2014-01-09 E-Edition

Sheriff educates community about dangers of Internet

Taking on the hackers, one byte at a time

The recent credit and debit card data breach at Target stores affected some 40 million shoppers and made them vulnerable to identity theft and fraudulent charges. The incident under-scores the growing problem of high-tech crime. From large enterprises to individual consumers, cyber-crime affects everyone, said Lt. Mark Stevens of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Commercial Crimes Bureau during a recent […]

Oak Park thieves apprehended

Police have arrested four teenagers on charges of robbing an Oak Park home. The Conifer Street robbery happened several months ago but wasn’t reported until recently, when the homeowner noticed a missing firearm. After a two-week investigation, Thousand Oaks police detectives apprehended 18-year-olds Jack Hannah and Alexander Alger and two 17-year-olds on suspicion of breaking into the home and stealing […]

Calabasas-Old Topanga feud is back

Building offcials irked by illegal construction

A dispute between the City of Calabasas and some residents who live in an eclectic rural neighborhood established prior to incorporation continues to percolate. A disagreement over sewer system and other building laws was settled three years ago, but in a new conflict at Old Topanga, a home at 23408 Valdez Road has been targeted for demolition due to nearly […]

Irwin joins crowded race in 44th

As more competitors line up to represent the 44th District in the California Assembly, threeterm Thousand Oaks City Councilmember Jacqui Irwin said the timing is perfect to launch her bid for the hotly contested seat. Irwin, 52, will run as a Democrat in her first bid for partisan office. She’s among six early contenders for the seat currently held by […]

A step in the right direction

In a community that’s seen its share of teen suicides and drug overdoses, any effort that seeks to deal with the problem is a good one. The Agoura Hills Community Services Coalition was created two years ago to look at the issues that lead to teen drug use and other dangerous behaviors. In its goal to help the city’s at-risk […]

Readers favor Westlake center

I must comment on Ms. Erickson’s letter slamming the City Council for approving a fast-food restaurant in our new Target shopping center. Was she one of the residents who attempted to recall the council that approved Costco? Is she now a faithful Costco shopper? Our city councils have been very consistent in making the correct choices for the good of […]

The dog days of Christmas

The front page photo of The Acorn dated Jan. 2 shows an out-of-town dog owner disobeying the rules and laws of Reyes Adobe Park. Cute photo though. Unless there was some type of dog exhibit occurring the day after Christmas that I was not aware of, I apologize for this article. If there was no exhibit occurring, the photographer should […]

Munificence appreciated

On behalf of the 2013 Project Holiday Stocking, I would like to take this opportunity to thank The Acorn and the citizens of Ventura and Los Angeles counties for the support you provided to this year’s project. Because of your efforts, we shipped 894 stockings to our men and women serving in Afghanistan. This year, for the first time, we […]

Wants residents to care about water tank issue

Over the past two years, you may have heard me talk about Las Virgenes Municipal Water District—their dysfunction, their manipulations and game playing. What the water district would like you to believe is that I’m only talking about the proposed Westlake Village water tank, and that it’s purely a not-in-my-backyard issue as their tactics have always focused on trying to […]