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Another possible animal mutilation reported in Agoura

Occurred week before Aug. 17 incident


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 […]

FOR THE RECORD

An article last week gave the wrong square footage for the SelectaBed and Tempflow Mattress Factory and Store in Agoura Hills. The correct size is 40,000 square feet. We regret the error. The company’s Airflow Transfer System provides memory foam, air beds and pillow tops that are significantly more breathable than standard products.

Crime family hits close to home

Several members of an alleged crime family were arrested by a Ventura County narcotics task force on suspicion of supplying the county with heroin. Police said the arrest of a single dealer in Ojai in May led them to Jose Gonzalez-Chaidez, known leader of the Gonzalez- Chaidez family, a Los Angelesbased syndicate with ties to a Mexican drug cartel. Gonzalez-Chaidez, […]

Second report of possible animal mutilation in Agoura Hills



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 […]

There when you need them

MSAR volunteers to the rescue


People who work in a high-risk job—soldiers, firefighters, police—will often say they do it because it’s work that has to be done, not because they want recognition or medals. But sometimes they get them anyway. Members of the Malibu Search and Rescue team, an all-volunteer organization, recently won eight awards at the Reserve Peace Officers Conference in Sacramento, which is […]

Priestly pedophilia scorned by local Catholics

Sex abuses have a long and sordid past


The mid-August release of a Pennsylvania grand jury report that documents how more than 1,000 children were sexually abused by hundreds of priests over a 70-year period is prompting archdioceses across the country to assure parishioners that, despite widespread scorn and skepticism, new church safeguards are in place and are being rigorously enforced. “We, the members of this grand jury, […]

Candidates all set in Westlake, Calabasas



The candidates are set for the Calabasas and Westlake Village city council elections, and in each race there is newcomer challenging the field. The candidates in both cities have just over nine weeks to rally supporters behind them, which may be easier for some than others. Incumbents, whose faces and track records are familiar to their constituents, have an inherent […]

FOR THE RECORD

A letter to the editor in the Aug. 23 Acorn incorrectly stated that the next Agoura Hills City Council meeting is Wed., Sept. 12. While that is the regular date, the meeting was changed to 6 p.m. Tues., Sept. 11. We regret the error.

Remembering Kolostian



Calabasas is 27 years old, and many residents still remember how the city came to be. The City Council adjourned its Aug. 8 meeting in memory of one of the key players in the Calabasas cityhood movement, Richard Kolostian Sr., who died on June 9. He was 86. Kolostian’s son, Richard Kolostian Jr., spoke to the council about his father’s […]

Kanan crash kills driver

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 alone north on Kanan Road toward Agoura around noon last Wednesday when he tumbled over an embankment near tunnel No. 3. As there were no other vehicles involved in the […]


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