2008-04-10

Student to host ‘rent’ parties Sunday

Event reminiscent of Harlem Renaissance

Students at Agoura High School are stepping back in time as part of a school project. On Sun., April 13, “rent” parties will be hosted on the campus as the culmination of an English unit on the Harlem Renaissance. In Harlem in the early 1920s, rent parties were thrown by black residents who couldn’t afford to pay the exorbitant apartment […]

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The Westlake Village office of Re/Max Olson and Associates had sales production in March of over $43 million, as announced by vice president/ sales manager Jeff Rosenblum. The office is the only full service real estate office in the city of Westlake Village, and its agents are available to assist buyers and sellers. The office opened in 2001. For information […]

Residents invited to water-wise gardening classes



Water-wise gardening classes sponsored by Las Virgenes Municipal Water District will be held on four consecutive Wednesdays, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Wed., May 7 at the water district headquarters, 4232 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. The sessions offer live instruction, handson demonstrations, slide presentations, displays and exercises. Classes cover basic landscape design, Californiafriendly plants, efficient irrigation systems, soil, water […]

Agoura serves up free healthy picnic



The city of Agoura Hills presents the Planet Expo and Healthy Picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., April 19 at Sumac Park, 6000 Calmfield Ave., Agoura Hills. Admission is free. Attendees may bring a blanket or beach chair to enjoy a picnic of fresh fruits, veggies, salads and sandwiches. Activities include a rock climbing wall, walking challenge, games […]

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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 e-mail updated information to newstip@theacorn.com. Agoura Chargers Fri., April 11: Lip Sync/G building/7 p.m. Mon., April 14: Musical rehearsal/G building/3 p.m. (through Thursday) Calabasas Coyotes Fri., April 11: Third quarter ends Mon., April 14: Sprit week begins […]

Donate musical instruments to St. Max for sister parish



St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church is helping its sister parish, St. Michael’s in Los Angeles, to improve its school music program by donating musical instruments. Alan Brauer, a member of the St. Max community, launched a drive to collect gently used musical instruments to start up a music program for St. Michael’s elementary and middle school students. “By donating your […]

Method Fest presents winners



Melissa Leo and Richard Jenkins won the top acting honors at the 10th annual Method Fest Independent Film Festival awards ceremony on April 3 at Viewpoint School in Calabasas. Leo won the Time Warner Cable Geraldine Page Award for Best Actress for her performance in “Lullaby.” Jenkins took home the Charter Communications John Garfield Award for Best Actor for his […]

An Expansive Tudor Style Estate With Room For Everything



This Tudor style home has 10 bedrooms, 10 full baths and 2 half baths in approximately 12,000 square feet on over one flat acre. The kitchen has granite countertops with tile back splash, small bone cabinetry with under cabinet lighting. There is a twobedroom guest apartment with several amenities. There is a pool with waterfalls, a kiddie pool and spa […]

Oak Park residents plant water-wise garden



Native gardens are becoming a popular landscape choice for residents and public agencies. Drought conditions in Southern California and restrictions on how much water will be allocated to the south from Northern California have increased public awareness of water conservation. Judy and Dave McDonald said goodbye to their green, watergobbling lawn last November, opting for a more waterefficient garden. “We’ve […]

ALS benefit walk scheduled

5,600 new cases diagnosed annually of Lou Gehrig's disease

Walk to Defeat ALS, an effort to raise funds benefiting research and patient care services for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, will take place Sun., May 4 at Plaza Park in Ventura. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the opening ceremony will start at 10:30 a.m. The event is part of the continued campaign by The ALS Association, Greater […]