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Sheldon Academy presents art college speaker

By John Loesing | September 13, 2018

Sheldon’s Art Academy will host a presentation by Cassidy Garbutt, admissions counselor at Ringling College of Art and Design, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 4 at the academy, 626 Lindero Canyon Road, Oak Park. Garbutt will discuss what to include and not include in a college portfolio and how to master the application process. Also covered will be […]

Investigation mounts as another dead body is discovered in the area

By John Loesing | September 07, 2018

For the third time in four months, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detectives have been called to the area to investigate the discovery of a dead body. A Caltrans worker found human skeletal remains Sept. 5  on the Juan Bautista de Anza East Trailhead in Calabasas. The trail is at the 25100 block of Calabasas Road about one mile north of […]

Second report of possible animal mutilation in Agoura Hills

By John Loesing | August 31, 2018

The Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department is investigating another incident of possible animal cruelty in Agoura Hills. Two animals, a cat and a rabbit, were found within a week of each other in August skinned of all their fur from neck to tail. Detectives aren’t saying whether the cases might be related. The first report came when a mother was taking […]

Man dies in Kanan Road crash

By John Loesing | August 23, 2018

A Pacoima resident died Aug. 22 when his car went over an embankment on Kanan Road in the Santa Monica Mountains north of Malibu. Jose Martinez Olmos, 24, was driving north on Kanan Road toward Agoura around noon Wednesday when he drove over an embankment near Tunnel No. 3. As there were no other vehicles involved in the accident, it’s […]

Gruesome skinned cat discovery in Agoura Hills

By John Loesing | August 17, 2018

A resident in the 30000 block of Janlor Drive in Agoura Hills told sheriff’s deputies that they found their pet cat on their front lawn Friday morning with its tail cut off and its torso skinned of all its fur. The owner told The Acorn that the action did not result from a coyote or other predator attack, but was the […]

Malibu Canyon bodies are gang-related, sheriff says

By John Loesing | August 10, 2018

A Los Angeles-based street gang is responsible for the two bodies discovered recently in Malibu Canyon, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Detective Karen Shonka of the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau is investigating the death of 19-year-old Roger Eli Chavez-Barahona, whose body was discovered on an embankment next to Piuma Canyon Road July 27. Chavez-Barahona died from multiple gunshot wounds, […]

Woman arrested for husband’s murder near Lake Sherwood

By John Loesing | August 02, 2018

Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau arrested a woman Wednesday night on suspicion of murder at her home in an unincorporated area of the county near Lake Sherwood. Patricia Farran, 76, allegedly shot her husband, 75-year-old Arnold Farran, at the couple’s home in the 500 block of South Westlake Boulevard about 3 miles south of Lake Sherwood. […]

More gunfire reported in park vicinity

By John Loesing | July 13, 2018

More gunfire near Malibu Creek State Park. Deputies from the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station responded to a call about a gunshot that was heard in the vicinity of the park on the night of July 12. Sergeant J. Covarrubias said the caller reported hearing a single gunshot. “At approximately 11:09 (p.m.) we did get one single call from someone reporting […]

Man with ‘knowledge of explosives’ arrested for threatening Oak Park schools

By John Loesing | July 13, 2018

TheVentura County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 74-year-old Agoura Hills man in connection with making criminal threats against the Oak Park School Unified District over the recent death of his son. Deputies joined officers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and located Morton Green in Laughlin, Nev. where they took him into custody on July 10. According to his Facebook […]

Reward offered in Malibu Creek shooting

By John Loesing | July 10, 2018

The Malibu City Council approved a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for murdering Tristan Beaudette. The council approved the reward at its July 9 meeting. Beaudette, a 35-year-old chemist from Irvine, was camping with his daughters, ages 2 and 4, at Malibu Creek State Park when he was shot in the […]