2004-07-22

Making movie sounds



Actress, teacher says life experiences improve acting



By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com A good actor isn’t just someone who knows his or her craft very well. A good actor should also have vast life experiences to draw from. Westlake Village actress and acting teacher Diane Franklin, 41, known for her leading role in "Better Off Dead" (cast opposite John Cusack), said her acting has been influenced by her […]

SUN., JULY 25



Monkee Biz in Agoura The Missing Links in "A Tribute to the Monkees" perform all the songs that made The Monkees famous at 6 p.m. at Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Drive, Agoura Hills, in city of Agoura Hills Summer "Concerts in the Park" series. Free. Leave pets home. (818) 597-7361

Events set for Calabasas Center of Dynamic Living



The Calabasas Center of Dynamic Living will present the following services at the Hilton Garden Inn, 24150 Park Sorrento, Calabasas except where otherwise noted. On Sundays, meditation is at 9:30 a.m., service from 10 to 11 a.m. The cost is a "love offering" except for the potluck lunch (cost will be the price for food). For more information call (818) […]

Sniglets and

Contemporary Slang

I’d never heard of a sniglet until just recently even though I’d heard children frequently tangle their words. Former "Saturday Night Live" comedian Rich Hall is generally credited with creating sniglets when he wrote a series of sniglet books that were published by Collier Books in the mid-’80s. I believe he also incorporated sniglets into his SNL skits. So, what […]

Dogs trained to avoid rattlesnakes



Honored for service



Las Madrinas ("The Godmothers") was founded in 1933 to support healthcare and research at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Las Madrinas has supported the cause of pediatric medicine for 71 years. In 1939, the organization began its fundraising tradition of honoring families who’ve demonstrated a commitment to the greater Los Angeles community by presenting their daughters at an annual Debutante Ball. […]

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Carvel ice cream returns to Conejo Valley/Las Virgenes in T.O. By Michelle Knight
knight@theacorn.com


Carvel ice cream returns to Conejo Valley/Las Virgenes in T.O. By Michelle Knight knight@theacorn.com Cathy Nathan grew up on tasty Carvel, a 70-year-old brand of ice cream well-known to residents outside of California. So when the New York native and her husband, Marc—both Thousand Oaks residents since 1998—wanted to open an ice cream franchise, they immediately thought of the famous […]

Temple to celebrate ‘Shabbat Under the Stars’



Temple Beth Haverim will host its annual "Shabbat Under the Stars," a great way to welcome the Sabbath in a beautiful outdoor setting with family and friends beginning at 7 p.m. Fri., Aug. 6 at Oak Canyon Park in Oak Park. Rabbi Gershon Johnson, Rabbi Lynne Kern, Cantor Kenny Ellis and Eileen Weiser, music director, will lead the service, which […]

Some neighborhoods don’t need bigger houses



Some neighborhoods don’t need bigger houses Some neighborhoods don’t need bigger houses Thanks to inflated prices for land in Conejo Valley/Las Virgenes and to the not-so-inflated scruples of developers, it now is possible to borrow a cup of sugar from the family next door without leaving home. Houses in some areas are so close together that you can just open […]


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