2020-09-17 E-Edition

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Sheriff seeks community support for nonlethal weaponry

‘I’d rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it,’’ commander says

It’s been three months since locals took to the streets to protest police violence against the Black community and call for funds to be directed away from the authorities and toward education and social services. The demonstrations from Calabasas to Thousand Oaks were peaceful, but in other cities across the country the protests sometimes turned violent as looters and armed […]

Catalytic converter theft has victims fuming

Replacement part proves costly

There are many things that can break on a car, but when the engine turns over and it sound like a drag racing machine, the problem might not be what’s there, but what’s not there—like a missing catalytic converter. A catalytic converter is a device connected to a vehicle’s exhaust system that reduces toxic gases and pollutants from an internal […]

Water demo plant debuts

The greater Conejo Valley region is entirely dependent on water imported from Northern California. If an emergency severs any of the delivery pipelines, residents would be in dire straits. Working in tandem to reduce the reliance on imported drinking water, joint venture partners Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and Triunfo Water and Sanitation District last week unveiled their new Pure […]

City Council okays Agoura Road widening near Kanan

Oak trees will be preserved

The intersection of Agoura and Kanan roads has long been a problem spot for drivers. The two roads take traffic from across the Conejo Valley and funnel it to the beach, often creating congestion and delays. Planned developments for a pair of empty lots on Kanan Road on the south side of Agoura Road threaten to make the problem worse, […]

Suspected Oak Park trail attacker face more charges

A man arrested last March for an alleged kidnapping attempt in Oak Park has been connected to a string of sexual assaults and burglaries in Ventura four years ago. Edgar Ruelas, a 38-year-old Woodland Hills man, was arrested after reportedly trying to kidnap a teenage girl who was hiking in Oak Park. Investigators with the Ventura Police Department believe he’s […]

Water rebates

Triunfo Water and Sanitation District is offering a $15 monthly discount on potable water bills to qualifying Oak Park customers. The program was unanimously approved by the district board at its Aug. 24 meeting. “In light of the COVID-19 situation and the negative economic effect it has had on so many people, the TWSD Board felt it was essential to […]


Agoura Hills On Sept. 3 a person stole a trailer from the U-Haul store on Canwood Street. The $4,000 trailer was taken during the night. Security footage showed two men driving into the lot with a white Chevrolet SUV, hooking up the trailer and driving away. A thief stole a set of golf clubs from a home on Passageway Place […]


The Sept. 10 edition of The Acorn included a story by Ian Bradley titled “Triunfo Water and Sanitation District Seeks Split from County Partner.” The second paragraph contains a factual error. It begins, “The district, which serves more than 300,000 people in Oak Park” The correct number is 30,000.