Starting gun goes off Monday in council races

Three of five seats are up for grabs in two local city councils in the Tues., Nov. 6 election this fall. Candidates can start the process next Mon., July 16, when paperwork to seek office can be withdrawn from city halls in Agoura Hills and Westlake Village. Facing reelection in Agoura Hills are city councilmen Ed Corridori, Jeff Reinhardt and […]

Another pedestrian hit in Westlake

Thousand Oaks police continue their investigation of a traffic collision last week in Westlake Village in which a 44-year-old woman jogger was struck by a car while reportedly making an illegal street crossing. Police said Catherine Ann Wirtz of Westlake Village tried to cross Triunfo Canyon Road diagonally when she was hit by 37-year-old Dora Avelar of North Hollywood, who […]

Low cost counseling available

Interface Children Family Services provides low-cost, ability-to-pay counseling for individuals, couples and families. A United Way agency, Interface has 60 therapists with a variety of counseling specialties. Interface now offers psychotherapy in Hebrew. Yael Ravid, an MFT trainee/intern (under supervision) offers help with immigration assimilation, life crises and personal and interpersonal problems. For more information, please call Interface’s Family Guidance […]

‘Dalmatian Camp’at Retter Dance Studio LISA ADAMS/The Acorn

‘Dalmatian Camp’at Retter Dance Studio LISA ADAMS/The Acorn DALMATIAN VISITS LOCAL DANCE CAMP-"Pepper" the Dalmatian visits with Melissa Aaronson, left, "Cruella deVille," Jeremy Finch and Renata Retta during a Summer Fantasy Dalmatian Dance Camp sponsored by the Starlet Academy at Retter’s Academy of Dance. The academy hosts five fantasy camps during the summer for children ages 3 to 6. The […]

Orange County Fair starts tomorrow

The 109th annual Orange County Fair will run from July 13 to 29 at the 160-acre Orange County Fair & Exposition Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. This year’s theme is "Twist & Shout – Celebrate Citrus & Sun." The fair will feature celebrity chefs, thrill rides including a 15 story high Ferris wheel and the Lemon Drop, a 100-ft. […]

Fun with soap bubbles

READY FOR LAWRENCE WELK?–Emily Clyne, 4, and her brother, Christopher, enjoy blowing some tiny bubbles while listening to Big Band music in Chumash Park during last Sunday’s Agoura Hills Concert in the Park. Nationally known vibraphonist Terry Gibbs anchored a performance with the Agoura Hills-Las Virgenes-Westlake Village Community Band, led by Matt McKagan. See related photo on page 21.

Film festivals: More than just a place to win awards

Acorn Staff Writer

Many filmmakers enter film festivals to get their movies seen by Hollywood executives and to win awards. Showing your film on the big screen for the first time is a thrill indeed. But there’s something else about film festivals that’s very important and should not be overlooked: Meeting and networking with other filmmakers. I recently attended the Chicago Film Festival […]

Lecturer to speak on Sunday

Itamar Marcus, director of the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), will speak at 9 a.m. on Sun., July 15 at a breakfast hosted by Conejo Jewish Academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. PMW has provided government and media outlets with in-depth analysis of the Palestinian media, society and education since 1996. The breakfast and lecture are free. For more information, please […]

CSUN gets $5 million to work with the deaf

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Cal State University Northridge’s (CSUN) National Center on Deafness a $5 million five-year contract to help deaf and hard-of-hearing students make the transition to college and then into the workforce. The money will expand work already being done by the center’s Western Region Outreach Center and Consortia (WROCC). The WROCC works with colleges, […]

Paramount Ranch to host Keaton in silent movie

Buster Keaton and Marion Mack are the leading lights in 1927’s "The General," presented at 8 p.m. this Sun., July 15 in the "Silents Under the Stars" film series presented by the National Park Service at the Paramount Ranch site in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. In this poignant comedy, Keaton portrays a locomotive engineer who travels behind […]

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