2003-09-25

Local girl dies, OCHS football player loses limb, spleen after car wreck



By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Agoura High School sophomore and captain of her cheerleading team, Kimberly Kimble-Gast, died early Saturday as a result of a collision caused by a car driven on the wrong side of the 101 Freeway near Refugio Road in Santa Barbara County. Michael Rivas, 16, was driving the minivan that carried Kimble-Gast, his father, Michael […]

Ventura Harvest Festival to offer crafts, gifts, more



The Ventura Harvest Festival will be at Seaside Park in the city of Ventura from Fri., Oct. 3 through Sun., Oct. 5. Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The festival features a large selection of fine artisans displaying their crafts, with more than 17,000 unique handmade products available for […]

Ovarian cancer not necessarily fatal––if it’s caught early on



Ovarian cancer is still the deadliest of the gynecological cancers and is often thought of as a silent killer even in the medical community. However, women who are aware of this cancer’s symptoms and discover the disease early can fight and defeat this covert enemy. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 25,400 American women will be diagnosed with […]

Oak Park defeats Calabasas to stay unbeaten

Acorn Sports Writer

The Oak Park football team broke open a tight game against neighboring Calabasas, scoring 21 third-quarter points en route to a 48-20 victory that kept the Eagles undefeated at 2-0 and dropped the Coyotes to 0-2. In a game played in Calabasas, Oak Park’s lead was only 20-14 at halftime, but the Eagles three TDs in the third quarter increased […]

Calabasas proclaims October Arts and Humanities Month

Major event is set for
Sat., Oct. 4


Major event is set for Sat., Oct. 4 On Fri., Sept. 12 a proclamation was presented by Calabasas city officials to the Calabasas Arts Council officially recognizing October as Arts and Humanities Month. The ceremony was on the site of the Leonis Adobe, where Jason Katzman of Paramount Rodeo Realty and Michele Halpin of the Calabasas branch of Wells Fargo […]

Pavley bill to reduce rubble, debris in beach sand passed into law



Gov. Gray Davis recently signed AB-1212, authored by California state Assemblywoman Fran Pavley (D-Woodland Hills). The bill provides that no coastal development permit for sand replenishment can be issued unless and until the project applicant provides a plan both for on-site monitoring and for supervision during the implementation of the permit. Last October, Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades […]

Candidate will work for $2



By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Born and raised in Agoura Hills, George "Chris" Thomas has set his sights on a seat on the Agoura Hills City Council as a means to "make a difference in my community." At 26, Thomas said he has youth, ambition and boundless energy on his side, which have helped him in private life. He […]

Bright students are like other kids



By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Ethan Jacobs is a typical fifth-grader. He likes to hang out with his friends and he particularly enjoys swimming, art and science. He isn’t sure whether he wants to be an artist or a professional soccer player when he grows up. While Ethan is a "typical" 10-year-old in most respects, he’s also one of […]

New tool puts the focus on vitiligo



Finally, vitiligo sufferers may be able to enjoy effective relief from the unsightly symptoms of vitiligo, thanks to a revolutionary new laser treatment. Developed by PhotoMedex of Radnor, PA, the XTRAC™ is the first FDA-market-cleared excimer laser system to treat vitiligo. "We’re using an exciting new technology and getting great results for our patients," said Dr. Michael Tabibian, whose office […]

Oak Park boys to defend state title in cross country

Winning tradition seems alive
and well at OPHS
Part two of two parts


Winning tradition seems alive and well at OPHS Part two of two parts The Oak Park boys’ and girls’ cross country teams each won sectional and sate divisional titles last year. A media packet released by head coach Kevin Smith says, "The season opens with very high expectations…the teams clearly sit in the spotlight. Both teams return a substantial number […]


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