AIDS quilt displayed at Agoura

High School

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The three quilt panels that hung at Agoura High School told a story, a tale of loss and remembrance of those who have died from AIDS. The panels, part of the AIDS Memorial Quilt project based in Georgia, have been returned, but the lessons taught through the quilt project will long be remembered by students who […]

Music Society will be honored at festival

Now in its 44th year, the Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest & Folk Festival will honor the California Traditional Music Society (CTMS) and Clark and Elaine Weissman, its leaders for the past 20 years. The CTMS will be honored for its work preserving and disseminating traditional folk music and related folk arts of America’s diverse cultural heritage and for broadening public […]

Comedian learns to live with MS

Comedian learns to live with MS By Jonathan Katz Like the old commercial, I’m not a shrink, but I played one on TV. For six years I was "Dr. Katz" on Comedy Central’s Emmy award-winning animated series "Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist." Acting and making people laugh have always been my passions, no matter what happens in my life. And, truthfully, […]

Cultural Differences

A recent tour of colleges in the South got me thinking about cultural differences and the balance between security and adventure. Being exposed to new ideas and having your view of the world challenged is what makes college such a transforming experience. That’s why admissions officers work hard to put together a diverse class. But colleges do have distinctive atmospheres, […]


Local kids to perform in ‘The King and I’

Local children are among the 75 youthful cast members in the Chamberlains’ Performing and Fine Arts Academy’s production of "The King and I." The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Fri., May 28 and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sat., May 29 in the Smothers Theatre on the Pepperdine University campus at 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy., […]

Health the topic of chamber meeting

The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce will host "Good Health, Naturally": Business Workshop II from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tues., May 18 at Calabasas City Library, 23975 Park Sorrento, Calabasas. Participants in the panel discussion include several healthcare professionals. Admission is $10 for chamber members, $15 nonmembers. RSVP to the chamber office at (818) 222-5680.

Mothers to examine media distortions

The Conejo Valley Chapter of Mothers and More will host their monthly chapter meeting from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. tonight, Thurs., May 13, at Conejo Church of Christ, 2525 Hillcrest Ave., Thousand Oaks. Their topic will be "Pop Culture Moms." The group will take a look at some of the ways in which mothers have been portrayed in popular culture, […]

Great news: Chocolate may have health benefits

Around the world, chocolate lovers are rejoicing. Several scientific studies support what they’ve been hoping for: chocolate may have heart health benefits. Since chocolate, made of the beans of the cacao tree, is essentially a plant-derived food, it’s a source of naturally occurring plant compounds that may offer health benefits when consumed. The compounds that are uniquely abundant in cocoa […]

Information on Calabasas programs now available

The city of Calabasas Community Services Department has announced that the summer 2004 Recreation Programs and Community Events schedule will be available the week of May 24. Activities and classes planned for the summer season include: tiny T-ball, pee wee soccer, guitar, karate, hockey, summer camps, sports and science camps, drama, tennis and others. Recreation classes will begin the end […]

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