2017-04-06 E-Edition

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Rat poison strikes again—bobcat found dead in Simi Valley

Necropsy results for Bobcat 332 are in and the findings are what biologists suspected. The 3-year-old cat carried anticoagulant rodenticide, commonly known as rat poison, in his system. High levels of the deadly compound bromadiolone were found, in addition to brodifacoum, difethialone and diphacinone. “Cases like this continue to tell us that household rat poison is penetrating the ecosystem with […]

Grow and learn at Calabasas Earth Day event

More than 50 exhibitors will celebrate nature and promote sustainable living practices at the upcoming Calabasas Earth Day and Green Expo. The free community event will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Sat., April 15 next to a restored portion of Las Virgenes Creek near Agoura Road and the Albertsons shopping center. In addition to a green expo, the […]


THURS., APRIL 6 Marines/FMF Corpsmen 6 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 1571 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley. Ronald Reagan Marine Corps League Det. 597 meets for dinner. For all Marines/corpsmen. Contact: Ken Honaker. Phone: 805. 416.4063. Email: JrViceMCL597@gmail.com. Web: www.MCL597.org. Thousand Oaks Stamp Club 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Contact: Rick McHenry. […]

CSUSI’s new provost helped foster diversity at San Diego State

Geoffrey Chase, the newly appointed provost of California State University Channel Islands, has worked in three states and both halves of California during his 36 years in education. With three adult children living here in SoCal, cherished Chase family get-togethers will become a lot easier once he and his wife leave Northern California behind and settle in Ventura County. Chase, […]

No sunshine for convicted Agoura tanning-bed tycoon

Gary Haw was sentenced this week to five years and eight months in prison—the maximum term possible. A jury found the 54-year-old Agoura Hills resident guilty last month on five counts of committing lewd acts with a minor, crimes that took place between 2000 and 2002, starting when his victim was 14. Although Haw was convicted of crimes against a […]

Strawberry fest selling tickets for groups

The California Strawberry Festival will offer group discount tickets through April 30 for the 34th annual event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sat. and Sun., May 20 and 21 at Strawberry Meadows of College Park in Oxnard. Groups of 20 or more that order tickets in advance will receive a $1 discount on each ticket […]

Extinct animals live again in charming play

‘The Gone Deers’

The Young Artist Ensemble ’s Hillcrest Players, a youth troupe that performs plays at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks, has been a great test organization for new productions, especially the humorous and imaginative works of local playwright Victoria Sayeg. Sayeg, who has had three plays published by Dramatic Publishing, writes inventive stories using language children are […]

Aviation scholarship offered for youth

Youth age 17 and young can apply for the Khrystyna Gavryushenko Memorial Scholarship to attend the Channel Islands Aviation summer Youth Aviation Academy. The basic and advanced aviation academies will be held from 8 a.m. to noon June 14 through 16 at Channel Islands Aviation at the Camarillo Airport, 350 Durly Ave. Applicants are to write a one-page essay on […]

Roundabout fondness continues in Calabasas

A half-dozen Mont Calabasas residents speaking at a recent city meeting say they support a plan to build a roundabout at Las Virgenes Road and Thousand Oaks Boulevard. But some residents from older Calabasas neighborhoods who spoke to The Acorn don’t believe the European-style traffic circle will work or is even needed at that location, especially since the $600,000 project […]