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2016 Year in Review – Michael Coons

Here is a collection of photos from 2016. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

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AFTERNOON PLAY – Friends Tucker Peel, 16, left, and Julia Alexander, 17, play on the swings at Arroyo Vista Community Park on Jan. 2 in Moorpark.

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Boy’s water polo

Musketeers beat Coyotes 22-8.    Photos by Richard Gillard/Acorn Newspapers

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers Moorparks Brandon Sourbeer shoots the ball during their match with Calabasas on Wednesday, September 28 at Body Xchange Sports Club.


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Moorparks Brandon Sourbeer shoots the ball during their match with Calabasas on Wednesday, September 28 at Body Xchange Sports Club.

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Some pics from the week

A posting of a few of my favorite pictures from this weeks assignments. Photos by Richard Gillard/Acorn Newspapers

RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers INDIA FESTIVAL- Isha Ferraz of Ojai dances “Dasavataram” a Kuchipudi style of dance during the 2016 India Festival on Sunday, September 25 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The festival showcases India’s textiles, arts, crafts, and cuisine.

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INDIA FESTIVAL- Isha Ferraz of Ojai dances “Dasavataram” a Kuchipudi style of dance during the 2016 India Festival on Sunday, September 25 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. The festival showcases India’s textiles, arts, crafts, and cuisine.

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Seahawks vs Rams football

The NFL returned to Los Angeles on Sept. 18 at the Coliseum. Read Eliav Appelbaum commentary about the return here. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson (10) is unable to pull in the ball as Los Angeles Rams cornerback Troy Hill (32) provides defense during Sunday's game at the Coliseum.

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson (10) is unable to pull in the ball as Los Angeles Rams cornerback Troy Hill (32) provides defense during Sunday’s game at the Coliseum.

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Summer wild art

While driving around Moorpark last Saturday looking for wild art, I came across brothers Gavin and Ben Karna selling lemonade at a corner stand. The boys were raising funds for a future trip to the Harry Potter attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers LEMONADE! - Ben Karna, 9, holds a sign advertising lemonade for sale at his stand in Moorpark on July 30.

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LEMONADE! – Ben Karna, 9, holds a sign advertising lemonade for sale at his stand in Moorpark on July 30.

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Moorpark Graduation

Moorpark Graduation on June8. Photos by Morgan Lieberman

Lauren Frum and David Urizar embrace in a hug after the Moorpark High School graduation on Wednesday, June 8. (Photo by Morgan Lieberman/Acorn Newspapers)

Lauren Frum and David Urizar embrace in a hug after the Moorpark High School graduation on Wednesday, June 8. (Photo by Morgan Lieberman/Acorn Newspapers)

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2016 Graduation Moments

Here are some of my favorite photos from various high school graduations around the Conejo Valley!

Photos by JOAN PAHOYO/ Acorn Newspapers

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Zachary Oschin, 18, of Westlake Village gives a memorable Salutatorian speech at Viewpoint Graduation ceremony held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 in Calabasas.

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Zachary Oschin, 18, of Westlake Village gives a memorable Salutatorian speech at Viewpoint Graduation ceremony held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 in Calabasas.

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High School @ Moorpark College graduation

Photos by Richard Gillard/Acorn Newspapers

RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers Graduate Gage Barton moves his tassel before signing a yearbook before Graduation Ceremonies for The High School @ Moorpark College on Friday, May 27 at the Moorpark College Performing Arts Building.

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Graduate Gage Barton moves his tassel before signing a yearbook before Graduation Ceremonies for The High School @ Moorpark College on Friday, May 27 at the Moorpark College Performing Arts Building.

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Dog Agility

Dog Agility Association’s Southwest Regional Championships on April 29 at Arroyo Vista Community Park. Photos by Richard Gillard/Acorn newspapers

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers Riff a 19 month old Lowchen leaps through a tire during the Dog Agility Association’s Southwest Regional Championships on Friday, April 29 at Arroyo Vista Community Park.


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Riff a 19 month old Lowchen leaps through a tire during the Dog Agility Association’s Southwest Regional Championships on Friday, April 29 at Arroyo Vista Community Park.

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Ventura County Track & Field Championships

Here is a selection of photos from the annual Ventura County Track & Field Championships at Moorpark High School last Friday. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Oaks Christian's Lauren Rain Williams and St. Bonaventure's Celera Barnes separate from the pack during the 100 meter dash during the Ventura County Track and Field Championships on April 29 at Moorpark High School. Williams won with a time of 11.35 seconds and Barnes came in second with 11.54 seconds.

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Oaks Christian’s Lauren Rain Williams and St. Bonaventure’s Celera Barnes separate from the pack during the 100 meter dash during the Ventura County Track and Field Championships on April 29 at Moorpark High School. Williams won with a time of 11.35 seconds and Barnes came in second with 11.54 seconds.

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Los Angeles Dodgers home opener

Tuesday was the Los Angeles Dodgers home opener vs the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers fell to the Diamondback, 4-2. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

 MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Vin Scully, legendary voice of the Dodgers, places his hand over his heart as fans cheer for him during opening day ceremonies at Dodger stadium on Tuesday.

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Vin Scully, legendary voice of the Dodgers, places his hand over his heart as fans cheer for him during home opener ceremonies at Dodger stadium on Tuesday.

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Easter at Underwood Farms

Underwood Farms held an “Easter on the Farm” event on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at their location in Moorpark.

Photos by JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Charlotte Nelson, 2, of Lancaster has all her eggs in one basket except for one blue egg at the Easter on the Farm event held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Underwood Farms in Moorpark.

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Charlotte Nelson, 2, of Lancaster has all her eggs in one basket except for one blue egg.

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NANCY DAVIS REAGAN | 1921-2016

Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers. Full coverage of Nancy Reagan’s funeral is available on The Acorn website at: Nancy Davis Reagan Funeral

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Ronald Prescott Reagan shares stories of his mother during the funeral service for former First Lady Nancy Reagan on March 11 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.

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Ronald Prescott Reagan shares stories of his mother during the funeral service for former First Lady Nancy Reagan on March 11 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley.

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Thousand Oaks vs Moorpark boys soccer

Musketeers beat the Lancers 3-1. Photos by Richard Gillard/Acorn Newspapers

RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers Moorpark’s Zayn Einaka and Thousand Oaks Kevin Springer go for the ball during their on Tuesday, January 5.

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Moorpark’s Zayn Einaka and Thousand Oaks Kevin Springer go for the ball during their on Tuesday, January 5.

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Year in Review for Staff Photographer Michael Coons

The following is a selection of favorite photos from Acorn staff photographer Michael Coons.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Rio Mesa's Michael Kytlica reacts after sacking Camarillo quarterback Jake Constantine during Friday's game at Rio Mesa High School.

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Rio Mesa’s Michael Kytlica reacts after sacking Camarillo quarterback Jake Constantine during Friday’s game at Rio Mesa High School.

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My Favorite 2015 Holiday Photos!

Here are some of my favorite holiday photos for the year 2015!

Photos by JOAN PAHOYO/ACORN NEWSPAPERS

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Dancers from Gotta Dance studio perform at the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Simi Valley Town Center Town Center.

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Dancers from Gotta Dance studio perform at the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony held on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Simi Valley Town Center Town Center.

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Chabad of Moorpark Jewish Center’s 8th annual Public Menorah Kindling

World’s largest Bubble Gum Menorah is light after juggling show by Ivan Pecel. Photos by Richard Gillard/Acorn Newspapers

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers Juggler Ivan Pecel performs on Sunday, December 6 during the 8th annual Public Menorah Kindling held by the Chabad of Moorpark Jewish Festival. Afterwards they light the world’s largest Bubble Gum Menorah.


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Juggler Ivan Pecel performs on Sunday, December 6 during the 8th annual Public Menorah Kindling held by the Chabad of Moorpark Jewish Festival. Afterwards they light the world’s largest Bubble Gum Menorah.

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Fun Flag Football game

Friends play a fun, friendly game of flag football the day after Thanksgiving. Photos by Richard Gillard/Acorn Newspapers

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers HIGH INTI THE AIR- Joey Le of Moorpark couldn’t stop Forrest Kroeber of Moorpark from making the catch on Friday, November 27 during a friendly football game at Tierra Rajada Park.


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HIGH INTI THE AIR- Joey Le of Moorpark couldn’t stop Forrest Kroeber of Moorpark from making the catch on Friday, November 27 during a friendly football game at Tierra Rajada Park.

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2105 Xtreme Raider Challenge

Moorpark College FLeX club and Fitness Specialist program sponsored the 2015 Xtreme Raider Challenge festival held on Saturday, November 21 on the lower field of the Moorpark College campus.  In spite of the windy conditions, hundreds of people came to cheer on the students and employees of Moorpark College as they raced through 20+ obstacles to support the “Be The Match” bone marrow registry.

Photos by JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Jaime Pedraza, 17, of Simi Valley challenges himself with the ropes at the 2015 Xtreme Raider Challenge festival sponsored by the Moorpark College FLeX club and Fitness Specialist program on Saturday, November 21, 2015 held at Moorpark College.

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Jaime Pedraza, 17, of Simi Valley challenges himself with the ropes at the 2015 Xtreme Raider Challenge festival sponsored by the Moorpark College FLeX club and Fitness Specialist program on Saturday, November 21, 2015 held at Moorpark College.

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The Blue and the Gray Civil War re-enactment

The 15th annual “The Blue and The Gray” Civil War re-enactment was held this past weekend at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Union army re-enactor Chip Duncan of Carlsbad looks at a manual on infantry maneuvers for the afternoon battle during the 15th annual “The Blue and The Gray” Civil War re-enactment on Nov. 8 at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. The Rotary Club of Moorpark hosted the event which raises funds for the club's local charitable causes and organizations.

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Union army re-enactor Chip Duncan of Carlsbad looks at a manual on infantry maneuvers for the afternoon battle during the 15th annual “The Blue and The Gray” Civil War re-enactment on Nov. 8 at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. The Rotary Club of Moorpark hosted the event which raises funds for the club’s local charitable causes and organizations.

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Halloween 2015

Here are my favorite photos from Halloween 2015!!!

Photos by JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers

 JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Gwyneth Harris, 8, of Simi Valley follows Meagan Provenzano, 8, and Brody Tweedy, 5, down the bounce slide at the Wood Ranch Elementary School Harvest Festival held on Friday, October 16, 2015 at the school’s campus in Simi Valley.

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Gwyneth Harris, 8, of Simi Valley follows Meagan Provenzano, 8, and Brody Tweedy, 5, down the bounce slide at the Wood Ranch Elementary School Harvest Festival held on Friday, October 16, 2015 at the school’s campus in Simi Valley.

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Sounds of Conejo marching band event

The eighth annual Sounds of Conejo marching band event was held at Thousand Oaks High School on Oct. 3. Nine local high school bands performed. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Members of nine high school marching bands come together to perform the finale of the 8th annual Sounds of Conejo at Thousand Oaks High School on Oct. 3.

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Members of nine high school marching bands come together to perform the finale of the 8th annual Sounds of Conejo at Thousand Oaks High School on Oct. 3.

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GOP Debate

Republican candidates debate at the CNN Reagan Presidential Library Debate. Photos by Richard Gillard/Acorn Newspapers

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn newspapers Donald Trump speaks to reporters after the CNN Reagan Presidential Library Debate at the Ronald Reagan Library on Wednesday, September 16.


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Donald Trump speaks to reporters after the CNN Reagan Presidential Library Debate at the Ronald Reagan Library on Wednesday, September 16.

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2015 Summer Fun!

Here are some of my favorite photos from the summer of 2015!

Photos by JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers

JOAN PAHOYO/Acorn Newspapers Giada Paneno, 5, and Rachel Schachtel,5, of Calabasas run the 2mi holding hands at the 4th of July Lakeside Fun Run held a Calabasas Lake on Saturday, July 4, 2015.

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Giada Paneno, 5, and Rachel Schachtel,5, of Calabasas run the 2mi holding hands at the 4th of July Lakeside Fun Run held a Calabasas Lake on Saturday, July 4, 2015.

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