Legal seminar April 21

Conejo Valley Legal Professional Association will host an educational seminar from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., April 21 at the Elks Lodge, 158 N. Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. A continental breakfast will be provided. The first session from 9 to 10:30 a.m. will be “Civil Procedure for Discovery and the Subpoena Process” by […]

For those about to rock

Coyotes set sights on CIF, Marmonte League glory

The Coyotes excel at volleyball. They have skill, experience, height, coaching. They’re loud. They’re passionate. They reached a CIF-Southern Section championship match last year. But the difference between winning and losing boils down to one thing. “When we pass well, nobody’s going to beat us in our league,” Cory Chandler said. Chandler is in his eighth season guiding the Calabasas […]

Peers see Acorn stories and photos as cream of the crop

These are challenging times for the purveyors of real journalism. Reporters who are skilled in their craft work hard to bring readers a balanced compendium of the facts—stories that are fair and accurate and far from the biased pieces they are commonly accused of being in these hyperpartisan times. Presenting both sides of a story is in the reporter’s DNA; […]

Turn off automatic lawn sprinklers when it rains

COMMENTARY /// Eye on the Environment

During the recent rains, did you see a neighbor’s automatic sprinkler system running? Doesn’t that seem like a waste? If adjusted correctly and shut off during wet weather, automatic sprinkler systems are water-saving devices, preventing accidental overwatering. Saving water not only conserves a valuable local resource, it also saves the energy of pumping water, reduces waste from excessive plant growth […]


Dynamic duo leads Bolts

Kayvon Saleh and Max Derensteyn star at No. 1 doubles

Kayvon Saleh and Max Derensteyn provide a jolt to the Agoura High boys’ tennis team’s lineup. “He puts shots away,” Saleh said, “and I set them up.” The seniors join forces at No. 1 doubles for the Chargers. They started the season with a perfect 18-0 record, and were 22-5 entering the week. The longtime friends have each played four […]


Team Venom strikes again

TROPHY TIME—Team Venom, a club basketball team comprised of players from Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake, wins the 2018 ARC (American Roundball Corp.) Winter League championship. Team members are Dylan Goosen, Coach Dave Goosen, Nick Phenix, Cole Paperno, Jordan Klein, Peter Iba, Gavin Udell and Aiden Wier.

Teen tapped for Navy’s summer program

Agoura High School student Anna Johnson was chosen to join students from around the country in attending the STEM program at the United States Naval Academy. Selection to attend the June program is based on academic excellence, leadership, community service and athleticism. Up to 6,000 applications are submitted each year, out of which 200 applicants are chosen. The 15-year-old sophomore […]

Youth club puts spotlight on superstars

Youngsters win annual award

SHINING BRIGHT—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley held its annual Superstars of the Year Celebration on March 18 at the Agoura High School Performing Arts Education Center. The event recognized local youth and volunteers who have made a contribution to the clubs. The Youth of the Years winners are: 17-year-old Ava Crosby, right, a Westlake High School […]

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