Sting targets tobacco sale

Sheriff, school district worried about use by minors

Electronic cigarettes, also known as vaping products, are touted as a safe alternative to tobacco. Vape juice comes in flavors that leave behind a more pleasant smell than cigarettes. Also, there’s no secondhand smoke, And while the new way to ingest nicotine appeals to minors, it remains a concern for school and law enforcement officials who are worried about the […]

Rams welcome Clay Matthews home

FAMILIAR TURF—Los Angeles Rams General Manager Les Snead, left, Clay Matthews and head coach Sean McVay attend a March 21 news conference at Cal Lutheran University to announce Matthews’ new two-year contract with the Rams. The 32-year-old Matthews starred at Agoura High School and USC, and spent a decade playing for the Green Bay Packers where he became the team’s […]

New Westlake manager rolls up his sleeves

Westlake Village’s replacement for longtime city manager Ray Taylor took his place at City Hall last week. What’s it been like? Rob de Geus said his first week on the job involved “lots of listening and learning,” but that he’s excited to finally start working for the city. De Geus was hired in January but stayed at his position as […]

YMCA to open April 27

  After more than two decades of planning and construction, the Yarrow Family YMCA in Westlake Village has a definite opening date. The 60,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Southeast Ventura County Y facility will begin operations on April 27. “It can now begin to fulfill the YMCA’s mission—impact lives, strengthen our community and insure everyone has an opportunity to learn, grow and thrive,” […]

Canna-business still up in the air

Ned Davis group remains unlicensed

Conejo Valley residents have waited a long time for a legal cannabis dispensary to open. They’ll have to keep waiting. Legendary Organics, the operator granted permission by the City of Thousand Oaks last July to sell to individuals with medical need, has yet to apply for a state license, The Acorn has learned. Ned Davis, a Westlake Village City Council […]

A legendary tale of caution

If there’s anything we’ve learned about timelines, it’s that they are made to be broken. Whether it’s the Cornerstone mixed-use development on Agoura Road in Agoura Hills, or the new Lowe’s home improvement store farther up the freeway off Wendy Drive in Newbury Park—few new developments or businesses ever open as planned. Most often, overly optimistic predictions at the outset […]


Flowers overpowered

During this season, we are overjoyed by the explosions of beautiful and colorful fields of flowers, which seem to be everywhere. Your article in the March 21 edition is a great depiction of this. Sadly, it also shows the ignorance of so many who chose to sit on the flowers. I know it seems like a good idea to some, […]

Take the smokes somewhere else

Last week I went to pick something up at CVS pharmacy and, much to my surprise, I saw signage for a new smoke shop. To be honest, I was shocked. Just a few years ago there was uproar over a liquor store going in across the street; it never happened. So when I saw the signage for a new smoke […]

Enough of the Kanan traffic

Thank you for the article regarding the traffic on Kanan Road. Having streamed the City Council meeting of March 13 and viewed the public comments by Larry Brown, I wanted to cite a couple of additional quotes. Brown said, “Tweaking traffic signals to go off a second earlier or later to improve the flow of traffic while simultaneously adding anything […]