Octogenarian to tickle ivories for good cause

New West Symphony supporter, board member and octogenarian piano student William G. Israel will perform in recital at 6 p.m., Sun., Oct. 14 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. The former Beverly Hills attorney, who resumed serious piano study in 1998 after a hiatus since age 11, will be marking his 85th birthday. He and […]

Officials to celebrate acquisition of Zuniga Pond

Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and representatives from the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority and Mountains Restoration Trust will celebrate the acquisition of Zuniga Pond at Red Rock Canyon at 10 a.m. this Sat., Sept. 29. The acquisition was made possible by the donation of Alma Meier. Zuniga Pond is located off Zuniga Road, near […]

Gardening workshop scheduled

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works is sponsoring a free Smart Gardening workshop at 9 a.m. on Sat., Oct. 27 at Gates Canyon Park, 25801 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Calabasas. The workshop is intended to help residents learn some simple and effective methods that they can use to reduce the amount of yard waste they throw away. Residents who […]

Harvest festival offers a lot

The Faulkner Farm Pumpkin Patch and Harvest Festival, open daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Oct. 1 to 31, features acres of pumpkins, a giant sunflower forest, scenic hay rides and farm animals. On weekends, live entertainment, pony rides, a baby animal petting zoo and a country store are added to the festivities. Admission and parking are free. Demonstrations by […]

Enjoying the new skatepark

A DIFFERENT KIND OF WORSHIP––Carl Mason, 12, leaps away from from his skateboard while trying out the new skatepark at Gateway Foursquare Church in Agoura Hills. The church hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at the park last weekend. See another photo on page 23.

Kids learn about their state legislature

Acorn Staff Writer

It’s never too late to go back to school. State Assemblywoman Fran Pavley of Agoura Hills, a former teacher turned politician, returned to local classrooms last week as part of America’s Legislators Back to School Week. Pavley represents the 41st Assembly District, which includes Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and the Santa Monica Mountains. Pavley appeared at Malibu High School, […]


THURS., SEPT. 27 Law & Religion Pepperdine School of Law professor Berj Boyajian will address "Islamic Religion and the Terrorist Attack" as part of a "Law and Religion Seminar" from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Classroom "G" at Pepperdine University School of Law, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. Both students and public welcome to attend. (310) 506-4611 Jaycees Mixer Conejo Valley Jaycees […]

L.A. Philharmonic musicians will perform in T.O.

L.A. Philharmonic musicians will perform in T.O. The Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library is sponsoring guest appearances by Los Angeles Philharmonic violinist Paul Stein and pianist Delores Stevens at 1:30 p.m., Sun., Oct. 7 in the Thousand Oaks Library Community Room, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. They will perform "Celebrating Southern California’s Seasons: Beethoven’s Spring, Gershwin’s Summer and […]

Riverwalk developer changes course

Acorn Staff Writer

Los Angeles-based J.H. Snyder Co. proposed new plans last week for the Agoura Riverwalk, a 40-acre development that would include restaurants, offices, apartments and open space just north of the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills. The $70 million project, which would straddle Medea Creek in the area east of Kanan Road north of Canwood Street, is projected for three restaurants, […]

Bumper stickers support terrorist victims

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and Fire Chief P. Michael Freeman have ordered the placement of "In Their Honor" bumper stickers on all fire and sheriff’s department vehicles to honor victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. The bumper stickers feature the American flag and either the Fire Department badge or Sheriff’s Department badge on a […]

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