Fires, high winds cause shaky few days

Locals mostly out of harm's way

By Joann Groff  joann@theacorn.com Unlike in recent years, the Malibu fires didn’t cross the canyons into the city of Calabasas. Still, the local residents had to keep their guard up as the high winds and smoke wreaked havoc on homes, schools and businesses. The Malibu fires, which burned more than 4,200 acres and destroyed 22 structures, started early Sunday morning […]

Families go all out for good Halloween scare

IS HE FOR REAL?– A pirate mannequin, left, guards the entrance to the home of Patrick and Charlie Lowe at 921 Blackbourne Point in Oak Park. The Lowes, who have the best decorations in town according to many, put up a pirate theme this year that includes multiple operating devices such as a shooting cannon and a simulated ocean. The […]

Thieves steal Westlake campaign signs

By Sophia Fischer  sfischer@theacorn.com Two of the four candidates for Westlake City Council have reported the theft of multiple campaign signs. Both Carol Kirschbaum and Ted Corwin called police to report the matter. The value of the campaign signs was more than $400, so is considered grand theft, subject to prosecution by the district attorney’s office, according to police. Last […]

Halloween no holiday for sheriff’s deputies

On the lookout for raucous behavior

With Halloween around the corner, local law enforcement officials don’t find the “trick” in trickortreat that amusing. From parties to pranks, to general mischief to robberies, Halloween is one of the most hectic days of the year for police, along with the Fourth of July. “It’s a busy night,” said Dep. Robert DeSantis of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. “Our […]

City, homeowners and YMCA approach deal for new park facilities

A proposal for a Triunfo YMCA facility and city sports park in Westlake Village received support from residents and local youth sports groups at a City Council study session last week. The 30-acre project is located on the north side of Thousand Oaks Boulevard between Via Colinas and La Baya Drive. At its meeting last night the council was to […]

Westlake needs more ‘village,’ Kirschbaum says

Being on a city council does not make a person an architect or planning expert, yet council members make development decisions that have long-term effects on the city, says Carol Kirschbaum, who is running for Westlake Village City Council in the Nov. 6 election. Kirschbaum would like to see the formation of a committee made up of residents who are […]

Edelston ready for stint as mayor

If reelected to the Agoura Hills City Council, John Edelston will more than likely start his second term as mayor of the city. Edelston has served as mayor pro tem for the past year and says he still has many goals that he’d like to accomplish. Agoura Village, in particular, is a project Edelston hopes to follow closely if reelected. […]

Dana Greenspan makes bid for board of education

Dana Greenspan is known as a tech guru, financial whiz and 21st century education visionary, and hopes her experience and ideas for change will prompt voters to elect her to the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education on Nov. 6. Greenspan is vying for one of two seats on the panel. Board President Terilyn Finders is up for […]

House of Hope Center offers support for grieving families

Grief is inevitable when a family member dies, but for children the overwhelming sadness, helplessness and fear they experience when a parent or sibling dies can shade their lives for years to come, according to experts. The Universal Love Foundation opened the House of Hope Center for Grief and Loss in Agoura Hills and offers a unique program for young […]

Project Holiday Stocking gets underway

Project Holiday Stocking, in which residents fill stockings with items for overseas military personnel, will launch on Thurs., Nov. 1 and continue through Dec. 10. Participants buy a stocking, no longer than 20 inches, and fill it with some of the items listed below. Return the filled stocking, along with a check for $8.95 payable to Denise Snavely, to cover […]