Host families sought for exchange students

Michelle Johnston, the California manager for D.M. Discoveries Exchange Student Programs, is seeking families in Los Angeles County willing to host a 16- year-old girl from Denmark, a 17-year-old boy from Thailand or a 16- year-old girl from Brazil for the 2005-06 school year. The students have their own medical insurance and spending money, speak excellent English and are eager […]

Garden series opens July 16

Education will move beyond the classroom and into the fields with the start of California State University Northridge’s gardening lecture series. "CSUN-al Gardening," pronounced "seasonal gardening," will offer home gardening enthusiasts practical information appropriate to the San Fernando Valley, said Brian Houck, manager of the university’s Botanic Garden. "The four seasons experienced in Southern California present a variety of challenges […]

Seniors grab your brushes

The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services Senior Recreation Program is offering an eight-week course for seniors called "Oil Painting and Drawing Instruction." The course is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mondays, April 11 through May 23 at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Agoura Hills. Classes are for adults 50 years and older. The […]

Academy of Dance students win two awards

Academy of Dance students win two awards Students from the Academy of Dance and School of Performing Arts, Westlake Village, attended the recent Starpower National Talent Competition in Long Beach. The Academy entered 12 routines and won two "Shining Star" first-place trophies for ballet and hip hop, seven Elite Golds and five gold trophies. The Hip Hop Trio of Natalie […]

Café 14, a friendly tasty place to eat

By Marty Bee Acorns Newspapers What is a restaurant with 14 tables called? Café 14, of course. Café 14 was opened in August 2004 by husband and wife chefs Claudine and Neil Kramer. Tucked in a corner of the Reyes Adobe Shopping Center in Agoura Hills, the restaurant provides a wonderful new dining experience for locals in search of a […]

Who needs hills, trees on Las Virgenes Road?

Who needs hills, trees on Las Virgenes Road? Now that the euphoria of the Calabasas City Council election has worn off, here are some of the harsh realities. The city has totally dropped the ball and allowed developers to rape the hillsides on Las Virgenes Road south of Agoura Road, causing untold delays in traffic and creating a road that […]

Generating food for the needy

Use caution when doing lawncare chores

Weekend yard warriors across the country are scrambling to get their spring cleaning chores underway. Unfortunately, a fair number of them will wind up in the emergency room for their troubles. In the U. S., about 53,000 people made hospital visits in 2002 because of lawn mower mishaps; another 40,000 were treated for injuries associated with other powered lawn and […]

Sesame Street visits Thousand Oaks

Children and their families are invited to take a colorful journey with Elmo, Zoe, Oscar, Big Bird and the rest of the "Sesame Street Live" friends in VEE Corporation’s "Elmo’s Coloring Book" to be presented from Thurs. to Sun., May 26 to 29, at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. In this family production, Elmo […]

Rainbows for sale

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