School takes shot at a photo contest

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers   EYES FORWARD–Westlake Village resident Joyce Galonsky examines the photographs on display during the Oaks Christian "Slice of Life" photography show Monday. The event, which showcases some stunning student work, is held each year at the school’s Westlake campus.

Student brawl shuts down Calabasas High School

More than a dozen students involved in scuffle

By Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com A brawl at Calabasas High School on Fri., April 25 brought out police and prompted school administrators to lock down the campus until it was determined students would be safe, a Las Virgenes Unified School District spokesperson said. Following a noon pep rally at the school, a fight involving a reported 15 students broke out in […]

Local burglaries on the rise?

Deputies don't think so

A series of burglaries in Oak Park and Agoura Hills over the past two months have caused local residents to stand up and take notice, but sheriff’s deputies say the crimes are in keeping with recent trends. Five home burglaries occurred in Oak Park and nine in Agoura Hills in March and April. Residents responded by sending a flurry of […]

New farmers’ market coming

  A weekly farmers’ market is coming to Oak Park beginning in June, providing area residents with another chance to buy locally grown produce, flowers and home-baked goods. The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council voted at its recent meeting to support the issuance of county permits for the market. Although no start date has been set, the market would be […]

Earth Day brings out all of nature’s friends

AU NATUREL–8-year-old Caitlin Gallagher, at left, is tickled by the sight of a skunk munching on treats at the Calabasas Earth Day festival April 26 at Las Virgenes Creek. The animal rescue organization Nature of Wildworks manned one of the booths. The event took place at a portion of the creek, below, that is being restored. IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers

Has anyone seen the eyeglass burglar?

Police take dim view of thefts

Police are seeking anyone who may recall suspicious activity regarding recent burglaries at two optical retailers in Thousand Oaks. Someone broke into an optometry office near Thousand Oaks Boulevard during the middle of the night last week. And an optical shop in The Oaks mall was burglarized during the night earlier in April. Both lost a significant amount of designer […]

B of A puts mortgage headquarters in Calabasas

Bank merger moves forward

Bank of America said it will make Calabasas the national headquarters for its lending mortgage business following the acquisition of Countrywide Financial Corp. The bank, which also announced plans to help reduce the impact of foreclosures on local communities, said it will locate its new, combined national consumer mortgage headquarters in Calabasas once it completes the Countrywide purchase in the […]

Fight continues over Agoura Hills shops

After four years of wrangling with Adler Realty Investments Inc. over its plan to build restaurants and shops on Canwood Street, the Agoura Hills City Council felt six more weeks of fine-tuning the project couldn’t hurt. Council members are giving Danari Oak Creek, a branch of Adler Realty Investments, another chance to reconfigure the project according to the city’s recommendations. […]

The perils of teen driving hit home

Gayle Shank of Agoura Hills wants to spare other parents the nightmare her family faced. Shank, in tears, described to an audience of parents and teens how her 18-year-old daughter Krystin was killed by a reckless driver in 2005. She spoke at the “Is Your Teen Road Ready?” discussion sponsored by the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station and the city of […]

Community group stages protest to ‘rescue’ California’s education budget

A volunteer community group called Californians Organized to Rescue Education (CORE) and the 12th District Parent-Teacher Association took to the streets to express their grievances with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposed education budget cuts. On Fri., April 25, members of CORE and the regional PTA branch demonstrated outside state Sen. Tom McClintock’s Thousand Oaks office. More than 50 people carrying signs […]