New Agoura budget covers broad services

Road improvements and public safety expenses are dominant themes in the 2018-19 municipal budget recently approved by officials in Agoura Hills. The 200-page budget outlines coming revenues and expenses in all phases of city operation, including employee salaries, public works projects and community development programs. The city’s capital improvements list through 2019 includes annual street resurfacing work and construction on […]

Hooded oriole house hunter

I’ve been house-hunting for months, occasionally using as my base of operations my former home in a trailer park in rural Agoura. It’s been a discouraging business, with inventory low and prices high. The lady who bought my place graciously invites me to house-sit while she is away. Feeling blue one day, I sat in my former front garden and […]

School tours of Adamson House

California State Parks, in association with the Malibu Adamson House Foundation, will continue its School Group Program for the coming school year. The Outreach and Education Committee will host school groups from the Greater Los Angeles area from September 2018 through June 2019. The program will offer special interpretive and educational curricula for students in grades three, four and five […]

Mike Pompeo’s Simi Valley talk addresses Iran issue

In a scathing speech at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley Sunday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo likened Iran’s leadership to the Mafia with corrupt government officials and religious leaders who spread violence through terrorism and oppress Iranian citizens—a message that came in stark contrast to President Trump’s more appeasing tone with North Korea and Russia. Pompeo, who served […]

Pet of the week

BONDED— Krieger and Faith, seniors, appear to be inseparable. Arriving in poor condition, their physical needs have been met and they need an angel to adopt them together. To adopt Krieger an Faith, ask for ID No. A4431109 and 5191096 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Pets may have been adopted, so check the Los Angeles […]

College Standouts

Oak Park High School graduate Rachel Medina earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology with a perfect 4.0 GPA from Pepperdine University’s Malibu campus. She had previously graduated summa cum laude from Cal State Channel Islands. Devon Medina, a double major in criminal justice and sociology, has been named to both the fall 2017 and spring 2018 dean’s list at […]


A July 12 Acorn article stated that homes along Lakeview Canyon Road and Falling Star Avenue will see traffic delays due to a plan by Calleguas Municipal Water District to install a new pipeline that will connect to its soon-to-be-constructed $15-million pump station in Oak Park. The final location of the pipeline, however, has not yet been decided by Calleguas […]


FRI., JULY 27 Jewish Republican Alliance Noon to 1:30 p.m. at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Speaker is Ronda Baldwin- Kennedy, Republican nominee for Assembly 44th District. Buffet lunch: $22 members and $25 nonmembers with RSVP. $25 cash or check at door. Email: Judy@ JewishRepublicanAlliance.org. Web: JewishRepublicanAlliance.org. Adult Dance 7 to 10 p.m. at Simi Valley […]

A gem of an educational program

Valley Outreach Synagogue will host the 10-year anniversary of its JEWELS educational program with a family Shabbat dinner Fri., Sept. 21. JEWELS (Jewish education: wisdom, ethics, Hebrew literacy and service) founders, past and present board members, educators, students and their families will celebrate the past 10 years of the program at the event. A decade ago, a group of parents, […]

Body found last week in the lake

Members of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office recovered a body and a gun from Westlake Lake last week in what appeared to be a suicide-related death. A sheriff’s department dive team searched the lake for several hours on the evening of July 17 after the body of an adult male was recovered from the water earlier in the evening. Around […]