2017-10-26

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills An unlocked car parked on Davids Road was burglarized between Oct. 12 and 13. The owner returned to the vehicle and found that someone had stolen a pair of wallets containing, between the two, a Social Security card, a driver’s license and bank cards. The wallets themselves were valued at $105. Another unlocked car parked on Davids Road […]

In denial about an aging parent

Other Side of 50

In my conversations with home-care agencies, residential-care facilities and hands-on family caregivers, I hear an almost universal challenge: family members who are in denial about their senior loved one’s mental, physical or emotional health. “Dad has never been violent,” says the son whose father with dementia punched the female caregiver in the chest. “I visited Mom last week and she […]

Grand reopening for Massage Heights clinic

Massage Heights, a Westlake Village therapeutic massage clinic, is celebrating new ownership and a grand re-opening with a special promotion. Through Nov. 30, Massage Heights Westlake Village will offer a 90-minute massage with an elevation—hot stone therapy, revitalizing face massage or reviving foot scrub—for $59.99. Elevations are add-on services that enhance the benefits of a guest’s massage and concentrate on […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Oct. 27: Homecoming pep rally/10 a.m. Sat., Oct. 28: Homecoming dance/7 to 11 p.m. Sun., Oct. 29: TAB Goodwill drive/faculty parking lot/8 a.m. to noon Mon., Oct. 30: ComedySportz/ performing arts education center/ 6 p.m. Wed., Nov. 1: Student musical auditions/black box/3 to 6 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 2: Student musical auditions/black box/3 to 6 p.m. Youth cheer […]

Cordasco celebrates 31 years of award-winning service

Kevin Cordasco of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury is celebrating 31 years of award-winning service in the real estate industry. He has been a resident of Calabasas for the last 19 years. Cordasco appreciates “knowing that people recognize that I really care about the quality of my work. The fact that my clients are now referring me to their friends, employees […]

Write creatively, win a prize

The Acorn’s 10th annual Fiction in a Nutshell contest, the popular storytelling challenge in which writers submit a complete fiction story in 100 words or less, is underway. The stories must have a beginning, middle and end as well as characters, conflict and preferably a plot twist. Writers in two categories, 18-and-over and under-18, can submit stories in any genre, […]

Lone tree defies odds

On the Trail

For some of us, as autumn settles in, our spirits slide downhill. For me the gloom button is activated by trees changing color then shedding their incandescent leaf load to create stark spidery profiles against the sky. That and the need for a sweater and socks once again. There’s one particular native tree I encounter this time of year that […]

Open house for services

Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will hold an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 11 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Guests can meet the organization’s psychosocial staff, advisory oncology doctors, board members, nutritionists and mind-body instructors. Information will be available about the free programs offered to people affected by cancer. Appetizers and drinks will be served. This […]

Talk on girls’ development

Michael Gurian will present a free talk titled “The Minds of Girls: Understanding the Nature, Nurture, and Culture of Girls’ Development” from 6 to 8 p.m. Mon., Nov. 6 at La Reina School gymnasium, 106 W. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Gurian is the author of over 28 books including “The Wonder of Girls” and “Boys and Girls Learn Differently.” With […]

Luxury living at Big Sky in Simi Valley

Spacious master bath offers jetted oval tub, walk-in closet

This “Residence 8” plan in the The Highlands at Big Sky features five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms with an en suite guest bedroom and bath downstairs. The two-story entry has a chandelier. The house includes tile flooring with granite accents, distressed wood flooring, custom wall treatments, ceiling fans and a courtyard. The house has formal living and dining rooms. The […]


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