Curtain goes up on Method Fest

Calabasas rolls out red carpet

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The seventh annual Method Fest Film Festival ends a successful eight-day run in Calabasas with a gala celebration tomorrow to announce the top actor and best movie winners. More than 70 short and feature length films were shown at the Edwards Cinema at the Commons and at the Motion Picture and Television Fund’s Louis B. Mayor […]

Girl Scouts get warm, fuzzy

Seniors celebrate T.O. groundbreaking


Seniors celebrate T.O. groundbreaking By Sylvie Belmond belmond@theacorn.com Many of today’s seniors are proactive: they plan ahead to ensure that they’ll have living arrangements that will accommodate their future needs. Last week seniors from Agoura Hills, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, and even Palm Desert attended the groundbreaking ceremony for their homes next to California Lutheran University, in the Thousand Oaks hills. […]

Seminar addresses care for the end of life

Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center will host a free community education seminar "Advanced Directives: Options and Wishes for End-of-Life Care" at 7 p.m. Wed., April 13 in the hospital auditorium at 18321 Clark St., Tarzana. Reservations are required. Advanced Directives allow competent patients to express how they would like to be treated if they become seriously ill or unable to speak […]

Westlake High sponsors cheer clinic

Westlake High School will sponsor a Spring Cheer Clinic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., April 9 at the Thousand Oaks Teen Center, 1375 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Parents are invited to an exhibition of routines and stunts at 12:45 p.m. Students in grades 2 through 8 can learn what it takes to become a cheerleader. No experience […]

Stage Door comedy opens April 8

The Stage Door Theatre will present the classic comedy "The Pleasure of his Company" from April 8 through May 21 at 28311 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Directed by Mike Monteleone, the play revolves around a somewhat tarnished international playboy who returns to the San Francisco home of his ex-wife to give away his daughter in marriage. He has been gone […]

Porn pops up on elementary and high school websites

Blocking software will be added

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Las Virgenes Unified School District officials approved the rebuilding of the district’s technology infrastructure and will immediately install new screening software to prevent the viewing of unwanted Internet websites. Parents upset over students accessing pornography at Willow Elementary School and Agoura High School spoke to the board of education last week and requested the purchase of […]

Scouts gather for fun events at camporee

From Fri. through Sun., April 15 through 17, all Boy Scout troops and Webelos dens are invited to the 2005 Las Colinas District Camporee. Last year, nearly 400 scouts representing more than 50 patrol units from all areas of the San Fernando Valley as well as from Agoura Hills to Thousand Oaks participated in 22 different events. This year’s theme […]

Speakers to deliver words, wit and wisdom

Speakers to deliver words, wit and wisdom Brandeis University National Women’s Committee, San Fernando Chapter, will present its 16th annual "Words, Wit and Wisdom" event from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mon., April 11, at Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. Speakers include culture editor of Newsweek and Book-of-the-Month author Veronica Chambers; Larry Mantle, host of KPCC’s […]

PacifiCare Foundation awards two $5,000 grants

The PacifiCare Foundation, a nonprofit organization established by PacifiCare Health Systems, Inc, has contributed $10,000 to two community-based organizations in Agoura Hills. The ALS Association, Los Angeles Chapter received a $5,000 grant to assist family members and caregivers in coping with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). The ALS Association provides assistance for people with ALS, their families, caregivers […]

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