Official applauds water company

Members of the operations staff of Oak Park Water Service were among the first to respond to the Woolsey fire, and I am so grateful to them. After the appearance of a smoke plume to the southeast of Oak Park at around 3 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 8, staff went into action. Per the emergency plan adopted by the board of […]

Fantastic lights at Reagan Library

DAZZLING—Above, guests pass through a tunnel of beams during a preview of the Holiday Lights display Nov. 7 at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. Top left, Tori Hoefke of Simi Valley and her 2-year-old son Ansel are amazed by an animated light show. Bottom left, a F-14 Tomcat, part of the library’s permanent exhibits, is lit up with green […]

Moorpark townhome with built-in media center and sliders to the back patio

This two-story home in the Villagio Townhome community has three bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The townhome is light and bright with neutral decor and plantation shutters, with high ceilings throughout. The kitchen has oak cabinets. The breakfast area is open to the family room. There is an indoor laundry room and lots of storage. The family room, which is open […]

Council member appreciative

I wanted say thank you to the hundreds of residents, friends, neighbors, religious leaders and, of course, businesses who were kind enough to endorse me by giving me their good names, putting signs on their lawns or in the business centers throughout the city, and sending me funds so I could get my message out to the voters. It was […]

Community helps families without homes

In this season of giving, a community has rallied to help three local families who lost their homes in the Woolsey fire. The families will get a fresh start thanks to a GoFundMe campaign. A member of each of the families works at Brookside Elementary School in Oak Park The school’s campus supervisor, Lisa Williams, who is married to Mike […]

Dilbeck offers Operation Keys for Heroes program for vets, military

“Thank you for your service.” That phrase is often used when meeting a veteran. For veterans who came home during the Vietnam War, no one uttered those words in the 1970s. It is awfully nice to hear them now. Dilbeck Real Estate appreciates the commitment of all veterans and active military, and wants to say thank you in a serious […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar broke into a home on Colodny Drive the night of Nov. 15. It appeared the front door had been kicked open, causing $10 in damage. Nothing was reported stolen. Between Nov. 10 and 12 someone broke into a home on Colodny Drive that had been evacuated by residents fleeing the Woolsey fire. The culprit entered through […]

Dime-store thriller

Bryce Howard, the pride of the Tribe, is on pace to break school assists record

Bryce Howard has survived basketball purgatory. Howard, a senior point guard for the Westlake High boys’ basketball team, suffered a leg injury toward the end of his sophomore season. He missed seven months of action. One week after he was cleared to return, something still didn’t feel right. He was hurting, but he didn’t tell anyone—not his parents, not his […]

How the latest fires will impact the real estate market

Wildfires have left many in Ventura County with mixed emotions of fear from the destruction and great pride in the way the community has come together in response to the disaster. As residents move from crisis mode to cleanup and recovery, many questions are raised regarding the local real estate market and how it has been affected by the fires. […]


The Acorn incorrectly stated in last week’s edition that the TV series “M.A.S.H.” was filmed at Paramount Ranch. It was filmed at Malibu Creek State Park. Paramount Ranch is 750 acres, not 2,700 acres as reported. We regret the error.