2008-10-23

Poe enters race as a write-in



Oak Park voters have another choice besides the candidates who will be listed on the Nov. 4 ballot for the Municipal Advisory Council. Bryan Poe is running as a write-in candidate for the MAC, which means that people must write his name in the appropriate space on the ballot in order for him to receive votes. Names already on the […]

‘Mad Dash’ against SIDS



DO IT FOR JASON—From left, Alek, 15; Mitchell, 17, and Sherri and Ron Squires of Agoura Hills all received medals in the inaugural Jason’s Race 5K and “Mad Dash” for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in the First Neighborhood area of Westlake Village on Oct. 12. Event proceeds support the Jason Allen Lutz Memorial Fund, founded in memory of a […]

Yerba Buena to hold Halloween carnival



Yerba Buena Elementary School will hold its Halloween carnival from 4 to 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 25 at the school, 6098 Reyes Adobe Road, Agoura Hills. The carnival will include classroom-sponsored game booths, a spooky house, costume contest, fortune teller, arts and crafts, face painting, relay races, an obstacle course, vendor booths, bake sale and barbecue for sale. Admission is […]

Heschel to celebrate Blue Ribbon award



Heschel West Day School will celebrate its National Blue Ribbon Award at its Mitzvah Day/Blue Ribbon Celebration from 9 a.m. to noon Sun., Nov. 2 at the school, 27400 Canwood St., Agoura. Mitzvah Day is a community-wide service day organized by the Jewish Federation. The event will include activities to promote literacy and learning for the local and global community, […]

Digging through dirt



A few days ago I was stopped on the trail by a familiar sound, that of a rodent gnawing on wood. In the early morning, I looked for a wood rat in the nearby shrubbery. Although unusual for this creature to be out at this time of day, I searched for movement in the branches. There was nothing, nothing but […]

Candidate wants ‘young, energetic’ leadership on MAC



In his job as vice president of sales and quality for Stealth Aerospace in Canoga Park, Alon Glickstein works on solving problems to the satisfaction of many people. Glickstein believes this experience will serve him well if he is elected to the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council on Nov. 4. Glickstein is running for one of two seats being vacated […]

Dinner to benefit victims of domestic violence



Haven Hills will hold its 31st anniversary dinner at 6 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 30 at the Warner Center Marriott, 21850 Oxnard St., Woodland Hills. Proceeds will benefit victims of domestic violence in the community. Registration and silent auction will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. followed by dinner and entertainment. India Adams will entertain, performing songs she dubbed for […]

The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week

Santa Clara (6-0) at Oak Park (3-3) Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Bend, but don’t break. That’s the rallying cry this week for Oak Park High’s football team as it prepares to host undefeated Santa Clara and one of the top running backs in the nation—senior Cierre Wood. Wood, a Notre Dame commit, has already carried the ball 84 times for 1,117 yards (13 yards per carry) and 15 touchdowns this season. […]

Tunnel of love



HELPING HANDS—Hannah Fase, 7, a member of the Sharks VIP soccer team, is led through the tunnel by teen volunteer Dylan Dorelfeld following a recent game at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas. The two VIP soccer teams in the local AYSO give special needs players the opportunity to challenge traditional AYSO teams as well as other VIP teams. Tryouts […]

Politics as usual



With the general election just 12 days away, emotions in the trenches are running high and issues such as Proposition 8 (same-sex marriage) and Measure R (the $29-million Oak Park school bond) have inflamed the public. Some zealots are taking matters to the extreme by stealing campaign signs from private property and pulling other shenanigans that have left a bad […]