2011-08-18

Kang goes pro following second amateur crown




Danielle Kang is going out on top. The 18-year-old golfer from Westlake Village defended her U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship on Sunday with a 6-and-5 victory over Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand at Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington, R.I. Following the win, Kang, a 2009 Westlake High graduate, confirmed that she is turning pro. “Every time an amateur decides to turn […]

Songs under the stars



What’s your life story telling you?



After 50-plus years, many of us have stories to tell—of achievements, losses, relationships and careers. Think of those experiences like ingredients in a recipe: They can each stand on their own, but when combined, they produce something different and unique. Up until age 50, most of us have been on what I call the roller coaster of life—education, dating, marriage, […]

Pianist performs benefit for arts group



Spotlight The Arts, a nonprofit foundation that promotes the arts in Calabasas and surrounding communities, will present a fundraiser showcasing award-winning pianist/composer Aaron Meyer and his band at 8 p.m. Sat., Sept. 10 at The Madrid Theatre, 21622 Sherman Way, Canoga Park. The evening of contemporary instrumental music—a mix of jazz, classical and world influences—will features an 11-piece ensemble. The […]

Polo teams win at Junior Olympics



Westlake bank robbers caught



By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com     Law enforcement personnel in the emergency call center at the Calabasas Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station last Friday heard the news that members of their department had just nabbed two men wanted by the FBI for a series of bank robberies in the area.         The deputies and dispatchers let out an audible cheer.     […]

Rotary presidents and their governor gather in Westlake Village



Newcomers club welcomes new members



The 2011-12 Westlake Village Newcomers Club installed new board officers and directors at a recent luncheon. The new officers are president, Rosemary Aselin; first vice president-activities, Louise Hartsock; second vice presidentmembership, Nancy Van Volkinburg; secretary, Kay Baumbach; and treasurer, Leslie Tilleskjor. Newly appointed directors are archives, Elke Heuer; coffees, Debra Elman and Nancy Van Volkinburg; historian/sunshine, Fran Harrison; communications/ publicity, […]

Girl Scout completes film project to aid animals




Madison Shubert, 17, wants to improve the odds of survival for abandoned pets, an estimated 4 million of which are euthanized every year in America. The Calabasas High School senior recently completed a documentary called “One Paw At A Time” to earn her Girl Scout Gold Award. The project culminates her 14 years with the Scouts. The eight-minute film features […]

Student benefits can last beyond age 18




If your son or daughter is a high school student turning 18, you’ve probably spent some time shopping for school supplies and the latest fashions, working out the schedule for the academic year, maybe even looking into colleges. If your young senior is collecting monthly Social Security benefits, here’s one more thing to add to your back-to-school checklist. To make […]


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