Native American art show

The National Park Service will host its annual Winter Solstice Art Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Dec. 1 at the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center at Lynn Road and Via Goleta, Newbury Park. Native American artists from various tribes will show and sell paintings, ceramics, stone carvings, dream catchers, gourds and musical instruments. Renowned […]

Sunset at Paramount

New Shul hosts musician

The New Shul of the Conejo in Agoura Hills will host a community menorah-lighting to celebrate Hanukkah on Sun., Dec. 1 at 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot outside Agoura Deli on Kanan Road. “It should be a lot of fun, and everyone is invited,” said Rabbi Michael Barclay. “The special highlight is that I will be joined in lighting […]

Riding against traffic unsafe

As an avid bicycle rider and nationally trained cycling instructor, I must take strong exception to John Dalrymple’s misinformed opinion (Letters, Acorn, Nov. 14) about “Walk, ride against traffic.” For bicycle riders this is tragic misinformation. One of the major causes of bicycle/vehicle collisions is bicycles riding on the wrong side of the road, facing traffic. First, these are our […]

Boutique shopping benefits charities

Holiday boutique

The Agoura Animal Shelter will host two more holiday boutiques from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., Dec. 7 and 14 at the shelter, 29525 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. The first event on Nov. 16 brought in $1,500. Funds raised will benefit Healthcare for Homeless Animals, the nonprofit that funds medical care for homeless pets at the shelter. In addition […]

Tennis festival scores a victory for kids with cancer

Bomb threat provides teachable moment

A bomb threat at Oak Park High School last month turned out to be a hoax, but administrators said it gave them a chance to test the school’s emergency system and disaster preparedness. On the morning of Oct. 23, a staff member received an email stating that a bomb was planted at the school. Oak Park Unified School District Superintendent […]

The Movie Nut

This movie is more ambitious, more aggressive, more atmospheric than the first “Hunger Games.” It’s darker and more desolate, with characters who are more multidimensional, sets that are more elaborate, a plot that is more complex. And yet, “ The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” ends so abruptly it makes the whole movie feel more like a setup for the next […]

YAE production is a wish granted

At this time of year children everywhere are drafting their wish lists. It’s the season for giving and receiving, which makes a production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Into the Woods” even more relevant because the show presents some of the consequences of wish fulfi llment. In a year (1987) that also saw the premiere of “Phantom of the […]