2018-06-21

Summer concert series is crocodile rockin’

CONCERT REVIEW /// Kenny Metcalf as Elton John


The annual Summer Concerts in the Park series, co-sponsored by The Acorn and the City of Agoura Hills, kicked off June 17 at Chumash Park with a performance by Kenny Metcalf & the Early Years, a tribute to the music of Elton John. The practice of hiring socalled “tribute acts,” which appeal to nostalgia-minded baby boomers, has become commonplace in […]

Coyote has busy, productive summer

ONE TOUGH DUDE—Calabasas High football running back Johnny Williams, center, runs against Valencia last fall. Williams, an incoming senior who sports a 3.95 grade-point average, has picked up scholarship offers from the Army and the University of San Diego this offseason. A sprinter for the track and field team, Williams was named MVP at San Diego’s skills football camp earlier […]

A word about the trade war

It is amazing how poorly informed U.S. citizens are when it comes to our institutionalized, supply-side trade and economic policy. The primary function of this system is to supplant domestic productivity with foreign imports and services and not to secure export markets. Disparaging comments about proposed tariffs causing possible trade wars are misleading and inappropriate. The U.S. is the primary […]

Judge Richard G. Kolostian, Sr.

“Judge Richard G. Kolostian, Sr. was born on December 2, 1931, the youngest of 2 sons born to Kalost Der, a survivor of the Armenian Genocide, and Rose, a homemaker. He graduated from Fremont High School in 1949. He worked to support himself and his family while attending Loyola University Los Angeles (now Loyola Marymount). While at Loyola, he was […]

The little woman with the big voice

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Little Women’


A tornado blew into town last weekend and her name is Savannah Ludwig. A fall 2017 graduate of American Musical and Dramatic Academy Los Angeles, Ludwig was immediately cast in the lead role of Jo March in Camarillo Skyway Playhouse’s production of “Little Women.” Without taking anything away from the other fine performers in the show, she stunned the June […]

Bringing back the whole band

Players with local ties find home in San Luis Obispo



Stars have aligned above Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s Alex G. Spanos Stadium. Six former prep football standouts from Acorn country will represent the Mustangs this fall on the gridiron. Alex Egurbide, an incoming senior receiver and tight end, graduated from Westlake High. Daniel Fox, a sophomore cornerback, also starred for the Warriors. Daniel Prieto, a junior quarterback, prepped at […]

Glad grads finally rejoice

YES, IT’S OVER!—At top, the audience applauds during commencement at Agoura High School on June 15. At right, graduate Kelsey Hopkins is pleased tofinally have her diploma in hand. See more Acorn graduation coverage on pages 20-22.

Senior Concerns named top nonprofit

Senior Concerns was selected as a 2018 California Nonprofit of the Year by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin and was honored by her on California Nonprofits Day, June 6. Martha Shapiro, director of program services; Lisa Weaver, director of nutrition services; and board member Patricia Jones traveled to Sacramento, where they joined 100 other nonprofit leaders to be honored by their state […]

Student careers capped off at Calabasas High School

Program sets these seniors apart


At Calabasas High School last Friday night, Matthew Anderson, Vidish Gupta, Nathan White and Shiva Yagobian draped blue and white cords over their graduation gowns— something a little special for this group of seniors. Among their many high school accomplishments, the students were the first to complete all course requirements in the school’s new AP Capstone Diploma program. Calabasas High […]

Concert has change of venue

The City of Thousand Oaks and Thousand Oaks Alliance for the Arts have switched venues for a June 29 concert presented by New West Symphony. The concert is part of the inaugural Thousand Oaks Pop-Up Arts and Music Festival. Titled “Classical Music Re- Imagined: From Gershwin to Chet Baker,” the show with award-winning trumpeter and singer Ilya Serov will now […]


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