Woman has drive to succeed

By Michelle Knightknight@theacorn.com Seema Matai, an independent market research analyst, is running with the big boys. The petite 31-year old is in her third year as the owner of Calabasas-based Interactive Focus, a company striving to take on market research giant JD Power and Associates. Matai began her marketing research career while in graduate school, where she worked on a […]


A Stage Door Comedy The Stage Door Theatre, 28311 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills presents the comedy “The Cemetery Club” tonight through Sun., Sept. 11 with shows at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sun., July 31, Aug. 14 and 28 and Sept. 11. $12 to $15. For reservations cal(818) 889-5209 Learn a Basque Dance The West […]

Podiatrist discusses flat feet in children

Children’s feet come in a variety of shapes, from high arch to extremely flat. A small percentage of children have feet so flat that they have symptoms either of pain, tripping and falling more frequently than their peers or a dislike for extended physical activities such as running and soccer. Treatment for flat feet in children, even for those who […]

Walk a mile in their shoes

Pony winners celebrate

Calabasas inn and spa stirs controversy

Council puts development to a vote

By Michael Picarellapic@theacorn.com The Calabasas City Council is in a quandary over whether or noto annex the proposed Malibu Valley Inn and Spa, a commerciadevelopment that would be builon unincorporated Los AngeleCounty land at the northwest corner of Mulholland Highway and Stokes Canyon Road. In a 3-2 vote last week, the council approved placing an advisory measure on the Nov. […]

Scholarship winners announced

More than 2,200 additional winners of Merit Scholarship awards financed by colleges and universities were announced recently by National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Officials of each sponsor college selected their winners from among finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program who will attend their institution. College-sponsored awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study […]

Golf tourney to benefit abused women, children

From novices to pros, local women can fight domestic violence on the golf course at Interface Children Family Services’ 11th annual Technicolor “Learn with the Pros” Women’s Golf Clinic from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon., Sept. 26 at Las Posas Country Club, 955 Fairway Drive, Camarillo. The cost is $225 per person and includes breakfast, personalized golf lessons with […]

Young musicians to perform classics

The Conejo Concerto Orchestra will present two concerts featuring local young artists as guest soloists. “OPUS 12” will highlight several ensemble pieces by Schumann, Mozart and SaintSaens, as well as solo works by Rachmaninoff, Mozart and Schumann. The “OPUS” concert series is the continuing program of the nonprofit educational organization Concertos with Orchestra, Thousand Oaks, Inc., founded by local pianist/educator […]

Golf tourney to benefit students

Prudential California Realty will honor its scholarship-award winners at a dinner at 6 p.m. Mon., Aug. 1 at Sunset Hills Country Club, Thousand Oaks.The dinner will be preceded by the Golf Classic Tournament, which raises funds for the awards. This year the company granted scholarships of $2,500 to graduating seniors from Agoura, Oak Park, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, […]