2004-04-01

Coming to Skirball

Free summer concerts scheduled

The Skirball Cultural Center will present its third season of free Saturday afternoon concerts, the Café Z series, which features outdoor live music performances from noon to 2 p.m. every Saturday beginning April 3 with the jazz/funk ensemble Maetar. The series continues through October. The companion film series, Cinema Z, explores the lives of great musicians and follows musical traditions […]

Get Up and Ride Again



For some of us, life is hard, then it gets harder. Encouraging or optimistic acquaintances remind us that Things could get worse, as if that was a bona fide cheer-up thought. Sometimes the onslaught of negative news just gets overwhelming. It’s then that I listen to the late Sonny Chillingworth, one of the greatest Hawaiian slack key guitarists, sing an […]

Cops issue warning about firearm lookalikes



The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Malibu/Lost Hills Station, has expressed concern over recent incidents involving air-operated replica firearms. In most cases, the firearms are identical in appearance to genuine assault rifles and pistols. The only distinction is a small orange marking at the tip of the barrel. Due to the realistic appearance of these firearms, local residents have telephoned […]

City of Westlake Village gets award for Foxfield Park



City of Westlake Village gets award for Foxfield Park The city of Westlake Village was recently selected as a 2003 California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) Award of Excellence Winner for Foxfield Park. The recognition was received in the category of park planning for neighborhoods with a population up to 20,000. The CPRS awards program recognizes excellence of agencies in […]

‘Biz Bash’ planned for Whizin’s Center



The Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce will host an inaugural "Biz Bash," a business/community event, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., May 8 at Whizin’s Center, Agoura Hills. Vendors can call now to reserve space. The cost is $100 ($50 for nonprofit organizations). In addition to exposure for local businesses, the event will also feature prizes and refreshments. […]

Panthers, Chargers square off in volleyball



By Steve Ames Special to The Acorn Newbury Park scored a 3-1 boys’ volleyball victory over Agoura last week, a possible indication that the Panthers are starting to improve their game when it counts. Panther head coach Jorge Ostrovsky credits senior outside hitters Casey Fleher and Jeff Lyman and senior setter Aaron Schneider with playing a big part in his […]

Famous singers coming to T.O.



Famous singers coming to T.O. Singers Patti Page and John Davidson along with the Big Band All-Stars will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wed., April 7 in the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Page is best remembered as a singing sensation who made her mark with numerous hit recordings in the 1950s. […]

Having fun with April Fools’ Day



Having fun with April Fools’ Day Today is April Fools’ Day so we decided to publish three bogus stories to have a little fun. One of the stories is on page 1 and the rest are packaged together. You won’t have a problem deciding which ones are fictional because they’re way over the top. We also have disclaimers in italics […]


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