Hilltop Simi Valley home with mountain and valley views

This property in Hadleigh of South Hills in Simi Valley spans more than an acre. The backyard has artificial turf, a built-in Lynx barbecue island and bar, and a pool and spa with a rockscape. The expansive and private hillside has steps and paths leading to a large sport court, courtyard with fruit trees, putting green and a hilltop viewing […]

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Sheriff’s Blotter

Calabasas The Acorn received a report that the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center was burglarized the night of July 26. Sources report there were minimal losses and the thief caused minimal damage to the facility. A car parked on Las Virgenes Road was vandalized between July 11 and 17. The owner left the car in an assigned space at his apartment […]

Mildew no friend to our green-leafed pals

COMMENTARY /// Plant care

What are those spots and patches of white or gray talcum-powder-like substance on your plants? The powdery mildew is one of the most widespread fungal diseases and attacks a wide range of foliage including trees, shrubs, flowers, vegetables and lawn grasses. Don’t despair—you can reduce the risk of the disease with proper plant selection, maintenance and, if needed, organic intervention. […]

Realtor is a top-producer in the Conejo Valley area

Steve Young was recently acknowledged for consistent high production. He has been a Realtor for 37 years. He is one of the all-time top producing agents in the Conejo Valley, winning numerous awards including induction into the Master’s Hall of Fame. He specializes in the areas of Oak Park, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Calabasas and Woodland […]

Congregation collects, cleans clothes for foster kids

On a recent hot summer afternoon, a team of volunteers packed into the back room of Moorpark’s Faith Lutheran Church to sort through piles of shirts, pants and sweatshirts. The group of volunteers, both young and old, wasn’t slowed by the rising temps of the stuffy room but continued to work together to organize the clothing that crowded the small […]

Home invasion robbery reported

The Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department reported a home invasion robbery took place at 8:20 a.m. Tues., July 31 at a residence in the 5100 block of Garrett Court in an unincorporated Los Angeles County neighborhood near Calabasas. Deputies learned that at least two armed black males forced entry into the home. The victim was home at the time. The suspects […]

Hassle-free ogling of Westlake Lake from afar

On the Trail

I’m not proud to admit that my current status on Westlake Village’s lake-fringing greenbelts is as a “trespassing varmint.” A homeowner actually escorted me off and sent me on my way along “public streets.” Which actually was quite sporting of the fellow, for he could have called out the sheriff to make things really sticky for me. I’d been out […]


THURS., AUG. 2 Goebel Stamp Club 6:30 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. History of French colonies, show and tell, stamp giveaways. Contact: Jeff Goldstein. Phone: 805. 358.6162. Business-Professional Women Conejo Valley 7 p.m. Brent’s Deli, 2799 Townsgate Road, Westlake. Speaker is Teresa Menchaca, executive director of Ohana Health. RSVP requested. Contact: Lydia Steadman. […]

Congregation comes to the rescue

GET MOVING—Sisters Paulina and Nicole Lomba of Northridge get their groove on during one of the many 30-second dance breaks taken while packing dry goods for the needy in Africa on July 29. More than 200 members of California Community Church gathered at the church in Agoura Hills to create 100,000 packages of food for delivery. Below, Pastor Brad Johnson, […]