Backyard buffet

GLUTTON FOR FRUIT—Mark Leinwand of Agoura Hills snapped this shot of a furry pig, er, squirrel, through his rear window. He says, “Squirrels and birds consider my backyard tangerine tree their own 24-hour buffet. This little fellow is really into it.” If an interesting squirrel turns up in your backyard, send a picture of it to newstip@theacorn.com.

Remodeled Tuscan villa is on nearly an acre in Old Agoura

Nestled in the hills of Old Agoura is this remodeled Tuscan villa surrounded by views. Set on nearly an acre, the property features first-class horse facilities with mature trees. The kitchen has custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, a long breakfast bar and fireplace. Outdoor eating is available off the kitchen. All baths are remodeled. Every room has a view. The […]

Police report shows chaotic scene at Locklear arrest

The Ventura County district attorney’s office officially brought charges against homegrown celebrity Heather Locklear this week. She is accused of attacking Thousand Oaks officers during a Feb. 25 arrest. At a scheduled arraignment Tuesday in Ventura County Superior Court that the actress did not attend, prosecutor Thomas Dunlevy listed four counts of battery against officers and one count of resisting […]

Mildred “Millie” Berger

Mildred, “Millie” Berger passed away on March 1, 2018, at her home, surrounded by family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Edward, daughters, Kathy Schaeffer and Annette Berger, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mildred was born in Bell, California. She attended Bishop Conaty High School and later earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees from UCLA. Before going into […]


It’s fun to find the way out The Ultimate Escape Rooms has opened a new room, the Mermaid Curse Escape Room. The room is described as: “It was supposed to be a fun day on the water. You just wanted to get away, but you trespassed on something and now you are trapped! Heed the cry of the mermaid— ye […]

Residents get to know their birds

Classes teach how to ID ourfine feathered friends

Conejo Valley Audubon Society, in conjunction with the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden, will offer a three-part bird identification class for beginners from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturdays March 17, 24 and 31. The first class will be at the Botanic Garden, 400 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks. Follow signs to the Kids’ Adventure Garden. Directions to the second and third […]

2018-03-15 E-Edition

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Cougar safely crosses 101

Rare sighting of large cat underneath road

National Park Service researchers have documented a rare case of a mountain lion crossing the 101 Freeway at Liberty Canyon in Agoura Hills and say the incident underscores the area’s importance as the future location for a wildlife bridge over the busy highway. An adult male mountain lion known as P-64 was captured on Boeing property at the Santa Susana […]

When the sand is missing from beach vacation

Flying Squirrel

Your plane lands in your tropical destination—maybe Hawaii, perhaps Mexico or even the Caribbean. You hop in a cab and race to the hotel, where you drop your bags, change into your swimsuit and head to the beach for that long-awaited first vacation swim in paradise. But as you reach the oceanfront, looking left and right, you have some questions. […]

Hormone Replacement Therapy Is a Fact of Life

Jane Hammond never believed menopause was real until it happened to her. Luckily, she started on bioidentical hormones during peri-menopause, and she was able to breeze through menopause with very few symptoms. She knew she had to help other women like herself. Today, a woman who reaches age 54 can expect to reach age 84. That means she will live […]

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