The facts behind Triunfo rate hike

The Acorn’s editorial of May 2 contained a factual error regarding the date of Triunfo Sanitation District’s public hearing in connection with a proposed 2.5 percent sewer rate increase effective July 1. The hearing is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. Mon., May 21 at the Oak Park Library, 899 N. Kanan Road. TSD customers were mailed a notice of the corrected […]

Dale Meyers

It is with great sadness that the family of DALE MYERS announces his passing on Thursday, May 2, 2018. Dale Robert Myers was born at home in Clinton County, Indiana on September 24, 1929, the son of Eldo and Opal Myers. He grew up on a rural farm tending to the animals and milking the cows. He especially loved to […]

Seats open for stand-up comedy show

Scott Wood has an array of comic impressions at his disposal. One second he’s a befuddled Gary Busey, who thinks dryer lint is a condiment, and the next he’s President Donald Trump, who once fired Gary Busey. He can also morph into “Taken” tough guy Liam Neeson, who threatens to use his “particular set of skills” to rough up terrorists […]

Just keep swimming and winning, baby

Patriots snare
more league titles, school records

One slogan isn’t enough for Viewpoint High’s swim teams. The Patriots should combine two sayings—one from the forgetful fish in “Finding Nemo,” the other from former Raiders’ owner Al Davis—to sum up the Patriots’ reign in one motto: Just keep swimming and winning, baby. Viewpoint swimmers, once again, did both this season. The boys’ team captured its 14th straight league […]

Rats are survivors, deal with it

During the Middle Ages, an event called the Black Death was caused by the proliferation of rats, no doubt the ancestors of those that are infecting the “posh” community of Calabasas. The big difference is that approximately half of the European population died years ago, and now, in modern times, it’s the source of concern. Years ago I learned that […]

Valley Thunder makes a super-slam win

Simi auto show

The Ventura County Auto Show invites local auto clubs and car enthusiasts to Simi Valley for a celebration of car culture from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat., May 26 at the Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Simi Town Center Way. Formerly called Autos Against Autism, the event will have attractions, music, RC drift racing and a parking lot full […]

Westlake boys’ volleyball wins opener

Boy, that escalated quickly. The CIF-Southern Section playoffs have been brutal for most local high school boys’ volleyball teams. League champs at Oak Park, Newbury Park and Rio Mesa all lost first-round matches. Calabasas, which reached the Division 2 finals in 2017, was swept in a Division 1 opener. Westlake is the lone survivor. The Warriors went on the road […]

Rat poison is not the answer

I wanted to respond to the letter writer who said his dog would be safe outside if the rats were all poisoned. He was concerned that his dog would be attacked by a rat. Please understand that a rat doesn’t die right away when it eats poison. The animal suffers for up to five days from internal bleeding before it […]

Sip right up for good cause

CAMERA READY—Attendees of the SiPurbia Beer and Wine Festival step up to support the BumbleBee Foundation on May 6 at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills. Above from left, Thousand Oaks residents Stephanie Kohn, Carrie Stephens, Miwako Reynolds and Letty Schleikorn of Westlake Village take advantage of a photo op. Below, Jason and Heather Donatini of the BumbleBee Foundation, an organization […]