2017 Year in Photos – Michael Coons

Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Andy Colton tries to get out of the sun as graduates wait to enter the stadium for commencement at Agoura High School on June 15.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Four-year-old Sienna Seavey's hat covers her face as she rides in the 9th annual Liberty Canyon Fourth of July Parade in Agoura Hills.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Moorpark players gather in front of the crowd following their loss to Paraclete during the CIF-SS Division 5 championship game Dec. 1 at Moorpark High School.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Angie Alexander, left, of Camarillo and Allison Walsh of Prescott, AZ stop to take a photo with a rainbow in the background along Read Road in Moorpark on Dec. 31, 2016.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Westlake Village resident Vicky Peterson and her dog, Nanook of the West, watch the sunset from Berniece Bennett Park August 1 in Westlake Village.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Moorpark's William Westerling knocks the ball out of Royal's Colin Mitchell during their game on Sept. 29 at Moorpark High School. Passing Interference was called against Westerling from that play.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Fireworks explode as riders on the Ferris wheel receive a prime view to the show during the Stars and Stripes Fireworks Festival at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park July 4 in Simi Valley. The two-day event was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Simi Valley, the City of Simi Valley and Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Dodgers fans react to a failed attempt to score by the Dodgers during a viewing party at Tavern 101 Nov. 1 in Agoura Hills.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Leonardo Otero, 2, of Camarillo changes his mind about meeting Darth Vader, portrayed by cosplay actor Mark Castillo, while being held by his mother, Felicia, and sister, Mila, 5, at the Camarillo Library July 6 in Camarillo.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Simi Valley's Joey Vacca before the start of their football game with Moorpark on Sept. 8 at Simi Valley High School.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Delta Flight commander, Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Uday Khattar, 14, stands at attention as members of Delta Flight celebrate winning flight of the year during the Pass in Review for the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Royal High School April 7 in Simi Valley.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Lucas Boyce, 5, left, of Winnetka and his mother, Angie, have fun in the bumper cars during the St. Rose of Lima Carnival July 7 in Simi Valley. The annual event features carnival rides, food and live entertainment.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The Thousand Oaks girls' basketball team reacts to a call during the CIF-SS Division 3AA championship at the Honda Center on March 4 in Anaheim.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Royal's Adama Fall, left, watches as teammate Jamie Katranis kisses the James Tutino Memorial Trophy following their 27-23 win over cross-town rival Simi Valley Nov. 3 at Simi Valley High School.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Redwood goalie Savannah Travis can only watch as Moorpark's Jordyn Geller scores her first of two goals during the CIF Division 2 Southern California Regional Girls Soccer Championships on March 7 at Moorpark High School.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers A brush fire burns along the southbound side of Highway 23 near Sunset Hills Road in Thousand Oaks on Aug. 16. Firefighters from Ventura County contained the fire at less than an acre.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Smoke from the Thomas fire lingers over the hills around Maricopa Highway and Rose Valley on Dec. 13.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Valeria Rocha, 9, performs her routine with Ballet Folklorico during the annual Simi Valley Days Parade Sept. 16 in Simi Valley.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Camarillo's Mason Waller, left, attempts to keep Royal's James Brewer away from the ball during a water polo match Oct. 18 at Rancho Simi Community Pool.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Simi Valley's Morgan Siebers, left, and Alexandra Carabello both attempt to catch a pop fly during their Coastal Canyon league match with Camarillo March 14 at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Korbin, 4, stands under one of the water spouts of the splash pad at Rancho Tapo Community Park on Aug. 18.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Arielle Ofir, right, of Thousand Oaks watches as her sister, Eden, has trouble holding onto her umbrella from strong winds during a winter storm Feb. 17 at the Simi Valley Town Center. They were headed to the movies with their mother, Samantha.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Graduate Kimberly Delgado uses a fan in the gym to stay cool before commencement at Adolfo Camarillo High School June 16 in Camarillo.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Simi Valley's Grant Wray, right, provides defense against Royal's Jay Pacheco during their lacrosse match at Royal High School on April 21.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Newbury Park's Kate Manzione heads the ball during a match with Thousand Oaks Jan. 24 at Newbury Park High School.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers La Reina's Michelle Shaffer celebrates a point during a match with Villanova Prep on Sept. 26 at La Reina High School.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Navy Lt. Rebecca White, center, of VAW-113 holds hands with her five-year-old daughter, Kayli, and five-year-old nephew, Luke, during a homecoming for the E-2C Hawkeye squadron at Naval Base Ventura County on June 21. The Black Eagles finished a six-month deployment aboard the USS Carl Vinson in the Western Pacific and South China Sea.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers A mother duck and her 12 ducklings have moved into the neighborhood on Kingspark Court in Westlake Village on June 21. Residents have set up an umbrella, food and water for the ducklings.

  • MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers A Marine takes a moment at the casket of Staff Sgt. Robert Cox during funeral services July 29 at Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery. Cox was one of 16 Marines killed when a KC-130 transport plane crashed on July 10 in Mississippi.