Women of Whizin’s bring a definite wow factor to the marketplace

WOW, or the Women of Whizin’s as a group of female business owners and operators have dubbed themselves, have brought a wow factor to holiday shopping at Whizin Market Square in Agoura Hills. Of the dozens of retail stores, restaurants, galleries and other businesses operating in the center south of the 101 Freeway at Roadside Drive and Cornell Road, about […]

Talented young actors in musical about coping with loss

play review /// ‘The Secret Garden’

It is safe to say that few children’s books have fostered more media adaptations than Francis Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 novel “The Secret Garden.” In addition to an MGM motion picture starring Margaret O’Brien (1949), there have been three films for television and four musicals, two of which were full-fledged operas. By far the most successful of these was the 1991 […]

Film group raises curtain on new industry website

The film industry is expanding its role in Ventura County’s economy, contributing over $35 million in 2014 and showing growth for 2015. To ensure that film professionals can easily and efficiently access the latest information on available locations and streamline the permit process, the Ventura County Film Commission launched VenturaCountyFilm.com. The site has a clean, userfriendly layout and features a […]

Reporter’s words

I read the article written by Eliav Applebaum from your Dec. 3 Acorn about the Calabasas High School football team making it to its first ever CIF title game. While that is an exciting event, I was appalled to read a comment Mr. Applebaum made about the CHS basketball team. He said in his article that the football team’s achievement […]

A winter holiday fair at Whizin

Whizin Market Square will hold a Winter Walk Holiday Fair from 2 to 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 12 at 28914 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. The free public event to celebrate the holiday season will benefit the LAAnimal Rescue and Manna Food Bank. Shaggy Chic Pet Boutique will host LAAR pet adoptions. The first 200 attendees to bring three nonperishable food […]


Cabrillo salutes the military Cabrillo Music Theatre will present a military show in honor of the troops called the 2015 Holiday Family Celebration at 7 p.m. Sun., Dec. 13 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Scherr Forum, 2100 T.O. Blvd. A reception with the audience and cast and an appearance by Santa Claus will take place outside the forum […]

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Sexual assault on campus

Today there is a plague sweeping across college campuses around the country, the epidemic of sexual violence. As The New York Times reports one in four women will experience a sexual assault during her academic career. Until college students like myself are willing to change from being bystanders to actively protecting their fellow students, this sexual violence will continue. Women […]

Lights, boats, action!

BOATS AGLOW—At top, spectators watch the annual Parade of Lights hosted by the Westlake Yacht Club Nov. 6 on Westlake Lake. Above, members of the Westlake High School 12-member singing ensemble A Class Act live up to their name during the festivities that included awards for the best decorated boats.

New techniques to overcome presbyopia

COMMENTARY /// Aye eye, doc

What is presbyopia? If you are reading this article with the help of glasses you’ll be pretty familiar with presbyopia. For those who don’t know what presbyopia is, let’s talk about it. The eye is like a camera. The natural lens acts as a auto-focusing mechanism and allows us to see things at distance. The auto adjusts itself when focusing […]