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 […]

Westlake Village explores new signage standards for commercial area

Acorn Staff Writer

Westlake Village explores new signage standards for commercial area The city of Westlake Village is in the preliminary stages of creating a separate standard for business monument signs in the Westlake North commercial area. Westlake North is comprised of businesses only–without residents––and city officials want to adjust existing signage guidelines. Homestore.com, a business on Russell Ranch Road in the Westlake […]

Help offered to performers

California performing artists interested in touring throughout the state of California are encouraged to apply to be included in the 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 "Touring Artists Directories" published by the Performing Arts Touring and Presenting Program of the California Arts Council. Through publicity, financial subsidies, technical assistance, and publication of the annual directories, this program helps professional performing artists and companies […]

How to have an Earth-friendly summer

The L.A. County Department of Public Works offers the top 10 simple ways to have earth-friendly summer entertainment. 1. Set your picnic table with cloth napkins and reusable plates, cups and utensils and decrease the trash going to landfills. If you do use plastic, remember that it can be washed and used again. 2. Use a sturdy, reusable tablecloth instead […]

Kids: Play the Math MazeTM Puzzle

By Ralph Colao Children or adults will enjoy playing the Math MazeTM Puzzle. A unique path connects the two black boxes. The route is solved by using math (addition, subtraction, multiplication or division) by going up, down or sideways (but never diagonal). False paths lead to dead ends. The solution is on page 53.

Don’t try to change Old Agoura

Don’t try to change Old Agoura I am writing this letter to you about your article in June 28 issue of The Acorn, referring to summer school at Agoura High School. It never ceases to amaze me on how people try to slam their personal opinions on matters that they obviously know nothing about. I thought that the "journalists" that […]

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