Agoura Hills looks at new rec center

City sets aside
$4 million

Agoura Hills looks at new rec center City sets aside $4 million By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The Agoura Hills City Council and city staff will consider setting aside $4 million of the city’s $10.8 million general fund for a new recreation center. The recreation center has operated from a building at the St. Paul Lutheran Church site on Thousand Oaks […]


Teen suicide brings shock and grief

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Chanelle Villalobos, a 15-year-old student from Calabasas, committed suicide April 19 at her Calabasas home, officials said. Chanelle was an eighth grade student at A.E. Wright Middle School. Although details of the incident were not released, officials confirmed that the cause of death was by hanging. The girl was found in her bedroom by her mother. […]

Awards given—

Oak Park,
Las Virgenes schools simply distinguished

Oak Park, Las Virgenes schools simply distinguished By Michelle Knight knight@theacorn.com Last week, nine schools from Simi Valley to Calabasas earned the distinction of California Distinguished School, one of the state’s highest awards in education. Of the state’s nearly 2,300 public schools, 465 schools were invited to apply and 288 did so. Among the criteria for the award, which is […]

Citizens learn safety first

Megan’s Law workshop stresses family involvement

More than 25 offenders live locally

More than 25 offenders live locally By Daniel Wolowicz danielw@theacorn.com When it comes to protecting children from sexual predators, parents are still the best line of defense. That was the message given by local law enforcement agents during a Megan’s Law and Child Safety workshop presented by the city of Westlake Village on Thurs., April 21. The event took place […]


Brett Garrett took the picture in the April 21 Acorn of the Kent Behringer memorial at the Oak Park Library. Thank you Brett.

Wanted: Gallagher costume thief

Local resident Gallagher, the famous comedian, put on a show April 17 at Westlake High School to help educate teens about unsafe driving, drug abuse and other teen-related issues. Stealing should have been part of the message, too. After Gallagher’s performance on behalf of the nonprofit organization Regenerate, somebody allegedly stole a raccoon head that was part of his costume […]

Calabasas gets new commissioner

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The city of Calabasas has appointed Mark Sikand as its new planning commissioner. Sikand will fill the vacancy left by Jonathon Wolfson who was elected last month to the Calabasas City Council. "I hope to carry (the council’s) trust on to the planning commission and do a good job for the city," Sikand said. "I appreciate […]