Rocking at the park

Tales of Baby Giraffe

Loryn DeFalco propels Agoura softball team to first Marmonte League title in program history

Here comes Baby Giraffe. Look at her run. Look at her hit. Look at her catch. Look at her help the Agoura High softball team capture the first Marmonte League championship in school history. Loryn DeFalco, a senior captain who patrols third base, is Baby G, short for Baby Giraffe, to her teammates. Fellow Chargers liken DeFalco’s unorthodox gait to […]

Chaminade names new high school principal

President Robert Webb announced on May 1 that he has appointed Dr. Cynthia Colón as the new high school principal of Chaminade College Preparatory. After a nationwide search, Colón was selected and will join the staff on July 1. Currently, she is the principal of St. Bernard High School in Playa del Rey. Some of her many accomplishments at St. […]


The drought and water rationing we are experiencing should be drying up the City of Calabasas’ interest in the proposed Canyon Oaks and Weintraub Rondell Oasis developments in the scenic Calabasas corridor. The proposals should be halted without even waiting for a report on the environmental impact on this pristine area of west Calabasas. It makes no sense to jeopardize […]


A feature story in last week’s edition about Thousand Oaks resident Evan Stephens stated that John Ford’s 1941 classic “ How Green Was My Valley” was filmed at Paramount Ranch in what would become Agoura Hills. The film was actually shot on location at what is today Malibu Creek State Park at a movie ranch purchased in 1946 by 20th […]

They have the ‘write’ stuff

Agoura selects Ancrum to lead Charger girls’ basketball team

There’s no place like home for Jason Ancrum. Ancrum, a 2006 Agoura High graduate, is the new head coach of the Chargers’ girls’ basketball team. “Since I was growing up basketball was my one true love,” Ancrum said. “Being able to give back to this community that has supported me and made me who I am is a huge plus […]


Student honor roll

Lucy Schneider, Agoura High School graduate class of 2010, made the dean’s list at the USC School of Dentistry for the spring 2015 semester. Jillian Brown of Oak Park made the fall 2014 dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.


We are experiencing the drought of the century. The Acorn is chock-full of stories on mandatory irrigation restrictions and water-saving tips. Thirsty pumpkins require more water than many other vegetables and plants because of their sheer size. Water and plenty of it is an essential ingredient to growing the “big one.” Does anyone else question why The Acorn is promoting […]

Teen wiz

Hidden Hills resident, 16, receives four-year college degree

At 16, Kristin Levin of Hidden Hills has already earned a college degree. On May 2, she graduated summa cum laude from Pepperdine University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. “I put in the work, but I could not have gotten there without the help from my parents,” said Kristin, who was 14 when she arrived on Pepperdine’s Malibu […]