2011-02-17 E-Edition

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Calabasas election builds momentum

Calabasas voters go to the polls March 8 to take part in one of the most unique elections in the city’s 20-year history. A record seven candidates are competing for two open seats on the City Council, and it will be the first time since 2005 that two newcomers will join the council at the same time. Rarely has the […]

Sibilia’s chances improve in light of two open seats

A former Calabasas mayor and City Council member wants another chance to represent the residents. Robert Sibilia was elected to the council in 1997 and was mayor from 1999 to 2000. He resigned in November 2000 after accepting a job out of state but later moved back to the city. The 52-year-old consumer attorney subsequently ran for the council in […]

ArtWalk ‘11 seeks artists

ArtWalk ’11, the 24th annual fine arts and designer crafts outdoor exhibition, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., June 4 and 5 on the Bank of America grounds, 225 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The event is presented by the Conejo Valley Art Museum with the assistance of the Conejo Recreation and Park District. ArtWalk […]

Bar and Bat Mitzvah Expo slated

Party planners, florists, caterers on hand

Friends of Heschel West, an organization that raises funds for the private school in Agoura Hills, will sponsor a Bar and Bat Mitzvah Expo from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sun., March 13 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 Westlake Blvd., Westlake village. The expo will feature party planners, florists, entertainers, caterers and venues. Attendees can sample food and desserts […]

Method actor

The Dailey Method will host a grand opening Sat. and Sun., March 5 and 6 in the Calabasas Place shopping center at 3840 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Calabasas. Customers can take part in 12 free classes during the grand opening weekend. The Dailey Method offers a one-hour fitness class which combines ballet barre work, core conditioning, stretching and orthopedic exercises. […]


Weintraub brings public policy experience to race

The Acorn is publishing individual features for the seven candidates who are vying for two open seats on the Calabasas City Council. The municipal election will take place March 8. As the parent of two young children and a professional with more than 10 years of experience in local government, City Council candidate Alicia Weintraub, 33, said she represents the […]

“The Eagle”

Directed by: KevinMacdonaldStarring: Channing Tatum,Jamie Bell, Donald SutherlandMPAA rating: PG-13 (for intense battle sequences)Running time: 114 minutesBest suited for: those wholove “Spartacus”—and anything remotely similar willsufficeLeast suited for: those seeking another “Ben Hur” Once in a while a good idea spawns a great film; more often a good idea spawns an okay movie. “The Eagle” is, unfortunately, one of the […]

Talk to focus on ‘twice exceptional’ children, their struggles

Children identified as gifted, exceptional or smart beyond their years or grade level often require special classes or individualized educational programs to keep them challenged in school, but some bright children struggle with more than just the need to soar academically. Called “twice exceptional” by mental health and education professionals, some bright children deal with learning disabilities as well as […]