2015-02-05 E-Edition

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Smart water meters coming to Oak Park

Like most public utilities, Oak Park Water Service is converting its aging meters to new automated one (shown at right) that will provide customers with up-to-the-minute information on their water use. District officials say the smart meters will help ratepayers conserve water and save money. But not everyone thinks the switch to digital is warranted. “The meter outside of my […]

One of the nicest homes in the United States

Tull wants to raise his family here because it’s a beautiful place

Thomas Tull’s friend and real estate agent, local Realtor Jordan Cohen of Re/Max Olson, told The Acorn he recently spoke with an overseas buyer who was interested in the Tull North Ranch estate. The offer: $100 million. Only Tull wasn’t selling. “Legitimately if this ever went up for sale, it would be the first house out here . . . […]

St. Maximilian Kolbe feeds the hungry

St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church in Westlake Village once again helped fill the food pantries and clothes closets of more than two dozen charities that assist the poor. Norm Lamarra, chair of Project Response, a St. Max outreach ministry, said thousands of donations of food, clothing, school supplies and baby and household items were distributed to charitable groups in Los […]

Costuming workshop at T.O. theater

The Conejo Players Theatre will present a three-part costuming workshop with Beth Glasner from 5 to 7 p.m. Wed., Feb. 11, 18 and 25 at the theater, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Participants do not have to attend all three sessions. Those who take part in all of the sessions should be able to assist in or take charge […]

Man charged with Gavin Smith murder

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office has charged convicted drug dealer John Creech with the murder of Gavin Smith, nearly three years after the 20th Century Fox executive went missing in Ventura County. The 57-year-old Smith was last seen on May 1, 2012 when he left a friend’s home in Oak Park. He was reported missing the next day […]

Exhibit pays tribute to fallen Californians

Reagan Library exhibit remembers those who died in military service

Sally Dang was seven months pregnant with her third child when her husband, a doctor with the U.S. Army Reserve, was killed in action in Iraq by a suicide bomber. “He wasn’t there with a unit that was there to fight; he went with a mindset of getting the Iraqi people healthcare and rebuilding their lives,” the Irvine, Calif., woman […]

Judaic classes in Lost Hills area

The Conejo Jewish Academy is offering workshops in the Lost Hill/Liberty Canyon area serving the greater Las Virgenes Jewish community. A course on the book of Genesis titled “A Light in the Darkness– The Lives of Abel and Noah” will meet at 8 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 5, 12 and 19. The instructor is Rabbi Leibel Kahanov. The protagonists of Genesis […]

Amoeba defense

Oaks Christian girls’ basketball team is ranked No. 2 in CIF-SS Division 4AA poll

The full-court press appeared innocuous at first. Over the course of the game, the Lions’ press moved like an amoeba. Passing lanes closed. There was nowhere to dribble, nowhere to shoot, nowhere to hide. The Lions forced turnovers, air balls, bad shots and worse decisions. There is no escaping the wrath of the Oaks Christian High girls’ basketball team. “Our […]

Bridge work

Some residents have expressed concerns that the road surface on the new Lindero Canyon freeway overpass bridge is too rough, but Scott Wolfe, Westlake Village city planning director, said the work isn’t finished yet. Once the weather is warm enough to allow for proper asphalt curing, the road will be given a new top coat, Wolfe said. The overlay work […]