Readers discuss ‘wildlife versus wildfires’

It doesn’t make sense why the article “Wildlife vs. Wildfires” was in The Acorn. Ventura County’s only community in the Agoura delivery area is Oak Park. Oak Park’s wildlife corridors are permanently saved parkland: either Palo Comado Canyon, Cheeseboro Canyon, Ahmanson Ranch (Las Virgenes Open Space Preserve), and/or Rancho Simi Parkland. Oak Park is flush with trails with its Media […]

Think fast

Storms and flooding require a fast, effective mold and odor solution

Storms and flooding result in widespread occurrences of mold, mildew and associated foul odors. The CDC and FEMA both advise the need to treat flooded structures as soon as possible to help prevent mold development. Star brite’s Performacide is a viable treatment for mold control. The EPA-registered product uses chlorine dioxide (ClO2) technology to eliminate mold, mildew and associated smells. […]

Custom-built estate features entertainer’s terrace

Home also includes theater, library, wine cellar, sauna and chef’s kitchen

This Tuscan-Mediterranean house was designed by architect Janev Valentine and sits behind the second gate in the Estates at the Oaks. The house was custom-built in 2009 with quality finishes, wood-beam ceilings and stone accents, including wood and stone floors. The estate is mostly on one floor with one bedroom suite and a bonus room suite on the second level. […]

More debate on ‘build the wall’

I do not agree with Brian Goldenfeld’s letter, “Build the wall, in The Acorn on Dec. 27, 2018 because of similarities between President Trump’s wall and the Berlin Wall built in Germany in 1961. The president is claiming a crisis of national security. But the separation of families and friends in Germany due to the Berlin Wall, and the separation […]


THURS., JAN. 17 Antiques And Collectibles Study Group 9:30 a.m. to noon at Stagecoach Inn Museum, Anderson Hall, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Members and guests bring objects from Asia to present to the group. Refreshments. Free admission. No RSVP needed. Phone: 805.495.3297. Email: pen1@verizon.net. Pleasant Valley Garden Club 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3975 […]

Camarillo home with great views

Vaulted ceilings in formal areas

This Camarillo home offers mountain, island and ocean views. No need to drive up steep roads to find the views. The home is a short distance into the Camarillo hills but still has views from every bedroom and living space in the home. The formal areas have vaulted ceilings, wood-like flooring and a contemporary fireplace. The completely remodeled kitchen has […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A robber broke into a home on Forestridge Drive the night of Dec. 28. The thief smashed a window, causing an unknown amount of damage, and stole $70 from an upstairs closet. A burglar ransacked a home on Grey Rock Road between Dec. 26 and 31. The owner was out of town and left a rear sliding door […]

Bringing folks together, one meal at a time

RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT /// Hatch Cafe and Market

An inventive combination of cute and charming, Hatch Cafe and Market brings rustic California bounty and a small but well curated on-site marketplace to the Agoura Hills breakfast and lunch scene, appealing to discerning palates and family-friendly dining. It’s the kind of hidden gem you can’t wait to share. Restaurateur Mark LaValle perfectly blends his passion for food and hospitality […]

One-story Lynn Ranch home with RV parking area

Den has 50-inchflat-screen TV

This one-story Lynn Ranch home offers an open floor plan with four bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a spacious master suite with a bathroom. The house, with over 3,200 square feet, has been completely remodeled inside and out. The high-end gourmet kitchen has a French oven, stainless steel appliances, farm sink and marble counters. The patio overlooks the private yard with […]

‘Secret Stairs’ a hidden gem

Walkers take road less traveled

Local hikers enjoy a good trek along the pristine Santa Monica Mountain trails that run from the Conejo Valley to the Pacific Ocean. Urban Angelenos are known to take a different tack when venturing outdoors. They have a backyard treasure of their own known simply as the “secret stairs,” which are hundreds of concrete staircases that were built beginning in […]