Hero to be honored

Thousands of television viewers recently witnessed a disgruntled client repeatedly shoot his lawyer at point blank range outside the Van Nuys Courthouse. David Katz, the sheriff’s deputy who tackled the gunman, will be honored at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15 at the Westlake Village Inn. The Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber invites the community to see special guest District Attorney […]

Infant massage class nurtures bonding

By Heather Milo Acorn Staff Writer Conejo Valley Neighborhood for Learning (NFL) is a program funded by Ventura County that is dedicated to building strong families and students. As part of the NFL’s pregnancy and early parent education program, instructors recently offered classes on infant massage for the benefit of new and expectant mothers. The course was taught by Jessica […]

“Cold Mountain”

"Cold Mountain" Directed by: Anthony Minghella Starring: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Brendan Gleeson, Ray Winstone, Donald Sutherland Rated: R (for graphic violence and nudity, adult situations) Running Time: 154 minutes Best Suited For: War buffs who don’t mind a little desperate romance on the side Least Suited For: Romance buffs expecting a distant thunder of battle. "Cold Mountain" […]

Interface seeks volunteers

Interface Children Family Services is seeking volunteers to support women and children victims of domestic violence. Volunteers will be provided with a comprehensive 40-hour training course. The next scheduled training will begin on Tues., Jan. 20 at Interface offices located at 1305 Del Norte Road, Suite 130 in the city of Camarillo. According to Interface Children Family Services, the time […]

Local music theater to host ‘Ragtime’ auditions

Cabrillo Music Theatre will host auditions for "Ragtime," based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, on Sat. and Sun., Jan. 17 and 18. The Saturday audition, open to Equity actors only, is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Screenland II, 10501 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood. The Sunday audition, open to non-Equity actors, is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. […]

Guitar luminaries coming to T.O.

Guitar luminaries coming to T.O. The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation will present "International Guitar Night" at 7 and 9 p.m. Fri., Jan. 23 in the Scherr Forum at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. This event serves as a forum for presenting the world’s most original acoustic guitar players/composers together to perform their latest […]

Author, columnist to speak at Democratic Club

Author and columnist Robert Scheer will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Democratic Club of the Conejo Valley at 6:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 14 at the Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Known for his editorials in the Los Angeles Times, Scheer is an author whose most recently published book is titled "The Five […]

Israeli folk dancing to be offered

Israel Yakovee will lead weekly sessions of "Israeli Folk Dancing" from 8 p.m. to midnight. Wednesdays beginning Jan. 7 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Yakovee is a teacher, dancer and choreographer who has taught master classes and folk dancing workshops internationally. Each dance session will be preceded by lessons from 8 to 9 p.m. […]

New year uncertain for grocery workers

By Saria Kraft Acorn Staff Writer When the labor dispute between grocery workers and market chain owners reached Thanksgiving, officials from the United Food and Commercial Workers union predicted the organization’s health fund would be broke by the end of the year. Not only is the union’s fund facing possible insolvency in the next 30 days, but many grocery store […]

Blinded Veterans Association aids vets

Otis Scott, a decorated World War II veteran and native of Ohio, was just 23 years old when he contracted glaucoma and nearly lost his sight in 1945. Scott could have felt anger and self-pity. Instead, like a remarkable number of this nation’s veterans, he took personal responsibility for his future. "As they released me from the hospital after several […]