2007-05-31

Summer reading programs begin



The Ventura County Library Summer Reading Programs are ready to begin. These free library programs run from June 10 to Aug. 19 and encourage children of all ages to enhance their reading skills during summer vacation. They have the opportunity to read books and earn prizes. Teens are encouraged to check with their local libraries for summer volunteer opportunities. Here’s […]

Shining medals



STARS- The Agoura All Star Team Boys U12 celebrates second place in the Quartz HilTournament. Front row, from left: Sean Kirby, Justin Saeidian, Darren Klein, Brandon Coppel, Matthew Schnaible and Dean Allibrandi. Back row players: Christopher Gardhouse, Eric Benedon, Alex Kim, Kaj Maloney and Christopher Kimes. Coaches are Andrew Kirby and Douglas Benedon.

Something smelly in Calabasas?



As we were leaving Calabasas City Hall, having given testimony opposing a city effort to explore the expansion of sewers to rural areas not currently served, Hal Helsley turned to me and said, “This a betrayal of public trust.” These words from a lifelong environmentalist, teacher, water district board member and county regional planning commissioner strike at the heart of […]

Cul-De-Sac Home



This Woodranch culdesac home has 4 bedrooms plus a bonus room, 3 bathrooms and more than 3,600 square feet. The bathrooms have been remodeled. The kitchen has granite counters, and topoftheline appliances. There are fireplaces in the living room, family room, master bedroom and bonus room. One bedroom and bathroom are downstairs. Off the master suite there is a large […]

Make a date



The Acorn invites community members to submit brief blurbs for free inclusion in our weekly Datebook calendar. The types of items we welcome would include club meeting notices, garage/bake sales which benefit a worthy cause, service club activities, library events, nonprofit musical and theatrical productions, nature walks, festivals, holiday events, and schoolrelated events such as plays, concerts or fundraising events, […]

Calabasas offers classes



The Calabasas Community Services Department is offering a variety of classes and activities. For more information, call (818) 880-6461, stop by De Anza Park at 3701 Lost Hills Road or visit the website www. cityofcalabasas.com. +Lessons in applying makeup will be offered in a fiveweek session. Cost is $60 plus a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor. Participants should […]

Rare heart condition cause of teen’s death



WhenElisa Feldman, 13, died on June 29, 2006, her family and doctors had little clue as to the nature of the disease that killed her. Elisa, a resident of Simi Valley, had just graduated from Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills and faced a bright and promising future. After months of research, doctors now say the most likely cause […]

The trifecta

Oaks Christian boys' volleyball team wins third consecutive CIF-SS title

Having been dealt the day’s first match Saturday at Cerritos College, the Oaks Christian boys’ volleyball team had to wake up bright and early for breakfast before its title tilt against Mayfair High. That meal must have included Wheaties, since it is the breakfast of champions. The Lions defeated Mayfair in four games to win their third straight CIFSouthern Section […]

‘The Tempest’ blows into Botanicum



William Shakespeare’s drama “The Tempest” will open at The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum at 4 p.m. Sun., June 3, and continue every Sunday through Sept. 30 with matinees at 4 p.m. in June and July, and at 3 p.m. in August and September. For 12 years Prospero, sorcerer and former Duke of Milan, has remained stranded on a remote island […]

Agoura’s jazz bands, essentially excellent



It was with great joy that I read that the Agoura High School Jazz Bands performed so well at the Essentially Ellington Competition in New York this month. My son, who graduated last June, was actively involved in the music program throughout his tenure there and had the good fortune of participating in the same competition twice. My wife and […]