Cops slam door on local heroin business

With dozens of arrests following a two-month investigation, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office says it’s put a major crimp on the supply of heroin coming into Thousand Oaks. The department has arrested 30 people in connection with an alleged drug distribution operation based in Los Angeles, sheriff’s officials said. The suspects include customers, door-to-door delivery drivers, street-level dealers and the […]

Upgraded North Ranch home backs to open space

Property situated on over half-acre lot

This upgraded, single-story home features four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms and is approximately 3,200 square feet. The North Ranch house sits at the end of a cul-de-sac and backs to open space. The living room has a marble fireplace and wood floors. The formal dining room has French doors. The large sunny kitchen has a granite center island, upgraded stainless […]

Teens relate to ‘The Outsider’

True Hazel Productions presents “The Outsiders,” a play written by Christopher Sergel and based on the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat., April 6 and 7 and 2 p.m. Sat. and Sun., April 7 and 8 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. A […]

Call of the wild

HERD ABOUT THIS?—Susi Manners, an amateur photographer and head of the Malibu Association of Realtors, said she was driving home from work March 20 when she saw this amazing herd of deer feeding by the road near Westlake Lake. She stopped, approached within 6 feet of the deer and took a photo with her cellphone. “Quite a moment,” Manners told […]

Drought, or not?

A DRY SEASON—Annmarie Ashker-Feiss and 6-year-old Roj Diem of Agoura Hills share an umbrella while on their way to Sumac Park during the March 22 rainstorm that hit Southern California. The local area received about 5.5 inches of rain in March, bringing the season’s total to just under 8.5 inches, still well below the expected average of 12 to 13 […]

Simi Chamber of Commerce recognizes Century 21 agent

Alex Gandel had a highly productive year in 2017. He is ranked No. 10 out of over 110,000 sales professionals nationwide for Century 21 and still managed to offer a remarkable level of service to his community. He was recognized recently for his outstanding contributions and was awarded Business Person of the Year 2017 by the Simi Valley Chamber of […]

Students learn importance of journalism

FRONT PAGE NEWS—The Acorn is always pleased to give advice to local journalism classes. Managing editor John Loesing recently visited Westlake Elementary School and gave the fourth- and fifth-grade students under teacher Cheryl Stephenson tips for their school newspaper, The Wizard. He recounted the history of the publishing industry and discussed the challenges facing this new generation of reporters.

Local students flex their political muscle

Marches, walkouts spur teen voter awareness

A teenage political tsunami rose up in the wake of last month’s shooting at the high school in Parkland, Fla., where which 17 students and teachers were killed—and it’s showing no signs of letting up. Both angry and afraid over the surge in campus gun violence, students across the country are showing their political muscle by attending protests and rallies— […]

Clean comedy gives local families something to smile about

When James Creviston started performing as a stand-up comic he wanted his wife and two young daughters to see his act, but they would often have to sit through other comedians whose material wasn’t family-friendly. The Oak Park resident decided to create a comedy show that was appropriate for all ages. Now families can attend Creviston’s Clean Comedy Hour every […]

Custom ranch-style home in Simi Valley with separate guest trailer

On over half-acre lot plus garage for up to 10 cars

This custom updated ranch-style home has an eight-to-10 car garage. The guest/ mother-in-law residence is an approximately 400-square-foot updated trailer with a private gated driveway, currently rented on a month-to-month agreement. The updated main house features three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,805 square feet of living space. The house sits on a landscaped and developed lot of over a […]

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