Performers shine at fest

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DANCE, SONG AND DRAMA—At top, Gabby McClinton, left, from the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts performs the musical "Annie" with fellow students James Fowler and Julie Adams during the Drama Teacher’s Association of Southern California Fall Festival at Calabasas High School last Saturday. Above, Robert Blomker of Hesperia High School screams in agony while performing a song […]

Renowned author to visit Round Meadow book fair

Round Meadow Elementary School at 5151 Round Meadow Road in Calabasas has scheduled a Scholastic Book Fair from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily through Wed., Nov. 10. Acclaimed children’s author/animator David Steinberg will be at the fair at 6 p.m. Nov. 9 for an interactive program demonstrating his creative process. Special copies of his books "The Monster Mall" and […]

Westlake Lutheran Church announces services

Sunday worship services are at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. at Westlake Lutheran Church, 2630A Towns-gate Road, Westlake Village. Sunday School for ages preschool through adult begins at 9:45 a.m. Childcare is provided all morning. For more information, call (805) 497-4888 or visit the website www.westlakelutheran.com.

Folk music at house concert

Singer/songwriter Joel Rafael and his band will bring their blend of contemporary folk music with a world beat to the next Concert at the Bodie House at 8 p.m. Sat., Nov. 6 in Agoura Hills. The cost is $15 and the location and directions will be provided upon RSVP by calling (818) 706-8309. Proceeds go to the performers. A dessert/appetizer […]

School traffic trouble continues in Oak Park

By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com Oak Park’s Medea Creek Middle School, nestled in a residential area, is the center of a traffic impasse on Doubletree Street and the surrounding roads at drop-off and pick-up times. The issue has plagued the neighborhood since the school was built, and residents are still fuming about the gridlock. Last week some of the school’s neighbors […]

Dirt bikers explore Sierras

By Sophia Fischer sfischer@theacorn.com A four-day off-road motorcycle ride earlier this month through the wooded trails and alongside the fishing streams of the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains attracted several local dirt bike enthusiasts who share a need for speed and a passion for the great outdoors. Rick Tucker of Oak Park, Mike Holtsnider of Moorpark and Mark Owens of Newbury […]

CLU radio station garners six broadcast awards

Ritch Eich, vice president of California Lutheran University (CLU), recently announced that KCLU, the national public radio and jazz station serving Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, won six Northern California Radio-Television News Directors Association awards for broadcast news excellence. Among the five awards won by KCLU news director Lance Orozco in the Radio Division, Class A, were: live or breaking […]

Lifestyle adjustments help with chronic conditions

For some people, living with a chronic condition such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may mean making significant changes in day-to-day activities, or possibly giving up certain activities altogether. But it doesn’t necessarily have to be that way. In addition to effective medical treatments, developing healthy habits and effective problem-solving strategies—known as self-management—as well as having plenty of encouragement from experts […]

Prospective parents get tours

Round Meadow Elementary School at 5151 Round Meadow Road in Calabasas will host tours for prospective parents. The tours are scheduled from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Nov. 19, Dec. 9, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 18, April 18 and June 10. Other opportunities for visiting and learning more about Round Meadow include the monthly pride assemblies and the PFA carnival/silent […]

Several organizations walk together for ‘special needs’ kids

Eight local organizations will join together on Sun., Nov. 7 to mark "Mitzvah Day" with a Walk-a-Thon to help support the Friendship Circle. "Mitzvah Day," a project of the Jewish Federation/Valley Alliance, is a day devoted to spreading goodness and kindness. Organizations participating in the Walk-a-Thon include Temple Beth Haverim, Temple Etz Chaim, Chabad of the Conejo, Congregation B’nai Emet, […]