2005-06-23

Oak Park school district reaches balanced budget through job cuts



By Daniel Wolowiczdanielw@theacorn.com The Oak Park Unified School District Board passed a 2005-2006 balanced budget last week after making district-wide staff cuts, including the elimination of a teaching position. The Oak Park cuts include three custodians, a warehouse delivery person, a department secretary and an elementary music teacher. The cost-cutting moves saved the district approximately $260,000, administration officials said. According […]

Swedes sponsor celebration



The Swedish American Central Association of Southern California will sponsor its 85th annual Midsummer celebration 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., June 26 at Vasa Park, 2854 Triunfo Canyon Road, Agoura. Breakfast will be served 9 to 11 a.m. and lunch beginning at 11 a.m. The Midsummer Pole will be raised at noon, followed by traditional ring dancing and singing […]

Outstanding AHS seniors



Daniel graduates Agoura High School with a 4.4 grade point aver age and a passion for science. He’s the team research director on the elite NASA team, only one of four projects in the nation selected to ride on the space shuttle. In extracurricular activities, Daniel’s president of the Jewish Club and the Engineering Club. He’s active in the California […]

Calabasas student makes dean’s list



Former Calabasas resident Philip A. Shapiro was among the 437 cadets recently named to the dean’s list for the second semester of academic year 2004-2005 at the Virginia Military Institute, the nation’s oldest state-supported military college. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a cadet must have a term grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and no […]

Traditional Japanese dance program coming to TOHS



The Azuma School of Dance will present a program of traditional Japanese dance at 2:30 p.m. Sat., June 25 in the Performing Arts Center at Thousand Oaks High School, 2323 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The program will feature 34 dancers in full traditional costumes from the Azuma School of Japanese Classical Dance in Ventura County. The dancers range in […]

Good deeds done



Wanted to say a big thank you to Nick Rimmele and Boy Scout Troop No. 127 who worked tirelessly on Sat., June 11 at the Cheseboro equestrian trail, which links the Agoura Equestrian Center to the National Park Service Cheseboro parksite. I came across Nick and the rest of his helpers on Saturday as I was riding my horse to […]

Affordable housing



By Michael Picarellapic@theacorn.comIs there such a thing in Calabasas? Talk is cheap when it comes to affordable housing, but in the city of Calabasas, where the median home price is $1 million and climbing, action is being taken by local officials to at least look at the matter and expand opportunities for housing assistance. In 1998, the city created an […]

Westlake son earns Gen. MacArthur award



During the now historic speech to the 1962 graduating class of West Point cadets, Gen. Douglas MacArthur inspired the graduates with the words of “…duty, honor, country.” More than 43 years later, those words have an equally inspiring meaning to the son of a Westlake Village couple. U.S. Army Capt. Nicholas E. Ayers, son of Robert and Rebecca Ayers of Lakewood […]

State superintendent of schools offers wise words to CHS grads



by Michael Picarellapic@theacorn.com Calabasas High School graduates marched into a full house at the campus football stadium last Friday to receive their diplomas. Despite extra bleachers that were brought in, guests struggled to find enough seating. Guest speaker Jack O’Connell, state superintendent of schools, quoted some of what he called the best commencement speeches in history. According to the actor […]

Theatricum Botanicum to host Shakespeare seminar for teens



The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum will present its annual “High School Intensive Shakespeare Seminar” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, July 11 through Aug. 12 on the grounds of their outdoor facility at 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. A final performance will be staged on Sat., Aug. 13. Participants will learn acting techniques useful for […]


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