2012-02-09

Gala for Wellness Community



The Wellness Community Valley/ Ventura will celebrate more than two decades of providing support and education to people fighting cancer at the Evening of Hope annual gala from 6 p.m. to midnight Fri., May 4 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Two Dole Drive, Westlake Village. One of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the organization, the gala will include […]

Organ transplant awareness



I just had to write after seeing last week’s Acorn article on the kidney transplants and want to thank you for bringing this to people’s attention. Fourteen years ago I donated my right kidney to my father, who was 68 at the time. He was on home dialysis, four times per day. He is now 82 years old and doing […]

Connecting cities through the arts




Constance Joculvar is on a mission to bring communities together through culture and art. Joculvar is a cultural arts consultant with the cities of Agoura Hills and Malibu, and is a member of the advisory board for the Thousand Oaks Regional Art Museum. She introduced the art of actor Daniel Stern to the Agoura Hills community at last year’s Reyes […]

Broadway stars bring romance to Woodland Hills

Performance to benefit Youth Musical Theatre

Broadway stars Raymond Saar, artistic director of Youth Musical Theatre, and Diane Ketchie will present a special Valentines’ Day concert titled “Isn’t It Romantic,” at 8 p.m. Sat., Feb. 11 in the sanctuary of Woodland Hills Community Church, 21338 Dumetz Road. The evening will also have a silent auction and a “meet the artists” reception and dessert bar following the […]

Dog adoption brings smiles



Book donations will give support



The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura is collecting new and used books for an upcoming book sale to raise funds for its free programs of support and education for people with cancer and their families. Books can be dropped off today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Oaks shopping center in the vacant store on the first floor between Banana […]

A bad signal



I am alerting all citizens to the fact that there are telecommunications lobbyists actively working to subvert the will of the people of Calabasas. The evidence is contained in the proposed wireless ordinance. For example, the installation of “stealth” facilities as proposed and installed in our scenic corridors and Wild Walnut Park are hardly invisible to the surrounding communities. As […]

Travelin’ to the beat of a different drum



Fresh take on ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Play review


The Young Artists Ensemble’s production of “Beauty and the Beast Jr.,” which opened last weekend at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, is a great introduction to live musical theater for children who have never experienced it. The story is an adaptation of the Disney musical, condensed for performance by middle- and high-school-aged youngsters. At only 70 minutes, which doesn’t […]

Squirrel of the Month




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