2018-02-01

Furton embodies Warrior spirit

Senior grappler wants to contend for league, CIF glory



Chicken wing. Ankle pick. Mousetrap. Tombstone. The familiar yet foreign terms bellowing from the Westlake High wrestling room might be confusing to a passer-by, but they’re music to Nic Furton’s ears. Furton, a Westlake High senior wrestler, wrapped up his opponents with relative ease as the chorus of grappling moves flowed from the mouth of Westlake’s head coach Phil Naz, […]

Louisville school names new president

Sister is LHS alumna

The Louisville High School board of directors, with the approval of the member board of the Sisters of St. Louis, recently appointed Sister Donna Hansen as president of the school. Hansen attended Louisville High School and joined the order of the Sisters of St. Louis after her graduation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics, a lifetime teaching credential, […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Feb. 2: ComedySportz/ black box/6 p.m. Mon., Feb. 5: Dance team meeting/ faculty dining room/6 p.m. Wed., Feb. 7: Life After High School/A1/3 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Feb. 2: Black History Month trivia/lower quad/lunch Staff luncheon/multipurpose room/12:12 p.m. Sat., Feb. 3: Academic decathlon/ Pacifica High School Regional dance competition/ Thousand Oaks High School Sun., Feb. 4: Regional […]

Spirit team soars

The Agoura High School spirit team qualified for USA Nationals following a regional qualifier event that took place at the high school Jan. 20. The team certified for nationals in the “crowdleading” category, and later competed in the “sideline cheer” category at the CHEERPros Competition in Pasadena and won the state title. USA Nationals are Feb. 23 and 24 at […]

History of the World, Part 52: Viking Funeral

Football visionaries Jonathan Andrade, Eliav Appelbaum battle in The Acorn’s Super Bowl Showdown

Of course, Appelbaum is going with the Patriots. Without a real football team to root for, the Chicago Bears fan has picked the Pats to win three of the last four Super Bowls. Sure, I’m a bitter Steeler fan who can’t bring myself to write anything positive about the Patriots, but “El Jefe” has been chomping at the bit waiting […]

Agoura’s Rosenthal picks up win No. 700

HAVING CAKE AND EATING IT—The Agoura High girls’ water polo team defeated Westlake 21-1 on Jan. 24 to give head coach Jason Rosenthal his 700th win while guiding both girls’ and boys’ water polo teams at the school. Rosenthal has coached the Chargers for 26 seasons.

Leibin shakes it up

Lancer football coach steps down after 11 seasons



Alex Singleton said of the coach, “He genuinely cares about every player that’s ever played for him.” Max Gilliam called him “one of the hardest working coaches.” Jeff McCann said he “learned more about football, in terms of X’s and O’s, from him than I learned playing high school and college football.” That man has stepped down from his post. […]

Savinar Luggage Packs in All the Best Deals

When was the last time you took tired, old luggage out of the closet? H. Savinar Luggage carries all major lines of luggage, briefcases and travel items. They are specialists in the field, having been in business 100 years. Owner/manager Mark Stern has more than 45 years experience and says that not only is his selection the best, but his […]

Keeping up to date with latest in periodontitis treatment

COMMENTARY /// Dental care


Brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. Now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about periodontitis. The old English saying that somebody is “long in the tooth” means they are old. Why? As you age, typically your gums recede, hence making your teeth look longer. One of the major causes of gum recession is […]

Nothing says true love like ashes

Roots of Faith

Through a quirk in the 2018 calendar, Ash Wednesday, which kicks off the six weeks of Lent, falls on Valentine’s Day. Those who are giving up sweets or chocolate for Lent may want to celebrate Valentine’s Day on the Tuesday before. The pairing of the two dissimilar holidays is not as unlikely as it seems. According to legend, St. Valentine […]