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Clean Power presentation

Representatives from Clean Power Alliance will give a community program from 7 to 8 p.m. Mon., March 18 in the Agoura Hills community room, 30001 Ladyface Court. Clean Power Alliance is the new locally operated electricity provider for Los Angeles County residents. The representatives will talk about the new clean energy options, explain how it works, and answer questions from […]

McCorkindale joins Hidden Hills council



A rare changing of the guard occurred at the March 5 Hidden Hills City Council election. Newcomer Laura McCorkindale, who works in the entertainment industry, defeated longtime council member Marv Landon. McCorkindale becomes the only woman on the City Council, and is the first new member to be elected to the Hidden Hills governing panel since 2017, when Bret Katz […]

Holding on for Ron

Widow of fallen deputy sits down with The Acorn


Last October, as Sgt. Ron Helus was anticipating his retirement from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office after 29 years on the force, he asked his wife, Karen, if he’d made a difference in people’s lives. “A few weeks later, he said, ‘If something ever happens to me, don’t be sad too long. Celebrate my life,’” Karen said. Days later, on […]

A touch of kindness

POSITIVE MESSAGE—Above, Cary Trivanovich, a prominent speaker on the topic of school bullying, connects with his audience at the March 4 Champions for Kindness assembly at St. Jude the Apostle School.in Westlake Village. Trivanovich uses his skills as both speaker and entertainer to deliver a powerful message of affirmation and compassion. At right, the students of St. Jude show off […]

Calabasas city founder and first female mayor dies

Karyn Foley was 82


Calabasas residents are mourning the loss of a city founder, cultural leader and early mayor. Karyn Foley, a member of the Calabasas Cityhood Committee and one of the first five City Council members, died on March 9 at the age of 82. A cause of death was not disclosed, but according to sources her health had been failing for some […]

Construction underway on Chesebro bridge

DIGGING IN—Workers tear up the concrete divider at Chesebro Road and the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills on March 8 as part of the $13-million bridge and interchange makeover. The job will take two years.

Two locals snared in college cheat scandal



The FBI investigation into a college admissions scandal that led to the arrest this week of 50 high-profile entertainers and industry moguls across the country also snared a Calabasas resident and an employee of an Agoura Hills-based business. Homayoun Zadeh, 57, of Calabasas and Stephen Semprevivo, 53, of Los Angeles, were arrested March 12 and charged with conspiracy to commit […]

Dwyer new director at CSC

Seen as a stabilizing force

The board of directors of Cancer Support Community Valley/ Ventura/Santa Barbara has named Steve Dwyer as the organization’s new executive director. Dwyer, a resident of Thousand Oaks, served as chief of the Ventura County chapter of Habitat for Humanity for more than five years. Most recently, he held an adjunct professor position in nonprofit leadership and development at Pepperdine University. […]

False threat causes scare at Agoura



A student’s message on social media that caught the attention of school and law enforcement officials led to a canceled assembly last week at Agoura High School. Sgt. Roman Foss of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station said the school and the sheriff were made aware of an online message on Thurs., March 7 that was misinterpreted as a threat of […]

Lost Hills’ Seetoo named woman of year

Lt. Jennifer Seetoo learned quickly what it means to take charge. Just a few days on the job in early November 2018 as acting captain of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, Seetoo oversaw one of the largest citizen evacuations in the history of the region. The Woolsey fire forced thousands to flee their homes and businesses. Seetoo helped make sure […]


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