Toll lanes possible for 101 Freeway

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has about six more months until a regional transportation plan must be presented to its regional council. The plan would address increasing population and traffic volume projections for the 101 Freeway in 2030, according to SCAG manager of public affairs Dan Rhodes. A suggestion discussed last week […]

Register now for Pumpkin Runs

Runners: register now for the annual Pumpkin Runs hosted by the T.O.-Westlake Village Regional Chamber of Commerce. The 5K, 10K and one-mile run/walk will occur on Sun., Oct. 26 beginning at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza entrance, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village, starting at 7 a.m. Runners of all ages are invited. Fees are from $10 to $20 based on […]

United Online stock split will be sent as dividend

Westlake Village-based United Online, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNTD), a provider of value-priced Internet services, announced recently that its board of directors has declared a 3-for-2 split of the company’s common stock, which will be in the form of a stock dividend. Shareholders on the record date of Oct. 14 will be entitled to one additional share for every two shares they […]

Squirrel of the Week

DUCKING FOR COVER–"Maybe if I stay low, that human won’t see me on this wall. Whoa, what was that device that just flashed a bright light at me? As soon as that human turns around, I’m gonna make a run for it." Newbury Park squirrel Rocky was photographed after eating sunflower seeds and peanuts. We’re catching up with supply. Look […]

Coyotes aren’t cute —they’re deadly

The coyote crept out of the brush behind our Cardoza Street, Westlake Village home and made an instinctive hunter’s dash for my baby daughter. My wife had left the backyard to get another bag of sand for the sandbox that she was filling with our children that summer afternoon. Were it not for the bravery of Lindsay’s 4-year-old big brother […]

Honorable Mentions in Our Annual ‘Take Your Acorn on Vacation’


Honorable Mentions in Our Annual ‘Take Your Acorn on Vacation’

California voters go to the polls

Council race gets ugly in Agoura Hills

By Stephanie Bertholdo Acorn Staff Writer Alex Soteras, president of the Agoura/Oak Park/Las Virgenes Chamber of Commerce, and candidate for one of the two Agoura Hills city council seats, has landed in the center of what may or may not be a politically-motivated storm. Agoura Hills City Manager Dave Adams and a city planning commissioner, Harry Schwarz, have inquired about […]

New system combats spam

Westlake Village-based United Online, Inc. (Nasdaq:UNTD), a leading provider of value-priced Internet services, announced the company has launched a new version of e-mail on the Web for its Juno and NetZero brands of Internet service. The new e-mail on the Web gives users new weapons to fight junk e-mail or "spam" and improves their overall e-mail experience. Juno and NetZero […]


Agoura Lawn care equipment valued at $1,225 was stolen from a van in the 27400 block of Riviera Way between 10 and 10:08 a.m. Sept. 25. A victim flagged down a deputy at Newton Canyon Road and Kanan the morning of Sept. 27 and reported that someone had broken into her pickup between 10 and 10:25 a.m. Stolen were her […]

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