2001-06-07

Little squirts



NORTH RANCH DISASTER DRILL-From left, Rachel Foster, 6, and her two sisters Jessy and Emily, practice using a fire hose during disaster preparedness exercises last Sunday at North Ranch. A practice alert was sent out to 450 homes in the Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks area as Fire Department and paramedic units stood ready. During the drill, the Thousand Oaks […]

New housing law trouble for Westlake

Acorn Staff Writer

California State Senate Bill 910 has been the talk of the town lately, especially in Westlake Village. SB 910 was written by Senator Joseph Dunn (D-Garden Grove) in the hopes that as California’s population grows, the cities across the state be required to build a certain amount of new housing. But cities like Westlake Village fear that if the bill […]

Home invasion hits North Ranch couple



Home invasion hits North Ranch couple Two men attacked an elderly couple and stole their car during a home invasion assault yesterday morning in the affluent community of North Ranch, according to a Thousand Oaks Police Department report. A 63-year-old woman was gardening outside when one of the suspects grabbed her from behind and dragged her into the house. The […]

Search for body called off

Acorn Staff Writer

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said no further searches are planned for an Agoura Hills woman missing in the rugged mountains of Malibu since March. Melinda Hedges, 38, disappeared when her 1992 Toyota Corolla reportedly veered off Kanan Road two miles north of the Pacific Coast Highway and plunged into a deep ravine. A routine helicopter patrol by the […]

Cheers turn into tears



WOUNDED WARRIORS-Jamie Hesselgesser, right, consoles teammate Cody Cipriano after the Westlake High School baseball team lost to El Dorado in last weekend’s CIF-Southern Section championship game. Please see page 32 for complete story.

Trying to outrun autism

Acorn Staff Writer

It’s a miracle the way young people with autism are able to find their way in the world. Autistic children have such poorly developed verbal and non-verbal communication skills they can barely associate with others. For the victims of autism – about one out of every 500 people – relating to the outside world becomes an everyday struggle that often […]

A good plan Agoura Hills hires new official -Page 9



A good plan Agoura Hills hires new official -Page 9

Long ago, far away Students learn about immigration history -Page 13



Long ago, far away Students learn about immigration history -Page 13

Vacation photos Readers take their Acorn around the world -Page 18



Vacation photos Readers take their Acorn around the world -Page 18

‘Comedy Night’ gets the hook



Last year, the Oak Park Theater Building Committee hosted what they wanted to become an annual Comedy Night fundraiser for the proposed Oak Park High School performing arts theater. The 2000 event netted over $19,000 and attracted more than 325 people, but this year’s event has been put on hold. The committee halted plans for the theater until a survey […]