Woody Guthrie’s music to be celebrated

The Vanaver Caravan Music & Dance Company of New York will present "Pastures of Plenty," a celebration in music, song and dance of folksinger Woody Guthrie’s life and work, at 10 a.m. on Jan. 22 and 23 in the Fred Kavli Theater at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The performances are geared to students in grades 3-12. Writer Ken […]

New Classes Now Forming

HELPING CHILDREN––Gracie Bartsch, the voice and talent behind Kindermusik, believes all children are naturally musical and with active, individual encouragement, their talent will blossom. Kindermusik promotes development, control of motor skills, language comprehension and better hearing skills. Classes in both Agoura Hills and the West Valley are open to children from newborn to age 7. Previews are planned for Jan. […]

Argentine musical tangos into T.O.

Argentine musical tangos into T.O. Tango has been called "the eternal battleground between a man and a woman––it is the definitive act of love, in stylized form." Witness the fireworks for yourself at 8 p.m., Wed., Jan. 31 when the Argentine dance musical "Tango Pasion" plays the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The production, which features the gaucho, ocho and […]

The Owner is Motivated to Sell

The Owner is Motivated to Sell Ken and Barbie Heller, a top producing team at Coldwell Banker at the Westlake Promenade, have a brand new listing available immediately. The Thousand Oaks property features 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths on a 2-story floorplan. The myriad of amenities include a wood-burning fireplace in family room, newer neutral carpeting throughout, a large level […]

Hanukkah ends tonight LISA ADAMS/The Acorn

Hanukkah ends tonight LISA ADAMS/The Acorn MIRACLE OF LIGHTS––Temple Beth Haverim Assistant Rabbi Len Muroff, above left, Cantor Kenny Ellis, and members of the temple’s children’s choir recite the blessing over the candles during the fifth annual Menorah lighting at the Westlake Promenade shopping center. The public was invited to celebrate the second night of Hanukkah last Friday evening, which […]

Resignations, bickering mar Chamber election

Resignations, bickering mar Chamber election Two members of the Agoura/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce protested the election of new president Alex Soteras by resigning from the chamber’s board of directors last week. Michael Chulak, outgoing president, and Tom Jacobellis, third vice-president, quit the 15-member board in a dispute over what they call heavy-handed efforts by Soteras to gain the board […]


CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn ENJOYING TOGETHERNESS Children from local elementary schools relax during holiday vacation with Winter Camp activities offered at May Boyer Park by Rancho-Simi Park and Recreation District. Expressing themselves with crayons and coloring books are left to right: Rachel Debiase of Brookside Elementary, Sarah Roberts of Red Oak, Juliana Debiase of Brookside and Veronica Pounds from Oak Hills. […]


SAT., DEC. 30 Pacin’ Paramount National Park Service: Easy-paced 1-hour walk begins 9:30 a.m. at Paramount Ranch, Cornell Way and Kanan Road, Agoura Hills. (805) 370-2301 SUN., DEC. 31 New Year’s Eve Dance Goebel Senior Adult Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, T.O.: Free fotos and music by The Windsors for adults 50+ dance 8:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. $20 but […]

Life in prison is totally unjustified

Life in prison is totally unjustified I commend the reporting of the recent article "Appeals underway in local murder case." This article was both fair and accurate. I was glad to see your support for Brandon and Tony in your opinion titled "Life is Unfair." However, your paper’s opinion that a life without possibility of parole sentence is reasonable even […]

MIckey Elliot

MIckey Elliot Mickey Elliott of Prudential California Realty was recently congratulated by the company’s broker/owner Bob Majorino and branch manager Darrell Bradbrook for earning the top producer award in the Westlake Village office. During a recent 30-day period, she produced more than $3 million in real estate. Elliott is a member of Prudential’s elite Chairman’s Circle, ranking her among the […]