2002-06-13

Westlake resident stars in fencing at Chaminade



Jon Cresante, a junior at Chaminade High School in West Hills, took the individual Foil Championship in fencing at the all-state foil team championship held in San Francisco on Sat., May 18. The Westlake resident won eight points of the necessary 15 points for the team to capture the title, and help secure both the team championship for Chaminade and […]

Off-roading in Range Rover style

Acorn Automotive Editor

The slope is 45 degrees. The new Range Rover costs over $75,000. My instructor, Ken, tells me to drive over the edge and then take both feet off the brake and gas pedals. "Just let it do its thing." And the Range Rover eases us down the frightening slope at 2½ mph, in complete safety and my heart going at […]

Youth Leadership Forum selects local student

Acorn Staff Writer

Agoura High School sophomore Rebecca Shpiro has been invited to take part in this summer’s National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine (NYLF), a program that helps high-achieving students pursue careers in the medical field. Starting July 7, Shpiro will spend 10 days at the medical facilities of UCLA where she’ll learn about various concepts in public health, medical ethics, research […]

Dads get a free pass to Leonis Adobe



All dads will be admitted free as guests of Leonis Adobe Museum between 1 to 4 p.m. on Father’s Day, Sun., June 16 at the historical monument at 23537 Calabasas Road, in Old Town Calabasas. The grounds encompass a fully-furnished Monterey-style ranch dating to 1880, barn and farm animals, the restored Plummer House (a relocated, original Hollywood home) as well […]

Optimist Recognition Day is coming soon



The Business and Professional Optimist Club invites Conejo Valley residents to the annual "Optimist Recognition/Play Day" from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., June 23 at the Conejo Valley YMCA, 4031 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The family-oriented event will feature a softball game at 8:30 a.m., horseshoes, sack race, egg toss, tag football, saucer toss and water soakers. A […]

Cal Lutheran offers grants



California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks will offer a new multicultural grant beginning in the 2002-03 academic year. The $2,000 grants will be awarded to all incoming African-American, Asian-American, Native American and Hispanic/Latino/Chicano students enrolled full-time in the traditional undergraduate program. For information, call (805) 493-3135.

Presbyterians to host golf tourney



Three local Presbyterian churches—Westminster, Emmanuel and Moorpark—have combined their annual golf tournaments into one event to be played on Sat., June 29 at Los Robles Golf Course in Thousand Oaks. Proceeds from the tournament and a silent auction will be donated to the Ventura County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. A barbecue and silent auction will follow the tournament at […]

Resident calls for stop signs at busy intersection



Resident calls for stop signs at busy intersection In the past couple of years, at least one bicyclist has been injured and a dog has been killed at the intersection of Fairview and Foothill in Old Agoura. I’m told that there have been many other precarious incidents at this intersection, but these are the ones I’ve witnessed. Cars and bicycles […]

Reggae Nights back in bloom

T.O. Acorn Editor

The scene was set with libations protected by tiny umbrellas from the roasting rays of a rapidly setting sun. There were men in polo shirts, women in sundresses and shorts, a blue lagoon and a reggae band on a stage framed by towering conifers and backlit by the moon. All this on a courtyard packed with tables laden with great-looking […]

Calabasas guitarist the only finalist from West Coast to compete in rock competition



Calabasas resident Jason Miller, 23, has been named one of five finalists in the North American Rock Guitar Competition, which will take place on this Sat., June 15 at the University of Buffalo’s Center for the Arts. Miller is the only finalist from the West Coast. He will be flown to Buffalo where finalists will perform a 10-minute set. Finalists […]