New civic center includes community theater

Fundraising underway

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The Calabasas City Council agreed last week to reserve space at the future Calabasas Civic Center site on Park Sorrento next to The Commons shopping center for a new theater. A new nonprofit group, Spotlight the Arts, is helping raise funds for the new theater. Spotlight will host its first fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. […]

Organic gifts for your sweetie

Red roses and chocolate are the quintessential presents for loved ones on Valentine’s Day, but the conventional production of these gifts is anything but sweet for the environment and for the workers who produce them. This Valentine’s Day, you can treat your loved one and honor the environment at the same time by purchasing organic flowers and chocolates. "The organic […]

Pet of the Week

How to study more effectively

When it comes to academic success, how you hit the books may be more important than how hard you hit them. It’s all a matter of resolving to study smarter, not just harder. According to Ron Fry, author of the "How to Study Program" series of study books, understanding where, when and how you study best is the first step […]

Rock group ‘War’ returns

New crossing flag system promotes pedestrian safety

The city of Calabasas installed the first of several new crossing flag systems last week. City officials hope the flags will create greater safety for pedestrians. The new flags were installed near the roundabout on Parkway Calabasas at Camino Portal in Calabasas. Those who want to cross the street can pick up a flag from a container mounted on a […]

Local author relates terrifying life experience

Fifteen years after surviving torture by Chechen rebels later linked to international terrorist groups, Yvonne Bornstein will be speaking about her experiences and signing copies of her book "Eleven Days of Hell, My True Story of Kidnapping Terror, Torture and Historic FBI and KGB Rescue" at 7 p.m. Mon., Jan. 31 at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in the Westlake […]

Los Robles birthday celebration

For the record

Regarding last week’s story about the Chaparral Elementary School Pennies for Patients Leukemia fundraiser, the businesses donating proceeds include Islands and Baskin-Robbins in the El Camino Shopping Center of Woodland Hills, not Agoura Hills. The events begin at 5 p.m., Tues., Feb. 1. No coupons are necessary.

Church of the Epiphany to present free community concert

As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, the Church of the Epiphany will present a free concert for the community at 5 p.m. Sun., Jan. 30 at 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. Angeles Consort, a baroque instrumental ensemble, will perform. The group performs music from the Renaissance through the Classical periods, with a focus on music prior to the Romantic […]

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