Young Artists Ensemble to perform

Group to
J.R.R. Tolkien

Group to present J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ at NPHS Performing Arts Center The Young Artists Ensemble (YAE) will kick off its 23rd annual Family Theatre Season with "The Hobbit," adapted from the J.R.R. Tolkien novel by Patricia Gray and directed by William Shupe. The show runs Fri., Sat. and Sun., Nov. 1, 2 and 3 at the Newbury Park High […]

They like Fox for OPUSD board

Please consider this letter as an endorsement of Jeri Fox for the Oak Park School Board. Her commitment to improving our children’s education and to our community are the reasons why we are voting for her. Her involvement in school and community affairs speaks for itself, and we are lucky to have such a goal-oriented person seeking such an important […]

Agoura Hills donor is on a mission

Giving bikes away has become
a joyful cycle

Giving bikes away has become a joyful cycle By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The holidays are more than a month away, but Mark Blum’s garage in Agoura Hills already looks a lot like Santa’s workshop. Old bicycles and dilapidated parts occupy every nook and cranny, but soon they’ll be shiny and new. Each year, Blum repairs used bicycles and […]

Parents advised to look at marijuana myths

Users say it makes them mellow. Proponents of legalization say it’s okay to smoke. Doctors warn of its harmful effects. Researchers say that in the past decade, the number of eighth graders who have used it has doubled. The debate about marijuana continues, but there is one point that everyone generally agrees on –kids should stay away from the drug. […]

Donations sought for Book Cellar

The Friends of the Agoura Hills Library are seeking used books, DVDs, videos and audiotapes for the "Book Cellar," the used books’ outlet in the underground parking garage of the library at 29901 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills. Donations can be made at the circulation desk or at the Book Cellar during regular hours. Arrangements can also be made for pickup […]

Sports Junkie

Quick Take

To answer the many e-mails about my thoughts regarding the lack of parity in MLB, despite all four underdogs winning their encounters to get to the ALCS and NLCS for the right to go to the World Series, I thought it was great. However, it was an aberration, to be sure. The point is that the major-market MLB teams still […]

Chorale to present ‘Elijah’

The Los Robles Master Chorale under the direction of founder James Stemen will open its "Pure Sterling" 25th anniversary season with the oratorio "Elijah" by Felix Mendelssohn at 8 p.m. Sat., Nov. 2 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village. A full orchestra and soloists will join the Chorale. Baritone John Ross Nelson will portray Elijah. […]

Vote for Fox

My vote is for Jeri Fox for Oak Park School Board. She is an advocate for education. She is informed or reads up to be informed. She doesn’t hesitate to join a committee whether it is about curriculum, sports or a school fundraiser. She is all about Oak Park. She donates her time and experience. My vote is for Fox […]

If Words Could Talk

By Bill E. Brock Forgot What? The joy of living is lasting longer. Our population of senior citizens is growing so much that AARP may have to add another A. Not only does this extended life create a surprising awareness for those who must provide extended care, it provides a well of story material for writers. Notice how many articles […]

Holidays not-so-jolly for Calabasas gamemaker

Uncertainty dampens hopes for videogame company

Leading video game publisher THQ Inc. of Calabasas (Nasdaq: THQI) reported blow-out profits for the third quarter on Monday, but a company representative said results for the current quarter and full year would be at the low end of expectations, sparking a post-session sell-off that saw the company’s stock plunge nearly 30 percent. THQ, the developer of games like "Red […]

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