Sheriff’s blotter

Agoura Hills

Agoura Hills Rock damage to a business window and door in the 5100 block of Kanan Road was $500 after the attempted burglary of a business at 3:30 a.m. Nov. 14. The suspect(s) were unsuccessful in stealing anything, but at 3:24 a.m. that same morning at the same location, another business door was broken ($500 loss) and $3,000 in computer […]

Jewish school a great idea — for someplace else

Building a school is a noble cause. A good education is so important, that goes without saying; we moved to Agoura for the great public schools. At the last count we have five schools right here in our neighborhood, two private pre-schools, two elementary schools and Agoura High School. They’re all within one square mile of each other and they […]

Community helpers give thanks by giving back

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer A drive through the homeless streets of downtown Los Angeles was all it took to convince Agoura Hills resident Bernadette Cairns and her daughter Kari Markowitz of Calabasas to do something big. Forget expensive cars, big houses and a vast wardrobe, what’s important to Cairns and Markowitz is helping others. The mother-daughter team tries […]

Hispanic students recognized

Cassandra Ojeda, a senior at Agoura High School, has been recognized as a scholar in the National Hispanic Recognition Program. Established in 1983, it is a College Board program that provides national recognition of the exceptional academic achievements of Hispanic high school seniors, and identifies them for post-secondary institutions. Jessica Lessing of Agoura Hills and Brittany Hoffman of Calabasas, both […]

Integrity in job candidates is valued

Honesty can be a job seeker’s most valuable asset. In a recent survey, 58 percent of chief financial officers (CFOs) polled said the qualities that impress them most about job candidates, aside from ability and willingness to do the job, are honesty and integrity, an increase of 26 percent vs. five years ago. The survey was developed by Robert Half […]


FRI., NOV. 29 Around the Campfire Join a state park ranger tonight and tomorrow night at 7 p.m. for a fun and informative Campfire Program at Leo Carrillo State Park, on Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu at junction with Mulholland Hwy. (805) 488-1827 The Choo-Choo Claus Janss Marketplace at Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks hosts holiday event from […]

Festival of Lights

Compromise reached on signs

After considerable wrangling and alterations, the Westlake Village City Council granted permission to IDS to install three new wall signs on buildings at its office park on Russell Ranch Road. The IDS sign program was delayed because of concerns by nearby homeowners in the Renaissance development about excessive light from the signage and aesthetic concerns of the city council. The […]

Nativity fundraiser is growing up

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer "No Room at the Inn," a Christian ecumenical group from the Conejo Valley and Camarillo, returns this holiday season with its 10th annual Display of Nativities at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Thousand Oaks. Funds from the two-day display are donated to winter shelter programs throughout Ventura County, said "No Room at the Inn" […]

Peer counselor

Joanne Dong Suh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chi Won Suh of Calabasas, is a member of the Minority Peer Counselor Program for the 2002-03 academic year at Brown University in Providence, R.I., where she’s a sophomore. The Minority Peer Counselors are a network of Asian American, African American, Latino, native American and multiracial undergraduates who provide academic and interpersonal […]