2003-05-01

Oak Park hires new superintendent



Oak Park hires new superintendent By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer The Board of Education of Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) conducted a special meeting Monday night to announce its unanimous vote to hire Gary G. Richards, Ed.D, as OPUSD superintendent. Richards was chosen as the finalist of 24 applicants, four of which were interviewed on April 19 by […]

For the record



The Agoura Hills Spring Horse Playday at the Old Agoura Equestrian Center, originally scheduled for this Sun., May 4, has been postponed. The event’s new date is Sun., June 4.

Local woman becomes executive of IRIS



Local woman becomes executive of IRIS Thousand Oaks resident Marcia Smart, a redesign specialist, was recently installed as executive director of the Interior Redesign Industry Specialists (IRIS), a professional redesign organization founded four years ago in Southern California. The organization’s members are "committed to promoting the concept of interior redesign through public education and supportive encouragement of its membership." The […]

Chamber hosts networking mixer



Chargers hope to finish strong in baseball

Special to The Acorn

After winning two of three non-league games the two weeks prior to Monday against Marmonte League opponent Royal, the Agoura baseball team hoped it would provide sufficient momentum to propel the Chargers into a strong finish. Tomorrow Agoura will be at Calabasas to play the Coyotes, a 10-2 winner in the first game, and next Wednesday the Chargers take on […]

Opera star will perform with Camerata Pacifica



Camerata Pacifica will be joined by renowned mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade at 8 p.m. Sun., May 11 in a concert at the Scherr Forum Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. von Stade’s career has taken her to the stages of the world’s great opera houses and concerts halls. She began at the top, […]

Improvement of Kanan interchange will hurt profits of eateries, business owners say



By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The city of Agoura Hills recently completed its environmental impact study for the $25 million Kanan Road interchange improvement, and while nobody has spoken out in direct opposition to the much-needed project, several local merchants continue to complain that the new configuration of on-ramps and off-ramps will hurt their businesses. The three-year construction project […]

Mothers Against Drunk Driving honor ‘heroes’ of their campaign



Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) of California has recognized the work of law enforcement officers, public safety agencies and others for working to prevent deaths and injuries that are caused by impaired driving. The theme for the annual statewide Law Enforcement & Community Recognition Dinner, "Celebrating the Steps Toward the Goal," was selected to highlight the success and achievement of […]

Another smart shopper supports a worthy cause



Commercial real estate not a hot commodity

Agoura Hills posted the highest office vacancy rate among
all six Ventura County sub-markets
at 18.8 percent


Agoura Hills posted the highest office vacancy rate among all six Ventura County sub-markets at 18.8 percent Office vacancies and new building construction in Ventura County continued to slump during the first quarter, reports Daum Commercial Real Estate Services. Gross office real estate activity in Ventura County "still remains weak" as first quarter totals hit three-year lows, the Daum report […]


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