2013-05-30 E-Edition

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The vets he met

Thank you for running the “Stories from the Front” tribute to our local WWII veterans and members of the Greatest Generation, and heartfelt thanks to all of our local WWII veterans for their service to our country. As a proud Oak Park resident and WWII ETO history aficionado, I am thrilled to see my neighbor Lt. Col. Clyde East in […]

18-year-old earns dual degrees from UC Berkeley

At 18, Michelle Vaisman has earned dual degrees from UC Berkeley. The Agoura Hills resident graduated with high honors from UC Berkeley’s College of Chemistry with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry. She won a $2,000 award, the Erich O. & Elly M. Saegebarth Prize in Chemistry, and also received a Bachelor of Arts in applied math from the university’s […]

School choir struts its stuff following national success


Newbury Park High School Choir Fresh from a successful trip to Chicago, the students of Newbury Park High School’s choir program put on their annual spring concert last week at the school’s Performing Arts Center. John Sargent’s charges performed in April in the Heritage Festival of Gold at Chicago’s venerable Orchestra Hall, with the Chamber Choir named the top group […]

Oaks Christian grads shine in, out of class

Each school year, students at Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village demonstrate that learning and service to the community go hand in hand. In addition to excelling in the classroom, the 225 members of the Class of 2013 participated in numerous community service projects locally and abroad. This year, The Acorn is profiling five Oaks Christian graduates who shone […]

Chargers baseball team makes run on diamond

The Chargers are building something special. Agoura High’s baseball team won back-to-back Marmonte League championships, and this spring’s squad reached the quarterfi nals of the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 playoffs. “This was the funnest team I’ve ever been a part of playing and coaching,” third-year head coach Mike Cordero said. “I’m sad about this season being over. What was really […]

Thanks, Acorn

On behalf of the Westlake Village Garden Club and our event committee for the 40th annual Garden Tour, which was held Sun., May 5, we want to thank The Acorn for its coverage of our event, which was greatly appreciated and important to the success of the event. This year’s tour was one of our most successful fundraising activities to […]

The Other Side of 50

Are you guilty of microaggressions?

I have a friend, Alyce, who is an absolutely stunning woman. She also happens to be 80 years old. Hardly a week goes by that someone doesn’t remark, after learning how old she is, “Wow, you look great for your age!” That statement says a lot about the person making it. I wonder what they would say if I asked […]

Lining up for a treat

WHAT’S FOR DINNER?— Customers line up outside the gourmet food trucks during a May 17 fundraiser for the Sumac Elementary School L-STEM Academy in Agoura Hills. Left, Jason Powers, 3, left, and his brother, Hudson, 18 months, finish off a cupcake their mom April has just offered.

Bright future in store for Oaks seniors

Hannah Kleinick Hannah Kleinick, 18, will attend Baylor University in the fall to study public relations. At OCS, she was a dean’s list and journalism scholar, and student leader. She wrote articles for the school newspaper, Pride Press, received an award for an article on “The Youth Vote” as part of a Ventura County Star competition and interned for Westlake […]