2018-08-09

WAGS win Western National Championship

The Westlake-Agoura Girls softball teams have a long history of big victories and stellar accomplishments, but rarely do the girls win a USA Softball Western National Championship. Last Sunday, the WAGS U-10 Gold team won the coveted title and reached the end of the rainbow with a 7-0 victory over Placentia-Yorba Linda. The action took place all last week in […]

Garage sale hangover

I think it is great that everyone who has a garage, estate or moving sale puts out lots of signs directing drivers to their event, but it would even be better if everyone that puts out signs would have the courtesy of removing them when the sale is done. Some people are good about removing them but others leave them […]

Principal fits right in at Oak View High

Kent Cromwell was a natural fit as principal of Oak View High School in Oak Park once former principal Stew McGugan was appointed to the new post of director of student support and school safety. When school opened on Tuesday, Oak View’s 30 students were introduced to a new school focus: environmentalism and nature. Cromwell had big shoes to fill […]

Pre-owned auto sale at Oaks mall

Premier America Credit Union will host its annual pre-owned car sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., Aug. 11 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Aug. 12 at The Oaks mall parking lot, 147 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Admission is free to the public. Ample parking is available. Complimentary food and refreshments will be provided. Attendees […]

Squirrel has a taste for vitamin C

FREE FOOD—Mark Leinwand took this photo through a rear window of his house in Agoura Hills. He says of this moocher and others, “Squirrels and birds consider my backyard tangerine tree their own 24-hour buffet. This little fellow was really into it.” Please send your squirrely photos to newstip@theacorn.com for possible publication.

Scoutmaster with high honors

Thank you, Acorn, for covering Troop 127’s Eagle Court of Honor and the celebration of its 100th Eagle Scout. My son joined Cub Scouts when he was 8 years old in 1995. Being part of Cub Scout Pack 227 and Troop 127 was the best thing my family—not just my son— ever did. We made connections and long-lasting friendships that […]

Topanga docent classes begin

Naturalist training in Topanga State Park begins Sat., Sept. 8 in the historic Skeet Lodge, now the visitor center at Trippet Ranch in Topanga State Park. The series of workshops and lectures is offered once a year. Sign-ups are being accepted. Six classroom sessions with related field work are held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 8 and […]

Vintage Grocers appoints new culinary director

Store to provide chef demos, tasting events

Vintage Grocers, an upscale grocer at the Promenade shopping center in T.O. and in Malibu, has hired chef Rémi Lauvand as its new culinary director. Lauvand brings more than 30 years of international culinary experience to the store. “I feel a great duty to educate people on cleaner eating and provide excellent service,” Lauvand said. “As culinary director, I am […]

Make sure Fido doesn’t get hot and bothered

According to the National Weather Service, July was the hottest month on record for many communities in Southern California. Record-breaking heat is predicted for August. The Humane Society of Ventura County reminds pet owners about precautions to protect animals during the excessive heat. “Veterinarians are inundated with cases of heat-related issues, and most are preventable,” said Greg Cooper, director of […]

LVMWD has slaked our thirst for 60 years

GUEST Opinion /// Water awareness


Water has been an important resource throughout California’s history, and the last few years have challenged all of us to change our perceptions and behavior regarding how we use it and how we view it. In celebrating our 60th anniversary, the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District is honoring partnering organizations and communities throughout the year to help us remember where […]


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