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Attack on two middle school girls not a hate crime

By John Loesing | February 08, 2019

Oak Park Unified School District officials and the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate an attack on two 12-year-old Medea Creek Middle School students who were physically and verbally assaulted while walking home from school the afternoon of Feb. 6 Approximately half-a-dozen high school-age students allegedly taunted the two middle school girls after they left the campus on Wednesday. […]

Rauda charged in Malibu Creek State Park murder

By John Loesing | January 07, 2019

The Los Angeles district attorney’s office announced it has charged Anthony Rauda with the murder of Tristan Beaudette, 35, who was shot and killed while in his tent during a June 2018 camping trip with his two young daughters at Malibu Creek State Park. Rauda, 42, has also been charged with 10 counts of attempted murder in connection with a […]

’72 Hours From Hell’

By John Loesing | December 27, 2018

From Nov. 7, 2018 until Nov. 9, local residents endured three days of unimaginable tragedy. First the Borderline Bar and Grill mass shooting, which cost 12 lives, then the Woolsey fire, which destroyed 1,600 structures and burned 97,000 acres from Oak Park to the sea. One Acorn headline called it: “72 Hours From Hell,” and it was. This is that […]