New school bond possibly on ballot

Las Virgenes seeking taxpayer dollars for campus safety and other improvements

The Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education will likely be voting at its Dec. 3 meeting whether to place a new bond measure on the March 2020 ballot. The general obligation, or municipal bond, would allow the district to invest in critical infrastructure maintenance and campus updating and repairs, school officials said. Gleaning information from a Facilities Needs […]

2019-11-14 E-Edition

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Chopper company on the job with pole repairs in Old Agoura

Telephone poles are the perfect fuel for wildfires, but next time a conflagration rolls through the region utility companies are hoping to have the upper hand. In the Woolsey fire some 1,400 poles were damaged or destroyed and 175 miles of bare wiring was lost. Following the fire, Southern California Edison began installing stronger poles, insulated power lines and improved […]

Mayor talks up city’s progress

During his State of the City address Nov. 7, Calabasas Mayor David Shapiro praised residents and city officials for weathering the challenges of the Woolsey fire a year earlier. The theme of the event at Calabasas High School’s Performing Arts Education Center was resilience and caring. Calabasas demonstrated both, Shapiro said. “We continue to heal this year; we take action […]

Healing Garden dedicated

A special portion of Conejo Creek Park North now stands in tribute to the victims and survivors of what Thousand Oaks Mayor Rob McCoy called “the most seminal event in the history of our city.” More than 2,000 people filled the Janss Road park Nov. 7—one year to the day following the deadly the shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill—to […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills On Oct. 25 someone entered an unlocked car parked on Laura La Plante Drive and stole a Louis Vuitton wallet that had been left inside. The wallet contained various debit and credit cards. The stolen items were worth $300. A thief broke into a car parked on Reyes Adobe Road on Oct. 22 by smashing the rear passenger […]

Teen suspected of dealing drugs

Police say they seized a large cache of drugs from a suspected teen dealer in Oak Park. The 17-year-old, whose name was not released because he is a minor, reportedly had in his possession 1 pound of marijuana, 124 THC vape cartridges, 54 grams of psychedelic mushrooms, 100 doses of LSD, oxycodone pills, promethazine with codeine and 54 capsules of […]

The local women who rule

The U.S. Congress voted 100 years ago to give women the right to vote, a key milestone in the history of the country that will someday, in the not-too-distant-future we hope, see a female president sitting in the White House. On the centennial of women’s suffrage— the 19th Amendment wasn’t ratified until 1920—it seems appropriate that next year, for the […]


One year later

I so appreciated The Acorn last week. You helped us remember the tragedies of a year ago, but with hope. The coverage was very well balanced between reporting the really sad reality of the 12 people lost, but not dwelling on it so much that it was too much to handle. It helped me to know who the 12 were. […]