Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar stole work tools and copper piping and caused about $3,200 in damage to a vacant home Francesca Way July 27. Calabasas A burglar stole $50 worth of clothing and $150 worth in damage to a vehicle parked on Las Virgenes Road Aug. 24. A vandal caused $ 500 in damage scratching graffiti on the right front […]

Oak Park sees higher water rates, restrictions

Higher rates and new supply restrictions are on the way for customers of the Oak Park Water Service. In June, Oak Park residents achieved a 34 percent reduction in potable water consumption, which exceeds the state’s requirement of 32 percent. But residents will still see their water rates increase, and the water service is preparing to roll out a new […]

No bones about it

The Art of Being

Stuck in the yuck

“Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they are yours.” — Richard Bach Have you ever felt “stuck in the yuck”? You know, that mental, emotional, physical quagmire where life seems to be about just enduring another day rather than thriving. I remember the day in 1977 that I was perusing Richard Bach’s book “Illusions.” When I HomeShulread the above […]

Tall tales

The Acorn’s popular annual fiction writing contest, Fiction in a Nutshell, is accepting entries in the under- 18-year-old and 18-and-over categories. Send your 100- word fiction composition to newstip@theacorn.com and include name, age, address and phone number. The deadline is Fri., Aug. 28. A a winner will be announced Sept. 10. Remember, 100 words only!

Helping children thrive

Local woman develops unique program for at-risk kids

Eleanor Rigby is a big brute of a Great Dane, but her sweet personality helps children with social issues, developmental problems or even kids identified on the autism spectrum, with anxiety and other issues. Eleanor is just part of the arsenal of approaches that Sharon Glickman, founder and director of SociAbilities, a cozy education business in Westlake Village, uses to […]

Thunderous victory

‘Imitate Jesus!’ event in Long Beach

Jehovah’s Witnesses invite the community to the 2015 “Imitate Jesus!” convention Fri., Aug. 14 and 21 at the Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd. Spanish conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses will take place Fri., Aug. 28 and Sept. 4 and 11 at the same location. According to a press release, a core belief of Jehovah’s Witnesses is that Jesus […]

Three vie for two seats in Westlake

Klessig departure in March leaves one spot vacant on City Council

Mayor Ned Davis and two challengers will run for a pair of City Council seats in the November Westlake Village election. One of the seats has remained vacant since Councilmember Philippa Klessig retired in March and moved out of the city. The candidate filing period for the Nov. 3 elections ended last Friday. Davis, 58, said he is seeking a […]

All in for girls’ night out

The City of Agoura Hills, in collaboration with the 91301 cultural arts program, is taking reservations for a free Girl’s Night Out event on Fri., Sept. 18. Hosted by the city, Girls Night Out is a special evening of shopping and primping followed by a screening of “Finding Kind,” a documentary on female bullying. The idea for the event was […]