2001-04-12

One rowdy principal CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn



One rowdy principal CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn EASY RIDER––Brookside Elementary School Principal Ester Winkelman (waving) promised her students and staff that she’d do something spectacular and surprising if her school exceeded its Great Race of Agoura goal of $12,000. Brookside students, raising $16,000 through donations and pledges, were called to the playground on Friday to see their principal go around the […]

Young Agoura Hills dancer to make her way to New York City

Special to The Acorn

Alex Giuffre got her start on Broadway, before she was born, and this summer plans to return to New York City to advance her dance career at the School of American Ballet. Without her tights and toe shoes, Alex looks like any other happy 15-year-old high school sophomore. She’s on the honor roll at Agoura High School, likes most (not […]

GOP women learn about a Founding Father LISA ADAMS/The Acorn



GOP women learn about a Founding Father LISA ADAMS/The Acorn TALKING INDEPENDENCE–– From left to right: Heidi Smith, National Federation of Republican Women, Federated, Vice-President; Gail Wilburn, first vice-president of the Thousand Oaks Republican Women, Federated; Rosemary Licata, co-president; Virginia Crandell, co-chairman; Maria Sanchez, boardmember; Oaks Christian High School librarian Janet Nungester; and Thomas Jefferson impersonator Brian Adams gather at […]

WHS lends Manna a helping hand

Acorn Staff Writer

Students at Westlake High School (WHS) collected almost 3,000 toiletry and nonperishable food items during their two week long "Feed a Friend" food drive that ended last Friday. The Student Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) sponsored the food drive, which benefited the Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank. The student PTSA decided to help Manna when they found out Manna’s shelves […]

Oaks Christian is new, but softball team is already ranked first

Acorn Sports Writer

The Oaks Christian High School (OCHS) softball team coached by Pete Ackermann is has performed better than its coach or players or anybody—for that matter—could have expected. The Lions are 14-2-2 headed into this week of play. "I’m really pleased the way the season has been going," Ackermann said. "But even more pleased that everybody on the team has been […]

Helen Hayes tribute set for Westlake Village Library



Helen Hayes tribute set for Westlake Village Library Actress Teddy Vincent will portray much-acclaimed thespian Helen Hayes in "Helen Hayes Backstage" at 2 p.m. on Sat., April 14 at the Westlake Village Library, 4371 Park Terrace Drive. Vincent, who has extensive stage, television and motion picture experience, will portray Hayes backstage at the Morosco Theatre, preparing to go on in […]

Census reveals surprising data about living here

Acorn Staff Writer

The latest census figures show Calabasas with a population of 20,033, but there are signs on the 101 Freeway listing the city’s population as 27,000. Where did everyone go? Actually, nowhere, according to the Calabasas Planning Department. The great mystery over how many people live in Calabasas isn’t such a mystery afterall. The last census was taken in 1990, the […]

Conejo Valley Days on the lookout for contestants and cooks



This year’s Conejo Valley Days (CVD) offers something for everyone. Coming up are the Miss Conejo Valley Days Pageant, the Children’s Parade, the Chili Cook-off, the Service and Volunteer Organizations Annual Awards, the five day CVD Carnival, the Big Parade and PRCA Rodeos. The Miss Conejo Valley Days Pageant will be hosted at Ascension Lutheran Church at 7:30 p.m. on […]

Teen groups needed for annual ‘Agourapalooza’



The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and the city of Westlake Village are currently accepting applications for the fourth annual "Agourapalooza: Battle of the Bands." The cities are searching for teen bands to perform in Agoura Hills at Chumash Park from noon to 5 p.m., Sat., May 19. Demo tapes are necessary and bands must apply in […]

Science Fair coming to L.A. Convention Center



Science Fair coming to L.A. Convention Center The 51st annual Los Angeles County Science Fair will be April 17 through 19 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 Figueroa St., Los Angeles. About 1,300 middle and high school students, representing 130 public and private schools throughout Los Angeles County, will compete in 15 different categories for scholarships, cash prizes, medals […]


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