2005-02-09

Bright students shine in competition



BY STEPHANIE BERTHOLDO bertholdo@theacorn.com Moorpark dominated the competition last week in the high school battle of the brains at the 2005 Ventura County Academic Decathlon. The Muskies captured the top team award and won first place in 10 events (essay, interview, speech, mathematics, language and literature, music, economics, social science, art, and super quiz). Moorpark High School’s team, coached by […]

Soka University sponsors free Bonsai lecture, demonstration



Soka University of America will host an outdoor Bonsai lecture and demonstration from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sat., Feb. 19, at the Soka’s Botanical Research Center and Nursery, 26800 W. Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. Robert Pressler, owner of Kimura Bonsai and Landscape in Northridge, will lead the informal session on the basics of this traditional Japanese art form. Participants will learn […]

Hospital foundation offers nursing scholarships



The Encino-Tarzana Charitable Hospital Foundation is distributing nursing scholarships this year. Each year, the foundation makes numerous educational awards. Awards are in the form of cash, made to select nursing students to further their careers. In 2004, the Encino-Tarzana Charitable Hospital Foundation distributed more than $35,000 in scholarships. To be eligible, the recipients must meet very specific criteria. They are […]

Pillow Theatre introduces young kids to performing arts



The Music Center of Los Angeles County will present Eth-Noh-Tec as part of the Pillow Theatre series at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Pillow Theatre performances by imaginative artists in music, theatre and dance engage children ages 3 to 6 years old and their families in lively shows that encourage creative thinking. The performance by Eth-Noh-Tec will at 10:30 and 11:45 […]

Spotlight award belongs to entire group



Spotlight award belongs to entire group With reference to the mayor’s selection for citizen of the year, it must be pointed out that when Calabasas Mayor Michael Harrison presented Citizens of the Year at his State of the City address, the honor went to Spotlight the Arts, and not to myself and Mrs. Gambardella as was reported. We simply co-chair […]

Scholarships available



Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California/Scholars of Tomorrow Scholarship Program has announced its inaugural college scholarship, offering $25,000 in scholarships to qualified high school students in Los Angeles, Ventura and other counties. Twenty-five high school seniors who excel in the classroom and demonstrate leadership in the community will be selected to receive $1,000 scholarships to the accredited college or […]

Local WAC members ‘invade’ Pentagon



At the invitation of Pentagon officials, a group of World Affairs Council-Ventura County (WAC-VC) members recently "stormed" Washington, D. C. to visit and tour the nation’s defense headquarters. During one of its ongoing distinguished speakers’ programs WAC-VC was "challenged and encouraged to come to the Pentagon and see how government works," said Norma Maidel, the group’s vice chairman. Some members […]

Youngsters can learn to snowboard or ski at Mountain High Resort



The Blue Angels Youth Ski and Snowboard Program is offering a ski and snowboard coaching program over five consecutive Saturdays (excluding Feb. 19) through Feb. 26 for youth ages 7 to 16. The multi-week program is geared for novice to expert skill levels and includes five full days of ski or snowboard coaching at Mountain High Resort. Also included in […]

Students invited to perform at Leonis Adobe event



Second- through eighth-graders are invited to appear in the Leonis Adobe Museum Performing Arts musical production, "Down on the Rancho." Participants will learn acting, singing and dancing and perform the musical for the public in the museum’s historic setting in Old Town Calabasas. The musical is based on growing up on a ranch in the 1880s with boys’ and girls’ […]

Conejo Park District should serve whole community



In response to Joy Meade’s letter regarding the Conejo Recreation and Park District’s proposed Lang Ranch Community Park, I say do not use the tragedy of others to promote your own personal agenda. The landslide in La Conchita is still very fresh in everyone’s minds, and we pray for those who mourn and lost so much. However, to liken it […]


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