McClintick charging forward

Senior thrives for defending CIF champions

Danny McClintick could coast this year, and no one would question him for taking it easy. After all, the senior on the Agoura High boys’ water polo team is one of the most accomplished players in school history. He helped the Chargers win a section championship last fall, and he’s the first four-year varsity starter for head coach Dustin Litvak. […]

Loving your pet

I can remember many occasions when friends would telephone me, crying because they just had to put down a pet. I would hang up, wondering what was wrong with them. After all, it was just an animal, hardly worth all that drama. About a year ago I adopted a sweet, gentle, little male kitten. I named him Killer because anyone […]

Future scientists at Discovery Center

The Discovery Center for Science and Technology begins its fourth season of the Science Speaker Series with “Tomorrow’s Scientists” at 7:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. 11 at Baxter BioSciences, 1 Baxter Way, Westlake Village. Elizabeth Garfinkel and Jessica Sanford will discuss how young people can contribute to knowledge of the natural world by choosing a career in science. Elizabeth is a […]

The Zombies relive rock ’n’ roll history

Hot on the heels of the Yardbirds’ successful appearance at The Canyon club recently was another revived band from the British Invasion: The Zombies. Celebrating their 50th anniversary as a group this year, The Zombies have an advantage over the Yardbirds in that two of its core creative members are still with them: keyboardist/composer Rod Argent, and lead singer Colin […]

Moorpark polo coach resigns following comments about Agoura transfers

Just days after the sudden resignation of their head coach, about 60 high school water polo players, parents and other supporters echoed sentiments of dismay in an overflowing boardroom at the Moorpark Unified School District offices on Sept. 27. Chris Beattie, 22, was forced to resign from his post after serving nearly three years as the head varsity water polo […]

Don’t scoff at petassisted therapy

Craige Story of Westlake Village (Acorn letters Sept. 29) deserves accolades for pointing out the importance and necessity of pet-assisted therapy. Many of the world’s problems today can be attributed to human despair, loneliness and hopelessness. Pet- assisted therapy is more and more being recognized for the positive input it can have on the lives of so many people. The […]

Sharing the game with others

When 16-year-old Oak Park resident Madeline Mabry went to her American Youth Soccer Organization picture day on a recent Saturday, she did more than smile for her team photo. For the third straight year, Madeline used the annual gathering of local soccer families to collect used cleats, shin guards, balls and jerseys for distribution to disadvantaged youth teams. Under the […]


Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Ron Perlman MPAA rating: R Running time: 100 minutes Best suited for: those who love neo-noirs like “The Driver” and “Thief” Least suited for: those who love big car-chase movies like “The Fast and the Furious” Acorn rating: “I don’t sit in while you’re running it […]

Showdowns set for TVL netters

There are major Tri-Valley League girls’ volleyball matchups on tap tonight at La Reina and St. Bonaventure high schools. The Oak Park Eagles (9-12 overall, 2-3 in league) travel to La Reina to take on the high-powered Regents (17-8, 4-1). First-place Oaks Christian (17-1, 6-0), which beat La Reina on Tuesday night, plays at St. Bonaventure (9-5, 3-2). Both matches […]

Get over it

This is in response to the letter titled, “Where does Lepisto stand?” I can’t believe I live in such a narrow-minded, control freak neighborhood. There’s a smoke shop on the corner. Big, fat, hairy deal! Get over it! Why is it being vilified? What law is it breaking? Are people aware that the 7-Eleven across the street and the Convenient […]

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