2017-06-01 E-Edition

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Calabasas Rondell development ready to roll

After two years of planning and negotiations, the Rondell Oasis hotel development is set to break ground in Calabasas next spring. Malibu-based developer Richard Weintraub is working with Cambria Suites to build the hotel on a 5.4-acre vacant parcel on Las Virgenes Road just south of the 101 Freeway. The developer initially wanted to build a four-story structure that the […]

It’s time for random acts of kindness

Single Files

As a former Canadian with a case of SAD (seasonal affective disorder), who purposely sought out the sunny climes of this area, I think I’m affected by what people here refer to as “gray May.” I noticed only because my generally sunny disposition had taken a wee nosedive, so I’m predicting “June gloom” will be no picnic either. It’s during […]

Westlake H.S. bids farewell to choral director

“How sweet the sound” is a line from the hymn “Amazing Grace,” a song that is a favorite of Westlake High School choral director Alan Rose, who is retiring to Colorado after a 37-year teaching career, the last 32 at WHS. The phrase also describes last week’s emotional concert by the WHS choral music department, which included an exquisitely beautiful […]

A passion for compassion


Education, technology and charity go hand in hand for Andrew Elzayn, 18, who has used his education and good fortune to help others attain a better life. “I don’t define success by how much money you make. For me it’s about helping others and making a difference in someone’s life,” said the Viewpoint School graduating senior who, like many of […]

Women nabbed for suspected car burglaries

Purchases made on stolen credit cards led police to the individuals they believe are responsible for a string of Conejo Valley vehicle break- ins over the past month, the sheriff’s department said. Mariah Moya-Long, 24, and Tabitha Bernhardt, 32, were arrested May 24 at Moya-Long’s home in Port Hueneme. According to a release issued May 25 by the Ventura County […]

Rockin’ sock hop

Benvenuti—welcome—to Bistro 13

Acorn Epicurean

It is an understatement to say that Giovanni Trombo loves food. It’s in his Italian blood, starting from deep farm roots in the Old Country to his vast knowledge gleaned over a lifetime in the restaurant business. And Bistro 13 in Camarillo is just one of the many popular venues Trombo has created over the last 50 years he’s been […]



Maya Sandel An athlete, scholar, and social and political activist, Maya Sandel thrived on the soccer field, in the classroom and within the Viewpoint community. Her favorite class in high school was AP environmental science and global economics with Eric Steiger. “If I ever had a moral dilemma I would go to him,” sa i d Maya, who will attend […]

Sleep in, stress out and other tips for college grads

Break out the inspirational quotes, it’s that time of year. That’s right, it’s graduation season. And so come the thousands of uplifting commencement speeches, the peppy congratulations cards and the ever-popular and oft-quoted Robert Frost poem about paths diverging in woods. Well, The Acorn has some pearls of wisdom for those college grads who are ready to step into the […]

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