School year over for Calabasas, Agoura Hills

SMILE- Student Jeff Heller displays his emotions as he takes part in the Calabasas High School commencement June 19. For complete graduation coverage, please see pages 25A to 28A.

Oak Park school bond back on the table

Officials hope previous failures are no deterrent

With school budget cutbacks looming, the Oak Park Board of Education faces a dilemma of how to fund much-needed repairs to the district’s aging buildings and classrooms. A facilities bond measure is being considered for the November ballot, but before a decision is made on how much to fund and what the revenue should pay for, the school board wants […]

16-acre office center coming to Calabasas

Construction is underway on a new Class A, three-story office building in Calabasas, according to Lincoln Property Company, the developer of the 51,650squarefoot property. The new building, scheduled for completion in October, represents the final phase of the developer’s 375,000-square-foot, eight-building office campus. The 16.2-acre site on Agoura Road was acquired by the Dallas-based Lincoln company in November 2006. All […]

Early deadlines

Independence Day, Fri., July 4 requires two early deadlines for the Acorn issue dates of Thurs., July 10 and Fri., July 11. All editorial items for those editions, including letters to the editor, must be received by 11 a.m. Thurs., July 3. Also, all reservations for real estate advertising space for the July 10 and 11 editions must be made […]

The boys of summer

Community mourns loss of firefighter Kevin Pryor

Fire bells rang for the last time on Tues., June 24 for Oak Park son Kevin Pryor. A funeral service for the 31-year-old firefighter was held at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in the community where he grew up. A firefighter who worked in Newport Beach, Pryor suffered a fatal aneurysm on June 17, the day after returning to his […]

Manna’s cupboards are bare again

Food collection a year-round necessity

Santa Claus came early to the Manna Food Bank in Thousand Oaks this year. He didn’t fly on a sled from the North Pole, but came from Agoura Hills and delivered $600 in goods from Costco to keep food on the shelves for a weekend earlier this month. Manna executive director John Gorham recently found his cupboards bare after a […]

Soteras named to regional water board

Alex Soteras of Calabasas has been appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve on the ninemember Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. Soteras has owned Soteras Mortgage since 1984 and is director of the United Chambers of Commerce of the San Fernando Valley. He’s also the past president of the Agoura/Oak Park/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce. “Growing up in […]

Child actor learning Hollywood ways

Zachary Gordon had a good excuse for missing 72 days of school this year at Oak Hills Elementary in Oak Park. The 10-year-old is an award-winning actor who spent the time making films, television shows and commercials. Zachary played a neighborhood boy in “Georgia Rule” with Jane Fonda, earning a Young Artist Award for best supporting actor in a comedy […]

Ham radio operators plan 24-hour drill

Emergency services exercise set for June 28 The Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club will host the annual 24hour emergency field operations exercise starting 11 a.m. Sat., June 28 at the National Park Service Headquarters, 401 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The ham radio operators will set up and maintain a field radio station on site and contact other operators across […]