Referendum battle begins to take shape

Acorn Staff Writer

Both sides involved in the Agoura Hills Home Depot dispute have stepped up their war of words in what’s become a full-blown public relations battle over big-box stores in the city. Last week, the Agoura Hills City Council reluctantly agreed to place a citizens’ referendum on the March 5 ballot that seeks to limit large retail stores to no larger […]

YMCA tree lot benefits local teens

YMCA tree lot benefits local teens The Triunfo YMCA and the Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to sell Christmas trees to benefit the YMCA’s Youth and Government program. More than 75 area students in grades 10th through 12th participate in the six-month program designed to teach the political process to high school students. Sales from the […]

Federal agency holds back AB-15

Restraint systems on buses were to be expected in all buses after Jan. 1, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation extended the date while authorities complete a report they feel is necessary. Assembly Bill 15, (AB-15) would require that each passenger in a school bus be provided a safety belt and be […]


Scrooge comes to Civic Arts Plaza

A TRADITION OF THE SEASON—Walter Koenig will portray "Scrooge" in the production of "A Christmas Carol" playing now through Sat., Dec. 22 in the Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre at the T.O. Civic Arts Plaza.

Be careful in Oak Park about changing to a community service district

Be careful in Oak Park about changing to a community service district The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council should be extremely careful before jumping on a bandwagon that pushes for a community service district (CSD). Oak Park residents would prefer autonomy, of course, in making decisions that affect their lives. (See story on page 6). But unless Ventura County is […]

Early deadlines

Christmas and New Year’s Day will force the Acorn newspapers into early deadlines for the issue dates of Dec. 27 and Jan. 3. Basically, all deadlines advance by 24 hours. Real estate deadlines for Dec. 27 and Jan. 3 editions will be noon, Thurs., Dec. 20 and noon Dec. 27 respectively. Noon Fri., Dec. 21 (for the Dec. 27 edition) […]


Winter in Conejo brings out the best

Winter in Conejo brings out the best

For the record

Melissa Jacobs and Lisa Niebergall were key members of the Oak Park girls cross country team that won a state championship this fall. Their names, as well as Caitlin Parry and Kristina Skiba, also integral parts of the Eagle team, were inadvertently omitted from a story here last week.