2006-05-11

Spring fling



Young chess whiz keeps mind sharp



Agoura Hills resident Simone Liao, 7, took second place in her division in the Super States Chess Tournament on April 29 and 30. A Willow Elementary School student, Simone began chess stud ies late last year. Besides studying at home, Simone attended Chess Dreams classes in Thousand Oaks and is said to be one of the better players in the […]

AYBA travel team is county champion



Kaiser to host free seminars for women’s health week



In celebration of National Women’s Health Week, Kaiser Permanente will sponsor a series of free community health seminars from May 15 to 19 at its medical center at 5601 DeSoto Ave., Woodland Hills. Topics will focus on heart disease, diabetes, weight management, osteoporosis, stress reduction and genetic screening of female cancer diseases. In addition, there will be information on heart […]

Acorn sportswriter recognized by CNPA



Acorn reporter Kyle Jorrey received honorable mention as a finalist in the 2006 California Newspapers Publishers Association awards. In the category of best sports story, Jorrey was recognized for his June 2005 feature article, “Destiny Driven,” the story of Guinness world record holder and Westlake High School graduate Tasha-Nicole Terani, a gifted soccer player and accomplished model who nearly died […]

Happy Mother’s Day 2006

Mother's Day is May 14 and Acorn readers offer these best wishes to the greatest moms in the world

Our mommy, Kayo Matsumoto, is special because she loves us very much. She takes us to school each morning and helps us with our homework each night. She also makes great breakfasts, lunches and dinners for us every day. She always cooks our favorite foods and helps us clean our rooms. When our clothes are dirty, she always does the […]

Congratulations to Oak Park schools



I want to take this opportunity to compliment Brookside and Red Oak elementary schools on their latest accomplishments, being awarded the California Distinguished School award. Receiving this award is not an easy thing; the names are not just “selected.” Much preparation goes into applying for this honor. Staff and other workers have to prepare a paper with information: test scores, […]

Bob Pearson & Erin Pohl



Erin Pohl and Bob Pearson, consistent top producing directors of estates with Coldwell Banker Previews International in its Westlake Village Promenade office, were congratulated by Coldwell Banker manager Frances Lewis for receiving the Society of Excellence 2005 award, Coldwell Banker’s highest award of which only 79 sales professionals in Southern California achieve. Erin and Bob are ranked among the top […]

Agoura Village plan close to approval

Traffic roundabout is a concern

Agoura Village, which has been nine years in the making, moved a step closer to becoming a unique town center for the city of Agoura Hills. The Agoura Hills Planning Commission last month reviewed the Agoura Village Specific Plan and certified the development’s environmental impact report. The panel recommended the city council approve the project following a May 24 public […]

School honors philanthropists




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