2021-07-01 E-Edition


One family combines music, BBQ and three generations of love

Sunday is July Fourth, a holiday that gives Americans a chance to not only celebrate their independence as a nation, but to honor the brave men and women who served in defense of the country during the course of its 245-year history. Gio Petrone, a 7-year-old aspiring trumpet player who lives in Westlake Village, felt his patriotic duty calling and […]

What’s hot, what’s not for Sunday’s holiday

Decorate your vehicle and take part in the City of Westlake Village drive-thru parade. Queue up along Village Center Road and then turn right into Berniece Bennett Park, where you’ll receive goodie bags, mini flags, glow sticks and temporary tattoos. Ooh and ahh as fireworks explode above the Conejo Recreation and Park District’s offices on Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks […]

Moorpark students out and about

Pride Month important to school

When Dina Pielaet came out as gay, some of her loved ones were far from supportive. Now, four decades later, Pielaet dedicates herself to ensuring that others do not have to go through what she went through alone. She said she’s proud to contribute to a Moorpark College institution that is supporting members of the LGBTQ+ community. “We want you […]

Westlake and YMCA ink land use deal

Y pays city $1.5 million for property

The Westlake Village Community Park opened three years ago, but the project was only put to bed last week when the City Council finalized an agreement with the Yarrow Family YMCA regarding ownership of the park property where the Y stands. At its June 23 meeting, the Westlake Village City Council voted to approve an agreement that laid out a […]

Taps for 95-year-old veteran Harold Arkoff

Was an early Calabasas resident

Calabasas favorite son Harold Arkoff, a World War II veteran and an active member of the community for many years, has died. The Calabasas City Council adjourned its June 23 meeting in memory of the much loved and longtime city resident who passed away on April 3 of this year at the age of 95. Arkoff was a father of […]


An article in the June 24 Acorn incorrectly stated Gov. Gavin Newsom was in his second term in office. Elected in 2018, Newsom is still serving his first term.


July 4, 2021 a promising new shade of red, white and blue


It would be easy to connect the coming Fourth of July with our recent independence from the restrictions brought on by 16 months of pandemic. Indeed, that alone is worth all the bunting and fireworks we can muster. More than a celebration of a momentous period in our nation’s history, the Fourth of July should stand as a reminder of […]

Specious letters to the editor

Acorn letters can be an adventure. For example, there may be a cogent argument embedded deep in Randy Catanese’s “Individual verses collective rights,” but you need a Geiger counter to detect it. And Shari Goodman’s screed “COVID and the ‘complicit’ media” makes one thing vividly apparent: The Acorn needs to restate or reevaluate its policy on letters to the editor. […]