2015-10-08 E-Edition

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Community in festive mood

HAY THERE—Aiden Copas, 9, of Thousand Oaks gets a kick out of the hay bales as buddy Jake Chodorow, a 9-year-old from Agoura Hills, watches from behind during the 11th annual Reyes Adobe Days festival Oct. 3. For more information and photographs, see page 26.

Diverse field in Agoura race

Half the City Council candidates are women

Northrup Linda Northrup has loved Agoura Hills long before it was a city. She arrived in Agoura as a teen and only left her beloved town to attend college. “This area has shaped my life since I first arrived here in 1971,” said Northrup, an attorney and chair of the city’s planning commission. “After completing my higher education, I bought […]

Is latest Haggen move Smart & Final?

A tentative purchase agreement is in place for five Haggen grocery stores in the area, including the one at 5770 Lindero Canyon Road in Westlake Village. On Oct. 5, Haggen announced it had filed motions to approve two separate sales agreements— one with Gelson’s Markets for eight stores in California and another with Smart & Final LLC for 28 stores […]

Water district overcharge leads to customer refunds

The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District said some customers were overcharged under a new billing system that began Sept. 1 and must be issued refunds. “LVMWD is aware that September service bills may have errors as we transition from bimonthly to monthly billing,” the district said in a statement. “This is due to the change in the number of days […]

Mountain lion found dead on popular hiking trail

An adult mountain lion was discovered dead Sept. 30 within the boundaries of Point Mugu State Park near Newbury Park. Kate Kuykendall, spokesperson for the National Park Service, which tracks and researches the animals to help aid in their survival, confirmed to The Acorn the animal’s death but would not release any further details. The animal’s death is being investigated, […]

Where’s the beef?


A diet devoid of fruits and vegetables is not good for anyone, but neither is a diet lacking in protein. While the recent push by some Ventura County school districts to eliminate meat on their Monday menu (see meatlessmonday.com) is wellintentioned, we think the message is not 100 percent genuine. More than 120 schools nationwide are now part of the […]

Political Cartoon

Yes on E

The quality of our schools is the prime factor affecting the future of our children and our community. Las Virgenes school district is always the top entry, in large font, on the Realtor’s feature sheet. That’s the major reason that people move to this community. Maintaining the quality of our educational programs and teachers is of paramount importance. Measure E […]

Slow down near the schools

“Welcome Home. Slow Down. Drive Safe.” This was a sign posted on Kanan Road in Oak Park in August, but now the words are long forgotten. The first month of school the highway patrol made regular appearances at the schools in the mornings and afternoons. I noticed them because their lights were always flashing, a sign that someone was driving […]