This UCLA student earns his own way

By Daniel Wolowicz danielw@theacorn.com With the soaring cost of college tuition a harsh reality for students and parents, finding new ways to earn tuition and receive financial aid are important. Daniel Jacob, an Oak Park resident and a first-year student at UCLA, is exploring one such option. Jacob joined Tuition Painters to help pay his way through college. Tuition Painters […]

Take a free fitness walk at Soka

Encino resident Gail Holloway, a personal fitness consultant and a dance instructor, will lead an outdoor fitness and exercise walk at Soka University of America from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Fri., April 1. The event will occur, rain or shine, on the Soka Calabasas campus, 26800 W. Mulholland Hwy. Admission is free and open to the public. For reservations or […]

Scholarships available for Moorpark College students

For the sixth consecutive year, Julie and Hayim Abulafia will be providing junior year scholarships for students transferring from Moorpark College to a CSU or UC university. Last year, almost one-third of the applicants received a scholarship. The Abulafia Scholarships are not based on GPA scores or financial need. Instead, they provide tuition for the junior year for those students […]

Enroll in ‘Pirate Camp’

The city of Calabasas Community Services Department will offer "Pirate Camp" for children ages 7 to 12 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the week of March 28, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas. The camp will be taught by Young Rembrandts, an organization that presents art classes to youth. The camp’s focus […]

Not happy with Bush’s budget

As Democrats we have a moral choice. The Bush budget offers tax giveaways for corporations instead of college loans for our children and aid to family farmers and rural communities. George Bush is cutting fire assistance by 31 percent below last year’s amount. They are cutting the cops program (protecting the public from terrorism) by 96 percent. Bush’s budget puts […]

Learn the art of hip hop

The city of Calabasas community services department is offering a hip hop dance class for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Participants will learn a fun hip hop dance and learn to sing a favorite pop song for family and friends at the end of the session. Class is 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Mon., April 4 through Mon., May 23. […]


Calabasas Chamber Calabasas Chamber of Commerce hosts a membership luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Calabasas Inn in the California room. Topic will be "Social Security: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" with guest speaker Alan B. Ungar, CFP of Critical Capital Management, Inc. (818) 222-5680 AARP Simi Chapter American Association of Retired Persons Simi Chapter #3605 […]

A dream deferred

Thousand Oaks second baseman Eric Guillen hopes to pick up the fantasy his father was forced to leave behind

By Kyle Jorrey jorrey@theacorn.com The bond between Thousand Oaks’ senior Eric Guillen and his father, Carl, is one forged inside the chalked lines of a baseball diamond. Their story is of a dream deferred, of a son trying to chase down the opportunity that was never given to his father. It’s also a story about responsibility and service, commitment and […]

NCJHS presents ‘Cinderella’

New Community Jewish High School will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s "Cinderella" featuring a cast of 30 students, professional lighting, sound, sets and choreography by industry professionals. Performances of this family-oriented musical will be at 7 p.m. Sun., April 3 and Mon., April 4 in the auditorium of the New JCC at Milken, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. Advance ticket prices […]

Backs Rishoff for State Assembly

Backs Rishoff for State Assembly After two years, I’m back in my favorite city. I lived in Palo Alto, a university town that spills its overflow of Stanford culture and enthusiasm for information and education to everyone. It’s pervasive. You can’t live in Palo Alto and not feel the Stanford influence and enjoy meeting people who are its faculty, alumni, […]