2001-11-08

Channelaire Chorus to perform Nov. 17, 18 at T.O. Civic Arts Plaza



Channelaire Chorus to perform Nov. 17, 18 at T.O. Civic Arts Plaza The Channelaire Chorus will bring their award-winning four-part harmony barbershop style singing to the stage of the Scherr Forum at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Sat. and Sun., Nov. 17 and 18, for "The Edna (2) Sullivan Show." An old-time variety show patterned after the Ed […]

There Goes the Neighborhood!



There Goes the Neighborhood! By Jason Love Can We Talk? Joan Rivers got more plastic surgery. She plans on mating with Michael Jackson to create a new species. I only mock Joan Rivers because it’s thoroughly enjoyable. She has, after all, built a career on the failings of her peers. I always found it queer for Joan to host the […]

‘Webcasting’ provides an early dividend



The Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) Board of Education has become the first public agency in the region to begin "webcasting" its meetings. The Oct. 9 school board meeting could be seen by anybody with a computer, the Internet and appropriate software. "Our board of education places a high priority on communicating with our community," said John Fitzpatrick, LVUSD […]

Popularity grows for horticulture show



The junior gardeners of the Conejo Valley Garden Club will present their "Fabulous Festivities" flower show from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 10 and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 11 at the Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The junior gardeners range from 6 to 19 years of age and are affiliated with […]

Computer classes for seniors



The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services has scheduled a "Beginning Computer Class" for adults ages 50 and above that will run from noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 29 through Jan. 3, at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The class will teach about computer hardware, operating systems and windows, and will feature software […]

Jones wins county CC meet



Jones wins county CC meet After winning the Ventura County championships a week before, Ashley Jones of Westlake finished second behind Royal’s Erin Roesinger at the Marmonte League finals held at Agoura High School last Thursday. Roesinger’s time was 18:26, Jones finished at 18:36 and Julie Hancock helped Thousand Oaks finish second in the team standings, behind Royal, with a […]

Griffith to host Light Festival



On Fri., Nov. 23, Griffith Park will be transformed into a wonderland of light displays, music and celebration as Los Angeles kicks off the seventh annual "Holiday Light Festival." The festival will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. daily through Wed., Dec. 26. The light festival is jointly sponsored by the L.A. Department of Water and Power and Department […]

On the Trail

Camping with Kvetchie

Occasionally a Yiddish-speaking acquaintance will refer to my finicky, persnickety personality as being that of a "kvetch," a polite euphemism for "pain in the tush." There is no situation where this is more evident than when I go camping. For an outdoorsperson, one who logs more time out under the open sky than at my job (sorry, boss) or in […]

Councilman in Calabasas says city should stop squandering tax dollars in Ahmanson fight

Special to The Acorn

Councilman in Calabasas says city should stop squandering tax dollars in Ahmanson fight By Gregory Koteles Special to The Acorn The well of funds to oppose Ahmanson Ranch development may be drying up in Calabasas. During its Oct. 17 meeting of the Calabasas City Council, City Councilman Michael Harrison balked at the legal and consulting fees on the bimonthly expense […]

Just horsing around at Old Agoura park MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn



Just horsing around at Old Agoura park MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn NOT SO SURE—Apprehensive, to say the least, 3-year-old Emily Stratton from Agoura Hills tries simultaneously to keep her seat in the saddle and her egg on the spoon (above left) during competition last Sunday at Fall Horse Playday in the Old Agoura Equestrian Park. Above, 14-year-old Allie Gold struggles to […]