Are the cops ticket-happy?

We are all shocked by the huge increase in traffic traps (not speed traps because they are ticketing for any traffic violation) on the 101 Freeway, as well as the many speed traps throughout our neighborhoods. In my case, I counted six speed traps just getting home from taking my kids to school at Reyes Adobe. An officer was ticketing […]

This Entertainer’s Home Has An Open, Spacious Floorplan

This remodel has it all- 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, an entertainer’s yard with fenced pool, spa and huge grassy area for recreation. The 2-story entry and curving staircase ushers in to this residence with its open, flowing floorplan. Spacious rooms are enhanced by high smooth ceilings, designer paint, upgraded lighting, crown moldings, travertine and hardwood flooring, berber carpet, white shutters, […]

Manslaughter case back in court

Driver charged in death of 17-year-old

Diane Shakhov appeared at the Ventura County Courthouse on Jan. 15 to determine if she’s competent to stand trial a second time on manslaughter charges, but the hearing was postponed for another week. “We’re contemplating a resolution,” Shakhov’s attorney Howard Price said. On June 2, 2003 Shakhov was arrested on DUI-causing-injury and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated charges after an […]

Here comes the bridal fair

DANCING UP A STORM—Cliff Housego, owner of Elegant Wedding Productions, dances with partner Melynda Lebret, a Thousand Oaks resident, during the Hyatt Westlake Plaza Bridal Premiere on Jan. 11 in Westlake Village.

High School Hi-Lights

All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to e-mail updated information to newstip@theacorn.com. Agoura Chargers Fri., Jan. 23: Final exams/half day schedule Mon., Jan. 26: International Baccelaureate information night/A1/6 p.m. Tues., Jan. 27: Parent education night/G building/7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 28: Late start day Calabasas […]

Catholic school hosts open house

Spiritual education part of curriculum

St. Jude The Apostle Catholic School will hold a Junior High Open House from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Sun., Jan. 25 at 32036 W. Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. This informational meeting is for those wanting to learn more about the school program. “SJS provides a program for grades K-8 that is attentive to the needs of today, […]

Liz Rogers missed

There are a handful of times in one’s life when we meet someone who shines as bright as the sun, whose heart and integrity are unquestionably pure, whose smile and gentle way captivate like no one else. I and my family were lucky enough to have been touched by someone like that. Liz Rogers, the Las Virgenes special education teacher […]

Homeowners raise the roof

Builder put second story on bottom

When a homeowner wants to add a second story to their home, raising the original structure and placing a new level underneath might be a more costeffective way of getting the job done, says a Glendalebased design and construction company called Top Notch. Because the existing structure needs to support the new second story, it must meet stringent building codes […]

Coming in for a landing

LIFTOFF—Lucas Morton, an 8-year-old from Calabasas, goes airborne while making a run during Snow Day at Gates Canyon Park. More than 70 tons of snow were trucked in for the annual event, sponsored by the city of Calabasas, and kids could slide down four different tracks.

Viewpoint School graduate takes top prize in playwriting competition

Alyssa Loh of Westlake Village, a member of the Class of 2008 at Viewpoint School, was recently selected as the 2008 Western District Cum Laude Paper Winner for her original play. This annual writing competition is sponsored by the Cum Laude Society, an international academic honorary society founded in 1906. Loh’s play was selected as the best out of all […]

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