Kidnapping followed by hostage crisis hits Calabasas

Acorn Staff Writer

Sheriff’s deputies from the Lost Hills station, as well as detectives from the Sheriff’s Department’s Major Crimes Bureau, a SWAT team and even FBI agents, had their hands full last week when two major crimes – a kidnapping and hostage crisis – shook the normally quiet community of Calabasas. Police were still searching Monday for the two men who kidnapped […]

Westlake Village using courts to gain park

Acorn Staff Writer

The Westlake City Council adopted a resolution authorizing use of eminent domain, a legal action, to acquire property on Lindero Canyon Road, known as Lot 79. The site will be for a controversial sports park. Last month the city’s Parks Advisory Committee released its recommendation for a scaled-down version of the park to be built on the west side of […]

House goes to the big house

Daniel House, the Agoura Hills man accused of five felony counts of animal cruelty and five misdemeanor counts for sexually assaulting horses, pleaded no contest in Malibu Court last week. House, 55, is expected to be sentenced to four years in state prison when he returns to court later this month, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office said. Superior Court […]

Heave Ho


the Calabasas Babies `R Us store manager is released from hostage captivity under the watchful eye of a Sherriff’s deputy. DANNY MOLOSHOK/The Acorn

City pumped about natural gas fuel station

Acorn Staff Writer

In an effort to help clean up the environment by lowering vehicle emissions, the city of Calabasas has joined forces with several other agencies to install a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling tank at a local Chevron station. A grand opening ceremony was led last week by Calabasas Mayor Dennis Washburn. CNG is one of the most viable fuel alternatives […]


Challengers file in

Oak Park A third challenger filed papers in Ventura County to run for the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC). Deena Rae Parry, a 39-year-old businesswoman, will seek one of two open seats on the board this November. Parry joins Marv Walters, a 59-year-old businessman, and Ronold Rishe, a 46-year-old community activist, as challengers in the race. Incumbent Todd Haines, […]

A look at recycling’s other side Redemption values for bottles and cans get lost in the shuffle

Acorn Staff Writer

A look at recycling’s other side Redemption values for bottles and cans get lost in the shuffle Before you take out the recyclables and trash, consider how much money you might be throwing away. The whole point of the California Beverage Container Recycling and Litter Reduction Act (also known as the ‘‘Bottle Bill’’) is to promote recycling by making it […]

Large check given to Wellness Community