2001-12-20

Sailing is a breeze

Acorn Staff Writer

Since he was 4 years old, Agoura High School student Jake Sorosky, 14, has been a sailor. His dad introduced him to the sport and now Jake goes out on Westlake Lake with his own boat about twice a week. While having fun as a sailor, Jake has managed to bring home many awards including a first place prize from […]

For holidays, less is more



For many women, "to-do" lists seem to triple in December and January––just when the days go from short to shortest. In addition, holiday invitations often make it necessary to worry about looking good, on top of everything else. Fortunately, a few fast, easy tips for looking great––on diet, makeup and clothes––can help you look fabulous as you tackle holiday tasks […]

Family gives school new sound system



Family gives school new sound system The Kamzan family donated a $19,000 sound system to Willow Elementary School in memory of Mrs. Shelley Kamzan, who died of cancer last year. The presentation was made on Fri., Dec. 14 during a morning assembly. Mrs. Kamzan was an avid Willow volunteer and mother of three children, one of whom still attends Willow. […]

‘Monte Carlo Night’ to be theme for New Year’s party



‘Monte Carlo Night’ to be theme for New Year’s party Westlake Village Inn will welcome the New Year with a "Monte Carlo Night" as the theme of their annual New Year’s Eve bash. The event provides guests with an elegant, fun-filled evening close to home, featuring dining, dancing, singing, live music and of course, gaming tables. Plus, guests may enjoy […]

On the Trail

You Sexy Bird

Not in possession of one of those fenced backyards where, when the dog needs to urgently use the facilities and the mere opening of a door allows her to while I stumble back to my warm bed, we engage in many sleep-walks around Glossy Back Lake, our rural community’s resident bird pond. (Working a night job makes any hour before […]

Local resident passes away



Larry Alan Hagopian, a music composer, producer and pianist died on Dec. 11. He is survived by his mother, Doris, a long-time resident and pioneer of Calabasas, his sister, Gail, and a brother, Jim. Hagopian graduated from Agoura High School in 1976. He loved animals and children and tried to make the world a better place through his music. Services […]

Camp owner finds activities for campers in the off-season

Acorn Staff Writer

Camp owner finds activities for campers in the off-season Camp Kinneret in Agoura Hills and Camp Sunny Skies in Agoura operate nine months during summertime, but camp owner and director Harold Gordon suggested to his colleagues that an off-season activity would be nice. He decided to make a dream come true that he’d envisioned for four years. He wanted to […]

Oak Park collegian wins scholarship



Oak Park collegian wins scholarship Tufts University senior John-Paul Ghobrial of Oak Park has been chosen as one of 40 American students to study in England as a Marshall Scholar. He will begin a two-year master’s program in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Oxford in the fall of 2002. The son of Egyptian and Lebanese parents, Ghobrial is […]

Myth and magic to be explored



Performances To Grow On will present Leland Faulkner and his "World of Wonder" visual theater at 7 p.m. on Fri., Jan. 18 in the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. A Cine Eagle award-winning filmmaker, Faulkner is also a performing artist, animator, magician, puppeteer as well as a world traveler. The stories and magic that appear […]

Volunteering A Passion for Sharing



Volunteering A Passion for Sharing By Kathy Gilbert We’ve all been touched by the tragedy of Sept. 11. We’ve watched as New Yorkers faced the loss of their families, friends, jobs, businesses and homes. And during these most troubling times, we’ve opened our wallets and made generous contributions to help ease some of their burden. In the face of adversity, […]


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