2016-05-26 E-Edition

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WWII interviews becoming rare

America’s aging World War II veterans have captured the imagination of Agoura High School senior Rishi Sharma. Rishi, 18, has already documented the lives of 40 local veterans in video interviews, each of which will be stored in the vast archives of the U.S. Library of Congress as part of its Veterans History Project. The family of each veteran also […]

Alarming statistics on drug use

A record number of deaths were caused by opioid use in 2014. Opioids include pain relievers and heroin. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 500,000 Americans died from drug overdoses from 2000 to 2014. Oxycodone and hydrocodone are the most commonly prescribed opioid pain relievers. The drugs lead to more overdose deaths than any other opioid […]

Hiker tailgates horses while on the trail, but with caution

On the Trail

In order to keep pace with my friends Vance and Lacie, I must ponder a new mode of trail transportation. They kindly invited me to explore a trail they were enthused about in Malibu Creek State Park in Calabasas. Two of their trail buddies joined in as well. When we converged at the designated meeting spot, there was a total […]

Rosenthal steps down as Agoura swim coach

Jason Rosenthal, a longtime teacher and coach at Agoura High, has stepped down as girls’ and boys’ swim head coach. “The timing was right,” Rosenthal said in an interview with The Acorn. “It’s the best thing for the kids and program, and myself as well.” Rosenthal will remain head coach of the Charger girls’ water polo team. He has coached […]

Facelift underway at North Ranch Gateway

The end of construction won’t come soon enough for more than a dozen businesses that have kept their doors amid the dust and debris of the North Ranch Gateway shopping center renovation in Westlake Village. Improvements to modernize the retail center on the northeast corner of Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Lindero Canyon Road began last fall and are expected to […]

Senate candidates in tussle overfinance

11th-hour debate pits Stern vs. Reznik

The grammar of politics is money, and for most voters, understanding the structure of campaign finances is like learning a new language. With the June 7 primary approaching, the influence of money and its connection to big oil has become a bone of contention between two leading Democratic candidates in the state 27th District Senate race. The district stretches from […]

Local panel addresses rampant drug abuse

Prescription drug abuse is on the rise nationwide and in the Conejo Valley, forcing parents, counselors and law enforcement to take drastic steps. A group of concerned parents and other community members filled The Canyon in Agoura Hills during a May 2 program called “Down and Dirty: The Answers to Your Questions About Drugs in Our Community.” The discussion included […]

An event to remember

PARTY HARDY—Clockwise from top left: Actor and director Jerry O’Connell hosts The Event fundraiser for Las Virgenes schools May 21 at the Calabasas Civic Center. Las Virgenes Unified School District parents dance to the sounds of the Pine Mountain Logs at the annual event. And Kipp Lennon provides lead vocals for the band. The festivities included gourmet food, wine and […]

Sumac students study moon rocks

Students at Sumac L-STEM Elementary School in Agoura Hills recently explored rocks and sand from the moon. NASA has a collection of moon rocks and sand available for certified educators to check out and share with students. Carol Mallett, Sumac’s STEAM specialist (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) recently attended a training program at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena […]