Squirrel of the Month

OUT OF HIS GOURD— Diane Lind submitted this photo on behalf of her 13-year-old daughter Zoe, an eighth-grader at Lindero Canyon Middle School. Zoe took the picture in the family’s backyard in Agoura Hills. The critter discovered the Halloween jack-o’-lanterns and began feasting on them. If you find The Acorn mascot around town, please submit your high-resolution photos to newstip@theacorn.com.


Agoura Hills gets in the holiday spirit The City of Agoura Hills will host the following ways for residents to celebrate the holidays while still staying social distanced. Santa at the Adobe: A drive-thru event will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Sat., Dec. 12 at Reyes Adobe Park and Historical Site, 30400 Rainbow Crest Drive. Visitors will be […]

Cynthia Cromwell

July 6, 1953 - November 21, 2020

Our dear, sweet and beautiful Cindy was called to heaven after a brief but brave battle with cancer. God must have needed another angel because she was just that here on earth, a rare gem of a woman who’s kindness, warmth and gracious spirit knew no boundaries. A long time resident of Westlake Village, Cindy was born at Queen of […]

Remodeled custom property has large, private, park-like backyard

Large bonus room with window seat, indoor laundry room

This custom property has been remodeled and upgraded. With four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and a large bonus room, the re-imagined home is approximately 3,846 square feet. An ancient oak tree and double door entry lead inside to the light and open floor plan. The living room has two-story ceilings and features a marble fireplace. The large formal dining room adjoins […]

Pinnacle Estate Properties provides Thanksgiving feast to those in need

Charity has helped over 225,000 people

Pinnacle Estate Properties Inc. gave Thanksgiving food to local families in need in Simi Valley, Conejo Valley, Moorpark and the Pt. Hueneme Naval Base. The Pinnacle’s 21st annual turkey drive took place Nov. 23 in Westlake Village and Simi Valley. What once started out as an idea to donate Thanksgiving meal groceries to just 10 families on Thanksgiving in 2000 […]

6-bedroom estate with resort-style backyard

This unique, updated estate has mountain views. A circular motor courtyard leads to the two-story formal entry with chandelier. The large entertainment room includes two built-in custom cabinets, a stone-lined fireplace, wet bar and conversation nook. The professional-style kitchen includes Viking appliances, double oven, double dishwashers, center island with prep sink, a six-burner cooktop and griddle. There is a glassed-in […]

Protect what matters most with important nursery safety checks

COMMENTARY /// Smoke and CO alarms

You may have chosen the perfect color palette and the nursery furniture, but have you thought about some key safety checks? “The arrival of a baby means you have to take a look at your home in a whole new light,” said Tarsila Wey, marketing director for First Alert, a home safety brand. “Take the time now to help ensure […]

Cardinal win: Superstar commits to dream school

Kylie Chung earns scholarship to Stanford University

If Kylie Chung wants something, she’s going to roll up her sleeves and get to work. Don’t even think about slowing her down. Chung, a Westlake High softball and water polo scholar athlete, is a valedictorian candidate with a 4.8 GPA. Earlier this week, she committed to her dream school, Stanford University, to play softball on a scholarship. The senior […]

CIF pushes back sports once again—Jan. 1, 2021 earliest start date

November came and went without much noise on the airwaves. December kicked off with explosive news. The California Interscholastic Federation, the governing body of high school athletics in the state, released a statement on Dec. 1 that sports cannot return to action before Jan. 1, 2021, at the earliest. The second wave of COVID-19 is ravaging the U.S., just as […]