Agoura girls’ soccer team finds second-half touch

Late-season surge propels Chargers into postseason

The Agoura High girls’ soccer team was ready to implode after a 0-4-1 start against Marmonte League competition. The Chargers’ frustrations reached a boiling point Jan. 15 during a 5-2 home setback against Simi Valley. First-year head coach Geoff Raives called for a team meeting following the loss. Raives, who recently coached at Thousand Oaks, introduced a set of goals […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation

Conservation instead of tank

I agree with director Steinhardt’s letter in The Acorn last week. We are clearly in a drought. Maybe the water tank made sense at one time, but times are different now and likely in our long-term future as well. We have for many years put our heads in the sand about drought conditions in our area. This is a wake-up […]

The taxing thing about Social Security

Wise taxpayers may want to take advantage of winter months indoors to prepare for tax filing season this spring. Whether you are a small-business owner, a retiree or a new parent, here are some Social Security tax tips that may help. Q: Are Social Security benefi ts taxable? A: Yes, for some people with higher incomes. About one-third of those […]

Pet of the Week

Tennis team seizes sectional title

Uranium in Old Agoura?

In a recent water sample from the Chesebro Meadow, radioactive “hot” uranium was found. This test result is three times the maximum contaminant safe level. This is yet one more reason why the Chesebro Meadow should not be disturbed with grading for a proposed housing development. The Chesebro Meadow is a critical wildlife habitat for the functionality of the Liberty […]

Auditions for ‘Busytown’ musical

Young Artists Ensemble will have audition appointments for “Busytown, The Musical” Fri., Feb. 28 and Sat., March 1 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive. Time slots will begin at 4:30 p.m. Friday and 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The musical is based on the books by Richard Scarry and adapted for the stage by Kevin Kling. Annie […]

Squirrel of the Month

Lions make history

Oaks Christian’s girls’ water polo squad winsfirst Tri-Valley League championship

Oaks Christian High’s girls’ water polo team has arrived. On Feb. 11, the Lions battled Malibu for a Tri-Valley League title. Hailey Benton, an Oaks Christian freshman, looked up at the home stands during halftime. “We had about 200 people come out to support us,” Benton said. “I’ve never seen that many people at our games before. People were doing […]

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