T.O.’s Colella captures pole vault state title

Luigi Colella vaulted his way to the top. The Thousand Oaks High junior won the boys’ pole vault competition during the CIF State Track and Field Championships last weekend at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Clovis. Colella captured his first state crown by matching his personalbest mark with a vault of 16 feet, 4 inches. Simi Valley junior Sarah Baxter isn’t […]

Helpful article

Thank you to Gloria Glasser for her recent column in last week’s paper outlining all the great activities and events in and around the Santa Monica Mountains and surrounding parklands. It was so helpful to have the hiking, plant lectures and family events for June noted in her column this past week. I’m an avid hiker in the area but […]

The original organic weed eaters

Young voices blossom at end-of-year show


“Who says music doesn’t change lives?” Alan Rose, longtime director of Westlake High School’s Choral Music Department, asks that question at almost every one of the school’s concerts. Many of his students stay in the program for the entire four years they spend at WHS, despite the fact that, as Rose candidly admits with a twinkle in his eye, “It’s […]

Viewpoint grad inspired by robots

One of 109 seniors graduating from Viewpoint School on June 15, class valedictorian Christopher “Chris” Wakefield Kimes, explored a variety of subjects during his time at the private campus in Calabasas. Chris excelled in academics, music and athletics, but found his calling early on when he joined the Viewpoint robotics team in his freshman year. “Robotics is my biggest passion. […]

Get ready for Kanan Bowl II

Agoura prepares for Oak Park in Friday’s alumni football game

Kanan Bowl II is here. It’s not quite the Super Bowl, but it’s bigger than Tecmo Bowl. Former football players from Agoura and Oak Park high schools will battle each other in a full-contact alumni game at 7 p.m. Friday at Oak Park High. This isn’t about geezers going toe-to-toe on the gridiron. It’s a fundraiser. The schools hope to […]

Teacher is missed

As the Oak Park Unified School District brings another year to a close, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to the Oak Park community. The hundreds of letters that we received following the death of Jim Benton, my late husband, did an excellent job conveying the type of man Jim was as a teacher, mentor and friend. They […]

Curling in Simi Valley

SoCal Curling will present a curling open house at 7 p. m. Sat., June 8 at the ice arena, 131 W. Easy St., Simi Valley. Curling is a Winter Olympic event in which teams of four take turns sliding 42-pound stones across the ice toward a target. Beginners will be taught the rules of the game. All equipment will be […]


THURS., JUNE 6 ‘Ah, Yes, I Remember It Well’ 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Musical written and directed by local seniors about elderly couple celebrating a milestone wedding anniversary. Free admission. Refreshments served. Contact: Marcia. Phone: 805.495.9608. Mysteries To Die For Book Discussion Group 6:45 p.m. at Super Tommy’s, 3085 E. Thousand Oaks […]

Agoura High School celebrates feminine side

Agoura High School seniors graduate on June 13. Five of the graduates are outstanding young women whose futures appear to be bright. As commencement approaches, The Acorn is proud to introduce these leaders of tomorrow. Jordana “Jordi” Baraad Jordi’s list of achievements run the gamut of academics, athletics and community service. Scholastically, Jordi has nabbed a slew of awards, including […]

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