2012-02-09

Veteran actress channels her inner teen in Malibu Stage Company play




Katharine Ross, the beautiful actress best known for her role in “The Graduate” and “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” will portray a 16-year-old girl trapped in an aging body in the David Lindsay- Abaire black comedy “ Kimberly Akimbo” coming to stage. The play, which is directed by Australian film director Graeme Clifford (“ Frances,” “Gleaming the Cube”), opens […]

Teaching honesty to kids



In today’s fast-paced, wired world, all that separates people from sharing their guiltiest thoughts and darkest secrets with the rest of the planet is a single mouse click or a finger stroke on a smartphone screen. Therefore, today’s children need to be taught early on about the difference between being honest and sharing too much, say experts. “Amid the din […]

Pet of the Week



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 […]


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