Calabasas hires new fireworks company for July Fourth show

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com After learning about alleged environmental problems associated with Pyro Spectaculars, Calabasas won’t use the fireworks company again for the city’s annual Fourth of July celebration. City council members recently decided to contract with Fireworks America instead. Pyro Spectaculars, located in the Inland Empire, had presented the Calabasas Fourth of July fireworks for several years. Calabasas City […]

Beginning birders will like this walk

Dr. Robert Agajeenian, a member of the Los Angeles Audubon Society and a professor of linguistics at the Calabasas campus of Soka University of America (SUA), will lead a Beginners Bird Walk from 8 to 10 a.m. Sun., April 18 on the SUA campus, 26800 W. Mulholland Highway, Calabasas. Admission is free but reservations are required and can be made […]

Give blood next week at Kaiser

Kaiser Permanente will host a blood drive on Tues., March 30 and Wed., March 31 at its local facility, 365 E. Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. For hours and other information, please call (818) 719-4329.

Camp to teach special needs students about finance

PAUSE4kids will host a spring camp, "Money Madness," from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Mon., April 12 through Fri., April 16 for children with special needs. Participants will learn how to identify, count, earn and spend money with an emphasis on social skills. Cost is $125. For camp location or more details, call (805) 497-9596 or visit the Internet Website at […]

Conejo Players to host auditions

Conejo Players Theatre will host auditions for the Neil Simon comedy about young newlyweds, "Barefoot in the Park," at 7:30 p.m. Sun., Mon. and Tues., April 4, 5 and 6 at 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. No appointment is necessary. All roles are open. There’s no compensation for the actors, who should bring a one-minute prepared monologue and be […]

Get rebates from Rideshare

Get rebates from Rideshare Metro Transit is offering a $100 rebate to the first 1,000 commuters who join a vanpool as a new rider through June 30. In addition, every month a new rider qualifies, that van will automatically be entered into a monthly $500 drawing to be used toward the cost of the van. Other incentives such as tax […]

Westlake Village Newcomers Club to host an ‘exceptional’ coffee

Westlake Village Newcomers Club to host an ‘exceptional’ coffee The Westlake Village Newcomers Club invites any new residents of the Westlake Village area to an "exceptional" monthly coffee at 10 a.m. Wed., April 7 at Ventura Farms on Potrero Road in the Hidden Valley/Lake Sherwood region of Thousand Oaks. Those attending will be treated to a talk about the facility […]

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Lindero Canyon students get theatrical

A cast of 74 Lindero Canyon Middle School students directed by Mayme Paul-Thompson will perform "Anything Goes" at 7:30 p.m. Wed., March 31, Thurs., April 1 and Fri., April 2 in the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Tickets are $12 and available at the school office. Call (818) 889-2134 for information.

Families are on a roll at Triunfo YMCA


READY TO ROLL—YMCA Indian Princess Chief Aaron Butters, left, watches his daughters Kendra, below, and Carly as they prepare to race their pinewood derby cars down the ramp while Paul Parzik, Triunfo YMCA executive director, waits for the ramp to clear. The Pinewood Derby is an annual event for youth groups, including Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Indian Guides and Princesses. […]