Tornadoes rip through competition

Worried about Calabasas hotels

Your article about the financial situation of Calabasas (The Acorn, June 4, p. 11) was right on. But I presented a word of caution to the City Council during the public comment period at their meeting on May 27. A lot has been said about why so many new hotels are being built, but only in general and unsubstantiated terms. […]

For the love of music

WHS associate director named Educator of the Year

Mike Gangemi, associate director of Westlake High School’s instrumental music program, recently received the New West Symphony’s Music Educator of the Year award. Known by his band students as “Mr. G.,” Gangemi said he was honored and grateful to receive the award, which was presented to him at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on May 9 before the symphony’s […]

Tech company wins business quarterly honor

The City of Westlake Village and the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce have given their quarterly business award for local companies to Chatsworth Products. Founded in 1991 and headquartered on Agoura Road, Chatsworth Products is a global manufacturer providing voice, data and security products and services for technology equipment. “Chatsworth Products has been a quiet entrepreneurial success story for […]

Oaks alumni ready to grow

Grads live up to motto: ‘Preparing minds for leadership and hearts for service’

Exploration, choices, disappointments and victories are all part of growing up, graduating senior Christian Hill said during his opening remarks at the Oaks Christian School commencement ceremony last week. On June 4 the auditorium at Calvary Community Church was packed with families celebrating the achievements of the Class of 2015. Nearly all of the 245 graduates of the private Christian […]

Life’s a beach for these Warriors

Need school-tocareer funding

Here we go again, having to worry about school funding, even though the economy has improved and Sacramento has even more of our tax money. One would think that state government would be better at distributing the money, since they have objected to local school districts keeping an emergency reserve over 5 percent, claiming they will keep us properly funded […]

Guild members install officers at luncheon event

Tourism in the forecast

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Regional Economic Forecast from 7 to 9 a.m. Tues., June 16 at California Lutheran University’s Lundring Events Center, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. Keynote speaker Brian Wright, director of communications for Visit California, will discuss the impact of tourism in California and in the Los Angeles area. The […]

Students ready for new challenges


Editor ’s note: Sen ior standouts are selected by their school and profiles are compiled from questionnaires filled out by the students. Jasmeene Burton A member of the Oaks Christian track team and diversity committee, Jasmeene Burton, 17, has cultivated her gifts in leadership and outreach by serving the community in which she’s thrived. She is dedicated to Christ, and […]

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