Hawaiian hula history to be featured park program

The National Park Service in partnership with the Friends of Satwiwa will present a series of evening programs on Saturdays at the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa in Newbury Park. Admission and parking are free. Upcoming events include: From 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 25, Kumu Hula Etu Lopez from Kona, Hawaii will […]

Assemblywoman will discuss Ahmanson Ranch proposal

State Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills) will host an informational hearing regarding the Ahmanson Ranch project from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 25 at El Camino Real High School, 5440 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. The hearing will provide the public with information regarding the scope of the proposed project, its potential impacts, the status of its […]

Historian will tell how his dad’s model train influenced Walt Disney

Acorn Staff Writer

The son of the man who claims his father was the very first Disney "imagineer" will give a multi-media presentation on the little known private life of one of Hollywood’s greatest filmmakers this weekend at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. Beginning at 1 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 18, Michael Broggie, a Newbury Park resident, will show film […]

Local firm offers strategies

Agoura Hills-based Berson/Dean/Stevens, Inc. (BDS) provided Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Employee Stock Plan Services division with a comprehensive marketing strategy to help launch their Web-based stock option management system site. BDS, an integrated business-to-business marketing firm whose clients include Dole Food Company, targeted Fortune 1000 decision makers with a three-pronged integrated marketing initiative. They used print sales collateral, online […]

Jewish single parents to meet for Shabbat

Jewish Family Service’s Jewish Single Parent Network (JSPN) will meet for a Shabbat dinner at 7 p.m. on Fri., Aug. 31 at the Valley Cities Jewish Community Center, 13164 Burbank Blvd., Van Nuys. This casual potluck dinner will begin with candle lighting and blessings over wine (grape juice) and challah. The event will provide an informal night of adult conversation […]

Spokesman for Concerned Citizens resents label of carpetbagger

The Citizens for Responsible Growth must be having a powerful impact on the people and politics of the city of Agoura Hills. Otherwise, why should I be the target of such virulent "ad hominem" attacks by a single oddball reader’s letters printed in The Acorn? The fact that The Acorn keeps spending so much of its valuable editorial space printing […]

Caltrans/Calabasas benefit when contract comes in under budget

Caltrans is often perceived as one of the most wantonly wasteful governmental agencies in the state, but just occasionally it comes in under budget. Such is the case in a 1997 contract between Caltrans and the city of Calabasas to install traffic signals and safety lighting at the Lost Hills Road northbound 101 freeway on/off-ramps. The agreement called for the […]

Westlake memorials dedicated to the mother she loved MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn

Westlake memorials dedicated to the mother she loved MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn SOLEMN MOMENT––Kylene Barut ponders the memory of her mother, Margie Barut, who passed away recently at age 41. The Westlake Village First Neighborhood Association dedicated a bench, above, and a plaque, left, in Barut’s honor. Barut coached her daughter in soccer and was an active member of St. Jude’s […]

Camp to focus on juvenile arthritis

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is the most common form of juvenile arthritis, affecting close to 50,000 children in the U.S. Common symptoms are inflammation, fracture and damage of joints, as well as altered growth. Diagnosis can be a long and painful process. Fortunately, many children who face arthritis have also found a source of hope through the Arthritis Foundation’s Camp […]

B’nai B’rith to honor several groups

Thousand Oaks Mayor Pro Tem Ed Masry will be the keynote speaker at the 7:30 p.m. meeting on Mon., Aug. 20 of the Conejo Valley Haverim B’nai B’rith at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The meeting will serve as occasion to honor the following community organizations and their representatives: Manna (Conejo Valley), Pauline Saterbo, director; Lutheran […]

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