Local band teacher finds help in time of need

The local music community has vowed to help one of its own. Friends of Mike Gangemi, a group that includes musicians, school music teachers, band students and parents, is working to help Gangemi, a local music educator, overcome his health problems. Gangemi, 33, is morbidly obese and needs gastric bypass surgery. Although he works for several area school districts helping […]

With winter come Geminid meteors

The Geminids meteor shower is coming soon to the night skies, according to Gary Chapman, astronomy expert and teacher at CSUN. The winter skies aren’t quite as impressive as summer skies, Chapman said. When looking into winter night skies, he said, it’s like looking into the suburbs of the galaxy, and the summer night skies are like looking at the […]

Christmas classic comes to life at AHS

Post polio support group will meet in Thousand Oak

The Post Polio Support Group will celebrate the holidays with their annual Christmas party at 12:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 3 at Du-Pars Restaurant, 75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Lunch will be provided courtesy of a contribution made in honor of Audrey Weum by her niece. For additional details, please call Pat Berry at (818) 879-8788.

Exhibit to feature high school artwork

CSUN invites the public to celebrate the opening of the ninth annual High School Art Invitational, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Fri., Dec. 9 at the university’s art galleries. The work of nearly 200 students from more than 35 San Fernando Valley-area high schools will be represented at the exhibit which features different types of media, […]

Free program will explore urban wildlife issues

On the Edge invites families to attend a free program to learn more about their wild neighbors who live in communities on the urban/wilderness edge at 7 p.m. tonight, Thurs., Dec. 1 in the auditorium at Newbury Park High School, 456 Reino Road, Newbury Park. The event will feature wild animals native to the mountains of Southern California including owls, […]

Voters objected to endorsement

The voters of Calabasas have responded to the editorial in The Acorn (Nov. 3) by voting a landslide no against Measure C on the November ballot. The fact that the Malibu Valley Inn and Spa would be crowding the Las Virgenes Road and Mulholland Highway intersection with 2,000 more vehicles every day surely caught everyone’s attention. Not to speak of […]

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End Unit with Mountain Views

This light and bright 2story end unit townhome is in pristine movie-in condition with mountain views. The unit offers new paint, new carpet and new laminated floors. The complex has pools and spas. For more information on this property priced at $459,777, call Gregg Adler of Coldwell Banker Westlake Village Centre at (805) 495-1048.

High school hazing leads to coaches’ dismissal


An alleged hazing incident last year involving members of Oak Park High School girls’ soccer team has led school officials to ask for the resignation of the team’s head coach Ted Eggleston, assistant coach Gloria Rios and athletic trainer Brenda Pasqua. Although Eggleston would not comment on the incident, he said his resignation is “on hold” and the case is […]