New Year’s shooting leaves husband dead

New Year’s shooting leaves husband deadBy Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Gunshots jolted an Agoura Hills neighborhood on New Year’s Eve, resulting in the death of a 44-year-old resident said to be killed by his wife in a domestic dispute. April Soma, 44, was arrested by sheriff’s deputies last Friday in the fatal shooting of her 34-year-old husband, Michael Soma. Deputies arrested […]

Rains won’t go away

New Megan’s Law puts sex offenders on website

Privacy matters
at stake

Privacy matters at stake By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com A change in Megan’s Law now permits the public to look on the Internet for detailed information about sex offenders, including their addresses and photographs. The California Department of Justice website provides Internet access to the pictures and addresses of more than 63,000 people who were required to register in California as […]

Fateful decision saves Calabasas pair from tsunami

Scuba diving job was postponed

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Calabasas resident Michelle Miller, 24, didn’t travel much as a child. But once she turned 18, she decided to travel the world. For the last two years Miller has been living in Khao Lak, Thailand, where the recent 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tidal waves devastated the area. Miller and her boyfriend, Mattias Folkesson, just missed […]

The Acorn names John Loesing editor

Two editors at The Acorn Newspapers swapped positions this week. Steve Holt, a resident of Thousand Oaks, became editor of the Thousand Oaks Acorn, and John Loesing of Calabasas became editor of The Acorn. "It was an easy decision," said Jim Rule, publisher of The Acorn Newspapers. "Both editors will now work for the newspapers that cover their own hometowns," […]

Calabasas parking signal gets green light

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com Some area residents don’t want a traffic signal on Parkway Calabasas at Paseo Primario in Calabasas, but safety concerns have prompted the city council to consider at least some traffic signal designs. Four experts said a signal is warranted at the intersection. In fact, said Calabasas City Attorney Michael Colantuono, the city would be open to […]

VCCF names Kastenberg as first director

Oak Park resident Grace Padilla-Kastenberg has been named the first full-time director of the Ventura County Community Foundation’s (VCCF) Resource Center for Nonprofit Management. Since 1991, the resource center has provided training, research materials and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations in Ventura County with the goal of strengthening the ability of those organizations to deliver needed services in the community. […]

Peak performance

School forum rescheduled

Due to a scheduling conflict, the Las Virgenes Unified School District Superintendent’s Forum has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 18 in the Lecture Hall of Calabasas High School. For information, call Diane Johnson at (818) 878-5225.

New paramedic services come to

Oak Park, Moorpark fire stations

The Ventura County Fire Department has announced that paramedic services will be added to both Moorpark Fire Station 40 and Oak Park Fire Station 36. The implementation is a result of a new partnership agreement between the fire department and American Medical Response that was negotiated over the last 16 months and approved by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. […]