Off and running in Westlake Village

JUMP START– Runners cross the starting line at the Thousand Oaks-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce Great Pumpkin Run and Health Fair at the Westlake Village Civic Center last weekend. See more photos in Community section.

Jim Kalember, school board member, leaving Oak Park

Will teach at Indian reservation

By Sophia Fischer  sfischer@theacorn.com After serving two decades on the Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education, Jim Kalember is not only resigning his seat, he is also leaving Oak Park. Kalember, who has served on the board longer than any other member, is moving to Arizona to teach eighth-grade social studies in an isolated corner of the Navajo/Hopi […]

Arson repairs underway at Agoura park

By Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com The playground at Forest Cove Park in Agoura Hills–damaged twice by arson in April–will be repaired by the end of this month, city officials reported to the Agoura Hills City Council. Estimated repair and replacement costs total $30,000, but $5,000 will be paid through the city’s general fund to cover the insurance deductible, said City Manager […]

Seeds for the future

A COMMUNITY DIGS IN– Below, volunteer Nahall Emadi of Woodland Hills plants acorns along the trail at de Anza Park in Calabasas. At left, Boy Scout Segal Ismael of Agoura Hills displays one of the seeds that may one day become a mature oak tree. The Mountains Restoration Trust organized the Oct. 28 tree planting in conjunction with National Make […]

Spring forward and fall back

You get back that hour of sleep you lost in March this weekend. At 2 a.m. Sun., Nov. 4, clocks should turned back one hour. Daylight-saving time began the second Sunday in March and ends on Sunday when we return to standard time. It’s easy to remember: clocks fall back in fall and spring forward in spring. Many people find […]

Head shot

BEFORE AND AFTER- Oak Park High School football coach and Medea Creek Middle School instructional aide “Irish” Shannon Curtis makes good on a promise to have his head shaved if his team beat Oaks Christian. Oak Park won, 25-20, and, far left, Curtis happily submits to a close shave by ASB advisor Stave White and health clerk Cindy Bisciglia.


•Last week’s letter by David Catlin of Westlake Village was incorrectly edited to say $750 million in Lowe’s tax revenue is now going elsewhere. The correct figure is $750,000. •The feature about the Rev. Bob Bjerkaas incorrectly identified Maryland as the Bay State (Massachusetts). Maryland is known as the Old Line State. •The International Baccalaureate Program being proposed for Agoura […]

Davis builds backing in Westlake race

Ned Davis is all about people and bringing them together, from his line of work to his community involvement. The candidate for Westlake Village City Council has many ideas for ways to accomplish his goals if he is elected. “In a village you help each other. There needs to be a purpose, a sense of belonging,” he said. Davis is […]

Council needs better care, Dr. Corwin says

At Westlake Village plastic surgery practice, Theodore Corwin has taken care of a variety of patients and ailments since opening his office 30 years ago. He wants to extend that level of care beyond his office walls by serving as a City Council member. Corwin is one of four candidates running for two open seats on the Westlake Village council […]

Role of volunteers clarified

Just days before the recent Southern California fires broke out, the Calabasas City Council discussed a set of recommendations for the roles of emergency preparedness volunteers. The city’s public safety committee put together some guidelines to clarify expectations for the roughly 20 volunteers who make up the Calabasas Emergency Response Program. According to Gary Lysik, the city’s chief financial officer, […]