Oak Park walk-athon will benefit groups

The second AOK—Acts Of Kindness—Day at Oak Park High School will be marked by a walk-athon to benefit several local agencies. Sponsored by the school’s Beginning Peer Counseling program, the community is invited to the event, scheduled from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the track. School ends early on Monday due to state testing. Proceeds from the walk-athon will benefit […]

Office building sells

Kasower Properties purchased a twostory office building in the Calabasas Commerce Center for $7 million from Arden Realty. The 36,660-square-foot office is at 26010 Mureau Road, just off the 101 Freeway near Las Virgenes Road. Kasower acquired the building to house its own business, Mighty Net Inc., a credit and financial information provider. Lee and Associates represented Arden Realty while […]

Boys’ volleyball playoffs have arrived

The CIF-Southern Section boys’ volleyball playoffs will be in full swing Friday night. In Division II, Westlake High will host the wildcard winner between Hart and Hueneme. Royal, which tied Westlake for first place in the Marmonte League standings, plays at home against Camarillo. Agoura, Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley open on the road. The Chargers play at Crescenta Valley; […]

Time for action

I feel it necessary to clarify what I communicated at the recent community meeting regarding cancer rates in Oak Park. My quote in The Acorn, “We can’t leave here and not do anything,” followed the many requests and questions at the meeting regarding what we can do as residents and how we can make our concerns and voices be heard. […]

Veronica Ellias

Veronica Ellias, a sales partner with Dilbeck Realtor’s Westlake Village office, was applauded by company President Mark Dilbeck for her production in 2008 at Dilbeck’s Appreciation Celebration at the Odyssey restaurant in Granada Hills. Ellias was named Second Place Westlake Village Office Associate of the Year, and she added the Award of Distinction to her awards this year. As the […]

Oak Park residents honored for work with local crisis charity

“A Commitment to Growth” is the theme of the Stillpoint Family Resources ninth annual fundraising gala, scheduled for Sun., May 17 at the Globe Theatre in Hollywood. The Woodland Hills-based charity was founded in 1998 to provide counseling and educational services to individuals and families in crisis. The 2009 Stillpoint Point of Service honorees are Oak Park residents Andrea Roschke […]

Men’s store collects clothes for charity

Bob Carriere Menswear will be accepting donations of slightly-used clothing during May for Phoenix House of California. Clothing donations may be dropped off at Carriere Menswear, 982 S. Westlake Blvd., Ste. 6, Westlake Village. Phoenix House has served the community since 1979, helping thousands to overcome the problems associated with drug and alcohol abuse and to lead healthy and productive […]

Marmonte’s finest square off in the pool

Many swimmers qualify for CIF-SS prelims

Almost every school had something to smile about at the Marmonte League Swimming Championships. Six of seven league teams enjoyed at least one firstplace finish during last Thursday’s league finals at Rancho Simi Community Pool in Simi Valley. Westlake High’s girls dominated the meet with 472 points, 175 more than second-place Thousand Oaks. Buoyed by seven first-place finishes, the Lancers’ […]

Cancer reports seem unfounded

I am concerned that The Acorn has now published two articles, both written by Sophia Fisher, that are alarmist in tone and unsubstantiated with regard to much of their content. The possible link between the Santa Susana Field Libratory and incidences of cancer in Oak Park are speculative at best and are not substantiated by any facts that were cited […]

Victor Martinez

Victor Martinez won the award for top listing agent from Prudential California Realty’s Oxnard/Channel Islands office for January 2009. A lifelong resident of Ventura County, Martinez has a wealth of experience from the education, agriculture and construction fields. He earned a dual bachelor’s degree in labor studies and education at the University of Maryland. Martinez served on the Ventura County […]