2010-09-23 E-Edition

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State parks superintendent and lifeguard pioneer dies of stroke at 53

Ronald Schafer, longtime superintendent for the California State Parks Los Angeles Division and chair of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, died Sept. 15 due to complications from a stroke. He was 53. Schafer gave 35 years of service to the state park system. “He stole our hearts with his humor, kindness and dedication to our park,” Ventura County Supervisor Linda […]

Volunteers needed for nature hikes

Cold Creek Docents are looking for volunteers to lead nature hikes for elementary students at UCLA Stunt Ranch Reserve in Calabasas. Eight half-day volunteer training sessions will begin Mon., Sept. 27 at the reserve, 1201 Stunt Road, Calabasas. Classes will include topics such as Santa Monica Mountains ecology, early Chumash/ Tongva culture, native plants and animals, rocks and soil, and […]

‘Under Milk Wood’ opens in Calabasas

Play Review

The Acorn welcomes the new Calabasas Theatre Company and its inaugural production, Dylan Thomas’ “Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices,” in the amphitheater behind the Calabasas Library on Civic Center Way. While other local theater companies may look for shows with spectacle and commercial appeal, CTC fills a niche market for those who value excellent acting, wellcrafted playwriting, challenging […]

Curling open house in Simi Valley

There will be a curling open house from 8:15 to 10:15 p.m. Sat., Oct. 2 at the ice arena at 131 W. Easy St., Simi Valley. Participants age 12 and older will learn the Winter Olympic sport of curling. Attendees should wear warm clothes and athletic shoes with a good tread. For information, e-mail socalcurling@iceoplex.com or go to http://sports.dir.groups .yahoo.com/group/simi […]

Sparks fly over cause of fire

Is there anybody else out there wondering who would hire a welder to “fix a fence” in this geographical area in September, and then just turns them lose to “do the job”? Any fool can see the brush in the area of the 101 Freeway near Calabasas where the recent fire started was as crisp and dry as any you’ve […]

Oak Park girls back in the swing of things

Fundraiser, dedication for new CHS pool

Aquatics program still needs $60,000

A fundraiser and dedication for the new Calabasas High School swimming pool will take place Sat, Sept. 25 on the campus. The event is being hosted by the swim, polo and dive teams to raise funds for a new scoreboard and electronic timing pads. The equipment is estimated to cost $60,000. The program will start at 6 p.m. The school’s […]

Court selects presiding judges

The judges of the Ventura Superior Court recently unanimously elected Judge Vincent J. O’Neill Jr. as presiding judge and Judge Brian J. Back as assistant presiding judge for 2011 and 2012. The new term for both judges begins Jan. 1, 2011. O’Neill has served as a judge for 18 years. He has been the Superior Court assistant presiding judge since […]

Master Chorale appoints new officers

Los Robles Master Chorale has announced the appointment of new staff members and officers to its board of directors. Lenard Geres has been named executive director. A resident of Simi Valley, Geres is a financial representative with OneAmerica Financial Partners. He has a degree in music education and has been a choral director, church organist, pianist, and a choral singer. […]