Caltrans says OK to Agoura wildlife bridge

The California Department of Transportation gave approval Tuesday for a plan to build a $60-million wildlife freeway crossing in Agoura Hills. The unpaved bridge across the 101 Freeway at Liberty Canyon will feature a natural landscape design to encourage mountain lions, bobcats and other wildlife to safely cross the highway and expand their habitat from the Simi Hills in the […]

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Gen. Powell gives 4-star talk at Reagan Library

Former Joint
Chiefs chairman, secretary of State a guest at Oaks Christian gala

As the son of immigrant Jamaican parents and member of a minority race, retired U.S. Army Gen. Colin Powell didn’t expect much to come of his life as he grew up on the tough streets of New York City’s Harlem neighborhood in the 1940s. But as he rose to become a top military and diplomatic leader who served under four […]

Trees won’t be cut down in Oak Park

Oak Park residents expressed relief last week after a plan to remove more than two dozen trees as part of a clean-water public works project was revised in favor of an approach that is less harmful to the local landscaping. Nearly three years ago the Ventura County Watershed Protection District announced a $1.8-million plan to install two biofilters in front […]


Agoura Hills A burglar broke into the Conejo Simi Eye Medical Group on Kanan Road the afternoon of April 17. The perpetrator smashed a glass front window and forcibly opened a display case, causing $1,000 in damage. The victim was unable to verify how much property was taken. Calabasas A resident who was trying to sell two tickets to the […]

Boys & Girls name new board chair

Longtime contributor to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley and local philanthropist Linda Catlin was named the organization’s new chairman of the board. She succeeds Jim Post. Catlin’s participation in the clubs dates back to 2008 when she served as a board member, and later was tapped as chairperson for the clubs’ annual gala fundraiser. In addition […]

Chances are it’s a false alarm

Under its contract with the City of Calabasas, the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station assigns three patrol cars to the community. When a burglar alarm goes off, at least two of those cars are sent to investigate. But Calabasas averages two false alarms a day, city officials say, and deputies spend too much time responding to nonemergencies. Changes need to be […]

Water districts pool together and oppose new tax

The cost of water and sewer service has skyrocketed in recent years, and the upward trend shows no sign of abating. Consumers are up in arms. Currently, they are mounting a socialmedia blitz to protest a 2.5 percent rate hike for sewer fees—on top of a previously approved 6.5 percent hike—that will be discussed at a May 22 public hearing […]

Remembering Alice C. Stelle

As one of the five LVUSD members who named Alice C. Stelle Middle School, I wish to share these thoughts with the community. When Alice was told that the new middle school would be named for her, she was honored and humbled. “I will accept this honor only on behalf of all the volunteers who made this dream a reality,” […]

Trail to nowhere

The story about the Don Wallace Multi-Use Trail Connector in the April 19 Acorn is great, and we are glad it’s now there, but it doesn’t connect to anything. That’s not what we understood from reading your article. Here’s a couple of early quotes from it: “A 1,700-foot trail connecting the network of trails on the south side of the […]