2001-05-31

Discovering life’s little pleasures CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn



Discovering life’s little pleasures CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn OAK PARK FUN––Austin Hall takes the lead as he and his classmates collect leaves, pine cones and bird feathers that will be used as materials for an arts and crafts class. Austin’s mom Michelle, a parent-volunteer, watches in the background. The kids are part of the Rancho Simi Parks and Recreation District program […]

Smaller activity center is chosen for Oak Park High School

Acorn Staff Writer

Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) has come up with a plan to move ahead on an Activity Center for Oak Park High School. Priorities had to be set on several possible projects earlier this year because funding wasn’t available to complete all of them. Some residents were upset about building an OPHS Activity Center instead of a theater building, […]

Agoura Hills shuttle idea runs out of gas

Acorn Staff Writer

The city of Agoura Hills is served well by its Dial-A-Ride taxicabs and doesn’t need a shuttle bus system, a consultant told the city council last week. But several members of the council said they’ve heard complaints about the low-cost cab service and that a shuttle could be a viable alternative. Mayor Ed Corridori and councilmen Jeff Reinhardt and Dan […]

Pearl Harbor celebs



I WAS THERE––Pearl Harbor survivors Ernie Reepmaker, U.S. Navy (left) and Glen Roberts, U.S. Marine Corps, are two of seven local veterans who answered questions for the public prior to last Saturday’s viewing of the new movie "Pearl Harbor" at the Westlake Promenade.The two veterans gave an eyewitness acount of the events of Dec. 7, 1941. Reepmaker is from Westlake […]

Kids who Kare Oak Park young people learn to help others -Page 27



Kids who Kare Oak Park young people learn to help others -Page 27

Volunteers City gives thanks to the dozens who help -Page 11



Volunteers City gives thanks to the dozens who help -Page 11

Skilled Hands Shop students test their knowledge -Page 27



Skilled Hands Shop students test their knowledge -Page 27

Pets, not people, could be victims if antivenin runs out

Acorn Staff Writer

Although there’s a reported shortage in the area of antivenin—the drug used to treat rattlesnake bites—it seems the shortage will be more critical for pets than for people. There are two types of antivenin. The one made by Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories is made from horse serum and has been used for 50 years, although it can cause serious allergic reactions in […]

Calabasas praises the efforts of Heal the Bay



The city of Calabasas recently recognized the efforts of Heal the Bay to educate and involve the public in regional water quality issues and protection of the Malibu Creek watershed. Malibu Creek would receive substantial amounts of erosion from Washington Mutual’s massive Ahmanson Ranch project, located in Ventura County at the headwaters of Malibu Creek, according to Ahmanson opponents. The […]

Living wage law discussed

Acorn Staff Writer

Oak Park has a healthy budget and won’t feel the effects of Ventura County’s new living wage law until at least 2002, county officials said last week. The new law approved last month by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors requires the county to pay its employees at least $8 an hour plus benefits or at least $10 an hour […]