2012-08-09

Summer ends with modern, classical music



The Pacific Pearl Symphony Orchestra will present its Sounds of Summer Concert from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sun., Aug. 12 in the sanctuary at United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. Westlake Blvd. The event is sponsored by the Pacific Pearl Music Association, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization of musicians. The concert will feature music from contemporary composers and classical […]

Volunteers needed for Alzheimer’s walk



The California Central Coast Chapter of Walk to End Alzheimer’s seeks volunteers to become team captains, make calls, distribute posters, work in the office or help on walk days: Sat., Sept. 15 at Channel Islands Harbor and Sat., Sept. 22 at California Lutheran University. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises awareness and funds for care, support and research. For information, […]

Maccabi track stars shine



Klein death investigated



Officials haven’t yet released the cause of death for Gary Klein, a planning commissioner for the City of Calabasas, who died unexpectedly on July 31. The 65-year-old Klein had been involved in a car accident on the 101 Freeway near Parkway Calabasas three days prior to his death. At about 7:30 a.m. July 28, a 71-year-old woman heading east on […]

Objects to John Wayne mentality



Someone has seen too many John Wayne movies. In his Aug. 2 letter to The Acorn, William O. Felsman advocates for the mandatory issue of concealed carry permits. He seems to think that would have stopped the tragedy that occurred in Aurora, Colo. Dark movie theater, smoke bomb set off, loud movie and gunshots, bullets traveling past you— yes, you, […]

Families camp out at de Anza Park



OLD FASHIONED FUN—Left, Arden Kinkade of West Hills, 8, gets ready to toss a football into a hula hoop ring during Juan Bautista de Anza Park’s Family Campout Night on Fri., Aug. 3. Below, Alicia and Oz DelFoss, 9, assemble their tent. The evening included a screening of “Jumanji,” sm’ores, campfire stories, a nature hike and a pancake breakfast.

Families can learn about nutrition at farmers market



School will soon to be back in session so it’s time for families to think about school lunches and making good choices for sound nutrition. To help families teach their kids about the importance of healthy eating, the Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market Association is offering schoolaged children the opportunity to visit the markets and meet the farmers. “ We […]

Local artist memorializes loved ones with colorful glass keepsakes




Colorful glass pieces in lightreflecting shades are cherished by customers of Memorial Glass Art mourning the death of loved ones. The business’ owner, Michael Cade of Thousand Oaks, fuses the ashes of family members and pets with molten glass molded into vibrant pendants, sun catchers, beaded necklaces and small touchstones. No two pieces are alike. The self-taught glassmaker allows customers […]

Foes can’t catch Bronco All-Stars



Was there fowl play in Oak Park?