Studio owner celebrates creative dance form

With her toes pointed down and her body perfectly straight, Caterina Gennaro spins carefully around the vertical pole with grace and precision. The Thousand Oaks resident considers pole dancing a sport, a performance art, a legitimate form of fitness and the perfect way for a woman to build self-confidence. Gennaro, 45, owner of Poleates in Westlake Village, says pole dancing […]

Spotlight Award semifinalists announced

The Music Center has announced the high school students selected as semifinalists for the 23rd annual Spotlight Awards. These young artists were selected from nearly 1,200 students who auditioned in six categories: ballet, non-classical dance, classical voice, non-classical voice, classical instrumental and jazz instrumental music. The local semifinalists are: Aaron Page, Calabasas, 12th grade, Viewpoint School, nonclassical voice. Natalie Leibert, […]

Rattlers zap Vipers in tournament finale

Do deputies serve and protect?

I must be completely uninformed because I have always thought that law enforcement officers are supposed to serve and protect the public. In fact, most police vehicles proudly display this slogan on the side of their cars. Unfortunately, serving and protecting the community by the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station seems to be non-existent or not in their vocabulary. Gail Reznik’s […]

Scouts in Pinewood Derby driven to success

Youth orchestra in tune with the community

Concert review

In 1961, two dozen string music students began rehearsing together in a farmhouse near California Lutheran College. The ensemble was formed by a CLC professor named Betty Bowen, who saw the need for music students to have an outlet for community performance. The group would eventually become the Conejo Valley Youth Orchestra. Through the sponsorship of the Conejo Symphony Orchestra […]

Agoura coach pulling for Matthews, Packers

Agoura High has a rooting interest in the Green Bay Packers. Clay Matthews, a 2004 AHS graduate, will start at outside linebacker for the Packers on Sunday in Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Agoura head varsity football coach Charlie Wegher said this is the first time an athlete he’s coached at AHS will play on professional football’s grandest […]

Message of hope and prosperity in Calabasas

Groveman bids farewell in State of the City address

The city of Calabasas last year found the wherewithal to cope with the deep economic downturn while continuing to take seriously its role as steward of the environment, Mayor Barry Groveman said in his State of the City speech Monday at city hall. Calabasas is the owner of almost $100 million in assets, $16 million in general fund reserves— and […]

For the record

An incorrect title was give in the Jan. 20 Acorn for the book written by student Dani Pattiz. The correct name is “Genella’s Big Mistake.” The photo of Dani was taken by Laura Starks.  In the Jan. 27 story about the historical collection that will open to the public at the Calabasas Library, it was stated that Kay Beachy’s […]

The stoic Mr. Stumptail

One Sunday while sweeping I came upon a lizard freshly nailed by a neighbor’s hubbahubba hotrod. Western fence lizards are low riders to begin with but this one was seriously scraping asphalt. I nudged him with my dustbin. Some reflex action or flicker of life pulsed. Balancing his splayed form on the dustbin I noticed much of his tail was […]

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