High School Graduation 2007

High School Graduation 2007

School’s out and aren’t they glad!

High school, the movie

If high school were like a movie, then Agoura High School senior Ethan Kuperberg would have written, directed and produced the four-year project. Ethan’s June 15 commencement address on the school’s football field, sheathed in new synthetic turf just in time for the ceremony, compared each year of high school to segments of a movie. Freshman year is high school’s […]

Making the grade wasn’t easy

The 24 Oak View High School graduating seniors received a standing ovation before the emotional farewell ceremony had even begun. As the students entered the Oak Park High School Pavilion for the June 15 ceremony they were applauded for overcoming a variety of challenges and obstacles to earn the right to graduate. A continuation high school with small classes and […]

With summer here, what’s next?

By Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com This summer, Agoura Hills is offering a variety of activities and services for people of all ages, grads included. The city’s summer movies and concerts in the park have already begun. “Shrek” played on June 1 at Reyes Adobe Park, and The Platters kicked off the Concert in the Park series on Sunday at Chumash Park. […]

July 4 at The Acorn

Independence Day will create early deadlines for The Acorn issue of July 5. Letters to the editor and press releases for the July 5 edition must be received by 11 a.m. Thurs., June 28, the same time that real estate ads must be reserved. The deadline for reserving space for display ads will be 11 a.m. Fri., June 29. Wed., […]

School district grapples with special education

Policies have been a good IDEA, although some parents disagree

Between the federal guarantee of “free and appropriate public education” for all children- including those with special needs- and the limited capacity of school budgets to pay for the special education, lies a battleground. The federal Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) guarantees equal educational opportunity for all children. But meeting the demands of special education children in public schools isn’t […]

Smoking ban discussed

The Calabasas City Council was expected to discuss an expansion of the city smoking ban at last night’s meeting. The ordinance prohibits smoking in public places. City officials now want the ban to include apartment buildings. “It’s been extremely successful and very well received,” said Councilmember Groveman. “A very, very high percentage of people are very, very pleased with it.” […]

Theatre on the Hill goes on a romp

Venue's new troupe specializes in comic operettas

One of the newest and most welcomed theater companies in the Conejo Valley is the Ventura County Gilbert and Sullivan Repertoire Company. Founded in 2006, the company brings the delightful comic operettas of Gilbert and Sullivan to local theatergoers. Its recent production of G&S’ “Iolanthe,” which just completed its run at the Theatre on the Hill in Thousand Oaks, proves […]


Narcissism is alive and well. A topic of much clinical interest back in the ’80s, it has experienced a resurgence with the advent of Gen Y’ers (the cohort born between 1979 and 1994). My colleagues on college campuses are noticing a sense of entitlement in students that appears to ignore traditional climbtheladder approaches to success. They want what they want, […]

Sweet Greek melodies grace festival