2015-06-11 E-Edition

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‘Knock knock’ home-invasion burglaries no joke, sheriff says

Suspects arrested for robberies in three counties, Nevada

Four members of a group suspected of committing home invasion robberies and burglaries in Ventura, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties are now off the streets, officials announced at a Ventura County Sheriff’s Office press conference Tuesday in Thousand Oaks. In April and May, investigators arrested Rodrick Brumfield, 29; Michael Bishop, 24; Joy Williams, 27; and Oussama Mimouni, 28, all […]

Triunfo won’t prohibit topping off pool water

As the drought wears on, water agencies are taking drastic measures to curtail water use. But not every conservation effort makes sense, the Triunfo Sanitation District concluded at a recent meeting. In response to the concerns of Oak Park swimming-pool owners, the TSD directors opted to revise their water conservation ordinance and allow residents to continue topping off their pools […]

Distraught over damaged oak

A large section of a heritage oak tree near Old Agoura broke and separated recently, causing residents to worry about the ultimate fate of the majestic tree. The damage occurred on May 31 near Chesebro Meadow. “What a disaster. That icon must have been over 500 years old,” Jess Thomas, president of the Old Agoura Homeowners Association, told The Acorn. […]

Grads hit their stride

Oak Park man arrested for indecent exposure

A 64-year-old Oak Park man was arrested June 7 for allegedly exposing himself in public. Howard Ammerman reportedly exposed his genitalia to three young teens who were riding their bikes at Medea Creek Park last Sunday afternoon. One of the victims also identified Ammerman as the person who pulled his pants down and exposed himself at the same location at […]

Mae Boyer expansion comes under question

Residents worry about parking lot and removal of trees

A proposal to double the size of the 50-year-old community center at Oak Park’s Mae Boyar Park came under fire recently when some residents expressed concern about the removal of trees next to the building in order to build a new parking lot. The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District is considering a proposal to build a new 4,000-square-foot recreation […]

Dear Pop—here’s why we love you

Patro, pere, daidí, babbo, da, vader. Around the world, Dad goes by many names. And of course he comes in all shapes and sizes. There are the do-it-youselfers and there are those who don’t even own a screwdriver. Some dads want their kids to pitch like Clayton Kershaw; others want a piano prodigy like Rachmaninov. Some have no problem expressing […]


Laments teacher departure

I want to share a recent issue related to the replacement of one of the most dedicated teachers at Agoura High School. Quite suddenly, Mrs. Brasler’s position as the head of the drama department and theater arts teacher was vacated with little, if any, explanation. This is an individual who has put her heart and soul into the profession, spends […]