Warrior plants

I quickly push on the hazard lights as smoke seeps from under the hood of my truck. Pulling over to the shoulder, I call AAA and then wait, sitting among the roadside plants. I feel neither stuck nor frustrated; instead, I surrender myself to the fate of owning a vehicle and dive into the lives of the plants around me. […]

Model building helps develop fine motor skills

Want to help children develop their fine motor skills and educate their minds? It’s easy- just put them into the threedimensional world of modeling, where their imaginations can take flight. Model building is a terrific way to develop creativity and get young people involved in an activity where there’s a reward of accomplishment at the finish. It’s great for the […]


Agoura Hills Vandals caused $100 in damages spray-painting a bathroom at a frozen yogurt shop in the 5800 block of Kana Road June 23. A person reported being the victim of an attempted robbery and assault with a deadly weapon at the southwest corner of Driver Avenue and Chesebro Road on June 21. When approached by three men who wielded […]

From the Pryor family

On behalf of the Pryor family, I wish to thank all those responsible for their prayers, kind wishes and love in helping us celebrate the life of our son and brother Kevin Patrick Pryor. Kevin was born, raised and schooled in Oak Park. He died two weeks ago after returning home from the wildland fires in Northern California. I apologize […]

Dial-A-Ride expands its service

The city of Agoura Hills is providing residents with expanded service of its DialARide program with destinations in Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks. The expanded service will include stops at The Oaks Mall, Janss Marketplace, Westlake Promenade, Costco, Los Robles Hospital, the Department of Motor Vehicles, Goebel Senior Center, Senior Concerns and various medical facilities. Dial-A-Ride is open to all […]

Big thanks for a job well done

Man attacked at knifepoint in Old Agoura

An Old Agoura resident was attacked June 2 on Driver Avenue by three young males, according to the victim’s neighbor, who called the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station for help. Connie Cunningham, a resident of the apartment complex at 5323 Colodny Drive, said her neighbor, a man who doesn’t speak English, asked her to call the sheriff after he was attacked […]

Driving home a point

I feel compelled to write regarding last week’s Acorn Opinion piece on the hands-free cellphone law for drivers starting July 1. I’m afraid the Acorn is another victim of the political propaganda machine up in Sacramento when it comes to “proof” that hands-free devices prevent accidents. Study after study has shown that cellphone hands-free devices have no measurable effect for […]

Visitors enjoy Boys & Girls Club program

Brothers Cinna, 14, and Goya, 13, recently attended the Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes’ summer program on their first day in America. The boys, who are of Iranian descent and lived in France and now Luxembourg, are visiting the United States for five weeks. The brothers participated in the camp’s “Speed, Quickness and Agility” class. Their […]

Teens intern with festival

Ten local high school students have been selected as Rhodes Junior Apprentices for the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival. The students are Caitlin Arndt and Max Lindgren from Thousand Oaks High School; Teza Belmond, Katie Massey, Ari Stidham and Jordan Stidham from Oak Park High School; Kristina Gabler from Westlake High School; Daniel Graff from Adolfo Camarillo High School; Robin Powell from […]