Re: gun editorial

I am just getting caught up on my Acorn reading and came across your editorial from September. Let me start by saying I am not in law enforcement and don’t have any family or close friends in law enforcement. I am also a big supporter of gun safety and disagree with the ease of gun acquisition by criminals and the […]

Pet of the week

JUST LOUNGING AROUND—Chilling out at the animal shelter’s Habikat is 3-year-old Reggi. She is friendly, enjoys people and the company of other cats. Meet Reggi, ID No. 4925197 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check Los Angeles County Animal Care & Control before visiting the shelter.


‘High School Musical’ auditions Conejo Players Theatre will hold auditions for “Disney’s High School Musical” at 5:30 p.m. Sun. through Tues., Jan. 27, 28 and 29 at the theater, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The director is Benjamin Glasner, who is also the music director. The choreographer is Whitney Grubb. Performances are April 5 through 14. Actors should prepare […]

Historic grove weathered Woolsey

Meadow used by Chumash, ranchers

Perched 2,000 feet above sea level in the hills between Simi Valley, Oak Park and Thousand Oaks, China Flat is an idyllic 1,100-acre oak meadow that features rocky sandstone outcroppings and native oak woodlands. If hikers happen upon the right trail, they will pass by an old cistern, a small silo and an abandoned farm vehicle that are vestiges of […]

Wildlife center gets busy in 2019

The Marine Mammal Team from the Calabasas-based California Wildlife Center rescued its first sea lion patient of the year on Jan. 2. The 6-month-old pup was stranded on Broad Beach in Malibu, dehydrated and weighed only half of what a normal pup should. She had weaned from her mother a little early—sea lions normally wean between six months and a […]

Custom home sits on over half-acre lot zoned for horses

Property has pool, spa, putting green, and access to equestrian trails

This custom 4,300-square-foot home is on more than a half-acre that is zoned for horses. The property has a pool and spa, putting green, large barbecue center, gazebo and a huge covered patio. The interior has four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. An original bedroom downstairs has a wet bar and is in use as an office. The living room has […]

Sign-ups open for club buses

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley is taking reservations for after-school van transportation to the following area Boys & Girls Clubs: Catlin Boys & Girls Club at Lindero Canyon Middle School, 5844 Larboard Lane, Agoura Hills. Call (818) 735-9518. Picks up from Mariposa, Sumac, Willow and Yerba Buena elementary schools. Anderson Youth Center at Los Cerritos, 1980 […]

Pets must deal with weighty issues too

The obesity epidemic is not just a human problem but a pet problem, too. Yes, some cats and dogs are just naturally bigger and not fat. But, as with humans, if the animal follows a poor diet and doesn’t exercise regularly, it can be expected to gain weight. Today I am talking with Darlene Geekie, a registered veterinary technician with […]

Consider the benefits of natural light in the home

Tips for making houses more energy efficient

With the California winter time in full effect, sunlight can be harder to come by. According to a recent study by the Environmental Protection Agency, humans spend an average of 90 percent of their days indoors, so savoring every opportunity for natural sunlight is more important than ever, especially during winter months. More time spent indoors and longer nighttime hours […]

Sixth-grader sails across the finish line

Girl wins national championship

The Westlake Yacht Club junior sailing team traveled to Dana Point last August participate in the North America National Tera Championship. The race took place outside the harbor breakwater in the open ocean, with moderate to good winds on Sat., Aug. 4 followed by light winds on Sun., Aug. 5. The Westlake team consisted of four Westlake Yacht Club Juniors […]

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