2002-07-18

Teacup art is good for the soul



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer One might not see it in a photograph or even in home movies, but Calabasas resident Lissy Kaplan will find one’s inner spirit and bring it to life through her hand-painted flower garden portraits on porcelain teacups and settings. Family members of Sept. 11 victim Shelley A. Marshall were recently reading Country Living magazine […]

Nestled Among Oaks



Nestled among oaks on a large lot in a prestigious gated community in Lake Sherwood is this 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath view estate that has been listed for $1,195,000. The home offers a step-down living room with fireplace, bonus room, formal dining room, and sumptuous master suite with fireplace, wood deck with spa, beautiful lake and mountain views. For more […]

Eagles have defense, state championship in mind

Acorn Sports Writer

The Oak Park girls’ varsity basketball team defeated Granada Hills, 50-32, in a summer league game last Thursday night at Taft High School. The Eagles have a new look with senior Lyndsey Medders, who recently transferred from Harvard-Westlake. With Medders and juniors Shir Raanan and Jamie Rauchwarger, all proficient ball-handlers, and inside player Alex Howard, a 6-foot-1 sophomore, forming the […]

‘Beauty and the Beast’ coming next week



Calabasas resident chairs Design House



Pat Spears of Calabasas recently served as the chairman of the Design House 2002 Sneak Peek Tour and Luncheon for Assistance League of Southern California, of which she’s a member. Guests at the event in June were able to see the mansion before it opens in October. Design House is a 9,000 sq.ft. Italian Renaissance style mansion built in 1921 […]

Lynn Regal



Lynn Regal of the Coldwell Banker office in the Agoura/Oak Park area has received recognition for her production and awarded designation in the International President’s Circle, according to Irma Haldane, manager. Haldane said Regal’s knowledge of the marketplace and her firm conviction to provide quality service to her clients have led to her success. Haldane said she has proven success […]

Sports Junkie

Quick Take

Ted Williams passed away on July 5. He’s the greatest hitter I’ve ever seen. He’s the last player to hit .400; he hit .406 in 1941. That was 61 years ago. For several reasons, I don’t think that feat will ever be seen again. Please see my March 14 column of earlier this year about Ted Williams. Story of the […]

University of Judaism to host music, ballet



University of Judaism to host music, ballet Violinist Lisa DeLuca and pianist Beth Sussman will present an informal, audience-friendly recital at 7:30 p.m. on Wed., July 24 in the Gindi Auditorium at the University of Judaism, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles. They’ll interact with the audience by sharing anecdotes about the pieces and the composers. Dennis Karmazyn, principal cellist of […]

Many Mansions names Schroeder new director



Attorney Rick Schroeder, a member of the board of directors of Many Mansions, has been named the new executive director of the private nonprofit housing corporation based in Thousand Oaks. He had been a volunteer for Many Mansions since 1995, joining the board of directors in 1996 and serving as secretary, vice president and president. In addition, Schroeder had served […]

Westlake Village identifies parcels for 315 state-mandated housing units



By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The Westlake Village City Council approved last week a state-mandated housing plan that identifies potential land for at least 315 additional housing units to meet growth expectations of the city over the next three years. Councilmembers unanimously approved the plan, but disagreed whether the land designated for future homes is realistic or necessary. Since […]


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