Cybersecurity contest no big secret

Moorpark College was named as one of 12 regional sites to host the California Mayors Cyber Cup, a statewide cybersecurity contest for middle and high school students. Simultaneous regional competitions will create one virtual statewide event from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 23. Statewide, the event expected to attract more than 200 teams and 1,200 students. Organizers say […]


Malibou Lake residents worried about wandering Woolsey debris

With the Woolsey fire long-extinguished and repair efforts well underway, it’s hard to believe that more damage is possible. But some residents are worried. People who live at Malibou Lake, which lost several homes in the November fire, are especially concerned. They believe the lake, which is fed by the Malibu Creek Watershed, is becoming a dumping ground for sediment […]

Fisticuffs at Lake Lindero

An ongoing dispute between previous and current managers at Lake Lindero Country Club led to a fistfight resulting in injuries at the Agoura Hills property on Jan. 26. A deputy from the Lost Hills Sheriff Department was called to the scene last Saturday after a fight broke out in the club’s parking lot on Lake Lindero Drive between club general […]

Squirrel of the month

EYE TO EYE—Eric Pettis of Agoura Hills gets up close and personal with a squirrel he’s dubbed Connor. “Connor the squirrel is our fearless friend who greets us at the door each morning,” wrote Pettis, who lives in Morrison Ranch Estates. To be part of The Acorn’s world famous Squirrel of the Month, send your best high-resolution shots to newstip@theacorn.com.

High School Highlights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Feb. 1: ComedySportz/ main stage/7 p.m. Sat., Feb. 2: Silent auction/G building/7 p.m. Tues., Feb. 5: Performing arts showcase/main stage/8:30 a.m. Wed., Feb. 6: Performing arts showcase/main stage/7:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 7: Parent drop-in/ media center/3 to 6 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Feb. 1: Second annual Soup-or-bowl/multipurpose room/7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Black History Month trivia game/lower […]

WLV welcomes new chief

Rob de Geus replaces Ray Taylor

The Westlake Village City Council announced last week it has found a replacement for city manager Ray Taylor, who stepped down Dec. 21 after serving the city for 26 years. The top Westlake city government post will be taken by Robert de Geus, who was selected after a lengthy search that drew interest from candidates from around the country. De […]

Chamber rewards community spirit

Organization honors citizens, welcomes new members

During his 24 years with the City of Calabasas, Jeff Rubin has worked hard to develop and maintain the local parks and open spaces. So it’s no surprise that the city’s community services director was named the 2019 recipient of the Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Calabasas Award. The honor is given in memory of Bill Van Gieson for his […]

Activities for bird watchers

The Conejo Valley Audubon Society offers free birding trips open to the public. Participants should bring binoculars for the field trips. If a loaner is required, call the trip leader in advance. For more information, visit conejovalleyaudubon.org or call the leader for the individual trips. Sat., Feb. 2 at 8 a.m. Birding trip to Santa Clara River Estuary. Meet at […]

Adults can enrich their spirituality at University Series

13 parishes offer over 80 classes open to the entire community

NP The annual University Series will launch Thurs., March 7 and run through Lent to Fri., April 12 at parishes throughout Ventura and West Los Angeles counties. University Series is comprised of more than 80 one-night adult religious education classes. Classes meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 12:15 p.m. Fridays. The 90-minute classes are for personal enrichment and […]

Weapons scare forces grocer lockdown

Reports of a man with a shotgun in the parking lot of Erewhon Market in Calabasas led to a 45-minute lockdown at the Agoura Road grocery store on Jan. 24. Victor Grenner, vice president of Erewhon, said the store’s manager called 911 at 6 p.m. after an employee said they saw a man get out of a vehicle carrying a […]

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