Pet of the Week

Speed limit on Kanan should be lowered to 35 mph

In response to Ken Handler’s speed trap letter (Aug. 29 Acorn), a better solution would be to make all of Kanan Road north of the freeway 35 mph. Handler gave his own testimony championing this speed limit in his letter, remarking on the low rate of traffic accidents or pedestrian injuries on the 35 mph stretch of Kanan. Kanan serves […]

Church remodeling should be done by Christmas

It may not rival the new gigantic cathedral looming over downtown Los Angeles, but St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Westlake Village is well on its way to again open its doors to parishioners dislocated by extensive renovations. The construction, which began in June, is just phase one of a larger plan for the parish, according to Marilyn Grebbien, the capital […]

Agoura Hills continues billboard removal

Volunteers can help stop domestic abuse

Community residents are sought by the Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence to participate in their fall volunteer training session beginning Mon., Sept. 30 at the Simi Valley Police Department. Interviews are presently being conducted for candidates for the training program. For more information, or a volunteer packet, please call (805) 983-6014.

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 […]