2008-04-03

Writers, actors and directors discuss method of success



JOANN GROFF/Acorn Newspapers ACTING OUT–The producers and cast of the film "True Love" answer audience questions during a Method Fest screening Monday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund’s Louis B. Mayer Theater. Now in its fourth year in Calabasas, Method Fest is the only U.S. film festival to put the art of acting in the spotlight. The weeklong festival […]

Viewpoint students show sense of history



Viewpoint School student Emma Murphy of Westlake Village won first place in the Senior Division Historical Paper Competition at the 28th Annual History Day L.A., hosted by Azusa Pacific University on March 15. Murphy tackled the theme of this year’s competition, “Conflict and Compromise in History,” with a study of how the Massachusetts Bay Colony compromised its ideal of a […]

Aladdin dealer wins award for quality customer service



Carrier Corp., a unit of United Technologies Corp., recently announced that Wayne G. Beck of Aladdin Air Conditioning and Heating Inc. has been awarded the Carrier 2008 President’s Award, one of the highest honors for its dealers. Recipients were honored at the 40th annual Indoor Air Expo Air Conditioning Contractors of America conference in Colorado Springs during Carrier’s annual meeting. […]

Easter Seals raises money for programs



Now through Thurs., May 15, Easter Seals is holding its annual “Be an Angel of Change” campaign. They’re raising money to support the following programs: Infant Development Program– Early intervention therapy and education services for children diagnosed with or at risk for developmental disabilities. Children’s Therapy Services– Occupational, physical and speech therapy for children ages 3 to 12. Early Education […]

Interfaith group to host program about alternatives to violence



The Ventura County Interfaith Community will sponsor an Alternative to Violence demonstration/lecture and a Victory Over Violence exhibit at 7 p.m. Tues., April 8 at the SGI-USA Oxnard Activity Center, 2340 Wankel Way, Oxnard. Guest speakers are UC Santa Barbara Professor Stephen Pope and mediator Percy Severn. A representation from the Oxnard Police Department will also attend. For more information, […]

Blind artist exhibits work



Topanga Canyon Gallery presents an art show by legally blind Woodland Hills artist Alisa Gabrielle of carved marble sculpture and mixed media paintings, “Sirens, Maidens and Nymphs” from April 8 through May 4 at the gallery, 120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Ste. 109, Topanga. The opening reception will be on Sat., April 12, from 4 to 8 p.m. Gabrielle’s work […]

Prudential California Realty Comes To Moorpark



During the first office meeting at his new Moorpark office, broker/owner Bob Majorino told his agents and staff, “We are excited about joining our new neighborhood and becoming a part of the Moorpark community.” Many of the agents in Prudential California Realty’s newest office are already familiar faces within the Moorpark and Simi Valley real estate communities. Both management and […]

Las Virgenes school reserves might be too low

Budget crisis raises red flag

By Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com For the second time since Assembly Bill 1200 passed in 1991, the Las Virgenes Unified School District will file a "qualified" interim budget with state officials, a plan that explains why the district has had to dip into its financial reserves. The Assembly bill was enacted to ensure that California school districts are adequately prepared to […]

Local DJ donates his skills to benefit philanthropy drives



Attend a Conejo Valley community fundraiser or schoolrelated event and you’re likely to see Joe Hecht working the microphone. Hecht volunteers his services as a master of ceremonies to help a variety of worthy causes such as Chabad of the Conejo’s Friendship Walk, the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles golf tournament benefit, the Westlake Village city celebration, the Many Mansions duck […]

Opportunities with Calabasas Chamber



The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce announces its programs for April. For more information or to make reservations, call (818) 222-5680. •A Calabasas Chamber Networking Breakfast will be held at 7:15 a.m. Thurs., April 10 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 24150 Park Sorrento, Calabasas. The topic of the meeting will be “Going with the Flow- Turning Challenges Into Opportunity.” Cost is […]


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