The Acorn Man of the Year

BIG BABY—Jerry Cadish keeps guard at the Lake Lindero crosswalk. Left, with an adoring member of the family. He is SoCal’s oldest crossing guard. RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers

BIG BABY—Jerry Cadish keeps guard at the Lake Lindero crosswalk. Left, with an adoring member of the family. He is SoCal’s oldest crossing guard. RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers

He isn’t a major CEO, he doesn’t run a Hollywood studio—and he’s probably a person you never even heard of, until his story appeared in the Nov. 14 issue of The Acorn. Jerry Cadish, who turned 90 last month, found a higher calling in his golden years: school crossing guard. The Agoura Hills resident is a popular fixture at the Lake Lindero-Thousand Oaks Boulevard intersection in town.

Cadish, a former baker and Korean War veteran, has been keeping Las Virgenes school children safe for more than 15 years. He’s our man.

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