Helping others at Thanksgiving

Flower power

CHECK THIS OUT—Akiko Kanamori displays a flower cut from an onion during a demonstration of the art of fruit and vegetable carving at Soka University on Mullholland Highway last Saturday.

Tax seminar planned for Tuesday

The public is invited to attend a free federal/state basic payroll tax seminar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 27 at the Simi Valley EDD Job Service office, 980 Enchanted Way, Ste. 105. Seating is limited and advance reservations are recommended by calling (805) 677-2785. The Internal Revenue Service and the State of California, Employment Development Department […]

Volunteers needed to teach foreign languages at Willow

"Fun with Foreign Languages" is an enrichment class taught one hour per week at Willow Elementary School in Agoura Hills. Volunteers are sought who are either native or fluent speakers of a language other than English, to donate one to two hours to expose children ages 6 to 11 to their language and culture. No teaching experience is required, but […]

Joe Spano plays witty general

Calabasas resident and Emmy Award-winning actor Joe Spano plays the witty British General "Gentlemanly Johnny" Burgoyne, a role originated by the late Sir Laurence Olivier, in George Bernard Shaw’s rarely produced Revolutionary War melodrama "The Devil’s Disciple," playing through Dec. 16 at The Laurel, 1006 E. Main St., Ventura. The theatre is at the corner of Laurel and Main in […]

Calabasas faces time limit on state’s matching funds for city library

Special to The Acorn

It isn’t large, but it’s growing. It doesn’t yet have a permanent home. You may not even know it exists. But a small cadre of dedicated people is determined to make the Calabasas Library remarkable. And the state might help finance it, if the city uses its library card on time. About $350 million is up for grabs from the […]

Red Ribbon Week poster winners announced

The following Las Virgenes school students won gift certificates for their Red Ribbon Week posters. The anti-drug art competition was open to students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. First place winners ($100): Sabina Stock (second grade, White Oak Elementary); Chelsea Preisler (third grade, Round Meadow Elementary); Eileen Chang (seventh grade, A.E. Wright Middle School); Ashley Manhan (12th grade, Calabasas […]

First California Bank celebrates

‘SCISSORS, PLEASE’––First California Bank president and CEO C.G. Kum and chairman of the board Jim Birchfield cut the ribbon as part of the recent celebration of the bank. Next to them from left to right are Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village Chamber ambassador Tom Henderson, Westlake Village Mayor Pro Tem Kris Carraway-Bowman, First California Bank vice president and commercial loan officer Dan […]

Conditions hamper effectiveness of special educators

Current special education teaching conditions have pushed the field into crisis, with students with disabilities sometimes receiving less-than-adequate instruction. According to a report released by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the problem is not with teachers, but rather with a system that requires them to complete overwhelming amounts of paperwork and carry high caseloads-among other difficulties. Under these conditions, […]

Auditions now in progress for ‘Wind in the Willows’

The Young Artists Ensemble will present auditions for "The Wind in the Willows" on Dec. 1 to 2 at the Arts Council Center, 482 Greenmeadow Ave., Thousand Oaks. Auditions are by appointment only and may be made by calling (805) 381-2748. If cast, there is a $150 participant fee. Participants must be at least age 10 and not 20 on […]

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