2011-09-08 E-Edition

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International theater festival returns to Calabasas

To promote goodwill among cultures and commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the California International Theatre Festival will offer a variety of plays, dance, staged readings and concerts from throughout the world. The festival, which began in 2009 in Calabasas, was founded by Linda Purl and M. Edgar Rosenblum. The third annual event will take place from […]

Keeping track of charitable groups

Complaints and inquires about charitable fundraising activities are on the rise. All charitable fundraisers must be conducted according to the law. There are civil and criminal sanctions for participating in, advertising and conducing raffles in violation of the law. A law established in 2000 requires raffles to be conducted so that 90 percent of the gross receipts are used by […]

Horses highlighted in T.O. event

ETI Corral 37 will present the seventh annual Day of the Horse at 10 a.m. Sat., Sept. 10 at Conejo Creek Equestrian Park, 1300 Avenida de Las Flores, Thousand Oaks. Most horse breeds will be represented. The event will have drill teams, cart driving exhibitions, gaited horse demos, saddle-less riding demos, trainers sharing tips, roping cowboys, jumper demo, Ride On […]

JNET schmoozing at Adat Elohim

This year’s annual JNET Summer Splash mixer at Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks has nearly 80 people in attendance. The potluck island-themed event gave members a chance to relax, “schmooze” and get to know members from various chapters. The event had a buffet and a standup comedy routine by member Dr. Steven Kavitky. JNET, a nonprofit, is now the […]

‘Gift of life’ helped save her husband

I recently saw the news article in The Acorn, “Oak Park resident celebrates successful transplants.” The article was positive and uplifting not only giving a good outcome for Oak Park resident, Shirley Pirozzi, but also supplying informative information regarding organ/tissue awareness and donation. In September 2009 my 55-yearold husband was diagnosed with hepatopulmonary syndrome, a rare lung illness caused by […]

Opera debut is a family a’air

Playwright and librettist Cynthia Lewis Ferrell of Oak Park will soon see her latest work come to life. On Sat., Sept. 10, the California International Theatre Festival will premiere Ferrell’s opera “El Canguro” at the KUSC AT&T Center Theater in downtown Los Angeles. “ It’s a project that we’ve been working on so long, and seeing it come to this […]

New members welcome at Assistance League

Assistance League of Conejo Valley is a leading volunteer organization recognized for providing support to the community with a focus on enhancing the educational success of children and young adults. Contributions, grants and proceeds from the annual fundraiser, Kitchens and Cooks Tour, support programs such as Target Clothing Night, where school clothing was provided to more than 1,600 local students […]

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