2013-12-12

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STRAIGHT FROM THE NORTH POLE—Santa greets the crowd after arriving on afire engine at the 34th annual Santa Comes to Westlake/ Agoura and Beyond food drive in Agoura Hills on Sat., Dec. 7. Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club sponsors the popular event. Right, cheerleaders f rom Agoura High School help organize the donations.

Sheriff handling own investigation into cyclist’s Mulholland Highway death

Deputy’s patrol car collided with bike rider, reason not known


The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Services Detail has begun the investigation into the death of a bicyclist who was struck and killed Dec. 8 by a sheriff’s patrol car heading east on Mulholland Highway in Calabasas. The investigators are an internal affairs unit whose job is to examine accidents involving deputies. The name of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s […]

Just in time for holidays



New members take seat on school board




The Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education welcomed two new trustees and bade an emotional farewell to longtime board members Gordon Whitehead and Dave Moorman, who have retired. Gordon served on the board for three terms (12 years) and Moorman was elected for two terms (8 years). Board member Jill Gaines took the helm as president. Gaines replaces […]

L.A. County jail abuse not the norm, Lost Hills sheriff says

Goal for local jail is rehabilitation


Fourteen former and current deputies, sergeants and lieutenants were arraigned in federal court Monday in connection with possible abuse at Men’s Central and Twin Towers jails. But the alleged abuse doesn’t reflect the mindset of all the deputies who work with inmates in the county’s jails. The sheriff’s department’s Education Based Incarceration Bureau has created a program that teaches inmates […]

Cyclist’s death renews controversial debate



In the 40-year history of The Acorn, no topic in our Letters to the Editor section has elicited more passion and greater response than the car versus the bicycle debate. Everyone rides one or the other. Everyone feels righteous about their share of the road. Sadly, the two modes of transportation aren’t always compatible. Last Sunday, tragedy resulted when a […]

Reader likes idea of cars, cyclists riding opposite each other



Yes, bicycles traveling against traffic would require a paradigm shift in thinking. Yes, it would require a change in state law so that neither driver is surprised. Yes, the closing speed is a negative. However, a collision at 20 or 80 mph would have about the same tragic result. While no solution is perfect, this one could potentially save lives. […]

Don’t restrict our cyclists



Regarding the letter titled “Sport cyclists flirt with danger,” by Bill Brock on Dec. 5: Your very first point on the subject, that no other sport uses the street for physical training, is totally inaccurate. Runners such as cross country competitors, including those from our local high school, use the streets for physical training. Athletics are not restricted to a […]

Community helps in dog rescue



Thank you to all the incredibly kind people who helped my niece find her dog last week. Bello slipped out of his collar and harness when he heard a loud noise, and just disappeared in a heartbeat. Mary drove around from 9 p.m., when he got away at the corner of Westlake and Thousand Oaks boulevards, until Bello was found […]