Sheriff seeks community support for nonlethal weaponry

‘I’d rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it,’’ commander says

It’s been three months since locals took to the streets to protest police violence against the Black community and call for funds to be directed away from the authorities and toward education and social services. The demonstrations from Calabasas to Thousand Oaks were peaceful, but in other cities across the country the protests sometimes turned violent as looters and armed […]

Catalytic converter theft has victims fuming

Replacement part proves costly

There are many things that can break on a car, but when the engine turns over and it sound like a drag racing machine, the problem might not be what’s there, but what’s not there—like a missing catalytic converter. A catalytic converter is a device connected to a vehicle’s exhaust system that reduces toxic gases and pollutants from an internal […]

Water demo plant debuts

The greater Conejo Valley region is entirely dependent on water imported from Northern California. If an emergency severs any of the delivery pipelines, residents would be in dire straits. Working in tandem to reduce the reliance on imported drinking water, joint venture partners Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and Triunfo Water and Sanitation District last week unveiled their new Pure […]

City Council okays Agoura Road widening near Kanan

Oak trees will be preserved

The intersection of Agoura and Kanan roads has long been a problem spot for drivers. The two roads take traffic from across the Conejo Valley and funnel it to the beach, often creating congestion and delays. Planned developments for a pair of empty lots on Kanan Road on the south side of Agoura Road threaten to make the problem worse, […]

Suspected Oak Park trail attacker face more charges

A man arrested last March for an alleged kidnapping attempt in Oak Park has been connected to a string of sexual assaults and burglaries in Ventura four years ago. Edgar Ruelas, a 38-year-old Woodland Hills man, was arrested after reportedly trying to kidnap a teenage girl who was hiking in Oak Park. Investigators with the Ventura Police Department believe he’s […]

Water rebates

Triunfo Water and Sanitation District is offering a $15 monthly discount on potable water bills to qualifying Oak Park customers. The program was unanimously approved by the district board at its Aug. 24 meeting. “In light of the COVID-19 situation and the negative economic effect it has had on so many people, the TWSD Board felt it was essential to […]


The Sept. 10 edition of The Acorn included a story by Ian Bradley titled “Triunfo Water and Sanitation District Seeks Split from County Partner.” The second paragraph contains a factual error. It begins, “The district, which serves more than 300,000 people in Oak Park” The correct number is 30,000.

Calabasas man said to be DUI victim

A 60-year-old Calabasas man was hospitalized after he was run over the morning of Sept. 12 on Westlake Boulevard. Authorities believe the driver of the SUV that hit him was under the influence of drugs. The collision happened around 8:30 a.m. Sept. 12 just north of Bay Drive near Triunfo Canyon Road as the unidentified man was walking in the […]

Hot, hot, hot

Record-setting heat pummels area from West Valley to Westlake

Local residents labored through record temperatures over the holiday weekend, turning up air conditioners and hunkering down inside as a sweltering heat wave blanketed the region. The West San Fernando Valley lived up to its reputation as the hottest place in Los Angeles County with a record 121 degrees on Sept. 6. The previous high was 119 in 2006, the […]

Salons back on track

Indoor haircuts allowed to resume at reduced capacity

As soon as the announcement came on Sept. 2 that Los Angeles County hair salons could reopen, shops up and down the Conejo and Las Virgenes valleys pulled out the scissors and plugged in the blow-dryers. Despite a new, four-tier reopening system that keeps the county pegged in the highest risk group amid continued growth in COVID-19 cases, restrictions were […]

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