Westlake Village rings El Camino Real Bell CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn

Westlake Village rings El Camino Real Bell CHUCK ROGERS/The Acorn DEDICATION CEREMONY––Former Westlake Village mayor and incumbent City Councilwoman Betty De Santis, left center, addresses members of the Westlake Women’s Club and First Neighborhood Homeowners’ Association at ceremonies dedicating the installation of a replica El Camino Real Bell. The site depicted is being called "Freedom Square," a designation given to […]

O’Brien will retire

Acorn Staff Writer

Capt. John O’Brien, head of the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, has announced his retirement from Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after a 30-year career. The 57-year-old O’Brien underwent surgery for injuries to both shoulders and has been unable to return to work for the past several months. One of the injuries resulted from a search warrant mishap two years ago. […]

Community mourns loss of Agoura Hills activist, 25-year resident

Rodney E. Pease, an Agoura Hills resident for 25 years, died on April 22. He was born in Tillamook, Ore. on Feb. 5, 1932. His family moved to Corvallis in 1942. Pease grew up in Corvallis and graduated from Corvallis High School in 1950. Pease served in the Marines from 1950 to 1954. He married Joy Remmington on Jan. 18, […]

Severe allergies are skyrocketing

A study recently published in the Archives of Internal Medicine revealed that as many as 40.9 million Americans may be at risk for severe allergies or anaphylaxis, a substantial increase over the number of people previously thought to be at risk. There is speculation about why incidence is increasing. More than 2 million children younger than three years old have […]

‘Guess who’s coming to read?’

‘Guess who’s coming to read?’ READING WITH ARTHUR––A beloved childrens’ character suprises Brookside Elementary School when he visited to celebrate the "Guess Who’s Coming to Read" program. The kids are (top row, left to right): Michael Coopersmith, Emma Tattari, Kevin Gordon, Alexa Yarnell, Leeya Alperson, Brittany Friedman, Hayden Johnson, Harrison Pagliarulo, Kaitlynn Lorington, and Mackenzie Murphy. (Bottom row) Annie Chang, […]

Churches to provide food, shelter here

Acorn Staff Writer

Saint Julie Billiart Catholic Church in Newbury Park provides a winter shelter program and year round food program that helps homeless people and others in need. The winter shelter program runs every Saturday night from December through March and accommodates up to 25 people. In addition to the shelter, a hot meal is served Saturday at 6:30 p.m., as well […]

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Council goes mum over early debate on Home Depot

Acorn Staff Writer

The Agoura Hills City Council turned down a proposal last week by City Councilman Dan Kuperberg that would begin public debate on the construction of "big box" retail stores in the city. Kuperberg said discussions could lead to a referendum in November that would give the public a say about the new Home Depot store on Agoura Road. Strong public […]

Voluntary campaign limit dropped

Following the passage of Proposition 34 last November, Agoura Hills officials say candidates for city council are no longer bound by voluntary spending limits. Prop. 34 repealed Prop. 208, a 1996 measure that, in effect, set the voluntary spending limit in Agoura Hills at 50 cents per resident or about $10,000. Candidates are still bound by the city’s $250 donation […]

Camerata Pacifica to perform in Thousand Oaks

Families will enjoy Camerata Pacifica’s "Coffeehouse Recital" at 2 p.m. on Sun., May 6 at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, One Church Road, Thousand Oaks. These recitals are informal, entertaining family affairs inspired by the Collegium Musicum founded by Telemann in 1704, where a group of musicians gathered and performed at a coffeehouse in Leipzig. This is the first event of […]