2013-12-12

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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 […]

Homes tour sets mood for the holidays



Triunfo YMCA camp offers winter fun



The Triunfo YMCA will host its annual holiday camp from Dec. 23 through 27 and Dec. 30 through Jan. 3 at the YMCA daycare facility at Willow Elementary School, 29026 Laro Drive, Agoura Hills. The camp, which coincides with winter school break, will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. The camp is for kids in kindergarten through eighth […]

Lion signs with Cal Poly



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 […]

Calabasas Library goes wild




On Sat., Dec. 21, the Calabasas Library will show the documentary “Born to be Wild 3-D,” featuring a close-up look at orphaned baby orangutans and elephants and the humans who work to save them. The IMAX 3-D film was written and produced by Calabasas High graduate Drew Fellman. He and fellow CHS graduate Pat Foley, an anthropologist and independent consultant […]

Stock up on Christmas cookies

Containers are just $5

Members of The Church of the Epiphany will present their annual Christmas Cookie Exchange from 11 a.m. to noon Sun., Dec. 15 at the church, 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. Church members will bake hundreds of cookies, bars and goodies in advance, which will be displayed for individual selection by the public. Shoppers will have the opportunity to hand-pick many […]

Warriors hope to maintain stranglehold on league




Westlake High has dominated the Marmonte League girls’ soccer landscape with five consecutive league crowns. Many Marmonte head coaches hope the trophy is up for grabs this year. “Westlake lost a few top players,” Simi Valley head coach Mike Popp said. “They’re still a top team, but it’s an even playing field now. It’s going to be a tough season.” […]

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. […]


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