Helping hand for Oak Park

Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District faces a net loss next fiscal year of just over $600,000 with the closing of the before- and after-school care program in Oak Park. If that loss were all applied to Oak Park it would be too much, because the total revenue for 2017 with the school care program was estimated to be just […]

Robert Lee Brancato

Robert Lee Brancato, age 87 of Westlake Village, CA, passed away peacefully in the early hours of May 29th, 2018. “Bob,” as he was known to his friends and family, grew up in Kansas City, KS, the only child of Marion and Agnes Brancato. He attended De La Salle Military Academy for high school, and upon graduation, enrolled in the […]

Dance across the globe

Teresa Smith will present a program titled Dance Around the World from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Sat., June 16 at the Westlake Village Library, 31220 Oak Crest Drive. Smith will lead a cultural journey through the world’s most popular dance genres, including Bollywood, hip hop, salsa and African. Smith says she will show how to take a thought and turn […]

Tightly-knit classmates celebrate end of their high school career


During his address to Viewpoint’s graduating on a hot, sunny morning June 9, salutatorian Matheu Boucher acknowledged that many in the audience of more than 500 people would probably prefer he keep it short and sweet. But, Boucher said, the ceremony was a defining, final moment in the students’ collective high school experience—and one that should be remembered. It was […]

Transparency for Rancho Simi

Once again, representatives from Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District are not being straight with Oak Park. Rancho Simi has stated that because they will no longer manage the Oak Park after school program, that they are losing “$1.3 million in annual revenue from the Oak Park daycare.” At the same time, the general manager of RSPRD, Larry Peterson, said, […]

James Livingston

James (Jim) Bernard Livingston passed away peacefully at age 77 on March 5, 2018, surrounded by his family. He had waged an inspirational fight against cancer and did so with a rare grace, unflagging optimism, and handsome Scottish eyes. Jim was a member of the very first senior class to graduate from Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, CA. He […]

This year, we invited kids to draw their dads’ faces for The Acorn . . .

Thank you for turning in your Draw Dad for Father. s Day portraits. All drawings can be seen online at www.theacorn.com/ dads. You kids have proven once again that the world. s best dads live right here in Agoura, which also is home of the world. s greatest children.



Editor’s note: Senior Standouts are selected by their respective schools and profiles are compiled from questionnaires filled out by the students. Andrea Harvey For Andrea Harvey, Viewpoint is the only school she’s known— she’s been a student there for 13 years. Andrea, 18, possesses the rare combination of artistic and mathematical skills. She’s passionate about STEM subjects and plans to […]

On immigration

Many of the candidates stated that they were against President Trump. This means that they are not in favor of the income tax cut or the lowest unemployment rate since the 1960s and millions of people off food stamps and welfare. Veterans no longer have to stand in line to see a VA doctor; they can now go to any […]


Calling all local Italian Americans The Bella Vita Italian American Club will meet at 6 p.m. Fri., June 29 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 32032 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The cost of $17 includes dinner with dessert, refreshments and entertainment. Reservations are required and due by June 26. Cancellations must be made by 9 a.m. June 29. For reservations, […]