Author to discuss her books

Trumpeter Ken Austin and his wife, author Lynn Austin, will be the guests at a senior luncheon at noon Wed., April 18 in the Fireside Room at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 588 Camino Manzanas, Thousand Oaks. Ken Austin has performed trumpet for a number of orchestras and bands. He has played with Tony Bennett, Harry Belefonte, Sandy Patty and opera stars. […]

Agoura Hills townhome is an end unit with covered parking

Close to shopping and restaurants as well as award-winning schools

This single-story, end-unit townhome in Agoura Hills has two bedrooms and one bathroom. The living room has a fireplace and upgraded laminate floor. The kitchen cabinets, range and dishwasher have been replaced. The two spacious bedrooms have sliding doors to private patios. The bath cabinets and tile floor and tub have been replaced. There is an indoor full-size laundry room […]

This water bill doesn’t float

The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board of directors is at it again with their subterfuge of nondisclosure. We citizens must don our SCUBA gear to find out the real air bubble behind AB 2050, a state bill that supposedly ensures communities served by noncompliant water-treatment systems still receive safe and reliable drinking water. Submerged in The Acorn’s “Eye on […]

Greater Conejo Valley Chamber salutes gen X, gen Y professionals

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce announced the names of the people in this year’s 40 Under Forty recognition gala. The top young achievers will be recognized on April 25 at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills for their professional and community contributions to the Greater Conejo Valley region. This year’s honorees are: Aaron Mercer, Express Employment Professionals Adam […]


HOLY WATER—Above, youth pastor Phil Zuch immerses Chase Patterson, 12, of Thousand Oaks during Anthem Church’s Easter celebration April 1 at Thousand Oaks High School. At left, Ariana Weigel, 11, gets a hug from her dad, Josh, following her baptism, a biblical command that represents an outward expression of an inner faith in Jesus Christ.

Custom home in equestrian community

The clerestory windows and walls of glass fill this open and airy mid-century modern-style home with natural light. The ranch house is privately gated and has views from a balcony or patio off every room. Old Agoura is a custom equestrian community. This home is a short stroll from Cheeseboro Canyon trails. The property includes sturdy covered corrals, a hay/tack […]

Trade wars

Letter-writer Brian Goldenfeld says tariffs to punish China for trade imbalances and stealing intellectual property are “stoking fears of a trade war.” Ya think? Goldenfeld then somehow concludes that “instead of working together to solve problems, the countries of the world seem content acting in ways that amplify the symptoms.” Goldenfeld goes on to claim, in true Trumpian style, that […]

Lowe’s delayed to 2019

Crews building a Lowe’s home improvement store at the base of the Conejo Grade expect the Newbury Park complex to open within the first few months of 2019, a company spokesperson said this week. Previously, Lowe’s had said it was aiming for a fourth-quarter opening in 2018. Construction got underway late last year on the large vacant parcel off Wendy […]

Men raise their voices in praise

Chanticleer, a Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble, will perform in “Chanticleer: An Orchestra of Voices” at 8 p.m. Mon., April 23 at Camarillo Community Church, 1322 Las Posas Road. The group sings regularly at Walt Disney Hall in L.A. and The Met in New York and has appeared on “The Today Show” and “Tonight Show.” Selling over 1 million albums and […]

Today’s demographics equals a shift in the real estate market

COMMENTARY /// Issues and solutions

Years ago, when the local communities were in the planning stages, the demographics were very different from what they are today. Most potential buyers were young families who found an abundance of new housing that their incomes could support. Now they are seniors, and many cannot afford to sell their homes because of the tax structure. Today’s young families cannot […]