Calabasas television ace Roy LaViolette dies

Longtime Calabasas resident and city television chief engineer Roy LaViolette has died. LaViolette joined the city’s media operations team in 1991, first as a volunteer and then as a consultant and engineer for CTV. LaViolette worked on Wed., Aug. 20, and then died in his sleep sometime that night, a spokesperson said. LaViolette and his late wife Doris contributed to […]

Food addicts seek recipe for change

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous will meet from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Sat., Sept. 20 in Phillips Hall, Sherman Oaks United Methodist Church, 14401 Dickens St., Sherman Oaks and also from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Sun., Sept. 21 in the classroom, Encino Hospital, 16237 Ventura Blvd., Encino. The Encino location is wheelchair accessible. There are community information meetings for anyone […]

Silver still sweet for USA water polo

It wasn’t the gold medals they’d coveted, but silver will certainly suffice for the United States men’s water polo team. After training at Oaks Christian and Cal Lutheran in the months leading up to the Summer Olympics, the U.S. squad, led by head coach Terry Schroeder, a Westlake resident, finished second to powerhouse Hungary in Beijing. Entering the tournament ranked […]

Calvary Community Church selects new senior pastor

After a yearlong nationwide search, Calvary Community Church of Westlake Village has appointed Shawn R. Thornton as the new senior pastor. Originally from South Bend, Ind., Thornton has spent the last 10 years in Charleston, W.Va., serving as the senior pastor of Bible Center Church. Under Thornton’s leadership, the Charleston church grew from an average attendance of 750 to more […]

Diamond in the rough

SOLITARY MAN—Fantastic Diamond vocalist Kevin Hogan, a Camarillo resident, performs a tribute to the music of Neil Diamond at the One Fantastic August Night concert hosted by the city of Calabasas at the new Calabasas Civic Center last Saturday. The event, the first at the center, drew a standing room only crowd.


Calabasas Teen Court moves to new location

Calabasas Teen Court has moved to a new location at the Founder’s Hall in the new Calabasas Library on Civic Center Way. Every third Thursday of the month, teen offenders come to Calabasas to face a judge and a jury for their crime. The jury, however, is made up of their own peers—high school students making decisions about their sentencing. […]

Prostate cancer experts to speak

The Prostate Cancer Research Institute of Los Angeles will host the Prostate Cancer Conference Sat., Sept. 6 and Sun., Sept. 7 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel Los Angeles Airport. The conference will feature lectures from prostate cancer experts from around the country, who will discuss treatments for earlystage and relapsed cancers. Support group meetings for patients and their families and […]

League title chase is wide open

Marmonte League preview: Boys' cross country

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers STRENGTH IN NUMBERS—Westlake High boys’ cross country members, from left, Brian Brousseau, Sam DeMillo, Marcus Lam, Garret Drogosch and Jonny Miller, train earlier this week at WHS. An injury to Royal High’s top cross country runner, junior Travis Edwards, has left the race for the top spot in the Marmonte League wide open.   Royal head coach […]

Rabbi Wolpe will discuss his new book

University Women will host a lecture by Rabbi David Wolpe, spiritual leader of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, at 9:30 a.m. Tues., Sept. 9 at American Jewish University, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. Wolpe will speak on “Why Faith Matters,” the title of his new book due out this fall, which is based on his own personal journey and in […]