Jazzing up Westlake

Guitarist Peter White will perform as part of the Westlake Jazz Series on Sat., Sept. 13 at Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For information visit www.westlakejazz series.com or www.hyatt westlake.com or call (805) 557-4762.

Farewell to Stage Door Theatre

In this, my first letter to The Acorn editor, I’d like to pay tribute to an Agoura Hills institution, Stage Door Theatre. I feel almost like there’s a death in the family. Who can forget the dramas and comedies Gale and Mike Monteleone put together on that tiny stage. Each time, I marveled at the set decoration with my friend, […]

Nordstrom opening signals new era at The Oaks

SHOPPERS’ PARADISE—Models in the foreground pose like mannequins at the Nordstrom grand opening last week in The Oaks mall. More than 1,700 people attended. See story page 25.

Weight loss challenge winners are the biggest losers

The biggest losers turned out to be winners at Weight Loss Challenge 101, a local program that concluded last week with the distribution of prize money to the participants who lost the highest percentage of body weight. Acorn reporter Sophia Fischer and I participated in the 12-week program led by Lisa Sallin in her Thousand Oaks home. Sallin weighed us […]

Marmonte standings

Chabad’s High Holy Day services slated

Chabad of the Conejo will hold its High Holiday services in the grand ballroom of the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The schedule is as follows: Rosh Hashana evening, 6:30 p.m., Mon., Sept., 29; Rosh Hashana day, 9:30 a.m. Tues., Sept. 30; Tashlich, 5:15 and 6:30 p.m. Tues., Sept. 30; and Rosh Hashana day two, 9:30 […]

Youth club taps new board members

C. Marsh Bull and James C. Post have joined the board at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes. Bull has worked for Fortune 500 companies such as American Express, Honeywell and IBM. He served for eight years on the corporate board for King County Boys & Girls Club in Washington and helped open a club in […]

Westlake author to discuss his new novel

Mark Lichterman of Westlake Village will host a discussion and book reading of his new novel, “Becoming,” at 7 p.m. Mon., Sept. 15 at Barnes & Noble, Westlake Promenade, 140 Promenade Way, Westlake Village. The novel covers the years 1939 to 1955 and tells the story of a Jewish child growing up in an ethnically diverse, lower middle-class neighborhood on […]

Local schools have an edge

Oak Park and Las Virgenes schools are at the top of their game once again. From the San Fernando Valley north to Santa Barbara County, these local school districts scored highest in this year’s API (Academic Performance Index) rankings, the California Department of Education’s measure of student achievement. Oak Park had a top score of 891, almost 100 points higher […]

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