Learn to rumba at Pierce

Los Angeles Pierce College Extension is offering a dance course to teach the popular Latin dances and variations of the rumba, cha-cha, mambo and merengue. In addition, the Rumba hip-motion will be covered as well as lead, follow and timing techniques. Couple registration isn’t required. Instructor Betty Cates is a formally trained Arthur Murray dance instructor and director. "Salsa—Red Hot" […]

Sick of the attacks on President Bush

I am very concerned about the current attack against the president by the Democratic Party. Rarely have I seen such sleazy political spin so early in a campaign that has not even officially begun. The Democrats have yet to choose their presidential candidate. John Kerry served his country in Vietnam. So did President George W. Bush. And, let us not […]

Man found in burned car committed suicide, coroner’s office says

Man found in burned car committed suicide, coroner’s office says A man apparently committed suicide in Agoura Hills last week. The charred body of 33-year-old Leo Cooper of Sherman Oaks was found in the backseat of his burning Cadillac last Friday. The investigation, which was originally assigned to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Depart-ment’s homicide division, was turned over to […]

Private screening to benefit Grad Night

The Oak Park High School Grad Night Committee will host a private benefit screening of the film "Starsky & Hutch," starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, at 7 p.m. Thurs., March 4 at the Mann Agoura 8 Cinemas, 29045 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Tickets at $7.50 will be available at the door. "Starsky & Hutch" T-shirts or key chains will […]

Book sale set

The Friends of the Calabasas Library will host their quarterly book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., March 6 and from noon to 3 p.m. Sun., March 7 at the library, 23975 Park Sorrento, Calabasas. Thousands of books, including new hardcover adult fiction, cookbooks and children’s literature will be priced from 50 cents to $2. Videos and book […]

Conejo Jewish Day School celebrates anniversary

The Conejo Jewish Day School (CJDS) of Agoura Hills will mark its third year of existence with a gala banquet and concert on Sun., Feb. 29 at the Warner Center Marriott Hotel, Woodland Hills. Highlighting the celebration will be a performance by the Conejo Jewish Day School Choir, a silent auction and an awards presentation. The event’s theme will be […]

Come over, cozy up to fabric art at Ventura museum

Quilts, once made to keep families warm through winter, now hang in museums and art galleries. Jackets, purses, vests and boots, in the hands of artists, have become one-of-a-kind works of art. "At the Cutting Edge: Contemporary Fabric Art" is a juried exhibition of 24 quilts and 12 wearable art pieces created by 29 artists from Ventura and Santa Barbara […]

Money needed for disabled children’s park

Money needed for disabled children’s park The Las Virgenes Special Education PTA (LVSEPTA) would like to thank the Calabasas City Council, Education Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, Community Services Director Jeff Rubin and LVUSD School Board Member Cindy Iser for their guidance and enthusiastic support of a plan to bring a fully accessible playground to the city of Calabasas. Currently […]


Local former prosecutor wrote book about famous

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KKK case porter@theacorn.com Local resident John Phillips is proud of his many accomplishments since graduating from Loyola Law School in 1979. But there’s one case he’s especially proud of—and it’s the subject of a book released two years ago, "Sign of the Cross." The book was written by Phillips. While serving as special prosecutor for the Los Angeles County District […]

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