2001-06-21

New funding helps mountains



Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Woodland Hills) announced recently that the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior has included Sherman’s request for $2 million in federal funding to continue land purchases within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Sherman’s office says money will help protect crucial natural resources. The appropriation must be approved by the full committee before it goes to […]

Graduation 2001



Agoura High’s graduating seniors know the score; they are among the area’s smartest By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Agoura High graduates didn’t chant "We’re number five" during commencement exercises last week in the school’s football stadium, but that’s what Los Angeles Magazine announced in its "Best of L.A." issue this month. The magazine placed Agoura High fifth overall in […]

Budding artists shine



Students at Carden Conejo School of Westlake Village racked up numerous awards in the Pentel International Art Contest, competing against more than 3,000 students nationwide and more than 280,000 worldwide contestants. Each winning Carden artist received a certificate, art supplies and a medal. The gold medallists will have their artwork exhibited in a tour across the U.S. that will make […]

Agoura girls are champs in water polo

and Wayne Harrison


In only its fifth year of existence, the Agoura girls’ water polo team, coached by Jason Rosenthal won a CIF championship by avenging a loss in the CIF finals a year ago against Santa Barbara. The Chargers defeated the Dons this time, 5-2, in a match played at Pepperdine University and finished the 2000-2001 season at 27-4 to continue their […]

Wants to put her spin on lyrics controversy



Wants to put her spin on lyrics controversy In response to "Parents Say Lyrics are Much too Provocative" in the June 14 issue of The Acorn: I agree that the music played at school functions should not be provocative. I had a similar experience regarding a school dance that my son, a sixth-grader, went to near the beginning of this […]

Pavley named to committee



Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg recently announced that State Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) would chair the newly created Select Committee on Air and Water Quality. "This Select Committee has been created in order to conduct hearings and bring attention to significant air and water quality issues in our urban and rural areas," Pavley said. "I intend to address matters such […]

Agoura High School Class of 2001



Adam Allegro, Laura Allen, Bradley Altman, Darya Amini, Mark Bradley Anschultz, Scott Antoine , Joanna Antonsen, Michael Armstrong, Stephen David Armstrong, Jerome Samuel Aron, Jonathan J. Aronson, Leia Asanuma, Christine W. Attalla, Jason A. Atyabi, Sierra Aust, Breeann Elizabeth Austin, Ari Michael Averbach, Danielle Lou-Cele Ayalon, Melissa Bachman, Saman Badakhshan, Roghieh Rana Baharloo, Laura Gail Balkin, Geoffrey Ian Bara, Tyler […]

Women’s club gives scholarships



The Westlake Women’s Club has awarded $5,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors from Conejo Valley high schools. Niven Shah of Oak Park High School was selected as recipient of the $1,000 Karen Rufener Scholarship. Shah plans to attend Northwestern University as a biomedical engineering major. Additionally, the club awarded scholarships to the following seniors: Lauren Reeve and Jessica Roberts of […]

Eagles win cross country



coming prepared to race," Smith said. "Last year I tried to do that too many times." In 1999, Smith’s Eagles might have had the talent to win a CIF title, but his runners’ legs were just too worn out, not at peak condition when it counted, and the team finished second. In the fall of 2000, the new strategy worked […]

Parents not driving responsibly



Parents not driving responsibly I wanted to write this letter to address overall safety in Agoura Hills. In the last few weeks there have been many letters and articles written about an elementary school that, according to one parent, has "safety issues." I just wanted to know if anyone really realizes that the biggest safety issue at the school is […]


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