Car donations sought

Boys & Girls Clubs in California are asking people with unwanted cars to remember them when thinking about disposing of their vehicles. There are some restrictions and cars must be intact and the donor must possess the Certificate of Title. For more information or to make arrangements for a vehicle to be picked up, please call (800) 246-0493.

If Words Could Talk

The Rolling Stone

1. If April Showers bring May Flowers, what do May Flowers bring? 2. What do you get when you cross a turkey with an octopus? 3. Why can’t you take a turkey to school? 4. What has legs but can’t open a door? 5. Why did the turkey join a rock band? (Answers: 1. pilgrims, 2. enough drumsticks for everyone, […]

Thanks for giving

Master instrumental classes available

The Music Center Education Division invites the public to attend the 22nd annual Corwin Master Classes presented by members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and three internationally acclaimed guest artists—pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Garrick Ohlsson and violinist Jennifer Frautschi. All Corwin Master Classes are free to the public, but reservations must be made by calling (213) 972-3393. All events will […]

Still an Animal after all these years

Still an Animal after all these years By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer One of the most distinctive voices in rock ’n’ roll history comes to The Canyon in Agoura Hills tomorrow night. (Only one hint necessary: "House of the Rising Sun.") Almost four decades after the Animals recorded their famous hit, Eric Burdon’s special brand of baritone blues keeps […]

Westlake residents should speak out on hospital’s fate

On Nov. 13 I went to the city council meeting in Westlake Village, as I saw in the agenda for councilmembers there was a vote to be taken on the zoning overlay concerning the property where the former Westlake hospital site is. At the meeting we were told that this proposal was passed in July and the final voting was […]

Company grieves over loss of favorite employee

Company grieves over loss of favorite employee By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer For one Calabasas company, the holidays will carry special meaning this year. John Dexter, a 38-year-old mailroom worker for telecommunications provider Alcatel, died unexpectedly last month of a brain aneurism. But Dexter was more than just a devoted employee at the company on Agoura Road; he had […]

On the Trail

Out Along Ol

Out in the proverbial middle of nowhere we recently encountered a rather daunting sign. This was while hiking along Ol’ Lonesome Trail, an overgrown road cut that is primarily used by the occasional equestrian now. Lonesome’s what may be described as a somewhat hairy trail, scratchy with dense unyielding thigh-high brush, riddled with gaping fissures in the earth around eroding […]

Dec. 4 Hanukkah event set for

The Commons

Dec. 4 Hanukkah event set for The Commons The Commons at Calabasas, in conjunction with the Calabasas Shul, will present the fifth annual Candle Lighting Hanukkah Celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Wed., Dec. 4 at The Commons on Calabasas Road. It will feature the traditional candle lighting of a 10-ft. menorah, free hot latkes (Kosher potato pancakes) and donuts, […]

Competitions offered to those interested in music

The National Federation of Music Clubs will conduct their musical competitions starting at the state level in early 2003. A Website has been developed that will provide the required repertoire, applications and rules for interested students and music teachers, www.nfmc-music.org, and most of the data is available for downloading. The student competitions will be conducted in 13 classifications and for […]