Democratic club hits philosophical divide

Local group
splits in two

One of the Conejo Valley’s longest-running Democratic clubs has split in two, a hint at a possible ideological divide between the party’s far left and moderate branches ahead of the 2018 midterms. The recently minted United Democrats for Progress broke away from the Democratic Club of the Conejo Valley at the end of last year. Sue Gunther, president of the […]

Everything’s coming up orchids

The nonprofit Conejo Orchid Society will have its annual free Orchid Show and Sale fundraiser from June 1 to 3 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Hours are 2 to 6 p.m. Fri., June 1; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat., June 2; and noon to 3 p.m. Sun., June 3. Demonstrations of dividing and […]

Culinary pizzazz, passion in Agoura Hills

Acorn Epicurean

Being an avid fan of cooking shows, I must admit that I can be wowed by food flair and imagination, and that’s exactly what I found at Dominic’s Ristorante in Agoura Hills. Its new chef, Marco D’Orsi, oozes culinary pizzazz and passion, as well as the type of skill, knowledge and cooking confidence that comes from 30 years of creating […]

Hot jazz in Reno


Agoura Hills On May 5 a thief stole a wallet out of a purse at Trader Joe’s on Canwood Street. The victim stated that three men approached her while she was shopping. Two of them stood by the cart containing her purse while the third asked her if she knew the price of a pie he was holding. When she […]


The Agoura Hills Library will offer the following activities at 29901 Ladyface Court. Book donations to the Book Cellar help fund these and many other programs. For large collection pickup, call (818) 584-7219. For more program information or reservations, call (818) 889-2278 or visit colapublib.org/libs/agourahills. Mon., May 21 at 5 p.m., the Star Wars celebration continues with the screening of […]


THURS., MAY 17 Lunafest 2018 6 p.m. at Studio Movie Grill, Simi Valley Town Center, 1555 Simi Town Center Way. Traveling short-film festival celebrating women filmmakers. All proceeds support female documentary filmmakers and local women and girls. Soroptimist of Simi Valley hosts. Phone: 805.368.2579. Simi Valley Art Association 6 to 8 p.m. in SVAA Gallery, space 295, Simi Valley Town […]

So what exactly is a reverse mortgage?

A reverse mortgage is a federally regulated program for homeowners age 62 and older. It allows the equity in a home to pay you rather than you paying for the home. Officially named the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage, the reverse mortgage is a federally insured and guaranteed program. No matter what happens in the economy, how much money you receive […]

Acorn’s new pet coverage ticks all the right boxes

Pets, especially dogs and cats, are a part of the family, a part of some people’s very soul. “My little dog—a heartbeat at my feet,” the great writer Edith Wharton once said about her beloved little buddy. Pets comfort us and they make our lives whole. Without them at our side comes a real possibility of sadness. Acorn readers love […]

Mother Nature reveals her true self

On the Trail

On my morning walkabout around Seminole Lake in rural Agoura, I spied a bunch of redeared sliders in disguise. Hauled out to sun themselves on the shore, each one of the turtles wore either a fluffy white toupee or handlebar moustache. What was up with these guys? They don’t need camouflage; they have hardly any predators, being the main predators […]

Category Pages are limited to 90 days. Please use the archive page or the search box to find older articles.