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I’m sometimes accused of trying to give my kid everything he wants. I know that’s a bad idea. As much as I want to make him happy, I don’t want him growing up thinking life will treat him the way I do. I want to give him the skills and preparation he needs for the real world. So when my […]

Plenty to do at Y’s spring break camps

The local branches of the YMCA will present weeklong spring camps in Thousand Oaks, Moorpark and Agoura Hills to coincide with times when school is not in session. The Triunfo YMCA—serving Agoura Hills, Oak Park and Westlake Village—will host a spring break camp from April 9 through 13 at the YMCA child care facility at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro […]

Eagles clipped in basketball final

   The Oak Park High girls’ basketball team lost to Bishop Amat 44-30 in Wednesday night’s CIF-Southern Section Division 3A championship game at Anaheim Arena.    Senior guard Kelsey Haines led the Eagles with 20 points. Junior forward Sarah Bucknovitz added seven points. Oak Park (21-9) is expected to receive an invitation to the state basketball tournament, according to head […]

New retail center proposed in Westlake

The Shoppes at Westlake, a proposed development in the 30800 block of Russell Ranch Road in Westlake Village near Costco, would consist of two anchor stores, a bank, retail shops and restaurants, with a projected 2014 opening. At a concept review meeting last week, developer Dan Selleck sought feedback from city offi- cials to gain direction and support for his […]

Says Acorn cartoon was in poor taste

The letter to the editor by Las Virgenes Unified School District Superintendent Donald Zimring’s in the Feb. 23 edition of The Acorn regarding the paper’s recent cartoon about schools (shown above) is right on. He was more polite than many others might be. The constant whining and efforts to denigrate the schools and their staff is not useful or constructive. […]

Three cheers for Agoura’s dancers

Stars shine in Westlake

Students make Tufts’ dean’s list

Tufts University recently announced the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester. The local students are Amanda Neveu of Thousand Oaks, sophomore; and Alexandria Chu of Agoura Hills, junior. Dean’s list honors require a semester grade-point average of 3.4 or greater. Tufts University has locations on three Massachusetts campuses—Boston, Medford/ Somerville and Grafton—and one in Talloires, France.

Calabasas High wins CIF-SS basketball crown

The Calabasas High boys’ basketball team defeated South Torrance 69-39 on Thursday night in the CIF-Southern Section Division 3AA championship game at Anaheim Arena. Calabasas (27-3) ran out to a 25-2 first-quarter lead and never looked back en route to the program’s first section title. Sophomore point guard Jeremy Lieberman led CHS with 15 points. Senior center Holden Israel scored 14 […]

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Agoura’s Jen Hirsh advances to show’s top 24

The third time might be the charm for Jennifer Hirsh, a resident of rural Agoura who’s among the contestants to land a Top 24 spot on TV’s “American Idol.” Judges Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez made Hirsh one of the top 12 women on the Feb. 22 show. Hirsh auditioned for “ Idol” twice before; she was cut […]

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