Oak Park snow day, carnival to benefit music and art

The forecast in Oak Park is calling for snow when the Oak Park Neighborhood Preschool winter carnival arrives on Sat., Jan. 31. Thirteen tons of snow will be shipped in for the event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Oak Hills Elementary School campus. Activites will also include face painting, balloons, raffles, silent auction, kids’ […]

High School Hi-Lights

  All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. Agoura Chargers Mon., Feb. 2: AP sales begin Tues., Feb. 3: CAHSEE TAB meeting/A-1/7 p.m. Wed., Feb. 4: CAHSEE Thurs., Feb. 5: Counselor chat/college and career center/ 1:15 p.m. Agoura Idol/G building/7 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Jan. 30: First semester ends National Honor Society meetings/lecture hall/12:05 […]

Faith, suffering lecture slated

The Conejo Jewish Academy will host a lecture on “Faith and Suffering” at 8 p.m. Wed., Feb. 4 at the academy, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Rabbi Moshe D. Bryski, executive director of Chabad of the Conejo, will discuss the Jewish perspective on such questions as having faith when a tragedy strikes and responding to the suffering of others. The […]

The Movie Nut


Directed by: Ron Howard Starring: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Rebecca Hall, Toby Jones, Oliver Platt, Sam Rockwell Rated: R (for adult language) Running time: 122 minutes Best suited for: politicohistory film buffs, liberal Democrats who relish the memory Least suited for: action seekers, staunch Republicans who detest the memory “Frost/Nixon” is an exceptional film about an unexceptional (as the crow […]

Your turn to speak

Just as physical exercise is good for the body, First Amendment exercise is good for democracy. The Acorn Letters to the Editor section gives you an excellent opportunity to put your freedom of speech to work by voicing opinions, thoughts and concerns on any matter you wish. After sending us your letter—which should include name, address and phone number—please expect […]

Time again for those Girl Scout cookies

SNACKS FOR SALE—Girl Scouts from Troop 530, with Acorn in hand, gather for the official Cookie Kick Off at Hollywood Park on Jan. 17. Girl Scout cookie pre-sales officially began last week. The Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. have issued a statement assuring the public that the current peanut butter scare does not affect the cookies. For more information on […]

Kids take their turn in the spotlight

BRAVO—Fifth-grade students at Brookside Elementary School take to the stage to perform “High School Musical.” Alina Cenal directed the play which featured 41 students. Todd Waddington was the musical director and Mie Fallesen provided the choreography.

Lift every voice and sing

HARMONY—Seven Oak Park High School students were selected to perform with the State Honors Choir on March 28 at Pasadena Presbyterian Church. more than 1,500 California students were in the running to participate. Back row, from left: Scott Compton, Jared Brown, Laura Miller and Francesca Corley. Front row: Breanne Eilerman, Kerry Anderson and Alexandra Corley.

Pianist to perform in Calabasas

Grammy-nominated pianist Freddie Ravel will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 20 in Founders Hall, Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way. Known as the “motivational maestro,” Ravel will present a concert of R & B, Latin, classical and jazz music. The event is sponsored by the city of Calabasas. Tickets are $20, which includes a dessert reception with […]

Questions regarding city’s future

The field is set for the March 3 Calabasas City Council Election. Incumbents James Bozajian, Jonathan Wolfson and Mary Sue Maurer are being challenged by Bob Sibilia and Dale Reicheneder. On Wed., Feb. 4 the city will host a candidates forum at city hall. On Tues., Feb. 10 the Greater Mulwood Homeowners Association will host a forum at Chaparral Elementary […]

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