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FBI raids Jake Paul’s Calabasas mansion

By John Loesing | August 05, 2020

Law enforcement authorities have turned up the heat on internet personality Jake Paul, who drew the ire of his Calabasas neighbors after throwing a raucous party at his home on Park South Street July 11. An FBI SWAT team executive a search warrant Aug. 5 at Paul’s Calabasas mansion. “A search warrant was executed in connection with an ongoing investigation,” […]

Patriotism gets flagged

By John Loesing | August 03, 2020

It began after the Woolsey fire of 2018. One by one, American flags started appearing on top of local Santa Monica Mountain peaks. Large flags, planted on proud soil, splashes of red, white and blue propped up against open skies from the Simi Hills to Malibu. People saw the flags as a beacon of hope, and their pride swelled. Almost […]

Agoura Hills shooting an apparent murder-suicide

By John Loesing | July 19, 2020

A domestic dispute ended Saturday in Agoura Hills with two people shot dead. The deceased are Sherry Thomas, 49, and John Mann, 57, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office. A neighbor who knew the couple told The Acorn that Mann and Thomas were in a relationship at one point. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which is […]

Becerra gets Lost Hills sheriff’s job

By John Loesing | June 05, 2020

Hoping to find stability following multiple leadership changes over the past decade, the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station thinks it has found its man—Salvador “Chuck” Becerra. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva named the 52-year-old Becerra permanent captain of the Lost Hills station earlier this week. He had been interim chief since February when Capt. Matthew Vander Horck was unexpectedly transferred […]

From Calabasas to T.O., protests intensify

By John Loesing | June 03, 2020

From coast to coast, protesters have taken to the streets to raise awareness about racial profiling in America and the need for greater accountability by police. Residents of the Conejo and Las Virgenes valleys say they feel pain, too. On Tuesday afternoon, protesters numbering in the hundreds marched from the intersection of Westlake and Thousand Oaks boulevards to Thousand Oaks […]

L.A. County reopens hair salons and restaurant dining

By John Loesing | May 29, 2020

Los Angeles County received the state’s approval on Friday to reopen hair salons, barbershops and in-person restaurant dining. The county proved to state health officials it had enough reduction in coronavirus hospitalizations and infection rates to allow the safe resumption of services. “I am happy that so many will return to work and familiar activities. Still, I cannot overemphasize the […]

Fatal Memorial Day crash also injures two Oak Park residents

By John Loesing | May 26, 2020

A motorcyclist died May 25 following a collision with a car carrying two passengers from Oak Park. The rider was a 35-year-old resident of Ventura County whose identity has not been released. Officers with the California Highway Patrol responded to the accident at 10:15 Monday morning on State Route 33 near Ojai in Ventura County. A 2007 Subaru car was […]

Greg Ramirez leaving Agoura Hills city manager post

By John Loesing | May 21, 2020

The Agoura Hills City Council met in closed session May 22 to discuss the pending departure of Greg Ramirez as city manager. The City of Camarillo announced it is expected to hire Ramirez as their new city manager at meeting on May 27. Following his likely appointment, Ramirez would take over Camarillo’s top staff position on July 1. “The City […]