2008-08-14

Agoura Hills club targeted for teen alcohol and drugs

Sting by sheriff's department results in 21 citations

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers EVIDENCE—Deputy Frank Brower, left, inspects a medicine bottle filled with marijuana that he confiscated during the search of a teenager’s car last Sunday near the Chapter 8 nightclub. Twenty-one teenagers and young adults were arrested last weekend at Chapter 8 Steak House and Lounge in Agoura Hills as part of an increased effort by the Lost Hills […]

Westlake’s Olympic torch-bearer enjoys renaissance lifestyle



By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Photo courtesy China News Agency HONORED TO BE OF SERVICE—Daniel Krause receives a warm greeting as he carries the Olympic torch through China. Artist Daniel Krause departed China before the opening of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but not before carrying the Olympic torch in Guang Dong, one of the country’s provinces. Krause, a sculptor from Westlake […]

Non-union school employees protest fee



Employees of the Las Virgenes Unified School District who are neither teachers nor members of the local classified union are being forced to pay an “agency fee” that is equal to the monthly dues paid by union members. Sherill McMichael, the office manager at Lupin Hill Elementary School in Calabasas, spoke to the board of education on July 22 on […]

Summer magic show keeps audiences enthralled



SURPRISE!—Third-grade student Maddie Gaynor, 8, watches in amazement as magician Allen Oshiro performs during last week’s TGIF show at the Westlake Civic Center. Upper right, Oshiro makes colored streamers turn into doves. The Kulvinskas family, right, can’t believe their eyes.

Calabasas CFO wins award



The chief financial officer for the city of Calabasas has been named a top CFO in the San Fernando Valley area. The San Fernando Valley Business Journal gave Gary Lysik the honor at a luncheon last week in Woodland Hills. There were 48 nominees, 20 of whom were honored with special certificates and five who were named top CFOs based […]

Local teen inspires others to perform at camp, benefit charity



Shayna Turk of Agoura Hills has produced and directed seven musicals, performed in 23 shows and raised enough money to save the lives of several children suffering from congenital heart disease. Shayna is 16 years old. The teenager, who recently inspired 18 youngsters ages 5 to 12 to sing, dance and act in the musical “Hairspray,” launched her first summer […]

Arts Council announces new board members



The executive board of directors for the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley 200809 was announced at a recent reception for the organization’s annual art show. The new board members are: Pat Johnson of Westlake Village, president; Georgeann Lees of Newbury Park, vice president; Margaret Travers of Newbury Park, recording secretary; Rich Brimer of Simi Valley, director of membership; Pat […]

Step into Africa through interactive AIDS exhibit



An interactive exhibit which calls attention to the plight of African children affected by AIDS is coming to Westlake Village. The 2,340-square-foot display will be at Calvary Community Church from Aug. 22 to 26. Staffed by 300 volunteers, the free presentation will be open to the public. Visitors will walk though a replica of an African village while listening on […]

Calabasas woman honored for promoting disability awareness



Dina Kaplan of Calabasas received the E.P. Maxwell J. Schleifer Distinguished Service Award for her advocacy work for people with special needs on Dodgers Disability Awareness Night July 30 at Dodger Stadium. Kaplan is an attorney specializing in special education law and the parent of a child with special needs. She created the KEN (Kids with Exceptional Needs) Project, spearheaded […]

To the beat of a different drummer



TASTE OF JAPAN—From left, Mary Anne VanZuylem, Chris Lichti and Yasuko Kujiraoka of the Togen-Daiko Japanese Buddhist drumming group, perform for families at the Calabasas Library on Wednesday evening. The library hosted the group as part of its Summer Reading Program shows.