2005-02-02

25th anniversary is music to their ears



Friends of Oak Park schools host March 21 Golf Challenge



By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Friends of Oak Park Schools, the only nonprofit education foundation dedicated to helping the Oak Park Unified School District with its financial needs, is hosting its second annual Golf Challenge on March 21 at North Ranch Country Club. The foundation established the golf challenge last year to raise money for Measure D4, the parcel tax proposal […]

Auto museum flexes muscle, more



The Petersen Automotive Museum will kick into high gear this month with the following exhibits at 6060 Wilshire Blvd. (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles.   "Muscle Cars: Power to the People" will be presented from Feb. 5 through June 5. The most powerful vehicles of their era, muscle cars were built at a time when gas was cheap, confidence was […]

Heschel West students help tsunami victims



Heschel West’s students have donated more than $2,000 to the Southeast Asian tsunami relief effort. The effort was launched after CNN interviewed the students. The fifth-graders at Heschel West spearheaded the effort and raised the funds in one week. The students had been studying tsunamis in the weeks prior to the Dec. 26 tsunami. On Mon., Jan. 3 a news […]

Knights Bring Hope to Tsunami Victims



Knights Bring Hope to Tsunami Victims You’ve seen the pictures. The day after Christmas a major earthquake in the Indian Ocean launched massive tsunami waves onto the coastline of Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India and beyond. The waves in Sri Lanka were so powerful they shoved an entire passenger train off its tracks and sent cars and boats into treetops. […]

Malibu group to discuss Sam Shepard readings



The Malibu Book Discussion Group will feature a live reading of selections from the play "True West" by Sam Shepard, with a discussion to follow at 1 p.m. Wed., Feb. 9 in the clubhouse of the Pt. Dume Mobile Home Park, 29500 W. Heathercliff Road, Malibu. A Readers Theatre is providing actors for this reading. This organization draws on volunteer […]

Students concerned about U.S. Patriot Act



Students concerned about U.S. Patriot Act We, the undersigned, are students at Agoura High School. We wish to inform the public—without offending The Acorn’s readership—of what the Patriot Act means to each and every one of us. To begin with, the Patriot Act is a law. The Attorney General oversees operations while the Federal Bureau of Investigation personally arrests culprits […]

Mayor outlines ambitious goals for 2005

Says Calabasas Civic Center coming soon

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The falling crime rate, the new civic center project, the Method Fest Film Festival and a host of other accomplishments were highlighted last week by Calabasas Mayor Michael Harrison during the 7th annual State of the City address. Harrison gave project updates and listed specific goals for Calabasas at the annual event. As those before him, […]

Wheel in the sky



Agoura Hills calls resident a ‘volunteer extraordinaire’



Agoura Hills calls resident a ‘volunteer extraordinaire’ Bob Hitner, a resident of the Liberty Canyon area of Agoura Hills, received a special city commendation last week for his effort to clean up the entrance to the Liberty Canyon tract of homes. Hitner devotes one day each week to pick up trash at the entrance. City officials called Hitner a "volunteer […]


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