Study shows safety of local water

LVMWD tap water is quite drinkable

Local residents can be confident that their tap water is safe to drink. Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) has released its annual Water Quality Report, which should be received by all customers in July. The report summarizes the results of year-round testing and monitoring of the drinking water served to district customers. LVMWD General Manager John Mundy said, "The […]

Latest concert ends with a boom

By Vanessa Anik Special to The Acorn Music from the past drifted toward Agoura High School from Chumash Park where the Crewcuts and the Chordettes performed for Agoura Hills residents. The Agoura Hills summer "Concerts in the Park" series was sensational on Sunday. It included music and booths selling food. A crowd estimated to be around 1,000 seemed to be […]

A sweet smile

Game improves for OPHS golfer Trevor James

By Kyle Jorrey Acorn Sports Writer Defending Tri-Valley League Player of the Year Trevor James admits he has picked up a guilty obsession away from the game of golf—an obsession more commonly known as "Texas Hold ’Em." And though the Oak Park senior knows it’s a risk every time he lays down his cards in a game of poker, one […]

Without careful planning, traffic in Agoura Hills will grind to a halt

A lot of attention has rightfully been given to the Kanan Road/101 Freeway interchange and its need to be reconfigured. Whether the current plans on the table will ease the congestion and traffic flow issues plaguing that site remains to be seen. I do believe that most of those who drive south on Kanan toward the interchange might agree that […]

Park workshop coming soon

If you live in or near Westlake Village, and if you use public parks and you want more amenities available in those parks, read on. The city of Westlake Village has scheduled a workshop for Canyon Oaks Park to identify specific needs and enhancements. The 6:30 p.m. workshop is set for Wed., July 21 in the future Canyon Oaks Park […]

Dogs taught to avoid rattlers

Patrick Callaghan will present his Rattlesnake Avoidance Workshop for Canines from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., July 17 and Sun., July 18 at Headwaters Corner, Calabasas. Attendees are asked to park at 23075 Mulholland Hwy., near the intersection with Old Topanga Canyon Road. Sponsored by the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation and Mountains Restoration Trust, the workshop is described […]

Entrepreneur of Year announced

J.D. (Dave) Power, III, founder and chairman of the board of Westlake Village-based J.D. Power and Associates, was recently recognized as the 2004 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the "Master" category for the Los Angeles area at an awards banquet in Beverly Hills. The Ernst & Young Master Entrepreneur of the Year recognition is awarded to an […]

Pet of the week


‘I NEED A NAME’—A white and brown rabbit, animal identification No. A3153119, is ready for adoption at the Agoura Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road, west of Kanan in Agoura Hills. It’s always a good idea to call first to check on availability at (818) 991-0071 or check http://animalcontrol.co.la.ca.us.

Special ed students deserve a fair break from LVUSD

In this age of political correctness, it astonishes me that articles such as "Special education a major drain on public schools" (The Acorn, July 1) continue to appear in print under the guise of news. The Acorn has published virtually the same article several times in the last few years. It is basically the school district’s company line describing how […]