Cantor Ellis ushers in Hanukkah

Cantor Kenny Ellis will perform three songs from his big band Hanukkah CD “Hanukkah Swings!” at the U.S. Military Academy’s annual holiday concert, “Hudson Valley Holiday,” at 3 p.m. Sun., Dec. 5 at the school’s Eisenhower Hall Theater. The following Sunday, the production travels to Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City for shows at noon and […]

Turkey Bowl for a very good cause

I want to extend my heartfelt thanks to Matt Koller and Monte McNair, the Rishkos and the many players and fans who were part of the Turkey Bowl on Thanksgiving morning. This event, dedicated to Shawn Rishko since 2006, will help many others who suffer with depression, bipolar disorder or anxiety. Matt, Monte and the Rishkos are doing our community […]

Westlake gets its shot to avenge St. Bonaventure defeat

Oaks Christian plays at Valencia in another Northern Division football semifinal

Sensational semifinal showdowns are set in the CIF-Southern Section Northern Division football playoffs. At 7 p.m. Friday, Westlake High (11-1) plays host to St. Bonaventure (11-1) in a rematch of the teams’ epic Week 9 clash, a double-overtime thriller won by the Seraphs, 32-31. That home defeat on Nov. 5 snapped Westlake’s 22-game winning streak and helped create a three-way […]

Working it out

I’ve hit a dead end in this maze called life. I’m broke and it’s my fault. I work on a job-by-job basis— freelance. I’ve worked really hard and many years to get where I am. At times I make very little money. In the last two months I’ve made no money at all. Okay, I’m not doing so well. But […]

Speaker to address Toastmasters

Christian Toastmasters will host guest Wayne Choate at a special speaking event at 7 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 9 in room 2114 at Calvary Community Church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. Choate is a professional keynote speaker, humorist and seminar leader with more than 20 years of experience in public speaking. He has given addresses to Fortune 500 companies, sales/marketing groups […]

Calabasas honors student to dance in ‘Nutcracker’

More than 100 girls and boys ages 3 to 17 are preparing for the Marat Daukayev Ballet Theatre’s 10th anniversary presentation of “The Nutcracker” at the Japan American Theatre, S. San Pedro and Second streets in downtown Los Angeles. Showtimes are 2 and 7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 11, and noon and 4 p.m. Sun., Dec. 12. This year, Calabasas resident […]

Candle lighting ceremony at Janss

Temple Etz Chaim will host a candle lighting ceremony for the eighth night of Hanukkah at 6:30 p.m. Wed., Dec. 8 at Janss Marketplace, by the fire pit near Mann Movie Theatres, 275 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Cantor Hazzan Pablo Duek will lead Hebrew School students and all in attendance in song. Rabbi Spiegel will say the blessing as […]

Majority favors Rocketdyne plan

I am writing in response to the article attempting to make the case that the Rocketdyne cleanup agreement is under scrutiny. I am dumbfounded that The Acorn would use comments from two individuals, one of whom used to work on the Rocketdyne site, and write a demonstrably misleading headline. Over 1,700 people wrote to the state supporting the cleanup. Only […]

Woods returns to Chevron World Challenge

There’s a Tiger on the loose in Thousand Oaks. Tiger Woods, the world’s second-ranked golfer, headlines a strong 18-man field during this week’s Chevron World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club. The four-day event, which helps benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation, begins today and concludes Sunday afternoon. Weekend action will be shown live on NBC television. Woods skipped the tournament last […]

Rotary names Protectors Award winners

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