Agoura neighborhood transforms for Halloween

By Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com Ghoulish pranks, high-tech frights and candy galore lure thousands of children into a local cul-de-sac where families are united in their quest for an extreme Halloween. The good people of Hempstead Street in Agoura Hills are a frightful bunch. For more than a decade they’ve been transforming their homes near Morrison Park into a “Haunted Hempstead” […]

Local team of mountain bike enthusiasts complete 24-hour race in Idyllwild

Rhys Newman and Simon James grew up in Cardiff, Wales. However, they didn’t meet until 2001- while working for Nokia Design in Calabasas. “I’m sure we drank at the same pubs,” Newman said, “and went to the same clubs at the same time in Wales.” Newman, who lives in Woodland Hills, and James, a Simi Valley resident, have gotten to […]

Lion tamers

Oak Park beats Oaks Christian

Fence or no fence, the kids were coming onto the field- Kyle Shorten made sure of that. Serving as an honorary cocaptain for his team, the Oak Park High senior put the finishing touches on Oaks Christian last Friday night by batting away Lion quarterback Chris Potter’s final pass attempt on fourth-and-goal from the Eagles’ 5-yard line to preserve a […]

Hogan receives award for animal care

Ed Hogan, co-founder of the Hogan Family Foundation, was presented a 2007 Animal Action Award by the International Fund for Animal Welfare. The Hogans were recognized for their 15 Hands Horse Rescue Sanctuary and St. Francis Rangers program that operate from the foundation’s 22-acre ranch in Hidden Valley. The sanctuary is devoted to the care and rehabilitation of homeless, abused […]

Thumbs up for Carol Kirschbaum

Carol Kirschbaum would be a refreshing and positive addition to Westlake Village City Council. For the past seven years I have known her, she has proven to be a person of high integrity who is giving, caring, good natured, intelligent, dignified, an effective communicator, leader and organizer. Even more, she has good common sense and is professional in every way, […]

Rodeo Realty Agents Host Annual Blood Drive At The Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center

Haroldine Gearhart and Ioanna Kamar of Rodeo Realty’s Calabasas branch are holding their annual American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center, 23400 Park Sorrento in Calabasas, on Sun., Nov. 18 from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Gearhart has partnered up with the American Red Cross every year for these annual blood drives. “The American Red […]

Eco-friendly holidays

Waste Management of Ventura County has some Halloween tricks to make the holiday environmentally friendly. “We encourage the community to be eco-friendly at every occasion and holiday,” said Mike Smith, the company’s market area general manager. “We ask parents and children to recycle materials to save money and create less waste.” Waste Management offers these tips: •Reuse and recycle old […]

Global warming rally hosted by Audubon

Ventura and Conejo Valley Audubon societies will sponsor a global warming rally on the National Day of Climate Action, from noon to 2 p.m. Sat., Nov. 3 at the Ventura Harbor. The rally, part of the Step It Up 2007 campaign, is intended to bring attention to global warming and what can be done about it. For more information, please […]

Kendrick claims Calabasas Challenger title

With winds gusting 60 to 70 miles per hour and helicopters flying overhead assessing fire damage in nearby Malibu, former Pepperdine All-American Robert Kendrick beat 18-year-old Donald Young in three sets to win the USTA $50,000 Pro Challenger on Sunday, 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4. Kendrick pocketed $7,200 first-place prize money while Young took home $4,240. It was another payday for […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Someone stole a $500 navigation system from a vehicle parked in the 28900 block of Park Heath Road Oct. 12. The culprits also caused $150 in damages smashing a window to gain entry. Thieves stole $4,000 in cash and a five-gallon water container valued at $10 from an unlocked garage in the 5500 block of Colodny Drive Oct. 10. […]