‘Sleeping Beauty’ awakens in Conejo Valley

The ballet classic “The Sleeping Beauty” premiered in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1890 and still enchants audiences worldwide. Pacific Festival Ballet will bring this fairy tale to life with a cast of 80 dancers costumed in tutus and tiaras at 2 and 7 p.m. Sat., May 19 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 T.O. Blvd. The […]

Event honors S.V. Valley teachers

The Village at Westfield Topanga welcomes the community attend the Walk of Hearts annual Walk of Fame celebration to honor five teachers and partners in education at 9:30 a.m. Sun., May 6 at the shopping center, 6360 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills. At the event, selected teachers will be honored with a bronze plaque embedded in the sidewalks surrounding the […]

Rats, no story

I have lived in Westridge Calabasas for 20 years and have no rat problem, nor do the many neighbors I have spoken to. I was alarmed to hear that our HOA board has contracted almost 100 poison boxes to be placed throughout our community, without residents’ knowledge or consent. Westridge is home to many families with children, cats and dogs […]

Hop aboard this fun magic carpet ride

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Aladdin Jr.’

Oaks Christian Middle School took audiences on a madcap magic carpet ride last week with its production of “Aladdin Jr.” The Disney musical, which ran April 26 to 29 in the Westlake Village school’s Bedrosian Pavilion, featured freewheeling humor and a melodious score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. The show was packed with over-the-top characters and broadly […]

Mixing it up

Soroptimist International of The Conejo will present the 17th annual Margarita Mixoff from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thurs., May 10 at The Gardens at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Local vendors will compete for the Best In The West Margarita, People’s Choice Margarita and Best Hors d’oeuvres. The event will have margarita and tequila tastings, appetizers […]

Agoura Hills resident asks others to give

Matt Miles is out for blood. The Agoura High School freshman has been working to organize a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., June 2 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center. Matt, 15, said he wanted to have a blood drive to benefit Cedars Sinai Medical Center, which will be staffing the event. “At a young age […]

Yes, rats exist

I read with great consternation some of the misleading statements in the article appearing in the April 26 edition of The Acorn. Ms. Feilich claims that a “new decorative waterfall” is attracting rats. However, as anyone driving by this intersection can tell you, the entrance to Westridge has always had a waterfall. The new feature was installed to save energy […]

Funds for young artists

The newly formed Legacy Scholarship Fund is offering academic scholarships to young artists in the performing and visual arts for their continued education. The Westlake Village Art Guild and The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley are launching this endeavor. The inaugural Legacy Fund Scholarships will be available in June to assist deserving student artists of the Conejo Valley who […]

Western fun for families

The 62nd annual Conejo Valley Days will take place Thurs. through Sun., May 10 to 13 at Conejo Creek Park South, 1300 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The event celebrates the area’s western roots and community spirit with entertainment for the whole family including carnival rides, a bungee jump, games, live music and kids’ arts and crafts. CVD hours are: […]

Red Cross seeks blood donations

The American Red Cross will offer a number of opportunities for donors to give blood and platelets for use with patients in emergency situations. Oak Park: 1 to 7 p.m. Thurs., May 3 at Brookside Elementary School, 165 N. Satin Wood Ave. Simi Valley: 2 to 8 p.m., Fri., May 4 at Wal-Mart, 2801 Cochran St. 1 to 7 p.m. […]

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