FRI., NOV. 19

FRI., NOV. 19 & SAT., NOV. 20 Gingerbread Boutique Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club presents 23rd annual Gingerbread Holiday Boutique from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fri., Nov. 19 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Nov. 20 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village. More than 50 artisans will offer jewelry, toys, holiday items, […]

Pet of the Week

JUST IN TIME FOR THANKSGIVING––Scamper, a 6-year-old domestic shorthair female (brown tabby and white in color), is attentive and ready to be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. Ask about identification No. A3266131. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit the website at http://animalcontrol.co.la.ca.us

‘A Christmas Carol’ continues in Oxnard

Elite Theatre Company will present its adaptation of Dickens’ classic "A Christmas Carol" through Dec. 19 at the Petit Playhouse, 730 South B Street, Oxnard. Doris Baizley’s adaptation has been described as "a 90-minute blitz of nonstop enchantment." Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. on Dec. 4, […]

Scouts help food drive, drop-off locations open

Scouts help food drive, drop-off locations open The Santa Comes to Agoura and Beyond food drive, a public service project of volunteers and the Agoura Optimist Club, is getting help from local Scout Troops. Thanks to the kids and their Scout leaders, youngsters will be accepting donations of nonperishable foods and toiletries from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., Nov. […]

Open house set for prospective landscape architecture students

UCLA Extension’s Landscape Architecture Program will host a free open house for prospective students from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Dec. 4 at 1010 Westwood Center at 1010 Westwood Blvd., Room 320, in Los Angeles. An instructor, a current student and a graduate of the program will speak about the curriculum and careers in the field of landscape architecture. […]

State-of-the-art gaming company at home in Calabasas

By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw, a PlayStation 2 video game, and The Incredibles, a recent movie-to-video game crossover, are expected to keep Calabasas-based THQ Inc. in the forefront of the gaming industry. "Our holiday 2004 drive titles are based on some of the biggest brands in entertainment, including three of the most highly anticipated theatrical releases of […]

Squirrel of the


Squirrel of the RELAXING—After a busy time, there’s nothing like a mid-morning nap, and this little guy is sprawled out comfortably at the home of Bob Ware in Thousand Oaks. The Acorn does not promote squirrel adoptions, by the way. But according to Bob, "Spanky lived in my shirt pocket for the first week until he got big and brave […]

“After the Sunset”

"After the Sunset" Directed by: Brett Ratner Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Woody Harrelson, Don Cheadle and Naomie Harris Rated: PG-13 (mild adult language, mild sexual situations) Running time: 112 minutes Best suited for: "heist" fanatics, Brosnan and Hayek fans Least suited for: hi-tech-gadget addicts, dark and gritty crime thriller lovers Acorn’s Rating Guide: 3 acorns "Heist" films have long […]