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Alternative energy provider smart way to go

By The Acorn Staff | January 17, 2019

Every household in Agoura Hills has an exciting new opportunity to make a tangible difference in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air and water quality, all while saving money. Residents have begun to receive mailers announcing the move to a new energy provider called Clean Power Alliance. Starting in February, our city, along with 30 other communities across Los […]

Trails reopen amid new green growth

By The Acorn Staff | January 17, 2019

The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority said it has opened most of the MRCA-managed parks that were previously closed following the November Woolsey fire. Workers have completed their job of clearing hazardous conditions from the parks and open space, MRCA says. In addition, to ensure public safety, MRCA has conducted limited radiological analysis of soils in the Upper Las Virgenes […]

Meet the league members

By The Acorn Staff | January 17, 2019

Assistance League Conejo Valley will hold a special Meet and Greet and Thrift Shop Peek at 4:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 30 and 9:30 a.m. Thurs., Jan. 31 at its Thrift Shop, 2853 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Refreshments will be served. Guests can meet some of the league members, learn about the philanthropic programs the league supports, see the […]

Rain keeps residents on edge

By The Acorn Staff | January 17, 2019

The promise of several more days of steady rain and the threat flooding and mudslides prompted public safety officials to call for mandatory evacuations in certain Woolsey fire burn areas this week. Residents of 300 homes in Oak Park, Malibou Lake, Malibu and several other neighborhoods were told to leave their homes. A senior living facility in Newbury Park was […]

Eagle Ridge home on cul-de-sac

By The Acorn Staff | January 17, 2019

This updated view home is on a flat cul-de-sac in gated Eagle Ridge. The home has three bedrooms, a loft, a downstairs office and 2,632 square feet. Entrance is through leaded glass double doors. The interior has light hardwood floors, entry chandelier, custom window treatments, thick crown molding and baseboards, and cased windows throughout. The kitchen has granite counters, Viking […]

Residents can help restore local flora

By The Acorn Staff | January 17, 2019

It will be some time before the scars of the Woolsey fire disappear. While recent rains have brought a tinge of green to the hillsides, much of the area’s chaparral lies in a state of charred blackness. Locals who hope to see the open spaces returned to pre- Woolsey glory now have a way to help. Mountains Restoration Trust, a […]

Snow in the forecast

By The Acorn Staff | January 17, 2019

SLIP-SLIDING—Above, Josiah Ibarra, 5, of Simi Valley rides a saucer downhill during the ninth annual Coats for Casa Pacifica drive on Jan. 12 at Three Springs Park in Westlake Village. At left, Giovanni Shaw, 3, of Thousand Oaks builds a snowman during the festivities. Below, volunteers bring donated coats that will be distributed to youth living at Casa Pacifica in […]

The Eagle flies high at Troop 745

By The Acorn Staff | January 17, 2019

Boy Scout Troop 745 recognized six scouts for earning the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor ceremony Jan. 12 at St. Jude the Apostle Church in Westlake Village. The new Eagle Scouts are: Nick Rubi, Julian Giessinger, Jack Oswald, Patrick Szyman, Andrew Johnson and Evan Johnson. Nick, Jack, Patrick, Andrew and Evan attended St. Jude the Apostle […]

Wild freeway chase ends with man shot to death

By The Acorn Staff | January 17, 2019

First the rain, then a car chase that ended with an officer-involved shooting: Last Saturday was not the time to be on the 101 Freeway. A pursuit that began the morning of Jan. 12 in Camarillo with a domestic violence call came to a violent conclusion at around 12:30 p.m. on the southbound freeway just before the Las Virgenes Road […]

Conejo Players unveils 2019 show lineup

By The Acorn Staff | January 17, 2019

A flying car, racy puppets and a blood-thirsty barber will all grace the stage of Conejo Players Theatre during the company’s 61st season at 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Here’s a look at the season. “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Jan. 18 to Feb. 9: Adapted from Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, the play opens in a sleepy Alabama town […]