Patriot games: Will Rams defy the dynasty?

Kyle Jorrey, the Conejo Kid, takes his best shot at the Snot Otter in The Acorn’s Super Bowl Showdown

I know what you’re thinking. “Jorrey? What’s he doing on my sports page? Doesn’t he have some obscure land-use policy to be hate-tweeting about?” Lest we forget, I’m a battle-tested newsman who got my start in The Acorn’s sports section, back when my hairline still made the frame. Heck, I was reporting on Simi Valley- Royal football games when Appelbaum […]

CPA alliance seems dubious

We did not know that some entity called the Clean Power Alliance was taking over our electrical power service, and that the City of Thousand Oaks not only voted for this insanity but chose the “100 percent renewable energy” option, which, of course, does not exist. (Agoura Hills chose 36 percent for its required clean energy purchases.) Wind and solar […]

At the library

The Agoura Hills Library will offer the following programs at 29901 Ladyface Court. Used book donations to the Book Cellar help fund these and other programs. For large collection pick-up, call (818) 584 7219. For more information about the listed events or to register, call (818) 889-2278. Fridays at 9:30 a.m., Music in Motion for Babies and Toddlers. For ages […]

The heart of a lion

Westlake MMA fighter triumphs over tragedy
By Jonathan Andrade

Ryan “The Lion” Lilley stepped barefoot onto the blood-red carpet and walked toward the cage in the center of the arena. He marched in like a Spartan, inching toward destiny as 7kingZ’s “My World Now” blared from the loudspeakers of The Forum in Inglewood. “They found winning a part of my anatomy Part fighter, survivor, parts of a titan Eyes […]

Balanced budget

Bezos, Buffet and Gates have more money than God and are always looking for ways to use it. The talking heads on TV are always looking for “common ground” and saying common ground would be a good starting point for any discussion on something to be accomplished. So I say, let’s find a point of common ground, if there is […]

Donations are rolling in

REPAIR AND REUSE—Above, Tom Brancato and his son Chris, both from Simi Valley, unload bicycles and wheelchairs they will give to the Wheels for Africa donation drive Jan. 19 at Westlake High School. Left, Tom Edson from Newbury Park, James Mancilla from Thousand Oaks, and Sally Kutcher of Newbury Park assist with the charity drive. The event collected used bicycles, […]

All that jazz performed at fundraiser

Lindero Canyon Middle School will present its 15th annual Jazz Nite music fest and fundraiser at 7 p.m. Wed., Feb. 13 at 5844 Larboard Lane, Agoura Hills. The school’s two jazz bands will perform under the direction of music director Matt McKagan. According to spokesperson Tina Johnson, Jazz Band “A” is a crowd pleaser. The band has always placed in […]

Bittersweet farewell to recovery center

Today—Thurs., Jan. 31—is the last day victims of the Woolsey fire can apply for assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Although the Woolsey fire Disaster Recovery Center at 30440 Agoura Road in Agoura Hills was officially closed at a ceremony on Jan. 12, the deadline for FEMA assistance was extended until today. Victims can also visit the website […]

Robot technology

Los Robles Health System is the first hospital in Ventura County to offer robotic-arm assisted total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements with Stryker’s Mako System. “With Mako, we can provide each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy,” said Dr. Hannah Grossman, chief medical officer of Los Robles Health System. “Using a […]

Internships at Reagan Library

College students interested in leadership development, social media or office administration can apply for paid internships at the Reagan Library during the summer. Interns will mentor highschoolers participating in the library’s week-long Student Leadership Program, helping them learn the skills needed to create lasting change in their communities. Applications for the internships will be accepted through Feb. 15. Instead of […]