Women’s Club marks 40 years of philanthropic work

About 50 women gathered at the Westlake Village Inn recently to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Westlake Women’s Club, a philanthropic nonprofit group that has raised thousands of dollars for local, regional and national charities. Nine past presidents attended the breakfast that included speeches relating fond memories of the city’s early days and the group’s formation in 1968. “I […]

Rhode Island student seeks help

Dear Acorn readers, I am writing to you from the smallest state in the union, Rhode Island. I am a seventh-grade student at Goff Junior High School in Pawtucket, R.I. In my geography class we are writing a semesterlong project, and we are responsible for creating an oral and a written presentation and a poster on a particular U.S. state. […]

Walk the walk

Meenal Kelkar of Integrative InSight will lead an interfaith meditation of gratitude for those who wish to walk the outdoor labyrinth from 8 to 9 a.m. Sat., Nov. 8 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village. For information, call (805) 504-6640.

What’s new on DVD

Film and television author Randy Williams reviews the latest movies, television shows, documentaries and music programs now available for purchase online and at retail stores. The Godfather: The Coppola Restoration Giftset (Paramount)—Five discs, including all three films and more than four hours of supplemental materials, are presented here by the filmmaker as originally envisioned for the cinema. Beginning with the […]

This weekend it’s time to ‘fall back’

Daylightsaving time ends at 2 a.m. Sun., Nov. 2. Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed.

Anthropology expert to speak

The Ventura County Archaeological Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wed., Nov. 5 at Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. John Johnson, PhD, will give a talk on “Momonga and Other Native American Places in the Vicinity of Santa Susana Pass.” Johnson is the curator of anthropology at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. He has published […]

Against the odds, triathlete bounces back

Twenty years ago, Anthony Barton was a talented athlete on the rise. Coaches told him he might even be an Olympian. “There were people who could run faster than me and swim faster than me and bike faster than me,” said Barton, now a 40-year-old who lives in Agoura Hills. “But they said they’d never seen anyone who could do […]

Jewish Academy offers variety of adult classes

The Conejo Jewish Academy offers a variety of adult classes for fall semester at 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. For more information or registration, call (818) 991-0991 or visit www.jewishacademy.com. •”The Chosen People” is a three-week course that examines the biblical sources which claim the Jewish people to be a chosen nation and seeks to clarify “chosen.” The course meets […]

‘Defending the Caveman’ a smash hit in Thousand Oaks

Play Review

Rob Becker’s one-man show “Defending the Caveman” played recently in the Scherr Forum at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, and if the audience reaction is any indication, it’s easy to understand why the show has been a smash hit for the past eight years. “Caveman” is a hybrid: part anthropological study, part performance and part standup comedy routine. It […]