2009-07-16

School trustee’s daughter killed in auto crash

12-year-old was on vacation in Italy

Alanna Moorman A summer vacation in Italy ended in tragedy for two local residents Sat., July11. Alanna Moorman, 12, daughter of Dave and Kristy Moorman of Agoura Hills, and Teresa Amati, 43, of Westlake Village died in a car accident in the southern Italian town of Turi. Dave Moorman is the president of the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board […]

Detention teens get reprieve



Teenage boys incarcerated at Camp David Gonzalez received a welcome summer break as rambunctious rescue dogs and shiny motorcycles were brought to the Calabasas juvenile detention camp on Sat., July 11. The Summer of Success festival, which also featured food, music, entertainment and several cool cars, was put on by New Visions Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to […]

Westlake City Council nixes medical marijuana dispensary

Pot pharmacy told to close

The Westlake Village City Council unanimously rejected an appeal by a medical marijuana provider and ordered him to shut down his La Baya Drive business or face criminal charges. Westlake’s zoning code does not allow for a pot dispensary in the business park, city officials said. At its recent meeting the City Council passed a moratorium banning all marijuana dispensaries […]

Attention all fiction writers



If you think you have a knack for writing, we invite you to put your creative juices to work in the annual The Acorn contest, “Fiction in a Nutshell.” Here’s how it works: In 100 words or less, write a fiction story and e-mail it to newstip@theacorn.com.You may also send it by mail to the address on page 4A. Include […]

Oak Park school board approves cuts

Situation 'could be worse,' Superintendent Tony Knight says

Larger class sizes and fewer hours for teachers are among the cost saving measures recently approved by the Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education. The changes were made to help offset deep reductions in state funding for public schools. Kindergarten through third grade classes will increase from 20 students to 22 students and save the district more than […]

Gersons embody cowboy spirit



The men and women who tamed the American West are typified as rugged individualists with unflappable spirit. The archetypal cowboy is a self-reliant person who exudes honor and dignity in every facet of life. To honor the legacy of cowboys and cowgirls, the U.S. Senate has for the past five years proclaimed the fourth Saturday of July the National Day […]

Lounging in the park



Enjoying summer’s bounty



All about organic gardening



Residents interested in the Oak Park Community Garden will meet at 7 p.m. tonight, July 16 at Mae Boyar Park, 130 Kanan Road. Steven Witherly, PhD, will give a presentation on organic gardening and garden secrets. The event is free and the public is welcomed.

Serving in Uniform



•Army Pvt. Alex D. Pettersen has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. He is the son of Mike and Dawn Pettersen of Agoura Hills and a 2008 graduate of Agoura High School. •Navy Seaman Recruit Jason M. Bohner recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. He is […]