2012-08-02 E-Edition

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Calabasas planning commissioner dies following car accident

The community is mourning the loss of a man whose expertise provided an influential role in the shaping of the City of Calabasas. Gary Klein, vice-chair of the Calabasas Planning Commission and former Calabasas Citizen of the Year, died on July 31 while hospitalized in Woodland Hills following a traffic accident. “He was involved in a traffic accident on July […]

Boys soar in Scouting ranks

Seven local young men were recognized for achieving the highest rank Scouting has to offer during a Court of Honor ceremony at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills on July 28. The honorees—James Anderson, Matthew Callahan, Daniel Hall, Malcolm Hunter, Cade Ludlow, Ryan Moorman and Derek Povah—are members of Agoura Hills’ Boy Scout Troop 127. To become an Eagle Scout, each […]

Former editor ofThe Acorn dies

Ron Latimore, a former Acorn reporter and editor, died at his Snohomish, Wash., home on July 27 with his family at his side. He was 80. Born April 30, 1932, Latimore fulfilled childhood dreams to live in Yellowstone and Alaska, working for the Yellowstone Park Company and, later, Western Airlines in Anchorage. His friends span the nation. Latimore, who was […]

Family fun day at preschool

Woodcrest Preschool will host a communitywide family fun day and open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Aug. 18 at the school, 28370 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. The event will have hot dogs, games, and crafts. Families can obtain information about the private school. Anyone who enrolls during the open house will receive $300 off tuition and free […]

Westlake’s Creamer takes long, windy softball road

Aerin Creamer wasn’t asking for too much. All the Westlake High softball catcher wanted was a full ride to an East Coast Division I university with a small student body. Central Connecticut State University fit the bill. What Creamer didn’t sign up for was losing half her scholarship a year after she committed to the Blue Devils. Central Connecticut State […]

Cal Water Service customers, including Westlake, face rate hikes

Some Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village residents may see an increase in their monthly water bills by 2014 if a rate hike requested by California Water Service Company in July is approved. Residential customers would pay an average of $30 more starting in January 2014 if the California Public Utilities Commission accepts Cal Water’s request. Smaller increases due to inflation […]

Agoura Hills woman meets mystery kin in Moscow

As a longtime Conejo Valley hairdresser and current owner of Malibu Barber Shop in Malibu, Rosemary Hemm of Seminole Springs in rural Agoura has heard many fantastic family tales from her clients while she clipped and styled their hair. Now she has her own remarkable story to share. Hemm describes the unraveling of a family mystery, which led to a […]

Fascinating rhythm in Calabasas

GAGA FOR GERSHWIN—Spotlight the Arts performers from left, Jenny Lester of Woodland Hills, Rachel Hirschfeld of West Hills and Paige Berkovitz of Northridge join in a classic tune while performing “Fascinating Rhythm: The Music of George and Ira Gershwin” at the Calabasas Library re- cently. Below Taylor Shubert joins Hirschfeld in a romantic duet.

On call at St. John’s

. Monk’s medical background gives him unique perspective

The Rev. Luke Dysinger pairs his traditional monk habit with Birkenstock sandals that peek out beneath his hem. The 59-year-old priest and assistant professor at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo traded in his blue doctor’s scrubs for black robes 30 years ago when he left his medical residency for a monk’s monastery. Dysinger brings his medical training as well as […]