Beloved pets no match for hungry coyotes

Attacks are well-documented

Newbury Park resident Jennifer Reed sensed something was wrong when she returned home from work. She looked out the kitchen window that afternoon and saw her dog Dakota lying in the middle of the lawn in the backyard of her home on Thunderhead Road. The family pet was barely recognizable. “It was just a heap of fur with bloodstained grass,” […]

Model ships being sold at Maritime Museum

The Ventura County Maritime Museum is presenting its annual Holiday Ship Model Sale during the month of December. The museum is at Fisherman’s Wharf in Channel Islands Harbor at the corner of S. Victoria Avenue and Channel Islands Boulevard in Oxnard and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A wide selection of models is available. On the […]

Chamber news

•The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual holiday mixer at 5:30 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 7 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 24150 Park Sorrento. Guests are invited to bring a new, unwrapped $10 gift for distribution to AbilityFirst- Paul Weston Center, a facility treating adults and small children. Admission is free. At 7:15 a.m. Thurs., Dec. 14, the Chamber […]

Let us hear your ‘tails’

The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. Not to exceed 300 words, your story can be about an interesting occurrence, or an inspirational moment involving your pet. Maybe there was a close call with danger, and perhaps your pet became a hero. Or maybe you just want to tell us […]

Theater group presents Shakespeare, Dickens

Since Shakespeare is part of the regular high school curriculum, the Santa Susana Repertory Company decided to stage dynamic live theatrical productions to bring the author’s work to life and immerse the students in the world of timeless classics. The professional nonprofit theater company recently presented Hamlet and Macbeth exclusively for the benefit of schools in Ventura County and surrounding […]

Centex Homes Provides Podcasts

According to a recent study conducted by the California Association of Realtors, over 70 percent of homebuyers rely on the Internet as a fundamental resource when buying a home. Centex Homes’ Los Angeles/Central Coast Division announced its newest innovation in customer care, CentexPodCast.com. The audio and video downloadable podcasts provide potential homebuyers and current homeowners with upto date information relating […]

Oak Park residents want students off their street

Southridge Drive the scene of many parking abuses

Residents of a cul-de-sac on Southridge Drive appealed to the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council, the sheriff’s department and the county to help them deal with rude and messy Oak Park High School students who park on their street. Apparently the message got through as the parking abuses seem to be declining. At the MAC meeting on Nov. 28, Southridge […]

‘Air Force One’ book signing at Reagan Library

The authors of “Air Force One: the Final Mission” will sign copies of their book from noon to 2 p.m. Sat., Dec. 9 near the Museum Store inside the Air Force One Pavilion at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. Joel Cohen and Michael Cohen spent four years documenting the aircraft’s final mission from decommissioning by […]


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Agoura Hills A thief stole a backpack containing keys, books, and a wallet with $450 in cash and bank cards from a car parked on Roadside Drive Nov. 27. Vandals caused $400 in damages when they scratched the paint on a vehicle parked on Quail Run Drive Nov. 26. Someone shot a small metal pellet through the front living room […]

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