Get to know Marcos Soto

Marcos Soto is a 6-foot-8,190-pound senior captainfor the Westlake High boys’basketball team. Sotoaverages 12.8 points,5.9 rebounds, 2.5 assistsand 1.2 steals per game.Here’s what else you shouldknow about this Warrior:FAVORITES• NBA Team: Oklahoma CityThunder• Athlete: Kevin Durant• Food: Mexican• TV show: “SportsNation”• Movies: The currentBatman trilogy• Book: “Wooden,” anautobiography by UCLAcoaching legend JohnWooden

Gleason on board with B&G Clubs

WELCOME—Jack Gleason has joined the board of governors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley. He spend thefirst 20 years of his real estate career working for residential, commerical and industrial development and construction throughout California. He has been involved with B&G clubs for more than 30 years. Gleason has a marketing degree from USC. He is […]

Water bond dangerously expensive

The never-ending drought has created a sense of urgency about the state’s water delivery system. Supplies from the Sierra snowpack in the north (what’s left of it) flow through the State Water Project, a series of pumps, pipes and aqueducts that dice through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and direct water southward to our own thirsty homes and businesses. While […]

Hulu production staged at ranch

Hulu, the website movie and television venture similar to Internet television giant Netflix, has started to produce its own content. At Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, Hulu is in the second season of production for “Quick Draw,” a comedy series created by Nancy Hower and John Lehr. Two episodes premiered online last November. Hulu announced that the show is being […]

Musicians wanted for spring concert

The Agoura Hills Department of Community Services and the City of Westlake Village will host the spring performance of the Conejo Valley Community Concert and Jazz Band at 4 p.m. Sun., March 30 at Lindero Canyon Middle School, 5844 Larboard Lane, Agoura Hills. Matt McKagan will be returning to direct both bands. Rehearsals are at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the […]

Grapplers’ delight

There’s no easy road to a Marmonte League high school wrestling championship. Grapplers shed blood, sweat and tears during the league finals at Moorpark High last weekend. Ben Haronian of Calabasas and Rogan Wells of Thousand Oaks captured back-to-back Marmonte titles in their respective weight classes. “The second time was a lot harder,” Haronian said. “I was pushed to the […]


Water tank cost overrun was avoidable

Recently, an Acorn reader asserted that “NIMBY” residents led to the cost increases for construction of the Three Springs water tank. Nothing could be further from the truth. In my opinion, as a LVMWD board member, the water district is wholly responsible for these cost increases. They come in a few different forms: change of project scope, not accurately representing […]

On the Trail

A leaf’s journey With a whoosh, an “oomph” and a thud, a 20-foot-long branch unexpectedly sheared off the trunk of a sycamore growing on a slope above my rural Agoura backyard. At the top of the slope is a walking path around our community’s little lake. Noticing the commotion, a passer-by peered from the path down into my backyard. She […]

The loud, proud, fabulous falcon

Some days seem dull and dreary beyond redemption, when the Earth itself appears to cringe beneath a ponderous mass of ashcolored clouds. All luminosity is absent. Hillsides look funereal, garbed in thirsty, exhausted chaparral. Suddenly amid all the drabness in the rural Agoura countryside, an unusual bird with a distinctive profi le materializes to perch fearlessly on a chain-link fence […]

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