High School Hi Lights

Agoura ChargersFri., Aug. 23: Movie night/quad/7 p.m. Calabasas CoyotesMon., Aug. 26: PFC meeting/ 9:30 a.m.Tues., Aug. 27: Back-to-schoolnight/6:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. 28: Coyote Connect/ 7:50 a.m.Club informational meeting/ 12:30 p.m.Thurs., Aug. 29: Freshman elections meeting/12:30 p.m.ComedySportz tryouts/3 p.m.Music boosters meeting/7p.m. Oak Park EaglesFri., Aug. 23: Fall sportsclearance/G buildingWed., Aug. 28: First day ofschool Westlake WarriorsFri., Aug. 23: New teachermeetingBand camp/noon […]

With incumbent Slavin out of running, one newcomer will win in WLV

Five candidates will vie for three open seats in the Westlake Village municipal election in November. The candidates are incumbents Susan McSweeney and Mark Rutherford, and challengers Brad Halpern, Don Rosenberg and Kymberly Horner. Councilmember Robert Slavin, a member of the Westlake Village City Council since 2001, opted not to run for another term, which means at least one newcomer […]

Acorn employee featured in anthology

The newly published anthology “Last Exit to Murder” contains a short story written by Moorpark resident Sally Carpenter titled “Dark Nights at the Deluxe Drive-in.” The book is the sixth anthology produced by the Los Angeles chapter of Sisters in Crime, an international support organization of men and women mystery writers. SinC/LA is the largest chapter. “Last Exit” contains 16 […]

On the Trail

Below the secret depths

Remember tales of Atlantis, the island civilization sunk beneath the sea, rumored to resurface one day? This summer it has reappeared— in a manner of liberal interpretation—in a far cove of Seminole Lake in rural Agoura. When there is little precipitation, the aquatic cove vanishes, replaced by a terrestrial version. This is a result of sedimentation, evaporation and a lack […]

T.H.E. Foundation raises money for extra counselors

Las Virgenes Unified School District started school yesterday, kicking off the new year with the distinction of having one of the best student-counselor ratios in the region. T.H.E. ( Together Helping Education) Foundation, presented a $303,000 check to school board officials on Aug. 13 to fund additional counselors at each of the district’s 15 schools. According to Superintendent Dan Stepenosky, […]

Memorial service forfirefighter

A memorial service for fallen Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Matthew McKnight will be held Saturday in Westlake Village. Hundreds of firefighters from across the region are expected to attend the 11 a.m. service at Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas. McKnight, 51, a dispatch supervisor, died suddenly while on duty Aug. 12 at the LAFD Metropolitan Fire Communication Center, […]

An evening of samples, silent auction

Patrols out for Labor Day weekend

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Malibu/ Lost Hills Station will join other state law enforcement agencies to step up DIU enforcement throughout the Labor Day weekend, ending Mon., Sept. 2. Specially trained officers will be on hand to detect those driving under the influence of alcohol or legal/illegal drugs. A DUI/driver’s license checkup will be operated from 8 p.m. […]

Agoura, Westlake hope to dethrone Thousand Oaks

By Gilberto Manzano gmanzano@theacorn.com It won’t be a one-team race for the high school girls’ volleyball Marmonte League title this season. Agoura and Westlake have high hopes to dethrone defending champion Thousand Oaks, which has won three straight league crowns. The Lancers remain preseason favorites to make it a four-peat with a talented returning nucleus. Newbury Park, Simi Valley and […]

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