2010-11-04

Two newcomers elected to Oak Park board



Marie Panec will return to the Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education for a third term after garnering the most votes in the Nov. 2 general election. Panec was one of four candidates vying for three seats on the school board. She received 2,014 votes, or 30.5 percent. Newcomers Allen Rosen and Mary Pallant came in second and […]

Review spot on



Thank you for the review of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Sorceror.” In particular, thank you for pointing out Stephanie Kupfer’s performance as Aline. The Acorn was right to point out this newcomer’s marvelous performance. Her delightful soprano tones ran true every time, and she was able to portray every nuance with her eyes, her body language, and especially that perfect […]

Munch Madness to feature top food trucks



A gourmet food experience will be offered to the community on Sat., Nov. 13 at Agoura High to benefit the school’s International Baccalaureate (IB) program, a rigorous academic program that provides students with a global perspective and curriculum. “Agoura Munch Madness,” an all-day family food festival featuring 15 of L.A.’s popular food trucks, will include live entertainment, contests and a […]

Ex-Trader Joe’s exec speaks



Thousand Oaks resident John Shields, former CEO of Trader Joe’s, will speak at the Corporate Leaders Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tues., Nov. 9 at Lundring Events Center in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center at California Lutheran University. Shields served as chair and CEO of the specialty retail grocery store chain from 1988 to 2001. His topic is […]

Santa Comes to Agoura food drives



•Nov. 15 to 19: All Oak Park public schools, Agoura High, Lindero Canyon Middle School, Lupin Hill, Sumac, White Oak, Willow, Yerba Buena. •Nov. 20: Albertsons Calabasas, Ralphs Agoura Hills. Drop-off food through Nov. 19. •Do-it Center, 28750 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. •Newbury Park Bicycle Shop, 1560 Newbury Road, No. 6, Newbury Park. •First Federal Bank, 5701 Kanan Road, Agoura […]

An insider’s guide on how to make it into The Acorn



Each week, The Acorn staff sets out to tell the stories of its readers and the cities it serves. We know we can’t do it alone, so we turn to the community to keep us in touch with school events, club announcements, memorable milestones—both personal and professional—and many of the other activities that make Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Oak Park and […]

Student fights degenerative eye disease



Jessie Wolinsky, an Oak Park teen diagnosed with an incurable eye disease, participated in this year’s VisionWalk to help find a cure for retinal degenerative eye diseases. Jessie’s Sight Savers team raised more than $13,000 at the walk on Oct. 24 at UCLA to benefit Foundation Fighting Blindness, an eye research organization. The Oak Park High School senior has participated […]

Reader thankful for many things



I’m thankful for my life and my family. I’m thankful I have a roof over my head and a bed to sleep in. I’m thankful for my family’s health. I’m thankful for my husband. I’m thankful for people who pick up their dog poop. I’m thankful I live in a country where I have freedom of speech. I’m thankful I […]

Forum slated



Las Virgenes Unified School District will host a superintendent’s forum from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mon., Nov. 8 at the Agoura High School library, 28545 Driver Ave. The session will be unstructured. Residents can ask questions of district senior management. District Superintendent Donald Zimring will host the meeting. Upcoming forums are scheduled for Jan. 31, 2011, at A.E. Wright Middle […]

Power plant noise at landfill annoys some residents

Sound described as ‘constant buzzing’

A power plant operating at the Calabasas Landfill may be producing sustainable energy, but the noise coming from the machinery has led to complaints by Old Agoura residents. Dick Gaines, who lives on Chesebro Road, said the noise from the plant east of the Agoura community and north of Saratoga Hills sounds like a “bad swimming pool pump motor.” “All […]


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