Calabasas plans for cultural festival

The second annual Calabasas Cultural Festival at Old Town, presented by the Calabasas Arts Council, will be celebrated from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Oct. 5 at the Leonis Adobe Museum, 23537 Calabasas Road. The free event will feature exhibitions, dance, music and art. Attendees will celebrate the city’s historic past as the "Last of the Old West" on […]

Look for ‘Food Thyme’ to debut soon in The Acorn Newspapers

The Acorn Newspapers will soon launch "Food Thyme" which is scheduled to run twice per month. Three women will work cooperatively on the column. They aren’t just food or theater critics, or society writers or event essayists, but a combination of all and more. You might call them culinary consultants who possess an understanding that the total dining experience is […]

Interface offers parenting classes

Interface Children Family Services offers a low cost 10-week series of Active Parenting classes emphasizing effective discipline techniques, understanding children’s behavior and strategies to encourage responsibility, and problem solving skills. Classes are offered at various locations throughout the community. For further information or to sign up for a class, please call (805) 485-6114, ext. 685.

Eighth-graders can transfer to the new middle school

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Las Virgenes Unified School District must accomplish a myriad of tasks before opening the new middle school in Calabasas next year, but at least one big hurdle has been crossed. The district decided last week to accept A.E. Wright Middle School eighth-grade transfers. School officials hinted earlier in the year that only sixth- and […]

Area athletes at Maccabi’s

Nearly a dozen athletes from Agoura and Oak Park participated in this summer’s Maccabi Games among 3,500 other Jewish competitors in Montreal and Baltimore. Athletes ranged in age form 13 to 16 and represented nine countries and the U.S. They competed in basketball, baseball, bowling, golf, in-line hockey, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and table tennis. Security was tight in Baltimore […]

Daughters need more than moms for role models

In response to the article published in the Sept. 5 Acorn, "Teen girls still choose their moms as best role models," the article was extremely misleading. Do young girls think about the world they live in? Of course, the answer is "yes." But to downplay the impact of society (and what images the media puts forth for young women to […]

Garden without chemicals

Thousand Oaks resident James Nichols will lead a "Community Forum on Growing Without the Use of Chemicals" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 21 at Soka University, 26800 W. Mulholland Highway, Calabasas. Nichols been engaged in the study of creating a successful, environmentally-friendly agricultural industry without chemicals for 20 years. He has written articles on the subject, personally lobbied […]

Taco Bell promotion to help area youth

Taco Bell restaurants of Thousand Oaks, Calabasas, Newbury Park, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village are sponsoring "Bells for Kids" programs this fall to raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo and Las Virgenes’ new club building fund. Each of the participating restaurants is selling paper bell icons for a donation of a dollar or more. The goal […]

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