13-year-old violin virtuoso to perform next week

Thirteen-year-old eighth-grader Laura Ha, a multiple-award-winning violinist, will be the featured performer in a show at 11 a.m. Tues., Jan. 6 in the Gindi Auditorium at the University of Judaism located at 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air. As part of the Young Artists Concert Series sponsored by University Women, Ha will perform classical selections. The violinist won the grand prize […]

Agoura Hills Planning Commission approves hotel construction

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Construction of a 125-unit Hilton Homewood Suites Hotel in Agoura Hills has been approved by the Agoura Hills Planning Commission. The development is part of the Oak Creek residential and commercial subdivision located on the north side of Canwood Street, east of Kanan Road. The planning commission unanimously approved a conditional use permit (CUP) […]

Website assists vets in healthcare matters, new features on the way

A new Website is making it easier for veterans to take an active role in staying healthy. The new site, My HealtheVet (MHV), linking veterans with the information they need to better understand, maintain and manage their health, was launched on Veterans Day 2003 by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Once fully implemented, the new veteran health portal will […]

Musical drama coming to

West Hills
this month

West Hills this month The West Valley Jewish Community Center (JCC) Players will present the musical drama "I Always Wanted to Love You" at 8 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 24 and 31 and at 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 at the center, located on the Bernard Milken Jewish Community Campus, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. The adult family […]

Calabasas may promote monthly Walk to School days

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Calabasas might have a Walk to School event every month following the opening of A.C. Stelle Middle School on Jan. 5. During a recent traffic and transportation commission meeting, city staffers suggested that the first Wednesday of each month could be a Walk to School Day. Officials hope to reduce the number of vehicles […]

SAT., JAN. 3

SAT., JAN. 3 Post Polio Support Post Polio Support Group meets 1:30 p.m. at United Methodist Church, Fireside room, 2394 Erringer Road, Simi Valley. (805) 581-1939 If Oaks Could Talk Peter Strauss Ranch, 30000 Mulholland Hwy. (at Troutdale Drive), Agoura: Meet 10 a.m. at ranch house for a docent led easy paced stroll among the oaks, ferns and mosses and […]

Chamber music concert scheduled

Sepulveda Unitarian-Universalist Society will host a chamber music concert featuring the Foothill Trio Plus One at 3 p.m. Sun., Jan. 18 at the Society’s structure known as "The Onion." "The Onion" is located at 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Clarinetist Ruby Luban, violist Jo Ann Hakonsson, cellist Francine Chapman and pianist Steven Schneider will perform chamber works by Bruch, Milhaud, […]

Sign of things to come

Spirent spirit

Calabasas-based Spirent Communications and its employees donated over 50 stuffed toy kittens to patients at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks for the holidays. Kris Carraway Bowman, Los Robles director of marketing and public relations, expressed gratitude to the company for their donation, which she said served to cheer pediatric, adult and senior patients who had to spend […]

Thanks for helping the annual holiday food drive

Thanks for helping the annual holiday food drive The 24th annual Santa Comes to Agoura and Beyond was once again a monumental success. This remarkable event was due to the generosity of so many members of our community that donated groceries, turkeys, grocery store scrip, money and gifts and toys. The program is operated by an unpaid staff of volunteers. […]