2003-03-06

Parental precautions may put brakes on teen driving dangers



Is 16 too young to drive? Ask most 16-year-olds and they will say no. According to the laws in most states, 16-year-olds are old enough to drive. The statistics, however, may put the brake on some driving ambitions. Statistics indicate that this age group is involved in the largest number of accidents, with 81 percent of the fatal crashes involving […]

Agoura Hills



Agoura Hills Stolen from a pickup in the 28000 block of Dorothy Drive sometime before 11 p.m. Feb. 26 were a power saw, an air compressor and a notebook. Total loss: $1,100. A possible suspect was named after a car window was vandalized outside a bar in the 30100 block of Agoura Road the late evening of Feb. 21. The […]

Recycling rate approved for Agoura Hills



The California Integrated Waste Management Board, the state’s primary recycling agency and a part of the California Environmental Protection Agency, has approved the city of Agoura Hills’ 46 percent diversion rate in 2000 as a "good faith effort." The Board approved the lower rate––even though it fell below the mandated 50 percent standard––after carefully reviewing the city’s programs and concluding […]

Lions to play in championship game

Acorn Sports Writer

The Oaks Christian boys’ basketball team defeated St. Joseph’s, 78-70, in a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Division IVAA semifinals matchup played at Westlake High School last Friday night. Mike Hornbuckle, a 6-foot-2 junior guard, scored a career-high 39 points, including six three-pointers, in the historic win for the Lions. Oaks Christian is only in the third year of […]

YMCA partners with KFC to improve child care



Job cuts and a weak economy are forcing many parents to work multiple jobs at nontraditional hours just to make ends meet. For many, nine-to-five jobs are a thing of the past and child care hours haven’t adjusted to meet this need. Child care is a top concern, according to a recent YMCA of the USA survey. The needs are […]

Coverage continues



The city of Agoura Hills will continue to televise the special board meeting of the Las Virgenes Unified School District (LVUSD) that took place on Feb. 4 to address the district’s budget. The city will televise the meeting for Adelphia viewers on Channel 8 and Charter viewers on Channel 3 at 8 p.m. Saturdays and at noon Wednesdays throughout March. […]

New fire management officer named for SMMNRA



David Kerr has been named the new Fire Management Officer for the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA). Kerr transferred from Los Padres National Forest, a unit of the U.S. National Forest System, with 23 years of federal service. He served as the fire management division chief of the Los Padres and had previously held the same position at […]

Calabasas picks Papotta to head Coyote football program



Calabasas picks Papotta to head Coyote football program By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Calabasas High School has named Ken Papotta as the new varsity football coach. An assistant coach last year for receivers and defensive backs, Papotta will replace head coach Larry Edwards, who steps down after 23 years at the Calabasas helm. Papotta’s arrival coincided with the team’s […]

ACTION will lend support to ‘high risk’ teens, parents



ACTION, a nonprofit support group for parents and teens, provides counseling services and ongoing support for families in crisis. The group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at Oak View High School, 5701 E. Conifer St., Oak Park. There is no charge to attend. Local school districts utilize the program as an alternative to suspension programs and ACTION is […]

Voters elect one incumbent and a challenger in Calabasas

Washburn, Groveman to take seats

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer In a race that stayed true to early returns from Tuesday evening, the majority of Calabasas voters ultimately elected incumbent City Councilman Dennis Washburn and newcomer Barry Groveman to fill two seats previously occupied by Washburn and City Councilwoman Janice Lee. Negative mailers marred the campaign during the last few weeks, leaving some observers […]


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