WaterFix sends money down the drain

So the water district backs a project called California WaterFix. For those who aren’t paying enough already to their local water districts, Cal WaterFix is an infrastructure project that will address the efficiency of delivery from northern California. Rate payers will foot the bill for a pair of four-story pipes that travel 30 miles at an estimated cost of $17 […]


Running with love In preparation for the Ladin Subaru 25th annual Love Run on Sun., June 3 in Westlake Village, Senior Concerns is seeking individuals as well as groups from local businesses, service groups, other nonprofits and faith-based organizations to volunteer for a variety of race-day roles. Volunteers can assist with race day check-in and packet pick-up and serve as […]

Designers show what’s in style for teens

Inspired by the popular television series “Project Runway,” the Agoura High School FIDM Fashion Club will present the 12th annual Agoura High Fashion Show at 7 p.m. Fri., May 11 in the performing arts education center on campus, 28545 Driver Ave. The event is suitable for all ages. Ten student designers will debut their spring collections inspired by art movements, […]

Your brain, on high tea

Actress and Alzheimer’s disease advocate Kimberly Williams Paisley will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural “Your Brain Matters” high tea from noon to 3 p.m. Sat., May 19 at the Four Seasons Hotel, 2 Dole Drive, Westlake Village. Williams-Paisley, who has starred in films like “Father of the Bride” and in such TV series as “According to Jim” and […]

Oops, Acorn

I just have to point out how The Acorn speaks out of both sides of its mouth. First I read an interesting editorial about the mishandling of Facebook, in which we all are sternly admonished never to use comments containing certain language or concepts, as they are deemed offensive. By whom? But of course, this is only letters to the […]

Chumash hike passes by ancient oak

ACORN SERIES /// A Trail Less Traveled

Connect with the Conejo Valley’s indigenous roots along the family-friendly trails that encircle the grounds of the Chumash Indian Museum. The museum is within the boundaries of Oakbrook Regional Park, a 428-acre expanse of open space in central Thousand Oaks that contains 11 archaeological sites clustered along the stream-bed of a narrow oak-wooded canyon. Depending on the site, hikers can […]

Racers run The Promenade for fundraiser

We Run The Promenade 5K will take place from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Sat., May 19 at The Promenade at Westlake, directly across from Vintage Grocers, 100 Promenade Way, Thousand Oaks. Check-in will begin at 7 a.m. in the parking lot. Racers will leave the starting mark at 9 a.m. Music and treats will be available after the race. All […]

Activists across the region to march for peace, justice and dignity

Hundreds of activists of all ages and faiths are expected to gather in the fight against genocide worldwide at Jewish World Watch’s annual Walk to End Genocide, calling attention to mass atrocities taking place across the globe and raising money to help survivors. The local walk will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., May 7 beginning at […]

For the Record

There were errors in the April 20 article “Oak Park fire team best in county.” Bill Thomas graduated from Millikan High School. He went to work for a private ambulance company in 1984 and joined VCFD in 1999. He became a firefighter-paramedic in 2001. The Moorpark resident has also serves as a paramedic preceptor and, as well as the department’s […]

Sssnakes alive! No need for a hissssy fit

CRITTER TAILS /// Pets and Their Peeps

It might be difficult for diehard fur-loving pet owners to imagine the appeal of a slimy, scary snake as a pet. But thousands of Americans love them. Snakes aren’t even slimy. LiveScience.com describes their scales as “smooth and dry.” If you touch or hold a snake, you might be surprised at how nice they feel. One popular type of pet […]