2011-06-02

Farewell picnic planned for teacher




When Mark Cantor launched his teaching career in the Las Virgenes Unified School District 38 years ago, herds of sheep grazed the hills of a young Agoura that was still nine years away from cityhood. Willow Elementary School did not exist in 1972—neither did the Morrison homes off Laro Drive and Kanan Road. Children in Old Agoura, Hillrise and surrounding […]

Fists of fury




These boxers keep punching until they hear crunching—or until the bell tolls. Local fighters Chase Jasmin, Ben Holmes and Jason McGrue won championships at the Adidas National Boxing Tournament May 13-15 at Oxnard. They hit so hard, they’d turn James Toney into rigatoni. Okay, okay—that’s a slight exaggeration. After all, Toney, the former heavyweight world champion, is friends with Chase’s […]

Songs in the key of life



Calabasas Library takes note of students



Like pulling teeth



My 7-year-old son’s teeth were loose. All he cared about was the money he’d get when the teeth came out. “Money isn’t everything,” my wife and I told the kid. I felt his teeth—they weren’t coming out any time soon. Thank God! The Tooth Fairy couldn’t afford a dollar, let alone two. The winged toothsnatcher was off the hook for […]

Her science project goes national




Shruti Aggarwal, an eighthgrade student at Medea Creek Middle School in Oak Park, will compete in the Broadcom Masters national science fair in Washington, D.C., in October. Shruti qualified for the honor after winning second place in the state competition at the California Science Center on May 3, following a first-place win at the Ventura County Science Fair on April […]

Westlake volleyball team gets revenge but no title



Westlake High’s boys’ volleyball team advanced to the final of the Division 2 CIF Southern California Regional Volleyball Championships. After defeating Cathedral Catholic of San Diego in the first round and Mater Dei in the semifi nals, the Warriors came up short in the title bout against Corona Del Mar of Newport Beach. Playing for the regional championship last Saturday […]

Let’s Draw Dad



Sun., June 19 is Father’s Day and The Acorn is inviting you to take out pen, pencil or crayon and draw a picture of dear old dad. Using the template in the ad on page 18, draw a picture of what your father looks like and send it to The Acorn, 30423 Canwood St. Ste. 108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301. […]

Kiwanis Club names top cop



Girls’ teams bring home the hardware




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