K-9 units keep criminals at bay

The technology used by 21stCentury police is amazing. Patrol cars are outfitted with the latest in communication equipment, mobile computers, radar guns, Global Positional Systems and even thermo-imaging cameras. But one of the most valuable assets used by law enforcement has actually been around for thousands of years. Police dogs, or K-9s, have walked the beat with peace officers since […]

Duck Race recruits needed

Annual ritual will pit at least eighteen teams

Eighteen duck race teams have been formed and are seeking new recruits for the Many Mansions seventh annual Duck Race to be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sun., June 12 at the Landing in Westlake Village. The top four fundraising teams will be able to participate in the preliminary races for a chance to win prizes valued at more […]


In the world of squirrel etiquette, it’s considered uncouth to dine with your tail hidden from view. Here we see a Newbury Park squirrel properly and proudly displaying his tail as he visits Cathy Miller’s bird feeder. Even if your picture captures a squirrel without manners (eating without his tail conspicuously presented), please send your photograph today to Squirrel of […]

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Agoura Chargers Fri. May 27 Comedy Sportz/G Bldg./6 p.m. All events (subject to change) are listed by name, location and time if provided. If calendars are modified, school sources are asked to contact us with updated information at newstip@theacorn.com Mon., May 30 Memorial Day, school closed Wed., June 1 Grad night mtg/A-1/7 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Mon, May 30 Memorial Day, […]

Wine tasting in Calabasas

Wines Of The World Is Hosted By Aviara Real Estate

As clients stepped off the elevator, they entered another world, a place of great wine, food, beautiful music and great conversation. The Aviara room was turned into an Italian villa, creating a beautiful and warm environment, the perfect place to show appreciation for the 225 clients whom attended. This fun and informative event served up some of the best wines […]

Oak Park feels the crunch

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger recently released a revised budget proposal for California, and although the state received an unexpected $4 billion boost in revenue, public school officials are worried that education cuts will continue unabated. Oak Park Unified School District (OPUSD) officials announced at last week’s school board meeting that if the budget passesthe district will fall approximately $440,000 into debt […]

Charly Kaspar honored by city

Charly Kaspar prefers to stay out of the public spotlight. She takes comfort in her selfless volunteer work and would rather bring comfort to others than celebrity for herself. It was that altruistic work ethic which earned her recognition as the 2005 Older American’s Honoree for Westlake Village. The award, along with a birthday cake, was presented to her by […]


NOTICE INVITING BIDS Sealed Bids will be received by the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Construction Division, for the replacement of a reinforced concrete transition structure, subdrain, and other appurtenant work under Project ID No. FCC0000971, Lindero Canyon, Agoura Road to Lake Lindero Drive, in the City of Agoura. The Bids must be submitted at the Cashier’s […]

Service prepares students for college

Collegetrack is a new college counseling, test prep and tutoring practice serving the Agoura Hills and Westlake Village area. Its principals are television personality Caryl Kristensen and Michael GRivas, PhD, an assistant professoat Cal State Northridge. Kristensen has a bachelor’s degree in communications from Cal State Chico and obtained through UCLA certification as a college counselor. She and her family […]