Local teen wins at Maccabi Games

Samantha Macks, 13, of Oak Park recently won five medals in track at the Maccabi Games in Baltimore. Competing in the 13 to 14-year-old division, Macks won a gold in the triple jump with a leap of 24 ft. 2 in.; a silver in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 1 minute, 1 second; another gold in the 4 […]

Auditions for Tiny Tim, other roles in ‘Scrooge: The Musical’ set for Calabasas

The Calabasas Players are hosting open auditions from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Sat., Sept. 14 at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center, 23400 Park Sorrento, for a boy or girl age 6 to 9 to play the role of Tiny Tim in their production of "Scrooge: The Musical" set to debut this December at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community […]

Heat wave causes local blackouts

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The heat wave that hit Southern California last week caused several long power outages in Conejo Valley-Las Virgenes, some for more than 24 hours, officials said. According to Southern California Edison, heavy demand during the heat wave knocked out dozens of transformers and left about 18,000 customers without electricity in pockets from Agoura Hills […]

Locals take a Tashlich Walk

Sept. 11 remembered

California Lutheran Univer-sity’s Drama Department will sponsor two performances of "That Day in September" with Artie Van Why. They will memorialize the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. The performances will be at 8 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 19 and Fri., Sept. 20 in CLU’s Preus-Brandt Forum on the campus at 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Van Why, […]

Kids’ grades go up with tutors

The goal of A+ Tutors is to help students excel in their studies and improve their grades. They prepare students for standardized tests and provide tutoring for students in grades six through 12 in math, science, physics, chemistry and English. They also offer tutoring and preparation for adults returning to school. Small classes ensure individual attention and quality instruction. Students […]

Water polo for teens offered

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services in cooperation with the city of Westlake Village is offering "Water Polo for Teens" at the Agoura High School swimming pool. Participants will learn basic water polo skills and have the opportunity to play games in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The program is coed and offered from 6 to 7:30 […]

An eight cylinder VW—wow

Acorn Automotive Editor

I’ve always liked Volkswagen’s Passat. It’s a luxurious European sports sedan without all the hype from the other German brands, but it’s almost ignored. But not now as an innovative W8 engine has VW ready to play with the big boys. From its introduction as a "people’s car" to the near luxury of a Passat with eight cylinders, there is […]

CHS fire leads to $500,000 damage

A small fire that started in a maintenance room at Calabasas High School around 7 a.m. Wed., Aug. 28 caused an estimated $500,000 in damages. The fire was contained to a small office and supply room in the Practical Arts Building. No classrooms were damaged by the fire, but there was smoke damage in several rooms, including two computer labs […]

Special performers to help noteworthy cause

Theatre for Children, founded in 1929, is the oldest children’s theatre west of the Mississippi and is one of nine services of Assistance League of Southern California (ALSC). The Nine O’Clock Players (NOP) is one auxiliary of ALSC, and its members are volunteers who operate and support Theatre for Children, which offers musical productions of classic children’s plays twice a […]

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