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.

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 […]

Great Race run for the last time

Acorn Staff Writer

Crisp, cool Saturday mornings in January—this year it was February—mark the annual running of the Great Race of Agoura. The morning cracks with the 7 a.m. starter’s gun as thousands hustle up Kanan Road and wind their way through the residential back streets. Outfitted with tee shirts and numbers on their chests and hi-tech running shoes, the competitors look smart […]

Concerts in the Park begin



JUMP FOR JOY––Bethany Clark, a 4-year-old from Newbury Park, celebrates summer with mom, Melissa, and Dad, Ed, at the first Agoura Hills Concert in the Park for 2001. Last week’s show featured the group "Instant Replay." Terry Gibbs performs July 8 at 6 p.m. Shows are at Chumash Park in Agoura Hills.

Young doctors Students learning about the medical field -Page 20



Young doctors Students learning about the medical field -Page 20

Stress reduction Teens cope with fast- paced living -Page 23



Stress reduction Teens cope with fast- paced living -Page 23

Season’s winners A look back at this year’s school champions -Page 32



Season’s winners A look back at this year’s school champions -Page 32

Pageant celebrates life and times of Juan de Anza, famous explorer



FLAG PATROL-Girls Scout Troop 1435 of Calabasas presented the colors recently at the Juan de Anza Pageant at Juan de Anza Park. At right is a Millennium Flag the White House gave to the city to honor the Calabasas Anza Heritage Association, which annually recognizes the Juan Batista de Anza Trail, the first of 11 National Historic Trails recognized in […]

Rare plant puts Ahmanson Ranch opponents back into court

Acorn Staff Writer

A coalition of environmental groups joined the city of Calabasas last week in filing a lawsuit that seeks to protect the rare San Fernando Valley spineflower from the Ahmanson Ranch development. The small, white flower that once flourished throughout Ventura, Los Angeles and Orange Counties and was thought to be extinct until rediscovered two years ago in the Laskey Mesa […]

United Chamber honors local small business



BIG THINGS, SMALL PACKAGES––The United Chambers of Commerce recently presented its Small Business of the Year Awards during ceremonies in Van Nuys. Above, left to right, Jim and Lisa Rule, publishers of The Acorn, received the award from the Agoura/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce. Also shown are chamber board members Maureen Fried, Dave Smith, Susan Harris, Chamber President Alex Soteras […]