2013-04-11 E-Edition

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Fancy Flight

Man builds single-engine aircraft in his Oak Park garage

Retirement is not an idle time for Oak Park resident Glen Wilcox, who recently took advantage of his golden years to build a fully functional airplane in his garage. The single-seat, light aircraft took about 1,000 hours over a three- year period to assemble. It completes a personal transportation collection at the Wilcox household that covers land, sea and air. […]

Conservation group acquires new land to protect Ladyface

612 acres purchased near mountain’s southern base

The Ladyface Mountain panorama in the Santa Monica Mountains will be preserved for generations to come, thanks to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors who recently approved two significant land acquisitions totaling almost 612 acres near the scenic mountain. The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority will be the purchasing agency. The purchase comprises 525 acres of unspoiled land at […]

Sheriff concerned about Westlake crime increase

Burglaries and thefts up in 2013

Burglaries were on the rise in the City of Westlake Village during the first eight weeks of 2013, said Lt. Dave Thompson of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station at a recent City Council meeting. Criminals broke into eight homes and businesses between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 compared to four incidents for the same period in 2012. But thefts from […]

Church hit by graffiti

Cleaning crews worked swiftly to remove derogatory graffiti that was placed on property belonging to the City of Westlake Village and St. Jude Catholic Church on Easter weekend. Vandals targeted the 32000 block of Lindero Canyon Road sometime between Fri., March 29 and Sat., March 30, authorities said. The graffiti included a reference to homosexuality, several four-letter words and a […]

Investigator keeps eye out

Agoura firm breaks open kosher case

While police detectives work to solve criminal cases such as murders and robberies, private investigators are often hired by individuals and companies to help solve other mysteries. “A lot of people have the misconception that we, as private investigators, are dirty or ruthless,” says Eric Agaki, owner of Hover View Investigations, which has offices in Agoura Hills and Hollywood. But […]

Give Mom your best

Mother’s Day is Sun., May 12, and The Acorn wants your mom to receive the recognition she deserves. In 100 words or fewer, please write and tell us about your favorite Mom Moment. Whether it’s a poignant memory, a funny incident that happened or just a few kind words for Mom, your thoughts are important. Even if she’s passed on, […]

FYI, distracted driving can be deadly

Face it, you multitask. Because you feel you must. From home to work and back—and with all the errands and commitments in between—life often feels like it’s spinning a million miles a minute. The need to do several things at once in this fast-paced world is unavoidable. It’s hard to believe how humans survived their first 5 million years in […]

Political Cartoon

Calabasas City Council squabble

Shame on you for titling your article “Calabasas City Council rejects mayoral appointee in post-election spat” and other conclusions you jumped to, showing obvious bias rather than truth in reporting. I was present at the March 27 City Council meeting. Although taken aback by the proceedings at the end of the night, I did not jump to the conclusions of […]