2016-10-13 E-Edition

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Million-dollar condos for only $770 a month

The mood in the Calabasas City Council chamber was optimistic as a half-dozen prospective tenants waited for the start of an affordable housing lottery to determine who got the opportunity to rent eight apartments available for low-income individuals and families at the Avanti condominium project on Park Sorrento. The lottery hosted by the Aliso Viejo-based New Home Company— the developer […]


Agoura Hills A resident on Imbler Court reported that someone stole two packages containing skin cream and a signed baseball from the front of her home Sept. 19. Oak Park A 67- year- old man said burglars broke into his home in the 6600 block of Smoke Tree Avenue Oct. 3. Po l ice apprehended a 25-year-old man for grand […]

Reyes Adobe Days

RADICAL FUN— Above, 1-year-old Kaden Jones keeps a balloon from sailing off during the Oct. 8 Reyes Adobe Days Parade down Reyes Aodbe Road in Agoura Hills. Left, Sheriff ’s Dep. Steve Marshall shows off a rescue vehicle during the parade. Almost 30 floats were entered. At far left, Borris Donia, dressed as Noog Dood, hands out wristbands to the […]

Rabbi from Israel finds a home at Lutheran university

The rabbi at Cal Lutheran University is doing her part to spread religious acceptance by hosting weekly interfaith chapel services on campus. Rabbi Belle Michael, an Oak Park resident who immigrated to the United States from Israel after her country’s war with Lebanon 10 years ago, exudes gratitude, universal spirituality, intellect and grace in her role as adviser for the […]

Ross wins Golden Acorn


Derek Ross, an active volunteer in Oak Park schools and in the community, received the Golden Acorn Award in a presentation Oct. 6 at Oak Park High School. Given by the Community Foundation for Oak Park, the award is a 25-year tradition presented to an Oak Park resident who has demonstrated a deep love of the community through multifaceted volunteerism […]

Bravery Uncorked fundraiser gives wounded warriors chance to heal

FOR A GOOD CAUSE–Above, John Pernin of Oak Park examines the art being auctioned at the fifth annual Bravery Uncorked charity benefit Oct. 8 at The Landing in Westlake Village. The more than $20,000 that was raised will go toward Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra, which is building the National Wounded Warrior Center in Mammoth. Left, event hosts Jen Roberts and […]

Goldilocks goes on trial

The Young Artists Ensemble’s Hillcrest Players will present “The Trial of Goldilocks” Sat., Oct. 15 and 22 at 1 and 3 p.m. at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive. Written by Joseph Robinette and directed by Victoria Sayeg, the classic fairytale will be retold from three funny perspectives. Tickets are $12 at the box office, or […]

Sacred dance workshop open to public

The Fall Sacred Dance Celebration and a free sacred dance workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 15 in the dance studio inside Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center on the Thousand Oaks campus of Cal Lutheran University. The public is invited to participate. Alleluia Dance Theater, a nonprofit corporation that has spent nearly four decades […]

Owner of Oak Park restaurant killed, son taken into custody

‘We lost one of our own.’

An arrest has been made in the killing of Maria Lucatero Acevedo, owner of Margaritas Mexican Grill in Oak Park and Valencia. Acevedo, 56, was stabbed to death in her Saugus home Oct. 3. The woman’s 24-year-old son, Jesse Lucatero, was arraigned Oct. 5 in Los Angeles County Superior Court, San Fernando Valley branch, said Lt. Joe Mendoza of the […]

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