Home Depot ballot measure will be delayed until January

Acorn Staff Writer

An Agoura Hills group fighting the proposed Home Depot on Agoura Road will postpone until January a special election aimed at keeping the large retailer out. Citizens for Responsible Growth hoped to place an initiative on the November ballot barring future "big box" stores from coming to Agoura Hills, but a group spokesman said they couldn’t meet an Aug. 10 […]

Student’s art makes big impression

Acorn Staff Writer

Unsurpassed numbers of artists practice their craft in the world today. Whether they’re professionals or students, artists have a hard time getting recognition because of competition. Daniel Jacob, a 15-year-old student at Oak Park High School, has created a work of art now on display in the office of Gov. Gray Davis. Daniel drew a portrait of a young woman. […]

Kids: Play the Math MazeTM Puzzle

By Ralph Colao Children or adults will enjoy playing the Math MazeTM Puzzle. A unique path connects the two black boxes. The route is solved by using math (addition, subtraction, multiplication or division) by going up, down or sideways (but never diagonal). False paths lead to dead ends. The solution is on page 54.

The myth of the ‘bad kid’

Six-year-old Jimmy is having trouble in school. As a first grader, he already has a reputation among the teachers as a "bad kid." He spends most of his school day sitting in the corner or the principal’s office. With 30 other children in his class, the teacher has little time for Jimmy. He isn’t learning anything in the classroom, and […]

Wine tasting event set for Ventura July 28-29

Leeward Winery will host the ninth annual "Taste of Ventura" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat. and Sun., July 28 to 29. Highlighted will be barrel samples of the 2000 Edna Valley Reserve Chardonnay and Syrah. Current releases of Leeward’s wines will also be available for tasting. Among the gourmet food items available will be Cabernet soaked blackberries. […]

Having fun with waterfowl MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn

Having fun with waterfowl MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn ‘QUACK QUACK’––Lauren Henson, 5, imitates a duck on a recent trip to the lake. Lauren and her brother, Trevor, 10, were spending some time with their grandparents in Westlake Village.

Booster club awords championship rings

STILL BASKING––The Oak Park High girls’ basketball team is all smiles after receiving championship rings from Oak Park High School Athletic Booster Club. Top row, standing from left: Assitant Coach Ann Goring, Kim Bryan, Michelle Bregar, Shir Raanan, Britt Deegan, Holly Stewart, Summer Harrison, Alexis Stiny, Assistant Coach Randy McClelland and Head Coach Lindsay Strothers. Bottom row: Jannel Buckley, Kelly […]

Local student makes Dean’s List

Vincent J. Lupinacci of Agoura Hills has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va.

Agoura girls host annual hoops tournament; Chargers optimistic about 2001-2002

Agoura girls host annual hoops tournament; Chargers optimistic about 2001-2002 By Wayne Harrison Acorn Sports Writer The annual Agoura girls’ basketball tournament was hosted at Ventura College in Ventura last Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Agoura high school gym wasn’t available this year because it’s being refurbished. Twenty-four teams participated in the tournament this year from various part of Southern […]

Letter writer lied about emails from the group that opposes Home Depot

Letter writer lied about emails from the group that opposes Home Depot In an Acorn letter to the editor dated July 12 from a Keith F. Cornell, he said that I sent emails to him requesting that he "organize an anti-Home Depot coalition." He goes on to say that I made quotes "about our upper-income area and how we don’t […]