2015-03-05

Patriot games: Viewpoint reaches CIF finals




And then there was one. Viewpoint High is the last local boys’ basketball team standing in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs. The Patriots (22-7 overall) will play Windward (20-10) for the Division 5AA championship at 5 p.m. on Saturday at Godinez High in Santa Ana. Viewpoint is one win away from securing its first section title in school history. The private […]

Vaccination alienation



I was extremely disappointed in The Acorn’s decision to publish Stephanie Bertholdo’s divisive article “Mariposa Families Refuse Vaccinations.” The article’s intent to vilify and alienate a group of people in our community for their personal choices was distressing. It’s hard to believe a slanted, unfair representation of facts could masquerade as truth. This irresponsible reporting has created a culture of […]

Fees lowered for spring adult basketball league



The Agoura Hills Department of Community Services has team packets available for the Spring 2015 Adult Basketball League. League fees have been lowered to $250. The league plays from 5 to 10 p.m. Sundays and from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Play begins the week of March 26. For […]

Oaks scholar



Ride the lightning




On the first day of school, Aug. 27, Westlake High’s softball team held its first practice. Every player had to run the mile that first day. “It was tough,” sophomore third baseman Morgan Melito said. “Every year we run a mile.” The work is just beginning with that mile. Then there’s hitting, fielding, pitching. Practice, practice, practice. The work never […]

Oak tree blues



Like Alexandra Riggle, who last week wrote about the loss of yet another oak tree, my heart aches as well. The loss of any tree, most especially the oaks, is painful. Since the Westlake Shopping Center fiasco of removing the very old and beautiful tree outside of Natural Café, I had been unable to frequent that location. As a matter […]

Robotics whiz kid wins $20K




Oak Park High School senior Shruti Aggarwal recently received a $20,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation for her accomplishments in the field of robotics engineering. The achievement-based scholarships are given to graduating high school seniors who demonstrate a capacity to lead and serve, and are committed to making a difference in their schools and communities. Shruti, 18, is among […]

Librarians teach research skills



Librarians from the Westlake Village and Agoura Hills libraries have teamed up with the Las Virgenes Unified School District to educate middle and high school students on research skills. After seeing a need in the public schools for teens to learn basic research skills before heading for college, the librarians approached Agoura High School with an offer to do a […]

Fire and Ice

Chamber gala honors exceptional people

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce held its Fire and Ice Recognition Gala on Feb. 27 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. The Chamber members are Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills. The year’s Chamber honorees are: Man of the Year: Andy Fox, Thousand Oaks City Council member. Fox is a 30-year resident of Thousand Oaks […]

Plastic bags get a bad rap Michael R. Morgan Newbury Park



The Acorn is correct (editorial, Feb. 26). I’ve had my fill of ridiculous editorials on banning plastic bags. Many years ago no one used plastic bags for groceries or sundries; the stores gave you paper bags. Environmentalists of the time screamed and howled about the waste of natural resources to produce these paper bags. The fact that paper bags are […]


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