Dancer in a blue mood

Hollywood producer speaks about wartime experiences

It wasn’t easy for movie executive Meyer Gottlieb to address the congregation at Temple Beth Haverim in Agoura Hills last Friday, April 13. It was the first time he had talked to an audience about his wartime experiences. A Holocaust survivor, Gottlieb, 67, spoke in commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day, marked worldwide on Sun. April 15. The Century City resident […]

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All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to contact us with updated information at this e-mail address: newstip@theacorn.com. Agoura Chargers Fri., April 20: Spring musical/G building/through April 21 Sat., April 21: PFC-Eureka Mock SAT/Room A-1/8:30 a.m. Sun., April 22: STAR window/ April 23 to May […]

Young musician in the spotlight

A 14-year-old Oak Park High School freshman and Simi Valley resident won the Classical Instrumentalist Grand Prize during the 19th annual Music Center Spotlight Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Jennifer Liu was among 12 talented young performing artists and four top visual artists who earned an award at the Music Center of Los Angeles County on […]

The argument for gated communities can swing both ways

Some residents in Oak Park are suggesting their homes would be less prone to vandalism if neighborhoods were gated. Private vehicles and public parks have been the frequent target of vandalism during the past year and Oak Park residents are looking for ways to combat the problem. The gate theory has merit. Indeed, communities with exclusive access carry an extra […]

Be sweet to your kids and cut back on the fructose

Expert says processed sugar found in many foods is a 'toxin' to our children

By Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com High fructose corn syrup, a processed sweetener found in everything from soda and sports drinks to pretzels, hamburger buns and ketchup, is a main culprit in the explosion of childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes, a leading pediatrician told members of the community April 4. Dr. Robert Lustig, a professor of pediatrics at the University of […]

Parenting class at Women’s Resource Center

The Conejo Valley Women’s Resource Center will offer a free early childhood parenting class from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning May 3 at 80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Ste. 130, Thousand Oaks. Child care is available by request. The class will meet for six to eight weeks. To enroll, call Pam Borg, center director, at (805) 373-1222. The Women’s Resource […]

School hosts spring tea

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran School will host a Spring Boutique and Garden Tea from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., April 21 at 23838 W. Kittridge St., just west of Platt Avenue in West Hills. The event will feature handmade crafts, gift items and a garden tea, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the school. For information or […]

Agoura chess champ heads to world contest

Simone Liao, an 8-year-old from Agoura Hills, has qualified to play as a member of the U.S. National Youth Chess Team in the upcoming 2007 World Youth Chess Championship. The championship will be this fall in Antalya, Turkey. Simone, a student at Willow Elementary School, has learned chess and competed in various levels of tournaments for a year and half. […]

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