2001-03-15

Not everyone excited about high school exit exams

Acorn Staff Writer

Freshmen at Calabasas, Agoura and Oak Park high schools took the California High School Exit Exam for the first time last week, but not all administrators and students gave the test high marks. The exam is being offered for the first time this year under Gov. Gray Davis’ education reforms. Beginning with the class of 2004 (this year’s freshmen), students […]

Agoura Hills may be wettest in L.A. County



Agoura Hills may be wettest in L.A. County By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Swimming pools are filled to the brim and rain gutters work overtime, but the best way to tell that the area has received more than ample rain this season is by the gauges used by meteorologists. The Los Angeles County Public Works Department, operator of the […]

On every corner with great cookies



COOKIES FOR SALE––From left to right are Nicole Saphos, Erin Schwartz, Jessica Schwab, Ashling Williams and Kelly McCuskar. Assisting the girls are troop leader Cheryl Saphos and Ashling’s dad, Nigel Williams. The girls attend Sumac and Yerba Buena elementary schools in Agoura Hills and they’ve been active at busy pedestrian locations, especially supermarkets, the last two weekends. Cookies might be […]

Recovering Ventura County Supervisor Frank Schillo gets bypass operation -Page 10



Recovering Ventura County Supervisor Frank Schillo gets bypass operation -Page 10

Steadfast Oak Park Theater Committee won’t settle for an activity center -Page 8



Steadfast Oak Park Theater Committee won’t settle for an activity center -Page 8

Hopeful Condition of leukemia victim improves a little -Page 15



Hopeful Condition of leukemia victim improves a little -Page 15

Pavley convenes hearing



Pavley convenes hearing State Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills), chairwoman of the State Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, convened the first hearing to begin the review of Gov. Gray Davis’ budget proposals. California Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Winston Hickox and Resources Secretary Mary Nichols presented their budgets to the subcommittee. Over the next two months the […]

City Council reorganization scheduled for Calabasas



The Calabasas City Council will swear-in its new and returning members at a special meeting at 7:30 p.m., next Tues., March 20. During that meeting, the council also will reorganize, appointing a new mayor and mayor pro-tem. The meeting is open to the public. Refreshments will be served after the ceremonies.

Oak Park committee won’t give up

Acorn Staff Writer

It’s the difference between using a Swiss Army knife to cut steak and cutting with a genuine steak knife. According to Larry Jordan of the Oak Park Theater Building Committee, the activity center Oak Park wants to build is the equivalent of a Swiss Army knife; versatile but not especially effective for fine dining. The activity center is designed as […]

CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn



WHAT THE COMMITTEE WANTS––The Oak Park Theater Committee would like a facility like the above Thousand Oaks High School Performing Arts Center. Oak Park Unified School District is committed to a smaller, less expensive activity center.