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Accord reached in Oak Park tennis-pickleball dispute



Park officials trying to mediate a dispute between Oak Park’s tennis and pickleball players have figured out a way to serve the needs of both communities. The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District announced in February it would convert two tennis courts at Deerhill Park into pickleball-only courts, but a vocal reaction from the tennis community led the district to […]

Community celebrates Yarrow Family YMCA opening

Westlake Village welcomes new facility with pool for individuals and families

Rounding up herbicides

Supervisors call for study to find alternatives to poison


Environmental awareness is growing, and many people are pushing for their local governments to take steps to update their policies regarding poisons—pesticides and herbicides. At a recent meeting of the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council, Oak Park resident Linda Seidman urged council members to follow the Ventura County Board of Supervisors and explore alternatives to glyphosate, the main ingredient in […]

County sues SCE for Woolsey fire costs and damages

Says it lost more than $1 million due to blaze

Los Angeles County on April 25 filed a lawsuit against Southern California Edison to recover costs and damages from the Woolsey fire. The fire in November 2018 consumed more than 96,000 acres, destroyed 1,643 buildings and damaged another 360 structures. Three people were killed. L.A. County is joined in the suit by the Los Angeles County Flood Control District and […]

Path toward progress

$3.8-million Lindero Canyon sidewalk stroll coming in June


Westlake Village is a small city, and the residents who enjoy walking here are probably well-versed in every inch of the city’s 5.2 square miles of parks, shopping areas and neighborhoods. They’ll soon have a new walk to break in, similar to the picturesque, meandering walk on Agoura Road that faces Westlake Golf Course. The Lindero Sidewalk and Beautification project, […]

Photography scam paints grim picture

Woman allegedly took payments and failed to deliver



A picture is worth a thousand words—if you can get one. The victims in a local scam that was brought to The Acorn’s attention say they were ripped off for thousands of dollars in pictures they ordered from an Agoura Hills photographer but failed to receive. Numerous residents say they were caught in a scam in which they paid large […]

County health pulls CBD products from local store

Cannabidiol in legal gray area


After suffering a concussion in January, Conejo Valley resident Christine Robert turned to cannabidiol, a cannabis derivative, to help her heal. She had seen research that looked promising, and use of the drug produced the results she was looking for. But on a recent trip to Lassens natural food store in T.O. to buy the CBD supplements she’d been taking […]

Chambers of Commerce play CEO shuffle



The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce is looking for new leadership after CEO Pamela Kissel unexpectedly stepped down from the job last month. While the Chamber’s board of directors searches for a new CEO, a familiar face has stepped in to fill the vacancy: former Chamber exec Bridget Karl, who led the organization for four years before leaving the post in […]

Westlake producer speaks out

He sells hemp supplements statewide


Marijuana has always been thought of as a mind-altering drug, but in recent years the plant has been altering thoughts in a different way. As more states come on board with legalization, cannabis has gained credibility as an effective, organic alternative to doctor-prescribed pharmaceuticals. In fact, the plant’s most beneficial component has no relation at all to the hazy, giggle […]

Four new bobcat kittens tagged in local mountains

A young bobcat captured and collared a day before the Woolsey Fire started last November gave birth to four kittens recently: B-364, B-365. B-366 and B-367. Using VHF radio-telemetry and GPS points from B-362’s collar, biologists from Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area located the young female bobcat in a dense area of vegetation in a large residential backyard in […]


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