2008-03-27

Students to harmonize for contest



Oak Park High School will hold the second annual Barbershop Mania from 7 to 9 p.m. Thurs., April 24 at the Oak Park High School Pavilion, 899 N. Kanan Road. Twelve Oak Park High choir barbershop groups will compete. The groups are: The Barbettes: Kerry Anderson, Sarah Cofiell, Megan Cofiell, Kelsey Karl perform “The Beauty Shop Quartet” Broadway Babes: Claire […]

This Spacious Home Opens Behind Double Front Doors To A Marble Mosaic Design Inlaid Over Ceramic Tile Flooring



This property has a more than 0.5-acre lot and an upgraded residence with nearly 2,800 square feet. The home opens behind double front doors to a marble mosaic design inlaid over ceramic tile flooring and offers 4 bedrooms (one downstairs) plus a loft (could be fifth bedroom) and 2.5 baths. The master suite is its own wing, with mountain views […]

Assessor takes look at property values



Los Angeles County Assessor Rick Auerbach said his staff is in the early stages of reviewing approximately 310,000 single family homes and condos for a potential decline in value reassessment. Auerbach said his office is trying to ensure that property owners are not over-assessed because of the market downturn. By law, a review of recently sold properties is required. In […]

Students’ film showcased at conference



It began as a class project but turned into a much bigger deal for a group of Oak Park eighthgraders in Chimei Fregoso’s history class at Medea Creek Middle School. While studying the American Revolution, classmates Brandon Camhi, Jenny Freilach, Eric Gold, Courtney Pomush, Carly Silliman and Daniela Torres decided to create a film about the time period. In two […]

Making the honor roll

Acorn Bits

•California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo announced that Eric Liebowitz, a 2007 graduate of Hillcrest Christian school in Thousand Oaks, was named to the school’s dean’s list for his academic achievement in the Cal Poly College of Engineering. Eric is the son of Brenda Liebowitz and the late Arnold Liebowitz of Agoura Hills. •Andrew Chris Frangos of Agoura […]

The Acorn’s 2008 National League West showdown

Sportswriters Thomas Gase and Stephen Dorman debate who will win MLB's toughest division

Not since the days of Billy the Kid and “Doc” Holliday has the West been this wild. This year the National League West Division will be a race between four solid teams- San Francisco doesn’t belong in this conversation- and no longer will 85 wins be good enough to capture the title. The Arizona Diamondbacks, last year’s division winner, only […]

Stage Door presents ‘On Golden Pond’



The Stage Door Theatre presents “On Golden Pond” beginning 8 p.m. Fri., April 4 at the theater, 28311 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. The play, written by Ernest Thompson and directed by Karen Machon, revolves around Norman and Ethel Thayer’s 48th annual visit to their summer home in upstate Massachusetts. The play features Mike Monteleone, Gale Trumbeaux, Diane Le Moine, Art […]

Ready-To-Build Lot In Spanish Hills



A ready-to-build lot in Spanish Hills has more than 1 acre with approximately one-third acre l flat usable. This is one of few lots available in the area. It is private with views. Plans are available for a French chateau with more than 5,900 square feet. For information on this property listed at $799,000, call Judi Irwin, Dilbeck Realtors, at […]

Oak Park schools thinking outside the box



The Oak Park Unified School District is putting out the welcome mat for students who live out of town. With declining enrollment affecting districts statewide and a proposed state budget that threatens to cut education dollars, Oak Park needs the outofdistrict students to make up the shortfall, according to Superintendent Tony Knight. The district is paid several thousand dollars by […]

American Red Cross offers emergency preparedness tips



The southern California wildfires last year caused one of the largest evacuations in the state’s history. A 2007 survey shows that even with a history of natural disasters, Americans aren’t ready for the next big one. According to the American Red Cross, the majority of Americans remain unprepared for a disaster- 23 percent have not taken any measures to prepare […]


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