Oak Park home hosts Woodie Guthrie tribute

The Joel Rafael Band will perform acoustic music celebrating the works of Woody Guthrie at 8 p.m. Sat., Aug. 17 at Russ and Julie Paris’ House Concert in Oak Park. Hailing from San Diego, the band features guitar, percussion, violin and viola and the songs and leads vocals of Rafael, an award-winning songwriter. The band has shared stages with Crosby […]

mature drivers course will be offered in Calabasas

The city of Calabasas Community Services Department in conjunction with AARP will offer a "Mature Drivers’ Course" from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 24 at De Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas. The course will review basic rules, cover new laws and offer driving tips. A Department of Motor Vehicles certificate will be issued upon completion of […]

Local doctor succeeds with groundbreaking procedure

Local doctor succeeds with groundbreaking procedure The first stent graft repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm in a hospital within the Ventura County and West Los Angeles County areas was recently, successfully performed by David J. Newman, M.D. and his team at Los Robles Regional Medical Center. This relatively new procedure, first reported clinically in 1991, has gained tremendous enthusiasm […]

Local Chamber to host golf tourney

Annual event at Calabasas club

The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce will host its Golf Classic 2002 on Mon., Aug. 26 at the Calabasas Golf & Country Club. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Volunteers are needed to participate. Golf enthusiasts are still being sought to play, with a cost of $195 per player. A corporate foursome is $925 and includes a tee sign. A tee/green sponsor costs […]

Women’s professional basketball is finding its niche with loyal fans

Acorn Sports Writer

The Los Angeles Sparks are the defending champions of the WNBA, the Women’s National Basketball Association, having won the title last year following a four-year reign by the Houston Comets at the league’s outset. Tuesday, the Sparks beat Phoenix 63-56 behind a game-high 23 points from star Lisa Leslie to win the Western Conference championship and secure home court advantage […]

Fringe festival finds its way to local theatre scene

The inaugural Thousand Oaks International Theatre Festival and Fringe will run from Sun., Aug. 26 through Sun., Sept. 1. The festival’s main stage opens with two productions in the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Actor Michael York will appear with Dame Judi Dench’s London-based English Chamber Theatre Company in "Brush Up Your Shakespeare," a lighthearted […]

Art is important in child’s upbringing; helps academic perfomance, experts say

Acorn Staff Writer

Art is important in child’s upbringing; helps academic perfomance, experts say By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer When contemplating education, art is seldom considered as a major subject. But art can be a very important factor in how well a child performs academically. More and more school districts have been expanding their art programs and well they should, according to […]

UCLA hosts two free health lectures this month

UCLA will sponsor a free public lecture, "Herbal Medicines: An Update for Cancer Patients," from 7 to 9 p.m. Tues., Aug. 20 at the RPB auditorium at Stein Plaza at UCLA in Westwood. Lecturer Michael Rotblatt, M.D., an herbal medicine expert, is assistant clinical professor of medicine at UCLA. He will present the latest scientific information on the effectiveness of […]


THURS., AUG. 15 Chamber Breakfast Canoga Park/West Hills Chamber of Commerce hosts breakfast from 7:30-9 a.m. at Stargazers Restaurant, 5600 Fallbrook Ave., Canoga Park. Guest speaker is Keith Frochling, trainer and business coach of Eric Lofholm International, Inc. $10. (818) 884-4222 A Model Lunch West Valley Christian Women’s Club luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Calabasas Golf & Country Club, […]

Agoura youth team excels

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