Conservancy denies any misuse of funds

Conservancy denies any misuse of funds By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com According to a May 4 state audit, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy misused $7 million in public-approved bond money that was earmarked for open space acquisitions and parkland restoration in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The Office of State Audits and Evaluations, which examined the conservancy’s spending through June 2003, […]

Heschel West school hires new attorney

Benjamin Reznik has been retained as legal counsel by Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School West for its project to build a permanent campus adjacent to Agoura Hills. The Jewish day school is in the process of obtaining permits for its 72-acre parcel that borders the 101 Freeway. A graduate of USC Law School, Reznik is "known for his expertise in […]

CHS Class of 2004

CHS Class of 2004 Brett Harris Abrams, Arnav Agarwal, Matthew John Agnitch, Shamin Steven Akhavan, Jonathan Albrecht, Holly Alison Alderman, Connie Magaly Alejos, Juan M. Alfaro, Lamia S. Ali, Erin Kate Anderson, Allison E. Ando, Sean Philip Appel-Polanski, David Naftali Appelbaum, Gil Lee Arbel, Naseem Nancy Arjmand, David C. Arnell, Andrew Paul Asher, Sungmin Aum, Robert Joseph Babadjouni, Nir Jacob […]

Special event to help children in need

Argentinean culture focus of Jewish Community Center event

The public is invited to discover Argentinean culture at a special event at 7:30 p.m. Sat., June 26 at Jewish Community Center (JCC) at Milken, 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills. The event will feature Tango singers and dancers, folk songs and ballet, and Argentinean snacks, drinks and desserts. The cost is $25. The event is cosponsored by the B’nai B’rith […]

Agoura Pony League a hassle for residents

Mark Grossman’s letter to the editor regarding the Agoura Pony League left much unsaid. Lupin Hill Elementary was built more than 30 years ago on a cul-de-sac in a quiet neighborhood not equipped to accommodate a league of this size. In its 11 years at Lupin Hill, the number of teams, volume of traffic and noise associated with Pony Baseball […]

One goal accomplished, new goals ahead

Anxiety disorders affect women

Millions of women suffer from persistent, intense and uncontrollable anxiety that hinders their daily lives. They may have one of five "anxiety disorders" that involve extreme, irrational fear or worry: generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias and posttraumatic stress disorder. Women are twice as likely to suffer from an anxiety disorder. Jerilyn Ross, president of the Anxiety Disorders […]

Westlake High grads celebrate rite of passage


Principal––Ronald Lipari Class of 2004––493 seniors Valedictorian––Sylvia Qiu Salutatorian––Sophie Sun By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com At 5 p.m. last Thursday at Westlake High School, hundreds of family members and friends filled the bleachers to watch seniors graduate—not at the football stadium under renovation, but at the temporary bleachers placed on the adjacent baseball field. Even though the spectators faced the setting […]

Unity Center Church services in Thousand Oaks

Unity Center Church services in Thousand Oaks "Honor Thy Father" will be the message delivered by Rev. Mary Lacalle when Unity Center Church meets at 10 a.m. Sun., June 20 in the Gold Coast Plaza, 1414 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 113, Thousand Oaks. Music will be performed by pianist Zach Spencer and vocalist Karen Burton. Youth education and childcare […]

Cross on county seal should be defended

Cross on county seal should be defended Last week our Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 not to defend the symbol of the cross on our county seal from an attack from the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union). I believe this symbol is morally and legally defensible, and therefore should be defended. This is a big issue. You […]