2014-04-10 E-Edition

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Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Someone stole a case containing miscellaneous compact disks and $4 in cash from a car parked in the driveway of a home on Fairgrange Drive April 3. A thief stole a bag containing anti- wrinkle cream from an unlocked car parked on Mainmast Drive April 2. The loss was valued at $75. A burglar shattered two windows and […]

Cancer survivor still seeks new ‘normal’

A Westlake Village mother of two is still searching for her new normal after almost seven years of treatment for oral cancer. Joana Breckner, 44, a community volunteer who has been cancer-free for about a year, advocates early screening for cancers affecting the mouth because early detection means improved chances for recovery. Unlike guidelines for breast, colon and prostate cancers, […]


Writer muses on the glories of the peacock


Wine and auction in Calabasas

The 19th annual Calabasas Wine Tasting and Silent Auction event is scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fri., May 9 at the Calabasas Civic Center Plaza, 100 Civic Center Way. The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce sponsors this wine and food tasting event. Advance tickets are $40 prepaid until April 24. Tickets at the door are $50. For information or tickets, […]

Shot fired at Agoura Hills motorist

An investigation continues into a March 29 Agoura Hills incident in which a California Highway Patrol officer fired a shot at a vehicle that had been pulled over. At about 8 p.m. on March 29, the officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a Lincoln Continental being operated by a suspected impaired driver on Reyes Adobe Road near the […]

Volunteers needed for community service

Individuals, families, houses of worship, schools, service clubs, scouts and seniors are invited to sign up for Agoura Hills’s inaugural Community Service Day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., May 3. Volunteers will meet at Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Drive, Agoura Hills, and then disperse to the various work sites. Work projects will include painting, staining, gardening, cleaning […]

Let us hear your ‘tails’

The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. We love our pets and want to give them the recognition they deserve. Send your pet story to: The Acorn, 30423 Canwood St., Ste. 108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301; email your story to newstip@theacorn.com, or fax us at (818) 706-8942.

Gala evening benefits Oaks Christian scholarships

Since opening its doors 14 years ago, Oaks Christian School has grown in popularity, but so has its tuition. But the leaders of the private, faith-based middle school and high school in Westlake Village say they are committed to providing financial aid to as many students as possible. More that 40 percent of the Oaks students currently receive financial assistance. […]

Grape growers hard-pressed for water

Our local area has less agriculture affected by the drought than California’s Central Valley, but the dry conditions are still a big concern to grape growers in the Santa Monica Mountains. As the drought continues, the stress upon the wine grape increases. This year’s record drought will significantly impact next year’s harvest, wine experts say. “There will be greater uncertainty […]