CHS grad will serve as White House intern

Jaime Benedon, a 1999 graduate of Calabasas High School who’s currently a senior at the University of Washington, has been selected to serve an internship at the White House this fall, working primarily with security for Homeland Defense. Benedon had received offers of positions with U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, a political analyst firm, a Capitol Hill newspaper as well as […]

Sheriff’s blotter


Sheriff’s blotter Agoura Agoura The loss was $650 after a cell phone and a digital camera were stolen from a business in the 300 block of S. Latigo Canyon Road between noon and 4:30 p.m. Aug. 24. The items were stolen from an unlocked car. Agoura Hills Several storage containers belonging to construction companies were recently burglarized at a synagogue […]

Speeders don’t get home that much quicker than other drivers

Speeders don’t get home that much quicker than other drivers In reference to Ken Handler’s letter of Aug. 29 regarding speed traps, I do think he misses the point. The epidemic of speeders in residential areas is a danger to all of us. Even though his trip up Kanan may take an additional 10 seconds by obeying the speed limit, […]

Toxic substance notices aren’t what they seem

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Maybe when entering an apartment complex or parking garage you’ve seen a toxic substance warning sign. Words like "reproductive hazards" or "may cause birth defects" could cause fear, especially if you’re trying to have children. But these new warning signs might not be what they seem. In November 1986, California voters approved an initiative […]

SCORE workshops offered

SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, will present six workshops for small business owners and managers, emphasing success. They’re 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oxnard College. Courses offered are: Starting and Operating a New Business, Sat. Sept. 21; Developing and Preparing a Business Plan, Sat., Sept. 28; Financial Management, Sat., Oct. 12; Marketing the Why and How of […]

Scandinavian Festival returns

A Scandinavian Autumn Festival featuring an old country marketplace will open with breakfast served at 9 a.m. Sun., Sept. 15 in Vasa Park, 2854 Triunfo Canyon Road, in rural Agoura. The marketplace will open 10 a.m. Highlights of the festival include Scandinavian music, artisans, folk dancers; spinning, weaving and handwork; an antique boutique; plus Renaissance performers in medieval costumes. Specialty […]

OPHS to host fundraiser for cross-country program

Oak Park High School will host a garage sale in the school parking lot at 8 a.m. this Sat., Sept. 14 on the campus, 899 N. Kanan Road, Oak Park. Proceeds from the sale will help offset the cost of running the cross-country program. Parents and residents are encouraged to donate useful items to help support the cross-country team. For […]

Yom Kippur services planned

Rabbis of Chabad of the Conejo invite all Jews, observant or non-observant, to attend Yom Kippur services beginning at 6:45 p.m. Sun., Sept. 15 with the Kol Nidre. Services continue at 9:30 a.m. Mon., Sept. 16, followed by the Yizkor memorial service at noon and the Neilah services at 5:30 p.m. The Yom Kippur fast will end at 7:45 p.m. […]

Power lines posed no danger to local children

Power lines posed no danger to local children As you know, there have been several letters regarding the 66 kV transmission lines that run adjacent to the proposed Yerba Buena school site. These letters mention the potential danger (or not) of having a school near the wires but without offering much in the way of data to support the claims. […]

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