Oak Park water tank to get aesthetic improvements

Triunfo Sanitation District (TSD) has undertaken a landscaping project to improve the appearance of the 1 million-gallon Deerhill Water Tank in Oak Park. When grown to maturity, the mixture of Leyland Cypress, Canary Island pines and California pepper trees will create a natural screen that should reduce visibility of the tank and improve the hillside appearance. Forty-eight trees have been […]

Agoura boys’ basketball team hopes new year brings a turnaround

Special to The Acorn

With 11 seniors lost to graduation last year, Agoura High boys’ basketball head coach Joe Riccio could have been pessimistic about this season. Instead he’s been optimistic regarding his 5-8 Chargers. "We had 11 spots open for guys who want to play hard," he said. "We play 10 guys a game, we played 12 guys last year (which is) what […]

Las Virgenes composting facility gets new bio-filter

Acorn Staff Writer

Las Virgenes composting facility gets new bio-filter New bio-filter sections have been installed at the Rancho Las Virgenes Composting Facility in Calabasas that should put a stop to the plant’s troublesome odors, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District officials announced last week. Touted as an environmentally friendly way to make good use of sewer waste, the 7-year-old, $50 million compost plant […]

Sports Junkie

Story of the Week

What one player has had more of an impact on major league baseball than any other player? There’s only one right answer. It’s Curt Flood. Every major-league baseball player should own and cherish a picture of Curt Flood, and keep it in his wallet; the wallet is the most appropriate place to store that picture. Curt Flood is personally responsible […]

How to recycle trees Now that Christmas is over, here’s how to get rid of your tree:

How to recycle trees Now that Christmas is over, here’s how to get rid of your tree: For curbside collection, trees should be placed next to waste containers in the cities of Agoura Hills, Westlake Village and Calabasas the week of Jan. 11. If the tree is six feet or taller, you must cut it in half. If you miss […]

Eye on the ball MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn

Eye on the ball MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn TWISTED GAME—Oaks Christian’s Ashley Butts gets stangled up while trying to hold onto the ball during the Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Tournament last Wednesday. The Oaks Christian girls won the game. Most local preps are now entering their respective conference seasons.

Law changes on booster seats

Acorn Staff Writer

Children weighing 60 pounds or less or 6 years old or younger must be strapped into a child safety seat while riding in an automobile, effective on Tues. Jan. 1. When a child is between 30 pounds and 60 pounds, a booster seat might be an option. The law, according to Detective Doug Duvall of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, […]

Agoura wrestlers lack heavy teammates

The Agoura wrestling team will struggle this year, not because of how it performs on the mat but because of a lack of wrestlers at the higher weights. Against Thousand Oaks in a 48-20 loss recently at Agoura, the Chargers, coached by Dennis Ritterbush, forfeited at the 189-pound, 215-pound and heavyweight classes, as well as the 112-pound match. Agoura’s Josh […]

Westlake Civic Center scheduled to open March 23

Acorn Staff Writer

The new Westlake Village Civic Center at 31200 Oak Crest Drive (off Agoura Road) will be the site of a grand opening on Sat., March 23 as part of the city’s 20th anniversary celebration. A city council committee discussed the event last week. The city’s policy on use of community rooms by groups and organizations will be reviewed during the […]

Conejo Valley couple helps needy kids

Acorn Staff Writer

Saying that "We thought it might encourage other people to participate in a like program," Dr. Richard and Elizabeth Grossman recently revealed themselves as the anonymous donors who during the past two years have paid the way for thousands of underprivileged kids to attend performances at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts plaza. Grossman, a Hidden Valley resident, is founder of […]

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