2017-03-09

Group art show



The Thousand Oaks Cultural Affairs Department will present a group exhibition titled “A Certain View” from March 16 through July 17 with a brunch reception to meet the artists from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 27 at the Kavli Theatre Gallery in the Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. This exhibit will have works by 15 contemporary artists […]

Thoughts on Agoura Village



I have spent a number of hours reviewing the Cornerstone proposed project and the Agoura Village Specific Plan. Despite the comments of the Agoura Hills planning commission chairman, the proposed project is neither what was envisioned nor set as a guideline in the plan passed by the City Council almost 10 years ago. What is currently proposed is vastly different […]

Misty mountain morning



BEAUTY AND THE PEACE—A view overlooking Paramount Ranch in the early morning hours of Feb. 23 as the evaporating mist from Medea Creek and Malibou Lake meets the chilly sunrise.

1960s protest themes still relevant today

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Hair’


The Age of Aquarius is dawning upon us once again. When it made its debut in 1967, the musical “Hair” was a mind-blowing game changer, but later it was viewed as a dated, somewhat naive period piece. Fifty years down the road, “Hair” is once again relevant, as protestors and cries for equal rights permeate today’s political and social landscape. […]

Spurious charge against OPUSD



In The Acorn’s recent school choice article, a statement attributed to Dan Stepenosky, superintendent of Las Virgenes Unified School District, accused the OPUSD of a practice of giving preferential treatment to those of Caucasian and Asian descent—and then followed with nothing. No question about evidence? No sounding out Tony Knight on that accusation? That is not serving Agoura Hills, Calabasas, […]

Civil War event will battle it out at new site



The Rotary Club of Moorpark will present its annual event The Blue and The Gray, the largest Civil War reenactment west of the Mississippi, Sat. and Sun., April 1 and 2. The gates will open at 10 a.m. both days. Battles will be at noon, 3 and 5:15 p.m. Saturday and at noon and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. This family event […]

Christopher Lloyd Goes ‘Back to the Future’



Christopher Lloyd, who played Dr. Emmett Brown in the “Back to the Future” movie trilogy, will share behind-the-scenes stories from the making of the first film as well as his experience working with Michael J. Fox and Steven Spielberg at 7:30 p.m. Fri., March 17 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Lloyd’s […]

Workshops are a good thing



At the Feb. 22 Calabasas City Council meeting, a resolution was discussed regarding the role public workshops play in large development projects. The practical application still needs tweaks but it’s a step in the right direction, based on the guidelines produced by subcommittee members Mayor Maurer and Councilmember Weintraub. Concerns raised about the cost or burden it places on applicants […]

Making wishes come true



GALA GALS—Above, Natalie Montenegro of Ventura, left, and Moorpark resident Kelly Fitzpatrick ham it up in the photo booth during the eighth annual Wish Night Gala fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties on March 3 at the Hyatt Regency Westlake. Below, Pattie Mullins, CEO of Make-A-Wish Tri- Counties, left, with Andrew Firestone, event emcee, and Trish Miller, Make-A-Wish board chairperson. The event […]

Operatic voyage lands in T.O.



The Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Co. will present Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Gondoliers” from March 10 to 26 at the Theatre on the Hill, Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The Palmieri brothers, Marco (Kirk Garner) and Giuseppi (Jeff Berg), are 18th century gondoliers who choose and marry their brides, Gianetta (Jessica Berg) […]


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