July 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Alcohol possible factor in deadly Westlake crash

An Oak Park man was denied liquor at not one, but two local businesses just before getting into a fatal accident Sunday in the city of Westlake Village, according to eyewitnesses. More...

School tax back on ballot

Las Virgenes Unified School District will once again ask property owners in the area to tax themselves for the sake of education. More...

Health & Wellness

Briefs

Free exercise program offered The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will offer a four-part, free exercise program, “Body Wise for Life with Aggie Winston,” from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. More...

Business

Readers come to aid of business owner

Soon after The Acorn ran a story about a recent string of business burglaries in Westlake Village on July 9, Agoura Hills resident Carlos Gelpi and Jim Willis of Newbury Park contacted the newspaper office offering to lend their tools to one of the v More...

Chamber receives seventh award

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce was recently honored with its seventh consecutive President’s Circle Award. More...

Academy welcomes new director

Halstrom Academy has appointed Kiersten Rugg the new campus director of its Westlake Village campus which opened in spring 2014. Halstrom Academy has 15 campuses throughout California. The academy uses the one teacher to one student teaching model. More...

Sports

Haley soars like a comet

Westlake girls’ volleyball standout, and animal lover, is heading to San Francisco State

Haley Halpert used to execute split jumps and sit spins to perfection as a competitive figure skater. “I was naturally good at it when I first started, so I just stuck with it,” Halpert said. More...

Chargers hire tennis coach

Agoura High has hired Ryan Correia as head coach of the girls’ and boys’ tennis teams. Correia, a 1994 Agoura grad, is entering his 11th year as a teacher at his alma mater. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar stole two catalytic converters valued at $800 from a vehicle parked near a repair shop in the 2800 block of Roadside Drive July 16. More...

Family

Horses, ribbons, and smiles

SADDLE UP—Again this year the Agoura 4-H Horse Project wins big at the Ventura County Youth Horse Fair held at the Ventura County Fairgrounds from July 16 through 19. More...

Family men

‘Dizzy’land

Athlete. Runner. Marathoner. Are those words you wouldn’t exactly use to describe yourself? Do you consider strenuous activity to be dizzying? My family and I were game, so we planned a trip to Disneyland. We took our running shoes. More...

Music for a summer day

TRIO—Above, violinist Paul Stein, left, cellist David Garrett and violist Aaron Oltman perform in the summer strings concert series at the Agoura Hills Library. More...

On the Town

The Acorn Epicurean

That’s amore!

Remember Dean Martin’s signature song from the 1950s?: “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore.” More...

New music

JAZZ MAN—Agoura Hills resident and smooth jazz artist Warren Hill, second from left, hosts a release party for his new album, “Under the Influence,” at Bogies Restaurant in Westlake More...

‘Footloose’ prances onto stage

Musical opens Aug. 13 in Agoura

Agoura Community Theater, in cooperation with Curtain Call Youth Theatre, will present the teen summer musical “Footloose” at 8 p.m. Thurs., through Sat., Aug. 13 to 15 and also at 2 p.m. More...

Columns

Life in the Single Lane

Love is a many splendored thing

Well, folks, I think I’ve finally found my perfect-for-me partner! I’ve actually known him for quite some time, and he seems to have a wonderful capacity to entertain me, teach me and show me things about the world I never even imagined. More...

Breaking News - 8/3/2015 10:33 AM

Man killed when car is struck by fire truck

A Los Angeles County fire truck on its way to fight a fire July 31 struck a vehicle near Kanan Road south of Agoura and killed the driver.The victim, Eric Stein, 36, and his wife Ksenia of San Clemente were on their way to a rehearsal dinner for the More...

Probation check leads to police scuffle

A routine probation check at a home on Dovetail Drive July 22 in Agoura Hills led to the injury of a married couple and an officer with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Operations Unit. More...

Layoffs come quickly for Haggen store

Three months after Haggen Inc. More...

Community

No more under the Yum Yum tree

100-year-old friend is chopped down

The removal of an oak tree near CitiBank and Yum Yum Donuts in Agoura Hills has some people wondering if its cause of death was rooted in drought conditions. More...

Agoura hosting water summit

With the drought an ongoing concern, the City of Agoura Hills will host a Water Conservation Summit at 6 p.m. Mon., Aug. 17 at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court, adjacent to the city hall and library. More...

Finance award

For the 10th consecutive year, the City of Calabasas and Gary Lysik, the city’s chief financial officer, have been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association for t More...

Schools

New administrators in Las Virgenes district

Principals named at middle schools

New principals and assistant principals were introduced at the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education meeting July 21. Superintendent Dan Stepenosky welcomed Ryan Emery as the new principal of Alice C. More...

Teens graduate from correctional facility

Patrick Jefferson assured teens at the Ventura Youth Correctional Facility that it was okay to smile during a milestone some may have thought they would never experience: their high school graduation. More...

Pets

Bunnies, cats, horses need love

Working in a back room at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, volunteer Pat Stimpfl specializes in the care of cats and kittens. More...

Pet of the week

SWEETHEART—Bailey is a female red/golden retriever mix about 13 years old. She is sweet and lovable and loves to give affection. To adopt Bailey, ask for ID No. More...

Faith

Standing safely on dry ground

In the midst of a drought, residents are putting up with parched, brown lawns. Yet to a person of faith, dry land can be a good thing. More...

Cal Lutheran pastor in new campus position

The Rev. Melissa Maxwell- Doherty, a Cal Lutheran University alumna who has served as a campus pastor for 15 years, has been promoted to the newlycreated position of vice president for mission and identity. More...

Obituaries

Salomon Martinez

May 31, 1956 – June 27, 2015Salomon Martinez, youngest son ofDavid & Lydia Martinez, passed awayafter a courageous battle with cancer atthe age of 59 in San Diego, CA.He had been a resident of AgouraHills, since 1960 and had attendedAgoura More...

Bruce Spencer

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Letters

Pot put into perspective

In last week’s story “Pot 2.0,” why are the only sources cited law enforcement officials who have a vested interest in keeping marijuana prohibition going? No, marijuana is not a narcotic. More...

Fear mongering?

“FUDD” stands for “fear, uncertainty, doubt and disinformation,” which is being spread by the anti-vaccine movement. This includes letters in the 23 July Acorn. More...

Thanks to SB 277

I am very proud of our legislature, Gov. Jerry Brown and particularly Senators Pan and Allen for making sure that solid science and good public health policy prevailed as Senate Bill 277 was signed into law. More...

Editorials

Fiction in a Nutshell contest is back, write-on!

The dog days of summer are upon us, and if minds must wander, why not take advantage and turn those thoughts into creative forces? The Acorn’s Fiction in a Nutshell contest returns for its eighth season, and you’re invited to take part. More...

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