August 6, 2015 RSS feed / Community

Mae Boyar being replaced, not renovated

Old building will be torn down

The nearly 50-year-old community center at Mae Boyar Park in Oak Park will be replaced instead of refurbished, but differences of opinion on what the new building should look like are surfacing.  More...

Westlake Village sets artificial-turf guidelines

The Westlake Village City Council has approved an ordinance to regulate the type of artificial turf property owners can use in areas visible to the public.  The city says the ordinance promotes water conservation by allowing residents and busine More...

STAR teaches kids about law enforcement

SAFE AND SOUND—Above, Sgt. More...

Filmmaker goes undercover to expose puppy mills

How much is that cute doggie in the window?  When the price is $1,000 or more, buyers ought to consider asking more important questions, such as where and how the puppies were bred, say animal rights advocates.  More...

Southeast county YMCA gets new CEO

Whether it’s a sport, hobby or other supervised activity, young people need positive outlets that will help them grow and mature, says the man who was recently named president and CEO of the Southeast Ventura County YMCA.  Ronnie Stone, 43 More...

Denim and Diamonds fundraiser for autism

The nonprofit ACT Today! will present the 10th annual Denim and Diamonds and Stars fundraiser for autism care and treatment from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. More...

Art guild to offer plein-air painting demo

The Westlake Village Art Guild will present a plein-air impressionist-style painting demonstration by Chuck Kovacic at its dinner meeting on Tues., Sept. 1 at Los Robles Greens Golf Course’s West Ballroom, 299 S. More...

Seaweed system used for fuel

The next meeting of the Clean Technology Council will look at using natural biological processes to produce renewable energy, improve ocean health and reduce global warming.  The meeting will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. More...

Big air at the skate park

FLYING HIGH—Despite triple-digit temperatures on July 31, skateboarders take advantage of the skate park that opened last month at the new Westlake Village Community Park. More...

Enter Acorn’s fiction contest

The Acorn’s popular annual fiction writing contest, Fiction in a Nutshell, is now accepting entries in the under-18-year-old and 18-and-over categories.  Send your 100-word fiction composition to newstip@theacorn.com; include name, age, ad More...

Probation check leads to police scuffle

A routine probation check at a home on Dovetail Drive July 22 in Agoura Hills led to the injury of a married couple and an officer with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Operations Unit.  More...

New ride service will benefit Oak Park

The Ventura County Public Works Agency Transportation Department launched an improved service for Americans with Disabilities Act qualified riders and seniors age 65 and older on Aug. 3.  More...

Local cities concerned

Residents critical of homes that have been converted into rehabilitation centers aren’t only ones who are concerned. City officials are worried about the effect on neighborhoods also.  More...

Creating beautiful, water-wise gardens

Garden lovers can learn alternatives to traditional landscapes during two free, water-wise gardening classes presented by the Ventura County Master Gardeners from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. More...

Seeing stars

The National Park Service will co-host the third annual Summer Star Festival from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Sat., Aug. More...

Kids enchanted by fairy tales

TALL TALES—At top, John Logue, a cast member of Gypsies In A Trunk troupe, acts his heart out in a scene from “The Emperor’s New Clothes” at Foxfield Park in Westlake Village More...

Volunteers needed for Reyes Adobe Days

The City of Agoura Hills is accepting applications for volunteers, parade entrants and sponsors for the annual Reyes Adobe Days festival from Oct. More...

‘Summer Celebration’ art exhibit

The nonprofit Arts Council of the Conejo Valley is presenting its “Summer Celebration” art exhibit through Sept. 14 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. More...

Bridal event in Westlake

The Bridal Premiere show will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Aug. 9 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. More...

Big Brothers and Sisters shape lives

Sure, the statistics on its website attest to the effect Big Brothers Big Sisters have on young lives, but Wilmer “Chip” Marvin has seen it happen firsthand in more subtle, intangible ways, sometimes while just driving and talking.  More...