2009-08-13

Take Your Acorn on Vacation



The deadline for your 2009 Acorn on Vacation contest entry is Mon., Sept. 14. Please e-mail your high resolution photo, with a description of your vacation and who’s in the picture, to vacation@theacorn.com. You can also send a hard copy to The Acorn, 30423 Canwood St. Ste. 108 Agoura Hills, CA 91301.

Long road to recovery

Gridiron impact report: Oak Park Eagles

Brent Botwin didn’t know if he would ever play football again. The Oak Park High middle linebacker and running back had just torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee for the second time in three years. It all started innocently enough for the senior-to-be. Botwin tore the ACL and meniscus in his right knee in eighth grade. He completed […]

Players taking their cuts at new Westlake cages



Perhaps “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” will be replaced by “Take Me Out to the Indoor Batting Cages.” With the opening of Boost Your Average, an indoor coinoperated batting cage and coaching facility at 2326 Townsgate Road in Westlake Village, baseball and softball players can practice all year-round. Bryan Gagnon, owner of Boost Your Average, wanted to build […]

WAGS team wraps up amazing season



Strong showing for area high schools in Commissioner’s Cup

Oaks Christian boys earn fourth-place finish

The CIF-Southern Section has announced the top 10 girls’ and boys’ high school athletic programs for the 18th annual Commissioner’s Cup. Area schools Thousand Oaks, Oaks Christian, Rio Mesa and La Reina were all honored for athletic achievements. On the girls’ side, Corona del Mar took top honors in scoring 16.5 points on the strength of four runnerup finishes and […]

Starz shine bright at lacrosse tourney



Coyotes feast on competition all summer



Oak Park cheerleaders make history



SAT practice test set



Los Angeles-based Eureka Review will conduct a Mock SAT Test Day on Sat., Aug. 29 at Agoura High School, 28545 Driver Ave. This is a no-stress practice test. Tests are immediately scored. Students should arrive at 8:45 a.m. and bring pencils and calculators. Parents shtest the results. The event ends at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $20. For more information and […]

College application workshop scheduled

12th-graders will learn essay writing

A free workshop titled “Application and Essay Writing,” designed for 12thgrade students who are applying for college and their parents, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Aug. 29 at Agoura High School’s G Building, 28545 Driver Ave. The program is funded by the Las Virgenes Educational Foundation. The workshop leader is Danny Ruderman, professional college counselor. […]