2019-04-25

Presto! Magic appears at Agoura library

William Collier,

known to his friends and family as Bill, age 84, died of a heart attack on April 15, 2019. He was a loving husband to his late wife Beverly, a wonderful father to his children, an amazing grandfather, and a devoted son and brother. He loved this country; serving honorably in the U.S. Army. Bill was born on December 10, […]

Path toward progress

$3.8-million Lindero Canyon sidewalk stroll coming in June


Westlake Village is a small city, and the residents who enjoy walking here are probably well-versed in every inch of the city’s 5.2 square miles of parks, shopping areas and neighborhoods. They’ll soon have a new walk to break in, similar to the picturesque, meandering walk on Agoura Road that faces Westlake Golf Course. The Lindero Sidewalk and Beautification project, […]

Special Olympics swim team overflows with joy



Ventura County’s newest swim squad is making a big splash. Formed in February, the Special Olympics Ventura County chapter swim team is the result of one parent’s efforts to attract more youths to the worldwide organization, which gives individuals with disabilities a chance to compete in sports. For the past two months, 11 children ages 8 to 15 from across […]

Take the Hike to Unite against hatred

Inaugural event takes place on Saturday

Hike to Unite will host its inaugural hike from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sat., April 27 at the Paramount Ranch trailhead, 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura Hills. The purpose of the hike, organizers say, is for participants to learn more about fostering respect for all human beings and nature through open dialogue, problem solving and generosity. Hike to Unite founder is […]

Eye out for our fine feathered friends

Painter giving demo at art guild meeting

The Westlake Village Art Guild will hold a dinner and art demonstration by painter Anette Power on Tues., May 7 at Los Robles Greens West Banquet Room, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and then the demo. Born and raised on an island off the coast of Sweden, Power […]

Alan Alda shares a hawk-eye view on life

Actor finds meaning ‘in the moment’


Alan Alda, who became a household name with his portrayal of Army surgeon “Hawkeye” Pierce on the 1970s sitcom “M.A.S.H.,” comes across as a genuinely nice, charitable and intelligent person, and that’s refreshing. The actor spoke at the Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks on April 16 as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series, sharing humorous anecdotes to illustrate his innovative […]

Accident victim said to be asleep at wheel



Evidence suggests that the driver killed in a car crash at the Lindero Canyon Road exit of the 101 Freeway on April 11 likely fell asleep at the wheel, a family of the victim told The Acorn this week. Tim Chevalier, the nephew of 66-year-old Susan Stanley Chevalier of Westlake Village, said an autopsy found no medical reason as to […]

Bobcat family gives hope for the future

A young bobcat, B-362, that was captured, collared and released a day before the Woolsey fire started last November recently gave birth to four kittens designated as B-364, B-365, B-366 and B-367. Using tracking information from B-362’s collar, biologists from Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area located the young female bobcat in a dense area of vegetation in a large […]