2014-06-12 E-Edition

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Agoura’s top grads make the grade

Editor’s note: Senior standouts are selected by their school and profiles are compiled from questionnaires GILBERT BAO At 17 years old, Gilbert Bao has already made a mark in environmental science. He spent two years at a university research laboratory and created new methods to augment common wastewater treatment methods and effectiveness. His findings on the global clean water crisis […]

Don’t let gun rights suffer because of Isla Vista deaths

The Santa Barbara campus murders have been distorted. Within hours of the violence, a cry for gun control was heard nationwide. Never mind the need to reevaluate young people under psychiatric care and their medication dosage, or the tragedy of how this young man grew up, all revealed in his diaries. How many more young people have personal turmoil, all […]

CSUCI program fuses business, charity

Imagine making a donation to a charity that measures its success by returning every penny to the benefactor as quickly as possible. That is the basis of social business. The idea is to use donated money to create a business that will perpetually support the intended charity. This is in contrast to the standard model, where charities continually seek donations […]

Film on life’sfinal chapter

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will offer a free educational seminar, “Consider the Conversation: A Documentary About Life’s Final Chapter,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Tues., June 17 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. This documentary film examines how Americans live at the end of their lives. Talking about life’s final chapter in advance can help prevent unnecessary physical […]

Warriors aren’t dreaming

Westlake boys’ golf team floats on cloud nine after nine-stroke victory at state tournament

The Warriors have had a hard time believing they’re state champions. Spencer Soosman couldn’t stop looking at photos of his Westlake High boys’ golf team hoisting the CIF/SCGA state trophy. He wanted to make sure what transpired last week wasn’t a dream. Brandon Jacobs didn’t understand the magnitude of the Warriors’ achievement until he walked on campus the next day. […]

Happy day for Viewpoint graduates

Humans and wildlife remain incompatible

I have two questions for The Acorn. Why? What is the point of printing an elaborately depressing article about the inevitable destruction of one piece of wildlife in this area (the bear)? Do you think for one minute there will possibly be enough people with the will and ability to preserve wildlife? Simple observation screams to everyone such an idea […]

A kind deed indeed

Chaparral Elementary – Mrs. Broussard, First Grade