throughout the region. Dan Scully, CPHA president, said the association felt it had lost its voice with the larger federation. “We only have one vote, but we […]

Man is arrested in mom’s stabbing death

By Joann Groff  joann@theacorn.com A 20-year-old man was arrested early yesterday after his mother, a high school teacher, was found stabbed to death in her Calabasas home. Deputies believe Jesse Winnick called his sister around 11 p.m. Tues., Sept. 25, confessing that he had just killed their mother, 55-year-old Hadas Winnick. The sister rushed to the house and called the […]

Students join fight against domestic violence

Teens are unlikely heroes

At a formal gala where more than 250 people gathered to fete and fund-raise for a local organization, an unexpected group of honorees huddled at one of the glamorously set tables: a club of teen-aged boys.  The San Fernando Valley-based Haven Hills honored Teens Against Domestic Violence, founded and staffed by mostly male Calabasas High School students. Haven Hills, which […]

Foundation will study venues for the visual arts

Local artists and art aficionados alike will be pleased with the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation’s next project. The nonprofit organization, which is known for studying quality of life issues in the region, announced its next project will focus on housing artwork created by local talent living in the Conejo Valley. “After discussions with many members of the arts community and […]

Book sale to benefit library

Looking to support a cause and take home some new old books? Friends of the Calabasas Library will hold a book sale at the library Sat., Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The organization promises books for children of all ages, as well as popular best sellers and classics- and each for just $2 or less. The volunteer […]

Insurance squabble could result in monetary loss for area school districts

Santa Paula district sues

A lawsuit filed Monday by a Ventura County school district could result in monetary losses for districts all over the Conejo Valley and beyond. Santa Paula Elementary School District filed suit against the jointpowers agency that provides insurance for all 22 school districts with a presence in Ventura County, including Conejo Valley, Las Virgenes, Moorpark, Oak Park, Pleasant Valley and […]

District says let’s do coffee

Oak Park residents can attend “Coffee and Chats,” a series of monthly informational meetings about new developments in the community’s schools. Presentations will be made by leaders in particular subjects and will be followed by a questionand-answer period. Jane Mintz, director of educational technology, will lead the first meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. Wed., Oct. 24. The session will focus […]

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Topics, dates and places of 'Coffee and Chats'

•Wed., Oct. 24: Technology for the 21st century, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Medea Creek Middle School •Thurs., Nov. 15: Meet the Oak Park Unified School District administrators, 7 p.m., Red Oak Elementary •Thurs., Jan. 10: Scientific literacy in the 21st century- meet the science extension and support specialist, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Oak Hills Elementary •Thurs., Feb. 7: Choosing a […]

Fundraising climb conquers Mont Blanc

Prostate cancer survivor Ken Malik of San Francisco; John Loesing, managing editor of the Acorn Newspapers; and Justin Lukasavige of North Carolina climbed France’s 15,772-foot Mont Blanc this month, reaching the summit on the morning of Fri., Sept. 14. The three climbers are members of a team sponsored by the Prostate Awareness Foundation. Loesing and Lukasavige, connected by rope to […]