Weekends in Westlake provide a little something for all

SPRING FLING–Westlake Village has long been known as a community with the interests of families in mind, as recent events show. Above, 10-year-old Brooke Yanke looks for the winning prize number on the bottom of a rubber duck during the Westlake Rotary Street Fair on Sunday. Brooke was at a booth operated by the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District. Below, Lovita […]

Three local residents arrested for mail, identity theft

Crooks targeted home mailboxes

WARNING–The red flag on the mailbox at Ann Prehn’s home in Thousand Oaks, a signal for outgoing mail, also serves as an invitation to thievery, police say. Two residents from Agoura Hills and one from Westlake Village have been arrested on charges of mail theft, identity theft, forgery and fraud. Jay Yang, 19, and Amanda Prescott, 20, were taken into […]

Show Mom that you care

Mother’s Day is May 11 and The Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she deserves. In 100 words or less, please write and tell us why your mother is special. Whether it’s a poignant memory that you have, a small story you’d like to tell or just a few kind words for Mom, your thoughts are important. Even […]

Indian Hills High School will be leaving Calabasas

By Stephanie Bertholdo  bertholdo@theacorn.com The campus of Indian Hills High School, an alternative school in the Las Virgenes Unified School District, has been leased to New Village Academy of Calabasas. New Village Academy is a pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade private school scheduled to open this fall. It is currently operating as a home school. Las Virgenes officials say Indian Hills, located […]

Restored creek shows early signs of life

Harris honored for longtime MRT work

After 27 years of service to the Mountains Restoration Trust, Steve Harris has retired. A founding member of MRT in 1981, Harris recently stepped down as executive director of the land conservation agency. He’d held the post since 1998. The Mountains Restoration Trust is an organization that works in several areas for the betterment of the environment, including land acquisition, […]

Oak Park begins parcel tax push

April 27 event kickoff Measure C campaign

Oak Park residents will host a social event for the community but also for a cause close to home: local schools. A wine and cheese lawn party with live music, a silent auction and a raffle will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sun., April 27 at the home of school board member Barbara Laifman and her husband, Jay. […]

Oak Hills distinguished again

Oak Hills Elementary School has once again been named a California Distinguished School. It’s the third time the Oak Park school has earned the distinction, awarded annually by the state Department of Education to outstanding public schools. “This award celebrates our school and the people who make up our learning community- our dedicated teachers, our incredible support staff, loving and […]

Brush fire ignites in Oak Park

Ambitious Oak Park tree planting helps beautify Kanan community

Residents driving up Kanan Road into Oak Park may have noticed some new additions to the community’s entryway. Thirty-four trees were planted April 11 on the east and west medians along Kanan Road between Tamarind Street and Smoketree Avenue. The trees were added to beautify the stretch of road and to serve as a buffer for homes that sit nearby. […]