2011-07-14 E-Edition

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STOP . . . in the name of the law

By now, many drivers have encountered the periodic DUI checkpoints in the area, but not everyone is happy with the sheriff’s effort to curb drinking and driving. While the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station says the checkpoints serve as a deterrent to drunk driving, Agoura Hills resident Bruce Boyer from the civil rights group SonsofLibertyLA believes the monthly checks are an […]

Calabasas woman dies on Mt. Shasta

Rescue workers recovered the body of a Calabasas woman June 29 who died while climbing Mount Shasta in Northern California. According to a report from Siskiyou County officials, John Vajo, 53, of West Hills and Jennifer Zinck, 56, of Calabasas became lost during a snowstorm while descending the 14,160- foot mountain. The hikers, who began their trek on Sun., June […]

Hiking locally? Play it safe

The Santa Monica Mountains and Ventura County backcountry are known for their natural beauty and proximity to civilization, but the rugged terrain can become a dangerous place for outdoors enthusiasts who aren’t properly prepared for their adventure. To help hikers and mountain bikers stay safe, t he Ventura County Sheriff’s Department encourages people to prepare a written hiking plan. A […]

Think twice about beaches and canyons this weekend

Another freeway closure will occur next year as road improvements continue

‘Carmageddon’ comes Plan ahead, avoid the area, or stay home. That’s the message public safety officials are sending to drivers on the eve of the 10- mile, 53-hour closure of the 405 freeway between the 101 and 10 this weekend for demolition work on the Mulholland Bridge, part of a major Interstate 405 improvement project. Motorists who must travel through […]

Busy summer for kids in Acorn country

Don’t stop the DUI checkpoints

Nobody wants drunk drivers on the road, but is everybody willing to make sacrifices to keep them away? The Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, for one, is asking motorists to endure monthly DUI checkpoints in various local communities— an inconvenience for the innocent, a nightmare for the guilty. Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, even […]


Thankful for the park concerts

Thank you, Agoura Hills. This year my parents celebrate their 45th anniversary. My father is losing his sight and it has been over 10 years since he and my mother have seen a fireworks display live. Night time is more difficult for them, so they usually return home before it gets dark and watch them on television. I invited them […]

Acorn’s animals

Thank you so much for featuring wonderful young people getting involved for a great cause. The Acorn July 7 issue featured a photo of kids selling lemonade to help Malibu Pet Companions, a nonprofit organization for getting treatment for needy shelter animals that either are dumped by their owners or strays that need real medical attention that the county shelter […]