Wildlife bridge tiptoes through the opposition

America’s favorite pet project has been given the environmental green light, at least for now, but opposition to the wildlife bridge might still have its say. Frankly, we’re a little surprised that an expected $60-million development in the heart of the Conejo-Las Virgenes Valley is sailing by as smoothly as it is. Required under the California Environmental Quality Act, a […]

Grants help create native-plant gardens

White crown sparrows, house finches, mourning doves and migrating warblers. For Brian Stark of Thousand Oaks, bird watching has become a way of life. The 51-year-old homeowner landscaped his front yard four years ago using bird-friendly flora he bought with help from the Conejo Valley Audubon Society. Since then, he’s noticed more than 20 bird species frequenting his yard, not […]

Twins put their heads together to raise funds

Bay Laurel students recently raised $2,300 for hurricane victims in a drive lead by twin fourth-graders. As she watched the devastation of Hurricane Harvey unfold on the news, Tiana Puri wanted to do something. She enlisted the help of her twin sister, Tara. At first they wanted to collect non-perishable food items to send to those who lost everything in […]

Fright night

Eagles survive four-set thriller in Division 4 playoff opener at home

On Halloween night in the Bird Cage, an eerie, ghostly silence hovered over the gym. The Eagles and Patriots turned the atmosphere from Edgar Allan Poe dreary to Cardi B hip-hop cheery. Oak Park High’s girls’ volleyball team survived a four-set thriller, sans Michael Jackson, against Viewpoint 25-13, 25-19, 25-27, 25-15 on Tuesday night in the first round of the […]


Get ready, set, go to the annual Turkey Day Dash

Costumes are encouraged for Thanksgiving race

The Conejo Valley YMCA will host the 13th annual Turkey Day Dash on Thanksgiving, Thurs., Nov. 23 at Cal Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. A 5K run/walk and 1K family fun run/walk will be held. The races are short enough so everyone can get an early morning workout and still make it home in time to prepare […]

Talent audition

The Las Virgenes Unified School District and the Beacon for the Arts Fund will host the annual Beacon Fund Benefit Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, in the Agoura High School PAEC, 28545 Driver Ave. All LVUSD friends, students, parents, and staff can audition for a part in one of the seven short plays, musicals and dance pieces written by LVUSD family […]

New Home Company offers up to $50K in incentives to Avanti purchasers

A New Home for the Holidays program will end Dec. 31 on select residences in its Calabasas collection

During a limited-time sales opportunity, the New Home Company introduces its A New Home for the Holidays celebration at Avanti in Calabasas. Buyers who purchase one of the select year-end residences by Dec. 31 will receive up to $50,000 in incentives. Avanti by the New Home Company is a collection of new, Italian-inspired single-story apartments in Calabasas designed by architect […]

No partisanship

I was disappointed to read the Oct. 26 headline “Biden delivers partisan message to CAP.” While The Acorn writer accurately covered some of what the former vice president said, the headline missed the primary point of the evening. Biden, an optimist to be sure, talked about the value of knowing the opposition, not your “enemy,” on a personal level. “You […]


Guest speakers at GOP meeting The Woodland Hills Republican Women Federated will meet from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 9 at the Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. The morning speaker will be Judge Steven Bailey of the El Dorado Superior Court. He is a candidate for California attorney general. The afternoon speaker, Larry Greenfield, is a […]

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