Threatened frogs show success in breeding

National Park Service biologists have discovered California red-legged frogs, a threatened species, breeding successfully at two independent sites that were severely damaged by the Woolsey fire. The sites have not experienced wild breeding for perhaps as long as half a century, NPS officials said. During recent stream surveys, researchers spotted three egg masses at one site in Los Angeles County. […]

Area beaches score well on Heal the Bay card

Faced with what are already seen as dangerously high summer temperatures, and looking to the beach for relief, local residents will be pleased to learn that the ocean water quality from the Santa Monica Bay to southern Ventura County scored mostly high in Heal the Bay’s latest report card. The organization’s 31st annual Beach Report Card assigns A-to-F letter grades […]


One family combines music, BBQ and three generations of love

Sunday is July Fourth, a holiday that gives Americans a chance to not only celebrate their independence as a nation, but to honor the brave men and women who served in defense of the country during the course of its 245-year history. Gio Petrone, a 7-year-old aspiring trumpet player who lives in Westlake Village, felt his patriotic duty calling and […]

What’s hot, what’s not for Sunday’s holiday

Decorate your vehicle and take part in the City of Westlake Village drive-thru parade. Queue up along Village Center Road and then turn right into Berniece Bennett Park, where you’ll receive goodie bags, mini flags, glow sticks and temporary tattoos. Ooh and ahh as fireworks explode above the Conejo Recreation and Park District’s offices on Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks […]

Moorpark students out and about

Pride Month important to school

When Dina Pielaet came out as gay, some of her loved ones were far from supportive. Now, four decades later, Pielaet dedicates herself to ensuring that others do not have to go through what she went through alone. She said she’s proud to contribute to a Moorpark College institution that is supporting members of the LGBTQ+ community. “We want you […]

Westlake and YMCA ink land use deal

Y pays city $1.5 million for property

The Westlake Village Community Park opened three years ago, but the project was only put to bed last week when the City Council finalized an agreement with the Yarrow Family YMCA regarding ownership of the park property where the Y stands. At its June 23 meeting, the Westlake Village City Council voted to approve an agreement that laid out a […]

Taps for 95-year-old veteran Harold Arkoff

Was an early Calabasas resident

Calabasas favorite son Harold Arkoff, a World War II veteran and an active member of the community for many years, has died. The Calabasas City Council adjourned its June 23 meeting in memory of the much loved and longtime city resident who passed away on April 3 of this year at the age of 95. Arkoff was a father of […]


An article in the June 24 Acorn incorrectly stated Gov. Gavin Newsom was in his second term in office. Elected in 2018, Newsom is still serving his first term.

Wind at her sails

Heat comes in waves

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