Author sets children’s book in Oak Park

Edible furniture, wallpaper that comes alive and a talking iguana are among the imaginative aspects of a new children’s book that takes place in Oak Park. Called the “1st Book of the Seriously Extraordinary Crazy Adventures of Becca and Company,” (iUniverse, 2007, $12.95) the novel follows Becca Pennington, nearly 13, of Oak Park and her experiences in an unusual mansion […]

Pretty princesses pause for a royal visit

Summer camps offer fun in sun

Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District is offering four summer day camps this year: Crosstown Kids Camp and Rancho Day Camp in Simi Valley and Fun Oaks Summer Day Camp and Fun Oaks Mini Camp in Oak Park. Crosstown Camp, for children in kindergarten through third grade, is at Berylwood Park, 1955 Bridget Ave. Crafts, water play, sports, games and […]

Arts Festival to honor photographer

Event showcases 165 artists

Local photographer Nick Rodionoff will be the featured artist at the 36th annual Malibu Arts Festival Sat. and Sun., July 28 and 29 in front of the Malibu courthouse. Rodionoff ‘s photography includes sunsets, seascapes, landscapes, location shots, wildlife and the surf. He has been featured in Outdoor Photographer, Surfer and Los Angeles magazines, among others. Rodionoff is the head […]


Directed by: Michael Moore Rated: PG-13 (for brief adult language) Running time: 112 minutes Best suited for: those who suspect insurance companies, HMOs and medical healthcare in general is broken. And especially for those who don’t suspect it (but probably should) Least suited for: the shareholders of said corporations Michael Moore, I forgive you. “Sicko” is the type of film […]

Kathy Fontana

Kathy Fontana and Marlene Mortimer of Century 21 Adobe Realty in Newbury Park earned recognition for top production for the first half of 2007. Fontana and Mortimer bring diverse experience to residential real estate. They teamed up almost three years ago and attribute their success to the attention, enthusiasm and expertise they provide for their clients. Because they are both […]

Local foundation will honor two actresses

Ceremony is July 30

The Calabasas-based Lifetime Achievement Foundation will give a Lifetime Achievement award to two actresses, Mariette Hartley and Marcia Wallace, at 7:30 p.m. Mon., July 30 at the Veterans Memorial, 4117 Culver Blvd., Culver City. Admission is $15, and reservations are required. There is free parking on site. The foundation honors mentoring, artistic excellence and service to humanity and produces symposia […]

Coastal Commission opens novice photo contest

Entries must be in by Aug. 25

The California Coastal Commission announces its 2007 amateur photography competition to pay tribute to the state’s coast and ocean. Entrants may submit photos of the scenic coast, ways people use the coast and coastal wildlife. Plants and animals photographed should be native species in their natural setting. Pictures must be taken in a public place and should be in color. […]

King of the booth

West Hills resident Bob Miller has been the voice of Los Angeles hockey since 1973

West Hills resident Bob Miller has been the voice of Los Angeles hockey since 1973 By Thomas Gase  tgase@theacorn.com Over the past 34 years many things have changed within the Los Angeles Kings franchise. Players come and go, uniform designs have been altered, and the team has moved from the Great Western Forum to Staples Center. One thing, however, has […]

Singer Jackson Browne to perform at benefit concert

Concert will assist at-risk youth

Singersongwriters Jackson Browne, Ben Harper and Todd Hannigan and others will perform a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Sun., July 29 at The Canyon club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. Doors open at 6 p.m. General admission/standing-room-only tickets are $39. There will be a limited quantity of tickets, including reserved seating, for $59. Dinner reservations will also be available through […]

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