2014-12-04 E-Edition

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Families gobble up the fun

Not yet here, the holidays are already a wrap

All hail the holiday shopper, the brave soul who heads out after a full day at work or gives up precious time during the weekend to find that perfect gift for someone else. It takes courage and fortitude to battle the crowds and brave the sticker shock. The Internet has made holiday shopping much easier, but it still takes time […]

Actor loves playing the ‘doofus’ in ‘Beauty’

Completing a brief engagement at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza this weekend is Disney Theatrical’s perennial favorite, “Beauty and the Beast.” The show, which is being produced by Theater League, is in the middle of a national tour that marks its 20th anniversary. Originally produced in 1994, it ran for 13 years, becoming the benchmark for a succession of […]

A special day, relatively speaking

Early kindergarten through sixth-grade students at Sierra Canyon School welcomed over 350 grandparents and grand friends to join them in class recently for the annual Grandparents Visiting Day. The special occasion is part of the school’s family-oriented approach to learning. “I was touched to see 4-yearolds making family trees with their grandparents in Early Kindergarten and third-graders creating working volcanoes […]

Flying Squirrel

Travel gifts

The gift-giving season is here. It’s the season for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and every year, it seems, a couple more “Buy now!” shopping days are added to the mix. If you have a traveler in your life to shop for, you have a wide variety of possibilities. Luggage and travel bags can make ideal gifts. First, everyone who […]

Letter opposed

Your own letters to the editor guidelines states that “no more than one letter per month may be submitted.” Yet your readership here in the Agoura area has been subjected in successive weeks to the progressive, secular rants of one Larry Brown. Do your job and better police your policy. The Acorn is a community newspaper, and letters to the […]

It’s Christmas time with Celtic concert

Karan Casey also performs

Ireland’s acclaimed acoustic band Lúnasa brings a Celtic Christmas celebration to the Kavli Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Dec. 12 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 T.O. Blvd. The concert is a benefit for Performances To Grow On. Lúnasa has performed at the Hollywood Bowl, Dublin’s National Concert Hall, the Sydney Opera House and at the White House. […]

High School Hi Lights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Dec. 5: Fall play/black box theater/7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 6: Fall play/black box theater/2 and 7 p.m. Wed., Dec. 10: IB information night/A1/6 p.m. Jazz concert/performing arts education center/7 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 11: Fall play/ black box theater/7 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Dec. 5: Dance concert/ PAEC/7 p.m. Sat., Dec. 6: Saturday school/ library/8:30 to 10:30 a.m. […]

Car clubs to deliver goodies for toy drive

On Sunday, two car clubs will caravan to deliver donated toys they have collected and give them to a boy who is organizing his fifth annual toy drive. Casey Abrams, 11, will donate the gifts to the pediatric patients at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, where he has been a frequent patient since birth. Escorted by the Los Angeles Fire and […]