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‘Hairspray’ inspires hysterics

High energy performances infuse show

It’s something that every stage actor fears: losing control or focus in the middle of a performance. That moment happened in last week’s opening night staging of the hit musical “Hairspray,” which began a brief six-show run at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza early last week. During the hilarious but charming duet between husband and wife Wilbur and Edna […]

High School Highlights

All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to e-mail us with updated information at: newstip@theacorn.com. Agoura Chargers Fri., Feb. 8: Operation Shadow Spring play rehearsal/G building/3 p.m. Mon., Feb. 11: Music booster meeting/J-3/7 p.m. AP registration at the AAC Spring play rehearsal/G building/3: p.m. Tues., […]

Lutheran church sponsors fundraising online auction

Trading Graces, an online auction on eBay hosted by Lutheran Services in America, opened recently and will continue through June 10. In its third year, Trading Graces’ mission is to raise awareness and funds to support Lutheran health and human service organizations across the United States and the Caribbean. Trading Graces is open to benefit all member organizations and, new […]

This play is a ‘Beauty’

Oak Park High School invites the community to be their guests when “Beauty and The Beast” opens at 7 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 28 at the school Pavilion stage, 899 N. Kanan Road. Other performances will be at 7 p.m. Fri. Feb. 29 and Sat., March 1, as well as a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Children may also attend a […]

Liz And Stephen Kaseno

Stephen Kaseno has been the No. 1 agent for the Dilbeck Realtors Woodland Hills branch for the past 7 years, and a 7-time member of Dilbeck’s President Council. He has received the Award of Excellence, is in the Top 100 of GMAC Real Estate Nationwide out of 40,000 Agents, and is a Senior Estates Director of the Dilbeck Estates Division. […]

Want to know the best Valentine’s Day gift?

Do you have dreams of the perfect Valentine’s Day? First he comes home with a dozen long-stem red roses, a box of chocolates and a bottle of Champagne. He grabs you around the waist and gives you a passionate kiss. You set off for the most romantic restaurant in town. He listens intently to you all evening. Then, through the […]

King Gillette Ranch is new venue for education program

King Gillette Ranch, located in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains, has been chosen as the new venue for the Las Virgenes Unified School District’s outdoor education program. Rose Dunn, director of elementary education for the district, said the outdoor education program used to be conducted at Camp Cottontail near Malibu Canyon Road, but when it was sold last […]

Learning center kids collect books

Pastor builds birdhouses to fund seminary

The Rev. Sam Duree could be enjoying his golden years in an easy chair. Instead, the retired United Methodist pastor came up with an idea that took wing: building birdhouses to support a Moscow seminary. “I build about 35 different kinds,” said Duree, 77. “I wake up in the middle of the night and can’t go back to sleep, so […]