Cheers turn into tears

WOUNDED WARRIORS-Jamie Hesselgesser, right, consoles teammate Cody Cipriano after the Westlake High School baseball team lost to El Dorado in last weekend’s CIF-Southern Section championship game. Please see page 32 for complete story.

Red Planet reveals itself

At this month’s membership meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Sat., June 9 in the Charles Temple Observatory on the Moorpark College campus, the Ventura County Astronomical Society will introduce members and guests to the "World of Mars." Guest speaker Tim Robertson from the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers and a JPL System Ambassador will provide an introduction to the […]

Oak Park High School might bid ‘adieu’ to French classes

Acorn Staff Writer

Most high schools offer two languages to their four-year students and many Southern Californians think Spanish is an important language to learn, based on wide regional usage. Foreign language study is also important for students who want to attend college, but French classes at Oak Park High School, losing popularity, may be in jeopardy. At the last Oak Park Unified […]

Proud to be Scouts

A GOOD DEED-The Girl Scout troops of Brookside Elementary School recently collected toys for their third annual "gently-used toy drive" on behalf of Interface Children’s and Family Services. The scouts met after school last Friday,formed a six-van caravan and delivered the toys to Interface offices in Camarillo. Twenty girls from Brownie Troops 855, 265, 619 and 1640, along with Junior […]

Sax Appeal

BLOWING THEIR OWN HORNS-The Command Performance Sax Quartet from the Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association received honors at a recent festival at Cal-Lutheran Univerity. The festival invites students from middle school and high school to participate in recital that are graded. Performances are judged on the piece selected, tone, rythm, dynamics and other musical criteria. The Sax Quartet […]

Trying to outrun autism

Acorn Staff Writer

It’s a miracle the way young people with autism are able to find their way in the world. Autistic children have such poorly developed verbal and non-verbal communication skills they can barely associate with others. For the victims of autism – about one out of every 500 people – relating to the outside world becomes an everyday struggle that often […]

Westlake Village library now offers summer reading programs

The Westlake Village Library’s summer reading program offers a variety of special treats for young readers. Tickets are required for programs scheduled from June 20-July 18 and are available at no charge on a first-come basis at the library’s reference desk. All events are held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. June 20: Talking Hands: Storytelling and Sign Language by Kathleen […]

AHS senior succeeds under tough circumstances

Acorn Staff Writer

Becoming a valedictorian is difficult. But ponder Philip Guo, 17. Guo was born in China, spoke French in Switzerland, and learned the slang of New York City and Baton Rouge, La. He finally settled in Westlake Village where he not only mastered the English language, but went on to be named one of eight valedictorians at Agoura High School. Philip […]

Merit scholarship winners named

Winners of Merit Scholarship awards financed by colleges and universities were recently announced by National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which will announce additional winners in July. College-sponsored awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship. Local winners are as follows. Agoura High School: Joel C. Lin and Karen […]

CLU string concert to feature baroque music

The Continuing & Professional Education Office and the Music Department at California Lutheran University will sponsor a concert featuring baroque music at 7:30 p.m. on Sat., June 9 in the school’s Samuelson Chapel, on the campus at 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Ensemble Bella Musica will perform Telemann’s "Parisian Quartets" on period instruments. They will also perform music by […]