2001-06-21

Shining with knowledge



GRADUATION DAY JITTERS––Oak Park High School senior Sarah Misraji, center, wants to make sure her hat is on just right and receives some last minute help from her classmates Kara Jasperson and Sarah Fields. Oak Park’s Class of 2001 graduated 190 seniors at commencement ceremonies last Thursday. Complete high school graduation coverage begins on page 12.

Agoura Hills reactivates Summer Beach Bus program



The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services has reactivated that community favorite among beach-going youth: the Summer Beach Bus program, which will run Mon. through Sat. through Aug. 25 with four round trips daily. Pick-up points are at Lindero Canyon Middle School, Agoura High School, and the corner of Liberty Canyon and Agoura Roads. The service is $1 […]

Graduation 2001



Arezo Yonus Abedi, Erica Haley Abrams, Max Benveniste Abrams, Wes Adams, Jessica Albertson, Glen James Anderson, Vanessa Faye Anik, Jennifer Appelbaum, Ava Ardalan, Serra Arnell, Dora Arzhevskiy, Pamela Mary Asher, Allen Michael Au, Caren Beth Auchman, Katherine Auerbach, Steven Guy Avery, Megan Colleen Bailey, Shari Balbien, Natasha Banerjee, David Barkhordari, Anthony Barkodarian, Kymberley Janell Barnes , Rosina Basi, Justin Bass, […]

Stress can strike young, but high school students learn to cope

Acorn Staff Writer

Students at an area high school recently learned it’s never too early to learn how to manage stress. Forty-five peer counselor students at Agoura High School attended the Learning Enhancement and Enrichment Program (LEEP), which is designed to help students deal more successfully with stress and test anxiety. Doctor Jeffery Gero teaches the LEEP seminar, which is sponsored by the […]

Words of Hope Graduate…But Keep the Faith



Words of Hope Graduate…But Keep the Faith Why is it important for young people to "keep the faith"? My concern is for young people who start out in life with tremendous dreams, enthusiasm, with lofty goals and ideals they wish to achieve – but somewhere along the way, when the battles of life come – they settle back and accept […]

Oak Park group disallows performing arts theater survey

Acorn Staff Writer

The Community Foundation for Oak Park, a group of volunteers established in 1979 to sponsor community-based groups, is putting the brakes on one organization that wants to build a new performing arts theater in Oak Park. The Oak Park Theater Building Committee was created to raise money for a 400-seat performing arts facility at Oak Park High School, designed to […]

Agoura Hills offers dance classes



The city of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services is offering a Swing/Rock ‘n Roll and Salsa "combo" workshop for those age 14 and above from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fri., June 22 or Fri., July 13. The fee for either session is $20. No partner or previous experience is necessary for either workshop. For more information on dance or […]

Oak View seniors make the grade

Acorn Staff Writer

Twelve Oak View High School students graduated last week in a celebration of accomplishment. The graduates said the staff at the Oak Park alternative high school helped them turn their lives around. "This is truly an honorable occasion," said Marilyn Lippiatt, superintendent of the Oak Park Unified School District. "We’ve noticed all year that this class was unique." Lippiatt said […]

Charter now accepting applications



Applications are being accepted for the new CHIME Charter Elementary School, a laboratory school being developed collaboratively by Cal State Northridge’s College of Education and the CHIME Institute. The school, which will initially serve children – including disabled children – from kindergarten to third grade, is expected to open this August. Applications are available by calling (818) 677-4979. The charter […]

Mormon youth to clean up Ranch



More than 200 teens from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will clean six miles of a streambed at Paramount Ranch in Agoura this Sat., June 23. The service project is part of a weekend conference that will include games, activities and dances. "Our project will entail cleaning a stream covering about six miles from the edge of […]


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