2002-01-31

Doesn’t blame residents for fighting new homes



After reading the article in the Jan. 24 issue of The Acorn, we feel obligated to relate our experience with Vintage Homes. Vintage is developing homes in the Sycamore Canyon area of Westlake Village, which happens to abut our home in the Three Springs development. In August of 1999 we were advised by a notice posted on our garage door […]

THANKS FOR THE COMPLIMENT, BUT NO BRIBES, PLEASE—The Pearlman family of Agoura Hills (Michael, Nicole, Lynne, Brittany and Curt) visit the Akaka Falls on the big island of Hawaii. Writes Lynne: “The waterfall is interesting, but not as interesting as



THANKS FOR THE COMPLIMENT, BUT NO BRIBES, PLEASE—The Pearlman family of Agoura Hills (Michael, Nicole, Lynne, Brittany and Curt) visit the Akaka Falls on the big island of Hawaii. Writes Lynne: "The waterfall is interesting, but not as interesting as The Acorn." We almost always ignore such remarks and don’t let them influence our selection of photos. (Usually).

California regulations may force a hike in sewer rates

Acorn Staff Writer

California regulations may force a hike in sewer rates A set of strict new regulations about to be imposed by the state could result in higher sewer rates for customers of Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, LVMWD officials warned last week. The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, a state agency, wants to reduce the amount of harmful nutrients […]

Calabasas Library Friends elect this year’s board of directors



The Friends of the Calabasas Library have elected their new board of directors for 2002: Elizabeth Parang is chairperson; Karyn Foley, vice chair and public relations; Sue Carpetner, secretary; Barbara Wallace, treasurer; Juanita Woolard, Ellen Pangarliotas, Barbara Seery, communications; Jean August, historian; Seery and Mario Prado, membership; and Pangarliotis is also parliamentarian. The Friends meets at 7:30 p.m. the first […]

Noted speaker to talk to students



Milton Creagh, a nationally-known alcohol, drug and violence prevention speaker, will be visiting students and faculty at Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Agoura and Oaks Christian high schools from Feb. 4 through 7. His appearance is sponsored by Community Action Network. Creagh will address student/faculty assemblies on the following schedule: Mon., Feb. 4: Westlake High School: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. […]

Oak Park youth to celebrate Bar Mitzvah this weekend



David Gundell, son of Rachel and Gary Gundell of Oak Park, will celebrate his Bar Mitzvah on this Sat., Feb. 2 at the Center for Early Jewish Education in Thousand Oaks. Rabbi Stuart Lasher will officiate. Also attending will be David’s brother Jonathan, his grandparents as well as other relatives and friends. A student at Medea Creek Middle School, David’s […]

Let’s lobby our new congressman about the 101-Kanan mess



Let’s lobby our new congressman about the 101-Kanan mess Fixing the 101-Kanan interchange should be a top priority for the residents of the entire region. The 101-Kanan interchange not only affects Agoura Hills, but also the entire Las Virgenes and Conejo Valley area. The interchange improvement plan could end up costing anywhere from $20-$27 million, with city of Agoura Hills […]

VISITED CANADA, BECAME GREAT GRANDPARENTS—Mr. and Mrs. Robert McDonald of Agoura Hills are visiting Toronto and are shown here enjoying Ward’s Island. While they were north of the border last August, their oldest daughter, Margaret, became a grandmother.



VISITED CANADA, BECAME GREAT GRANDPARENTS—Mr. and Mrs. Robert McDonald of Agoura Hills are visiting Toronto and are shown here enjoying Ward’s Island. While they were north of the border last August, their oldest daughter, Margaret, became a grandmother. And the McDonalds became proud great grandparents. It’s obvious that exciting things happen when you "Take Your Acorn on Vacation," so don’t […]

School test results still high, but slipping

Acorn Staff Writer

Oak Park Unified School District turned in the best performance locally in a recent academic ranking that measures schools not only on a statewide basis, but also against campuses with similar socioeconomic backgrounds. The Academic Performance Index (API) gives schools a score between 200 and 1,000 depending on how their students fared in the national Stanford 9 test each spring. […]

Chamber’s board of directors expands



BUSINESS LEADERS––The following were sworn in as board members of the Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce: At top (left to right) are: Giovanni Bolla, La Cupola; Barry Garapedian, Salomon Smith Barney; Ken Kossoff, attorney; Michael Sorrels, Century 21 Adobe; Howard Lauterbach, CPA; Jack Dvir, Edward Jones Co. Dan Adivi, RE/MAX; Don Dusablon, Warner Financial. Between the rows is Mitch […]