2018-03-15

Chargers notch big wins

The Chargers have two reasons to celebrate. Agoura High’s boys’ volleyball team, which had not won a single varsity match in four years, won two of its first three matches in the young season. The Chargers opened the year with a loss to Camarillo. Agoura then defeated Viewpoint in a five-game thriller on March 9 on the road. The Chargers […]

Likes Oak Park AM-PM

As part of a two-parent working family that moved to Oak Park for the outstanding schools, I commend the Oak Park Unified School District for implementing an enhanced before/after-school program that is now on par with the excellence of our schools. Hiring a top principal to run the new program, extending pick-up time to 6:30 p.m., maintaining affordability, homework assistance […]

New REAL ID required for future air travel

Other Side of 50

My current driver’s license will expire in July of this year. I’m eligible to renew online, but if I do, I will receive a federally restricted license that will not be considered a valid form of identification to board a domestic flight in the future. As of October 2020, a new type of license, called REAL ID, will be required […]

Round Meadow Elementary on its way to sing at Carnegie Hall



Fourth- and fifth-grade choir students at Round Meadow Elementary School in Hidden Hills will perform with the New England Symphonic Ensemble at Carnegie Hall in New York City this spring. According to the school’s music director, Dianne Meyer, the opportunity for her students to sing in a professional setting came as a surprise. Ordinarily student choral performances at Carnegie Hall […]

The next level

THIS AGGRESSION WILL NOT STAND—Four Agoura High students will play college women’s soccer. From left, Hanna Wise (University of Louisville), Joey Wescott (Cal State Northridge), Lena Silano (Long Beach State) and Brittany Pollard (Santa Clara) signed scholarships. Wescott played four years with the Chargers. Wise, Silano and Pollard did not play high school soccer this year because the U.S. Soccer […]

Cornerstone update

Thanks go to the Acorn editorial for supporting the Cornerstone development and the Agoura Village Plan. There are many of us who live in Agoura Hills who would like to have this properly designed and planned town center. If the developer and the city have done their homework, have followed all the zoning requirements and the lawsuit is shown to […]

Think twice before taking on the Easter bunny



The first thing you should know about rabbits is that they are enchanting creatures. However, this is not the most important thing. The most important thing to know is that, as a pet, they are just as much work as a cat or dog, possibly even more. Rabbits are considered “exotic animals,” which means veterinary care and pet insurance will […]

Rainbow dance for all teens

Gay-Straight Alliance clubs from Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Agoura, Oak Park and Calabasas high schools will sponsor “Under the Rainbow: A St. Patrick’s Day Dance” from 7 to 10 p.m. Fri., March 16 at the Thousand Oaks Teen Center, 1375 E. Janss Road. All Conejo Valley, Oak Park and Las Virgenes area high school students are welcome. This year, […]

Area jobs number still strong, but growth weak

Unemployment creeps to 4.3 percent



The California Labor Market Information Division released its January 2018 report, and while the Ventura County unemployment rate remained low at 4.3 percent, the number has been trending up over the last several months from 4.0 percent in December and 3.8 percent in November. The data show cause for concern in the county, which lost 5,000 non-farm jobs in January […]

Tree primer

In response to Glen Wilcox’s inquiry on the trees, most of the birch trees that were so popular in the 1980s have outlived their useful life. Not native to our area, they require copious amounts of water and an environment that we cannot supply. These trees stress under drought conditions and it is stress that acts as a dinner bell […]


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