2017-04-13 E-Edition

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Prom a success

Assistance League of Conejo Valley wishes to thank our community for its tremendous response to donating formal dresses for the foster teens of Casa Pacifica to attend their proms in style. It was wonderful seeing the teens’ eyes light up as they viewed many beautiful dresses from which to choose. The foster teens were very appreciative of the opportunity your […]

Talk addresses gender identity

Sexual “fluidity” is a new term people are using, and as LGBT awareness grows, yet another acronym, albeit a confusing one, has come onto the scene. It’s called LGBTQIA+. What does LGBTQIA+ mean to the life of a teenager or, better yet, what does the acronym even stand for? “There’s a lot of confusion when we start referring to gender […]


THURS., APRIL 13 Somis Thursday Club 11:15 a.m. at 5380 Bell St., Somis. Members of Ventura County grand jury discuss their work. $15 at door for lunch. RSVP requested. Phone: 805.388.1275. Email: crusin222@gmail.com. Woodland Hills Republican Women 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Terri Lynch discusses “The balance of powers in our government.” […]

Response to ‘xenophobia’

When I read yet another xenophobic letter to the editor I felt compelled to join in the chorus of community rebuttals to intolerant and hateful writings. No one should read The Acorn and assume that these are the values of the people of the Conejo Valley. In the letter from April 6, Mr. Goldenfeld called for “an effective halt to […]

State of mind

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL—At left, 11-year-old Aliya Stern wearing “The Cat in the Hat” garb discusses her research on the state of Massachusetts during the Bay Laurel Elementary School Fifth Grade State Fair in Calabasas on April 7. Middle, Emma Rex, 11, speaks to Adam Freeman of Calabasas about New Mexico. Bottom, Bella Marino, 10, presents her research on Nevada to […]

Nun better show than ‘Sister Act’

Get thee to the Kavli Theatre for a fun-filled showdown between murderous gangsters and a convent full of tough nuns. That’s the premise of “Sister Act,” the second show in Cabrillo Music Theatre’s 2016-17 season. The gospel-fueled musical will be staged April 21 to 30 in the 1,800-seat theater at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. […]

Elevating experience

SLIP COVER—At 11 a.m. Sat., April 15 the Friends of the Agoura Hills Library will present Stephen the Spectacular, shown here in action, performing a free magic show for all ages. Levine is an Agoura resident, president of the Friends and a member of the Hollywood Magic Castle. The library is at 29901 Ladyface Court.

A flowery fundraiser in Westlake

Judy Doane, president of the Westlake Village Garden Club, and Maryanne Lucas, Westlake Village Garden Tour chair, are promoting the 44th annual Garden Tour to run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., April 23. The tour will feature four distinctive gardens. The garden club, comprised of more than 100 members, spends 10 months planning this community event. A sampling […]

Disney producer delivers ‘Furniture’ to T.O.

Ventura County audiences will be the first to experience “The Furniture,” a world premiere comedy for adults by Disney Channel producer and Calabasas resident Marc Warren. The play runs April 21 through 23 at the Hillcrest Center for Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Showtimes are 8 p.m. April 21 and 22, and 2 and 6 p.m. April 23. […]