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 […]

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 […]

Heschel hearing comes to Agoura

Residents donning the blue and white hats of Heschel West packed the Agoura Hills City Council chamber last week in a show of unity for the new Jewish school. Heschel School wants to build new classrooms for kindergarten through eighth grade on a Los Angeles County parcel just east of Chesebro Road in Agoura Hills. The city cannot approve or […]

Brighter days ahead

Saberhagen, school strike out

Brett Saberhagen, the varsity baseball coach at Calabasas High School and leading force behind the school’s nearly completed state-of-the-art baseball stadium, announced his resignation. The two-time Major League Cy Young award winner and 1985 World Series MVP said he quit due to frustrations with building the school’s baseball field. But Saberhagen said he’d be willing to return to his job […]


A cougar on a National Park Service van appears to be out for a joyride as thvehicle passes behind Baiba Baltoka and her infant who were out walking recently at PeteStrauss Ranch in Agoura. The computer-generated graphic almost had us fooled.

Holiday schedule

Mon., May 30 is Memorial Day, which will affect the deadlines for the Acorn Newspapers of June 2 and 3. Real estate advertising for the June 2 and 3 editions must be reserved by noon Thurs., May 26. Display advertising must be reserved by 11 a.m. Fri., May 27. Letters to the editor and press releases must be received by […]

Residents signal concern over cell antennas

The Agoura Hills Planning Commission approved the installation of an unmanned wireless telecommunication facility on Clareton Drive. AT&T Wireless requested a conditional use permit to locate 12 cell phone antennas on the roof oan existing industrial park. But some residents are concerned about how the radio frequency emissions from the wireless installations could affect human health. Alan Stahl, owner of […]

Community says goodbye to Vance and Pat Moran

Fire Office in Calabasas

The Malibu Fire Prevention Office, which provides the public with education on fire prevention and inspections, recently moved from Malibu to Calabasas. The new address is 26600 Agoura Road, Suite 110, CalabasasCA 91302-1954. The general office phone number is (818) 880-0341 The fire prevention office is open from 8 a.m. to noon on Mondays through Thursdays. The office moved because […]