Ask the Arborist

Trim when the time is right

As I write this, I’m on the incredible North Shore of Kauai on a much-needed vacation. My wife and I are staying in a two-story condo perched upon the literal edge of a 200-foot cliff overlooking the beautiful Hanalei Bay. It’s not hard to get inspired to write in a place like this. Actually, I think it took this time […]

Girls shut out competition

Lutheran school has new principal

Jonas has worked in church-related schools since 1979

Ascension Lutheran School has appointed Karen Jonas to serve as its new principal effective July 1. Jonas will oversee both the Early Childhood Center (infant to pre-K) and the K-8 campus. The Early Childhood Center on the Thousand Oaks campus will be adding two modular buildings to increase capacity for the infant toddler center and preschool. The school’s certified Nature […]

Policies on letters to the editor and other editorial material

The Acorn welcomes your letters and comments. “Letters to the Editor” should be no longer than 350 words, although The Acorn reserves the right to make occasional exceptions to this policy. Hand-written letters are acceptable only if they are legible. Letters must contain the writer’s telephone number and address, for verification purposes only. Anonymous letters will not be accepted and […]

One fine fiddle fest

Trolley service returns to Westlake Village

The Westlake Village City Council voted to bring back the Village Trolley shuttle service for the summer and holidays. The free summer service will begin Fri., May 22 and continue through Sat., Sept. 5. The holiday trolley will run from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. Rides will operate from 3 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The route starts and finishes […]

High School Hi Lights

Agoura Chargers Fri., May 22: ComedySportz/ performing arts education center/ 6 p.m. Mon., May 25: Memorial Dayno school Tues., May 26: Theater III showcase “David and Lisa”/7 p.m. Wed., May 27: Parent night: Forward learning 1:1/media center/6 p.m. Movie night “Back to the Future”/main quad/7 p.m. Theater II showcase “David and Lisa”/7 p.m. Thurs., May 28: ASB installation luncheon/10:30 a.m. […]


Senate bill disallows exemptions, but the debate is far from over

A bill that requires children to be vaccinated against diseases such as measles, mumps and whooping cough passed the California Senate last week despite opposition from parents who believe they have the right to keep their children from receiving the shots. Senate Bill 277 gained bipartisan support and now goes to the Assembly. It requires students to be vaccinated before […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A resident of Lobo Canyon reported that someone vandalized his tractors. The incident happened April 25. The value of the loss was not listed. Shoplifters stole $3,900 worth of beauty products from the CVS store in the 5600 block of Kanan Road April 18. Oak Park A 56-year-old woman was cited May 11 for vandalizing a car in […]

Ronald Sower

1942 - 2015

Ron was born in Boise, Idaho, and died peacefully at home on April 24th. He is survived by his wife, Patty, her four children; his first wife, Diane and their two sons Scott and Ryan (wife, Marianne) and their sons Zachary and Oliver of Pasadena. A memorial service will be held on May 30th promptly at 3p.m. – 5p.m. at […]