Lions climbing higher

Balanced offense lifts Oaks Christian softball team past defending league champ Agoura

Taylor Burns heard voices from every direction. Her coach, Peter Ackermann, called timeout to offer advice. The words of her dad, Rich, lurked in the back of her mind: “Take a breath. Take a step back. You’ll never get this time again.” Her teammate, Kayla Ketring, told her to clear her mind and sing her favorite song. Burns relaxed while […]

Who wins Pavley’s seat is primary question

Debate season enters final stage

As the last of the Republican contenders bowed out of the presidential race leaving the GOP nomination wide open for Donald Trump, six candidates remained in the running for the state’s 27th District Senate seat. But unlike the presidential contest in which insults abound and substance is scarce, the Senate candidates discussed issues such as education, economy and public safety […]

Leonis Adobe Museum to celebrate milestone

The Leonis Adobe had the honor of being designated as historic cultural monument No. 1 by the Cultural Heritage Board of Los Angeles on Aug. 6, 1962. The formal opening of the Leonis Adobe Museum took place May 21,1966, when Mayor Sam Yorty unveiled the new monument plaque. To commemorate the 50-year anniversary, the Leonis Adobe Museum will celebrate with […]

A year of change in college admissions

College Corner

There are changes in the world of college admission every year. But in my 14 years as an independent college counselor, I have never seen more changes at one time than there are now. In standardized testing we have the new SAT, which debuted in March. The exam is now more similar to the ACT, though there are still differences. […]


Agoura Chargers Fri., May 13: Fashion show/main stage/7 p.m. Sat., May 14: ComedySportz/G building/6 p.m. Mon., May 16: Powder puff/ stadium/5:30 p.m. Music banquet/ G building/ 6:30 p.m. Tues., May 17: Powder puff/ stadium/7 p.m. Theater showcase/black box/7 p.m. Wed., May 18: Club banquet/G building/6 p.m. Theater showcase/black box/7 p.m. Thurs., May 19: Finale concert/ main stage/7 p.m. Theater showcase/black […]

Eagles rule league tennis tournament

Oak Park High’s boys’ tennis team, the Coastal Canyon League champions, dominated the league tournament last week at Moorpark. Adam Kessler, an Oak Park sophomore, won the singles tournament and was named the league’s MVP. David Goulak, a senior, and Justin Silberstein, a sophomore, joined forces to secure the doubles title for the Eagles. Kessler, Silberstein and Goulak move on […]

Next debate

Temple Adat Elohim will host a State Senate District 27 candidate forum open to the public at 7:30 p.m. Wed., May 18 at the temple, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The candidate forum is co-sponsored by Temple Etz Chaim, Congregation Or Ami and Valley Outreach Synagogue. Acorn managing editor John Loesing will serve as the moderator. All candidates have […]

El Niño no show dooms growing trees

Ask the Arborist

It seems now more than ever I get asked questions about trees that are dead, appear dead or are dying. It’s not surprising, I guess, considering the wet winter we almost had. El Niño sure was a bust, at least for those of us in Southern California. Remember back in the middle of autumn when all those meteorologists on TV […]

Strawberry festival is a fruity fete

The 33rd annual California Strawberry Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sat. and Sun., May 21 and 22 on 15 acres at Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. Ranked nationwide among the top outdoor festivals, the fruity fete will have strawberries, live concerts on two stages, more than 200 fine arts and […]

Rock’n Run fun at YB

GOOD TIMES—Students of Yerba Buena school in Agoura Hills run an obstacle course in the third annual Rock’n’Run fundraiser. Above is mascot Bobby the Bobcat and Dep. Dave Diestel. At right is first-grade teacher Cindy Walczuk.