2019-02-07

Woolsey fire deadline

The deadline for Woosley fire assistance has been extended for two weeks past the previous Jan. 31 date. The new deadline of Feb. 15 covers the following activities: Submit Right of Entry Form to opt-in to the government-sponsored Fire Debris Removal Program offered by the County and the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery. Submit the Private Debris Removal […]

Get up to speed with dog and cat toys

CRITTER TAIL /// Pet play time


We know that exercise helps humans lose weight, overcome insomnia and battle depression. But are you aware that exercise is just as beneficial for pets? Not all dogs or cats are the same, of course. Some like to chase and run; others prefer to use their brains more than their bodies. Luckily, there are different types of pet toys for […]

Updated Craftsman home with attached three-car garage

Side courtyard fireplace, spa tub in back

This Village at the Park Craftsman house has been updated and includes five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms in 4,094 square feet of living space. Some of the interior features are travertine stone flooring, custom paint throughout the interior and exterior, wainscoting, deluxe crown molding, designer light fixtures throughout, two updated fireplaces, custom trim detail on archways, custom silhouette shades, plantation […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills On Jan. 31 someone broke into lockers at the LA Fitness gym on Agoura Road and stole personal property. One contained credit and debit cards, home and car keys, worth an unknown amount. A second locker contained a pair of jeans, a wallet with credit and debit cards, a driver’s license, cash and car keys, worth $570. A […]

New technology puts hospital on cutting edge of hip, joint placements



Author and sports TV personality John Brenkus’ physically active lifestyle had caused much of the cartilage and some of the bone in his knee to wear away. The pain got so bad, it made it difficult to walk, let alone run, swim or cycle. Desperate for relief, the 47-year-old amateur triathlete traveled from his home in Park City, Utah, to […]

Homeowner tips for selling in a buyers’ market

COMMENTARY /// Real estate

The 2019 real estate market is going to be more of a balanced market, which means sellers will no longer have the upper hand. Buyers are being choosy and want the most for the dollar. As a seller, how do you put your best house forward? Here are the top mistakes real estate agents commonly see made by homeowners looking […]

Sheriff out on medical leave



A health condition has forced a changing of the guard at the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. Capt. Joshua Thai, who took command of the station in June 2016, has been on approved medical leave since November, sheriff’s spokesperson Nicole Nishida said. She could not discuss his condition or recovery further without violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, known […]

Essay contest winner hears the good news

Decibel Hearing Services held an essay contest in December 2018 to give an individual in need and living with hearing loss a set of premium hearing aids. After receiving many essay entries from individuals in the community and their families and friends, Decibel selected Eva Bogaardt as the winner of the Gift of Hearing Essay Contest. She was nominated by […]

Los Robles Hills residence has two bonus rooms plus separate guest suite

Fifth bedroom, bath over garage has private entrance

This Country French estate has panoramic views of Thousand Oaks. City lights, mountains and July Fourth fireworks can be seen from the backyard. The five-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom house has 3,715 square feet and is in gated Los Robles Hills, Entrance is through a paver driveway and private gate to gardens filled with fruit and avocado trees, roses and birds. The house’s […]

Show them some love

Let the whole world see how much your favorite someone means to you. The Acorn is celebrating Valentines’ Day by offering its annual Love Notes opportunity. For $10 you can purchase a personalized Love Note to be published Feb. 14 in The Acorn and online. In no more than 100 words, your Love Note should tell that special person just […]


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