2018-08-09

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 […]

Church leader learns life lessons along historic pilgrimage path



The Rev. Mike Harbert was tired and sore. His right leg was swollen and his body felt like Jell-O after he’d walked more than 200 miles through the mountainsides of France and Spain. The interim senior pastor at Moorpark Presbyterian Church was at the point halfway of his monthlong journey along the Camino de Santiago, a nearly 500-mile religious pilgrimage […]

Eye On Local Area Stocks

Pet of the week

TURBO-CHARGED—Turbo is housebroken, has a goofy personality, adores humans, and can’t get enough belly rubs! His ears and soft brown eyes add to his yumminess. If you would like to adopt Turbo ask for ID No. A5155275 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care […]


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