2009-03-12

Rotarians look at youth ethics



Jason and Brandon play soccer for their high school team. The school has a strict policy of no cussing during games. Brandon, a star player and team captain, is upset by a referee’s call and yells out a profanity. The referee thinks it was Jason and orders the wrong player to leave the field and bars him from playing in […]

Women’s Club presents fashion show



The Westlake Womens’ Club will host the 40th annual spring fashion show fundraiser at 10 a.m. Fri., March 27 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. The show will have boutique shopping, silent auction and luncheon. The cost is $70. Proceeds go to about 20 local charities. Last year’s event raised $45,000. The club is a […]

Acorn’s predicted order of finish



After speaking with all eight Marmonte League baseball coaches, The Acorn‘s sports department has come to a simple conclusion: It’s impossible to predict a Marmonte champion this early in the season. So, naturally, we’ll give it a shot anyway. Call it a compliment or bulletinboard material, depending on your point of view. Here goes: 1) Simi Valley 2) Royal 3) […]

Basketball tryouts scheduled



Tryouts for Valley Thunder basketball will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sun., March 15 at A.E. Wright Middle School, 4029 N. Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. Tryouts are open to fourth- and fifth-grade boys and girls. For more information, visit www.valleythunderbasketball.com.

Back to the chalkboard



Academic standards for the Oak Park and Las Virgenes schools are among the highest in the nation, but according to Education Week magazine, the per pupil funding for these and other school districts in the state of California has dropped to 47th in the nation. Despite this much ballyhooed fact—and we hear it all the time— it’s just not realistic […]

Love of skiing led Oak Park man to mountain patrol



Longtime Mountain High skiers might recognize Alan Roll. For 30 years the Oak Park man has made sure that skiers are safe at the Wrightwood resort. Roll spends at least a dozen days each winter season as a volunteer ski patrol. Dressed in his patrol uniform, a red jacket emblazoned with a white cross, the 53-year-old skis the mountain searching […]

Oak Park takes lead on environment



Environmental stewardship has long been important to the Oak Park Unified School District, but until now each school handled those efforts independently. A new committee has formed to unify, expand and strengthen the district’s environmental programs. The Environmental Education and Awareness Committee, led by parents Keyla Treitman and Shannon Blastenbrei, is made up of student and adult representatives from each […]

The Acorn’s 2009 Marmonte Baseball Preview



  Westlake Warriors Head coach: Zach Miller (2nd season) Last season’s results: 15-14, 7-8 in league (fourth place) Biggest losses: Cutter Dykstra, CF; Shane Kroker, 3B/SS; Joshua Gray, OF; Graham Johnson, P; Alex Gillingham, P; Jordan Mannisto, P; Ryan De Jesus, P   Notable returnees: Christian Yelich, SS; Steve Hagy, RF; Nick Truhan, CF; Nick Correlli, 2B; Danny Nieves, P/1B; […]

Friendship Walk gets legs on March 29



The Conejo Valley Friendship Circle will hold its fourth annual 5K Friendship Walk from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sun., March 29 in Agoura Hills. The walk will begin at the Friendship Circle headquarters, 30345 Canwood St., and culminate with a festival at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Drive. The festival will have music, live entertainment and a BMX demonstration. […]

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