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Sheriff’s Blotter

By The Acorn Staff | August 16, 2018

Agoura Hills On Aug. 9 a thief stole an electric welder and an air cutter, worth $1,100, from Southland Farm on Kanan Road. An employee reported that the tools had been left in an unlocked workshop on the property. On Aug. 8 a burglar entered an unlocked car parked on Colodny Drive and stole a backpack, a checkbook and four […]

Deal benefits Agoura wildlife bridge

By The Acorn Staff | August 16, 2018

New steps have been taken to make construction of the Liberty Canyon wildlife crossing in Agoura Hills possible. At its meeting on Aug. 8, the governing board of the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority agreed to a partnership with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to develop the crossing. “The partnership would be an agreement for the construction of the […]

FOR THE RECORD

By The Acorn Staff | August 16, 2018

Some information was not correct in the story, “The ready-for-Prime-time players,” published July 26 in The Acorn. The Prime All American Baseball travel team is not affiliated with Agoura High School’s varsity or junior varsity baseball teams. Agoura High does not have any youth feeder baseball team. The Acorn regrets the error. In last week’s article about local women who […]

Gang dumps bodies in Malibu Canyon

By The Acorn Staff | August 16, 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 most recent incident: the death of 19-year-old Roger Eli Chavez-Barahona, whose body was discovered on an embankment next to Piuma Canyon Road on July 27. He […]

Five candidates, three seats

By The Acorn Staff | August 16, 2018

The Agoura Hills City Council election in November will feature a mix of candidates—two incumbents and three challengers—vying for three seats. One of the seats is open following an earlier announcement by Mayor Bill Koehler that he would not seek reelection. The incumbents hoping to serve four more years on the panel are Harry Schwarz, who was first elected to […]

Study shows crayfish can be harmful

By The Acorn Staff | August 16, 2018

A new study to be published in the scientific journal “Conservation Biology” indicates that the presence of invasive crayfish could contribute to the spread of mosquito-borne diseases in the Malibu Creek watershed and also reduce its biological diversity. Research about the invasive species found in the watershed and the potential impact they might have on ecosystem integrity was conducted by […]

DMV wait complaints pile up

By The Acorn Staff | August 16, 2018

For years, comedians have gotten plenty of mileage from digs at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Check out Disney’s animated film “Zootopia” and its depiction of DMV employees as sloths, for example. But recent wait times at DMV offices throughout the state are no joke. Just ask Heather Romano and her daughter Lindsey. The Thousand Oaks duo visited their local […]

Cartoon

By The Acorn Staff | August 16, 2018

Early arrival

By The Acorn Staff | August 16, 2018

Oak Park wasted little time putting an end to summer vacation. Early. Starting two weeks sooner than Las Virgenes and almost three weeks before the Conejo school district, Oak Park began classes on Tues., Aug. 7. The early start allows schools to end their first semester before winter break begins. Oak Park Superintendent Tony Knight said the change in calendar […]

Take your Acorn on vacation

By The Acorn Staff | August 16, 2018