2019-04-25

Long live the Eagle Scouts

As a Boy Scout of at least eight years, I am happy to see The Acorn still posting articles about Eagle projects. This shows how important to the community each project is. As far as I’m aware, not a single one has been missed. This makes me very happy to have completed a project of my own and helped the […]

Take the Hike to Unite against hatred

Inaugural event takes place on Saturday

Hike to Unite will host its inaugural hike from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sat., April 27 at the Paramount Ranch trailhead, 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills. The purpose of the hike, organizers say, is for participants to learn more about fostering respect for all human beings and nature through open dialogue, problem solving and generosity. Hike to Unite founder is […]

Jazzed about Savannah festival

SPRING SWING—The Jazz A bands of Agoura and Calabasas high schools are among the 12 groups chosen nationwide to compete at the April 3 Savannah Music Festival in Savannah, Ga. ln addition to their performance at the city’s historic Lucas Theatre, the teens attended multiple workshops and rehearsals with two dozen top jazz musicians, led by artistic director Marcus Roberts, […]

Warriors form mighty tandem

Trephan, Baklenko will likely share league MVP honors



Lil Wayne once crooned, “Life’s a beach, I’m just playing in the sand.” The rapper isn’t literally building sand castles near the volleyball courts at Zuma Beach, but the thought of Wayne covered in neon green Zinka sunblock holding a fire truck red bucket is downright hilarious. Even in this metaphorical world—where Lil Wayne embraces his inner child—Westlake High girls’ […]

Development story well done

Kudos to Stephanie Bertholdo for writing and to The Acorn for printing in last week’s issue what is the most complete, accurate and honest assessment of the Agoura Village development process to date. Well done. Steve HessCornell

Special Olympics swim team overflows with joy



Ventura County’s newest swim squad is making a big splash. Formed in February, the Special Olympics Ventura County chapter swim team is the result of one parent’s efforts to attract more youths to the worldwide organization, which gives individuals with disabilities a chance to compete in sports. For the past two months, 11 children ages 8 to 15 from across […]

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., April 26: Sophomore pancake breakfast/7:50 to 8:30 a.m. Karaoke night/G building/7 p.m. Thurs., May 2: Spring musical/ main stage/7 p.m. Oak Park Eagles Fri., April 26: Student spotlight production/pavilion/7 p.m. Sat., April 27: Saturday school/ R17/8 a.m. to noon Student spotlight production/ pavilion/2 and 7 p.m. Sun., April 28: Track banquet/ off site Mon., April 29: SSA […]

Westlake Village residence is within walking distance of the lake

Lush backyard features fire pit, built-in barbecue island with counter space, plenty of room for entertaining

This Southshore Hills home has four bedrooms and 2.5 baths in 2,638 square feet of living space on a 20,000-square-foot lot. Homeowners can walk to the lake. The master bedroom suite is on the main level. Upstairs are three spacious bedrooms and a full bath. The house has dark wood floors, high vaulted ceilings and many windows. The formal living […]

Building plan

The most recent Acorn issue unveiling the new development at Kanan and Agoura just reveals the inability of our city administration to source developers who don’t only want to cut into and spoil our natural surroundings. The only thing this lacks is an enormous neon sign saying “Welcome to the Santa Mountains” in a multitude of gaudy colors. And again, […]

Financial app solves paying group bills

Flying Squirrel

Let’s say you are traveling with friends. You’re in Prague. You’ve enjoyed an amazing dinner. Only crumbs are left on the dessert plates and the espresso cups are empty. The waiter lays the bill on the table. Your friends exchange glances. What happens next? Thirty years ago, you all would have fished out the vinyl wallet containing your American Express […]