WHS alumni water polo game on tap

The Westlake High boys’ water polo program is hosting its third annual alumni game Sat., Nov. 3 at the Westlake High pool. Check-in and warmups begin at 9 a.m. The game’s an hour later. For more information, e-mail whs_aquatics@yahoo.com.

The stories we pass down

As I write this, my last remaining grandparent, my paternal grandmother, is in critical condition on her 95th birthday. Grandma Picarella might not make it out of the hospital alive. When my paternal grandfather died- the first of my grandparents to pass, I regretted not knowing more about him. So I made it a point to get to know my […]

Carol will fight for the village

Two seats are open on the Westlake Village City Council, giving residents the chance to inject vitally needed new blood into what seems to have become an entrenched group that is pro-development, any development, at any cost, whether it fits with the needs and desires of the majority of village residents or complies with the city’s general or special plans. […]

Gary and Colleen Wolfson

Gary and Colleen Wolfson of Prudential California Realty’s North Ranch/Westlake Village office won the award for top producers for July 2007. The Wolfsons are passionate about their community. In August they hosted their second annual garage sale on behalf of the Summit and Oakcreek developments in Lang Ranch. The couple loves sponsoring this event for their neighbors, and they invite […]

Suit is filed against Triangle

The Cornell Preservation Organization and a group of citizens who live in the Cornell area of unincorporated Agoura and Malibou Lake have announced they will file a lawsuit to stop Triangle Ranch, the 61-home development planned for the mountain area south of the 101 Freeway off Kanan and Cornell Roads. Colleen Holmes, the CPO’s president, convened a meeting at the […]

Future Foundation announces CLvFFie Awards finalists

Winners will be revealed at Nov. 17 dinner

Local teachers, musicians, clubs, business owners, philanthropists and other people at the top of their fields are among the finalists for the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation seventh annual CLvFFie Awards. The CLvFFie (pronounced “Cliffie”) Awards honor individuals and groups in the Conejo/Las Virgenes region in eight categories: the arts, education, community service/indi viduals, community service/organizations, business, public safety, youth leadership […]

Registration opens for D.C. trip

Registration is open for the annual student tour to Washington, D.C. and Williamsburg, Va. The trip, scheduled during spring break, is open to area middle and high school students in grades 8 and above. According to Donald Zimring, superintendent of the Las Virgenes Unified School District, and Tom Johnsen, a teacher at Calabasas High School and one of the trip […]


On page 40A of last week’s Acorn, Newbury Park High football player Ryne Thoma’s name was misspelled in a photo. Thoma, who was pressuring Oak Park quarterback Kyle Andrus, is a senior at NPHS.

Learn about singing black holes at Astronomical Society meeting

Professor to discuss celestial harmony, a newly discovered phenomenon

The Ventura County Astronomical Society will hold its monthly membership meeting at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 19 in the multipurpose room at Mesa Union School, 3901 Mesa School Road, Somis. Omer Blaes, professor of astrophysics at UC Santa Barbara, will speak about “black holes that sing.” Studies have revealed that X-rays emitted by matter around black holes vary at welldefined […]

Another nod for Kirschbaum

When I was president of Westlake Island Homeowners Association, Carol Kirschbaum served as chairperson of the Island Beautification Committee. She did an amazing job. Carol and Jim Pauly led in the design and development work on the entryway to the island and the impressive security office. At that time I suggested that she run for the board of directors. She […]

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