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 […]

Agoura Hills race car enthusiast burns the rubber in Nevada

Each year on the second Sunday of October, dozens of exotic sports cars line up on Highway 318 in Nevada for a 90-mile, flat-out sprint from Lund to Hiko. The Silver State Classic Challenge is an open road race for every man with a fast car and the skills to drive it. A vehicle must average the speed of the […]

Red Cross to hold blood drive

The American Red Cross will host the Seven Oaks biannual blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Fri., Oct. 26 at Seven Oaks Physical Therapy and Fitness Center, 141 Triunfo Canyon Road, Westlake Village. To sign up, call Tami at (805) 373-6560, ext. 36, or visit www.givelife.org.

Boxers ready to touch gloves at ‘Warner Center War’

Art of Boxing Promotions will present its inaugural show, billed as the “Warner Center War,” at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills Fri., Nov. 2. The main event features top contender Juan “El Pollo” Valenzuela, who carries a record of 20-6 with nine knockouts. Valenzuela has quickly moved up the rankings by beating notables such as Julio Diaz and […]

Boys & Girls Clubs say ‘thank you’

STAND TALL- Cal Johnston, chair of the board of governors for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo and Las Virgenes, thanks CMCN Kyle Foley as she presents him with T-shirt signed by those who have benefitted from Johnston’s work at the Club. The official ‘thank you’ took place at the fifth annual Stand Up For Kids Gala dinner and […]

Time for the Westlake sports park

The Westlake Village City Council was scheduled to vote last night on what has arguably been the most controversial land dispute in the history of the Conejo Valley. In the late 1990s, the city and the Canyon Oaks Homeowners Association began locking horns over the development of a sports park on Lindero Canyon Road. The city at the time wanted […]

Rick Gaviati

Rick Gaviati with Coldwell Banker Westlake Village has recently been awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist Designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest notforprofit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors. Realtors who receive the CRS Designation have completed a number of advanced courses, closed over $10 million in sales over a two year period, and have demonstrated […]

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 […]

Tie-dye for a cause

SMART ART- From left, Oaks Christian student Roseanne Fleming and La Reina High School student Sasha Blanchard present Oaks Christian Coach Wes Smith with the proceeds from their Tie-dye for Malachi fundraiser. The sale of tie-dyed T-shirts raised money for the coach’s 16-month-old son Malachi who is undergoing treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. The fundraiser is part of Blanchard’s student-run […]

Students get firsthand lesson on AIDS/HIV

By Sylvie Belmond  belmond@theacorn.com Most high school students already know that AIDS and HIV are incurable diseases contracted through blood and sexual contact. But misconceptions still abound, said several young speakers who shared a persuasive message of prevention and understanding with their peers at Agoura High School last week. Anthony, 16, lives with an uncle who contracted HIV 25 years […]