2011-01-13 E-Edition

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‘Star Wars’ model maker dies

Grant Lee McCune, best known as the Oscar winner for the models he made for the motion picture “Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope,” died of pancreatic cancer Dec. 27 at his home in Hidden Hills. He was 67. Katharine, McCune’s wife of 28 years, said her husband began his special effects career while vacationing in Martha’s Vineyard, where Steven […]

Opera presentation mesmerizes audience

Pet of the Week

Girl Scout Cookie Rally And Bake-off

Sat., Jan. 15

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center, California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Local county chefs, motherdaughter teams compete in bake-off using Girl Scout cookies. Silent auction, tasting tickets for public. Money raised supports Girl Scout leadership program and local Gold Award scholarships. Phone: 800.822.2427Contact: Pattie MullinsEmail: pmullins@girlscoutsccc.orgTime: 10:00 a.m. Date: 1/15/2011 THURS., […]

Become the de-terminator

“The longer I live, the more I am certain that the difference between the great and the insignificant is energy—invincible determination—a purpose once fixed, and then death or victory.” — Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton I’m always on the lookout for real- life examples of people who demonstrate exemplary character from which we can learn and grow. One such example unfolded […]


Michael Malamut is not the president of the autobuying service Autoland. Malamut was the founder of the organization but has not been affiliated with it since approximately 2001. The current president of Autoland is Jeffry Martin. Malamut’s current company, Malamut Vintage Auto, not Autoland, is coming to Calabasas.

Boys & Girls Clubs launch youth soccer league

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes offer noncompetitive Sunday Youth Soccer Leagues for children ages 3 to 6. The eight-week program begins Sun., Jan. 16. Games will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Sumac Elementary School field, 6050 Calmfield Ave., Agoura Hills. The leagues consist of two team divisions, ages 3 to 4 and […]

Museum gives pointers on collecting artwork

The Museum of Ventura County will give a presentation on the history and strategies of collecting California paintings at 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 22 at, 100 E. Main St. in downtown Ventura. The speaker will be Scott Levitt, vice president of fine arts and director of California and Western painting and sculpture at Bonhams & Butterfield. Levitt’s expertise ranges from […]

Let’s hear your ‘tails’

The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. Not to exceed 300 words, your story can be about an interesting occurrence, or an inspirational moment involving your pet. Send your pet story to: The Acorn, 30423 Canwood St., Ste.108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301; e-mail your tale to newstip@theacorn.com; or fax us […]

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