Residents oppose Oak Park water tower

By Daniel Wolowiczdanielw@theacorn.com During last week’s Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) meeting, Oak Park residents angered by Triunfo Sanitation District’s recent proposal to raze the water tank above Conifer Street and build a larger tank in the Palo Comado Canyon expressed their frustration with Triunfo’s handling of the issue. The Oak Park Coalition, an ad hoc committee of community members, was […]


About African Violets The Thousand Oaks African Violet Society will meet 7 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 667 Camino Dos Rios, Thousand Oaks for a culture class, program on different aspects of growing these plants, and a short business meeting. Visitors and their plants are welcome. (805) 581-0014 Woodworkers Meet Conejo Valley Woodworkers Association will meet at 7 p.m. at […]

Agoura Hills

Vandals shattered a window and ransacked the assistant principal’s office at Lindero Canyon Middle School on Larboard Lane. The incident occurred between June 24 and 27. Damages were estimated at $250. A gun, a laptop, a pearl necklace and several other personal items were stolen from a home at an undisclosed location on June 24. The items were valued at […]

Beware of the coyotes

I live in Oak Park, near Bayberry and Conifer, and have concerns about the coyotes in our community. Two weekends ago I lost two cats to the coyotes; one Friday night, that I was unaware of, and one on Saturday night, which I witnessed right outside my kitchen. It will take a long time to forget what I heard and […]

MAC celebrates birthday

Founded in 1975, the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) celebrated its 30th anniversary during last week’s meeting. Festivities included cake, balloons and special certificates of recognition from the Ventura County Board of Supervisors and California Assemblymember Fran Pavley. Because Oak Park is an unincorporated area within Ventura County, an advisory council, not a city council, represents the local residents. […]

Family works out together at Atle Body Center boot camp

Whether you are looking for a workout for yourself or just a way to spend unforgettable time with a friend or family member, Atle Body Center runs on-going, two-week boot camp sessions in the local state and national parks. Responding to an ad in The Acorn for the boot camp, local resident Theresa Protter contacted Atle Body Center in Agoura […]

Area resident climbs Africa’s tallest peak for orphanage

By Sylvie Belmondbelmond@theacorn.com Although his age might imply that he’s on his way down, Warren Ferguson, 69, is working his way up to climb the tallest freestanding mountain in the world to raise funds to revitalize an African village. Ferguson, a Moorpark resident, will celebrate his 70th birthday a bit early this year at the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, along […]

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By Michael Picarellapic@theacorn.com The location: Kanan Road northbound right lane at Roadside Drive in Agoura Hills The problem: Motorists traveling north on Kanan Road at Agoura Road are required to get into the right lane to enter the southbound 101 Freeway. But as they approach Roadside Drive just before the on-ramp they’re required to make a right turn only onto […]

Nominations accepted

Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation invites nominations for their new Youth Sports award. The nomination deadline is Fri., July 15. Finalists will be notified in September and be guests at the dinner and awards program on Sat., Nov. 19 at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks where the recipient will be announced. Nominees must either reside or work in the […]

Dave Jackson takes helm at Calabasas High

At 55, Dave Jackson, the newprincipal at Calabasas High School,already has squeezed what seemslike two lifetimes’ worth of workinto one. After returning to educationfrom a 10-year stint working witha team that ran a multimillion-dollar corporation, Jackson took thehelm as assistant principal atAgoura High School. Jackson now replaces CalabasasPrincipal J. Guidetti, who recentlywent on “special assignment” at thehigh school. “Dave and […]

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