Time to get serious about rodenticides

The Acorn article dated April 25 “Bobcat family gives hope for the future” was indeed good news. Being struck by a vehicle is the second most common cause of death for bobcats in the National Park Service bobcat study. Mange is the most common. Researchers say: “National Park Service researchers say there’s a link between mange and rat poison ingested […]

Mail scam is now commonplace

Recently my wife and I learned that we were victims of a “mail stop” scam. According to the postal manager at the Woodland Hills Post Office, our branch, this scam is growing more prevalent in Calabasas and the West Valley. As it was explained to us, the premise is quite simple. Mail thieves simply email in a request for a […]

Acorn readers react to growth in Agoura Hills

The front page photograph in the April 18 Acorn of a new city center in Agoura Hills sickens me. What I see is the usual assortment of mixed-use housing and retail development. What we should ask ourselves is what we won’t see if all the surrounding land is used up with the usual mix. What I love about Agoura Hills […]

Anthony Baklayan

4/15/1961 - 11/09/2018

Six months ago, on this date, Nov. 9, 2018, our family’s life forever changed within minutes. In evacuating my mother-in-law, Shoushan Baklayan, from her Malibu home during the Woolsey Fire, my husband’s car, my car and my youngest son’s car were all set on fire. My husband and his mom perished right away. My husband, Anthony, was the love of […]

Supervisor recognized

Longtime Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks was in the nation’s capital this week to accept an honor from the U.S. Small Business Administration for her work following the Woolsey fire. The federal agency gave Parks, a Thousand Oaks resident, its 2019 National Small Business Week Phoenix Award, a title it bestows on business owners, public officials and volunteers who display […]

Talented teen teaches table tennis

Many people probably don’t realize there’s a difference between ping pong and table tennis. Yes, they are the same game, but picky player use different names. “Ping pong” is a hobby. “Table tennis” is a sport. For Oak Park High School student Jonathan Qin, it’s always been about table tennis. Jonathan started playing the game when he was 10 years […]

Feathers flippers and fur

Calabasas Wildlife Center picnic offers guests a wild time at King Gillette Ranch

Nurses show public how to ‘stop the bleed’

Millions have learned to perform the Heimlich maneuver and CPR since training in the lifesaving measures became widely available in the 1970s. Now two trauma nurses at Los Robles Regional Medical Center want to make mastering the tourniquet just as popular. Cynthia Marin, trauma program manager, and Lori Acevedo, trauma nurse and injury prevention coordinator at the Thousand Oaks hospital, […]

Front yard oak tree makes immense impact

On the Trail

On a recent visit to Orcutt Ranch Horticultural Center in West Hills, I met an astounding individual. He was very old yet had a powerhouse build suggestive of the Hulk’s. His flesh was furrowed and resembled coursing rivers etched through ancient canyons. He towered above all others—young, middle-aged or senior. No one was in his league. How could they possibly […]

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