Hats off

TOP CADET—Cadet First Sgt. Hunter Wren-Russ of Calabasas was named the Commissioned Officer of the Month for September at Fishburne Military School in Waynesboro, Va. The junior is the son of William Russ and Helen Wren-Russ.

Gerstel sets record straight

Two weeks ago, The Acorn wrote a piece on me since I am running for City Council. There were several critical inaccuracies written by Stephanie Bertholdo that I feel will negatively impact my chances of winning and taint my campaign. First of all, Ms. Bertholdo starts out the article that I’m “fighting mad.” I don’t even know what she means. […]

Israeli statesman to kick off Distinguished Speaker Series

Ehud Barak, former prime minister of Israel and global statesman, will appear as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series at 8 p.m. Tues., Oct. 20 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Barak has served Israel as prime minister, chief of General Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces, foreign minister and most recently as […]

Westlake Village ready to celebrate

Goblin Gallop runners will leave Civic Center starting at 4:45

For the past 13 years, the City of Westlake Village has partnered with several community organizations to host the Westlake Village City Celebration. The celebration will start at 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 17 at the Westlake Village Civic Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Admission is free to all activities except the Goblin Gallop. •White Oak Family Festival will have rides […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Westlake Warriors (5-1) vs. Newbury Park Panthers (5-1) Friday, 7 p.m. Newbury Park High

Tony Henney was ready for practice to start when he turned to one of his Westlake High football players. “How many days until ‘Stars Wars’ comes out?” Henney said. “Sixty-five?” The head coach/Jedi Warrior was right. The Force is strong in Henney, who’s making all the right calls with a team navigating a galaxy not so far away and currently […]

Agoura siblings assist cancer research

Two brothers who grew up in Agoura Hills have pledged to raise $200,000 to help a university researcher lower the death rate of pancreatic cancer. They made the pledge in memory of their father, who was committed to giving his children the best that life has to offer. “My dad’s No. 1 priority in life was providing for his children […]

Calabasas City Council race

After reading the article in The Acorn about the exorbitant Calabasas salaries, the city running at a deficit in good economic times, and seeing the over-development at Calabasas Lake and all the proposed hotels, it feels like Calabasas is trying to develop its way out of a financial bind. There is plenty of money in the city, if you look […]

Panel to explore issues of an aging population

The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the National Aging in Place Council will host a panel on the Act III template from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., Oct. 24 at the Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Road. Admission is free. The event will feature a panel of industry professionals who will introduce the Act III template, a working document that […]

Westlake library says, ‘Atta girl!’

GLAD I’M A GIRL—Abigail Gugsa, 9 of Oak Park and her mom, Sharon Legesse, pose for a photo with a frame made at International Day of the Girl at the Westlake Village Library Oct. 10. The Girl Up Club at Oak Park High School and the Friends of the Westlake Village Library sponsored the event to affirm support and dedication […]

Other local football matchups

Camarillo (6-0) at Calabasas (6-0) Outlook: This is Friday night football at its best, ladies and gentlemen. Calabasas is ranked No. 1 in the CIF-Southern Section Western Division. Camarillo is No. 1 in the Northern Division. Something must give when the powerhouses meet at 7 p.m. Friday at Keith Ritchie Field. Calabasas, 6-0, is off to its best start in […]