Boys feared kidnapping

Helpful man mistaken as an abductor

A potentially dangerous situation involving two Oak Park boys Wednesday morning turned out to be nothing more than a misunderstanding. The boys, in grades three and five, were on their way to Red Oak Elementary School when they were approached by a stranger at Rockfield and Carmona streets. Frightened, the boys informed their school principal, who contacted police. The school […]

New anti-terrorism unit showcased locally

As threats of terrorism continue around the world, a group of Westlake residents are breathing easier after last week’s presentation by a unit of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Chief William McSweeney, head of the sheriff’s Office of Homeland Security, led the members of a Westlake service group through the workings of a highly specialized hazardous materials unit, offering […]

Scammers pick up the pace

As the holidays approach, victims are lured by promise of big rewards

By Michelle Knight  knight@theacorn.com Part 1 of two parts While Senior Dep. Bob Maclean sat in the home of an elderly resident, trying to convince her that she was indeed the victim of a lottery scam, the woman’s phone rang. On the other end was the scam artist who had already bilked the woman out of $30,000, Maclean said. The […]

Group orchestrates a pleasing performance

Agoura Hills wants more environmental awareness

Plans are underway to establish a committee for “environmental responsibility” in the city of Agoura Hills, according to Mayor Dan Kuperberg. Simple steps could reap big rewards, Kuperberg said. For example, switching out regular light bulbs for “greener” varieties would conserve energy and save the city money in the long run. “This committee will address the future and longterm environmental […]


• The name of Dr. Kathleen Ayl, founder of Grief Associates Pet Loss Support, was misspelled. • On the recent “Take Your Acorn on Vacation” page, the ThompsonMatumoto children were photographed at Ryonanji in Japan, not Tenryu-ji as stated.

Housing data continue downward slide

The pace of new home sales remained sluggish in September, the California Building Industry Association reported last week. The monthly CBIA/Hanley Wood Market Intelligence New Home Sales and Pricing Report showed that new home sales in September were 45 percent below the same month a year ago. During September, 3,394 homes and condominiums were sold in the California subdivisions tracked […]

Calling system protects city

Calabasas’ emergency preparedness plan has been expanded to include a calling system that will notify residents with important messages. City officials say they want to be sure that Calabasas residents get the information they need if disaster strikes. Using ConnectCTY, a citytoresident communications service recently put into place, Calabasas administrators can send personalized voice messages to residents in targeted areas […]

Brownley says state budget outlook grim

Financially speaking, the next couple of years aren’t going to be easy in California. That was the message gathered from Assemblymember Julia Brownley’s recent talk with members of the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce. “It’s hard to know what the next year is going to look like,” said Brownley (D-Woodland Hills). “There’s been talk that it’s the year for health care […]

Republicans gathering

A Republican group called Voters for the Constitution will meet locally at 7 p.m. on Wed., Dec. 5 to discuss the current slate of presidential candidates. “Our group supports candidates who back Constitutional principles and promote peace, freedom and prosperity,” said Woody Holmes, the group’s organizer. Call Liz at (877) 874-6829 to RSVP and for meeting location.