It’s your turn to speak

Exercise your First Amendment rights by sending a letter to the editor to The Acorn. Letters can be e-mailed to newstip@theacorn.com or sent via regular mail to the address on page 4. Please limit to 300 words. Anonymous letters won’t be read. Include your name, address and phone number. We will call you to verify that you are the actual […]

Historial view of valentines at Stagecoach Inn

The Conejo Valley Historical Society will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a look at how the holiday became a popular event in American culture from 1 to 4 p.m. Sun., Feb. 13 at the Stagecoach Inn Museum, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Admission is free to all senior sweethearts age 62 or up. All couples and friends can have […]

‘No Room at The Inn’ raises $27,000

The 18th annual “No Room at the Inn” event last December, hosted by St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church in Thousand Oaks, raised $27,000 for 16 programs serving Ventura County’s homeless. More than 600 nativities were showcased, all loaned by local families. The three-day fundraiser attracted more than 1,100 members of the community and was supported by 41 volunteers from area […]

Heroin creeps into the community

Enforcement, education needed

After a brush with death nearly three years ago, Reginald Potts became committed to a balanced and positive lifestyle. But recovering from heroin addiction is never easy. Potts, 25, grew up in West Los Angeles and moved to Simi Valley during his junior year in high school. He started experimenting with marijuana and alcohol in middle school, and by the […]

Water district eyes expansion eastward

Board directors for the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD) considered a plan last week to extend pipelines for recycled water into the San Fernando Valley. The district could construct a pipeline to transport recycled water treated at the Tapia treatment plant to Woodland Hills Country Club, a 72-acre golf course on Dumetz Road in Los Angeles. The pipeline route […]

Tell us your love story

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to win your heart. And if Cupid’s arrow finds its mark, then you know you’re in love. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, The Acorn invites you to tell us about the exact moment when you and your significant other fell in love. Send us a note at valentines@theacorn.com […]

‘Son of Hamas’ author speaks

Mosab Hassan Yousef, the author of “Son of Hamas” who has put his life in danger by exposing the ways of Hamas, will share his story at 8 p.m. Mon., Feb. 21 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Guests should arrive 15 to 30 minutes early to allow time to pass through security. Born in […]

Workshop addresses building codes

Calabasas residents attended a recent workshop to ask questions and obtain answers regarding the new building codes that regulate construction, modifications and repairs to all structures in the city. The state revises the codes every three years. The rules went into effect on Jan. 1 and cities were allowed to make local amendments to the regulations. In November, Calabasas approved […]

Lost Hills deputies proactive

In the communities patrolled by the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, heroin is the least abused of the illegal narcotics, Lt. Steven Smith said. According to Smith, most people apprehended for using or selling heroin locally are not residents of the community. But narcotic trends ebb and flow, and the deputies remain on guard. They try to educate young people using […]

Oak Park coyote shows who’s boss

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