Cabral, DiMartino shine at state track and field meet

Standout student-athletes secure CIF crowns

Lydia French, Johnathan Cabral and Niko DiMartino are state track and field champions. They also add their own dose of international flair. A Thousand Oaks High senior, French moved to the United States from Kazakhstan when she was 12. Dual citizens Cabral and DiMartino hope to one day compete in the Olympics for Canada and Italy, respectively. French claimed the […]

Westlake’s Carpenter theatre opens

After nearly a year of construction, Westlake High School’s new Carpenter Family Theatre has finally been completed, and it opened with a glitzy gala celebration. The premiere concert on May 27 featured performances by a variety of school instrumental and choral groups as well as an appearance by Richard Carpenter, whose endowment of $1 million helped immeasurably in the construction […]

Seniors meet

St. Jude Senior Group will host an ice cream social meeting at 1 p.m. Wed., June 16 at St. Jude church hall, 32032 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The meeting will include refreshments and musical entertainment. All seniors are welcome. Donation is $3. RSVP is not required. For information, call Peter at (805) 495-5680.

Birds swallow up the homeowners

There has been a large increase in the swallow population in Calabasas this year. I first noticed them because of the shower of bird droppings on our cars on the front driveway earlier this spring. There is speculation that global warming has driven the birds 85 miles north from the Mission at San Juan Capistrano to find an environment which […]

Agoura freshman admitted to math program

The Ross Mathematics Summer Program at Ohio State University has invited Agoura High School freshman Alec Leatham to attend an eight-week summer program to study number theory. The program, aimed at pre-college students with interests in mathematics and science, selects 40 first-year students worldwide Alec is the only firstyear high school student who was selected this year from Southern California.

Take Your Acorn on Vacation

The emphasis is on community spirit

Chalk Walk celebrates family, fleeting beauty

The second annual Chalk Walk at the Westlake Village Library on June 19 will celebrate the fleeting beauty of art that may fade from view but will be remembered for years to come. The Friends of the Library host the Chalk Walk each year to kick off a children’s summer reading program. The competitive event is open to children, teens, […]

Westside residents getting the shaft?

`I think we have all been disgusted by the sight of the eyesore mall at the Lost Hills exit 101 in Calabasas. This is another example of Eastside vs. Westside Calabasas. Eastside has all the reps on the City Council and they clearly resent Westside Calabasas due to its unassuming character and overwhelming pastoral nature. Therefore, by all means, tear […]

High school athletes give books, motivation

Max Levinson, a 16-year-old member of the Calabasas High School Junior Varsity basketball team, has been teaching reading to underprivileged children for three years. His experience inspired him to found CHS Cares, a high school club devoted to getting gently-used books into the hands and homes of every schoolaged child and using athletics to motivate children to “be smart on […]