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Freddy does Halloween

SWEET AS CANDY— Eight-weekold Freddy explores his first Halloween with the help of Oak Park resident Frieda Kabbash who says her new friend “is adorable, loveable, precious, perfect, sweet, cute and loves to purr.”

Former local high school students charged in Hollywood celebrity burglaries

When Rachel Lee and Diana Tamayo graduated in 2008 from Indian Hills High School in Calabasas, it seemed as though their troubled lives had been turned around. During graduation ceremonies at the alternative high school, Lee was presented with a creative arts scholarship, and Tamayo, who was the school’s student body president, was given a $1,500 “Future Teacher” scholarship by […]

Taylor’s 16th birthday would have been yesterday

‘Love you and miss you,’ parents say

GREATLY MISSED— Taylor Messina of Oak Park died on July 21 from cancer. Friends met at the Messina house a few days before Taylor’s birthday to make T-shirts marking the occasion of what would have been her “sweet 16.” Parents Warren and Crystal and sisters Payton and Katie submitted this photo of Taylor from her days as a volleyball player […]

Gold at the end of the rainbow

RING BLING— Jana Casarez of Calabasas, left, and Rona Reithmayr, a Thousand Oaks resident, try on jewelry with assistance from Treasured Accessories’ Ana Sabih during the Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club annual Gingerbread Boutique cocktail party at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Westlake Village last week. The event benefits The Rainbow Connection, a support program for families with special […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Simi Valley Pioneers (0-7) at Calabasas Coyotes (1-6) Friday, 7 p.m.

Anticipation will fill the air on Halloween eve at Calabasas High. Sean Moore, a middle linebacker for the Coyote football team, couldn’t hide his excitement for Friday’s home game against Simi Valley. “The whole team has been waiting for this game since the summer,” Moore said. That’s because former coach Lance Martin will make his return to Keith Ritchie Stadium. […]

Kids to read to dogs at library

The Calabasas Library will host a program in which children may read to therapy dogs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sat., Nov. 7 at the library, 200 Civic Center Way. Reservations will begin at 11 a.m. Each child will have 15 minutes to read to a dog trained through Paws 4 Healing to sit and listen during this time. […]

They take Halloween seriously

David Weber of Agoura Hills and his troop of friends have been scaring the beejeebers out neighborhood kids on Halloween ever since they were seventh-graders at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas. Now 12th-grade students at Agoura High School, David and his pals will open the creaky doors of their haunted house for the last time on Sat., Oct. 31. […]

Need volunteers

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura is seeking volunteers for its 18th annual Holiday Homes Tour scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., Dec. 5 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Dec. 6. The self-guided tour is the cancer support organization’s largest fundraiser of the year. The event committee is seeking residents to serve as ticket-takers and in-house docents […]

Troop 722 names a new Eagle Scout

Jesse Hecht of Troop 722 has earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in Boy Scouts His “Go Green” Eagle Scout project was executed at Westminster Presbyterian Church to encourage bike riding, bike safety and a cleaner environment. For the project, Jesse installed two large bike racks, a personalized park bench with a wood-burned inscription, and instructional safety […]

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