2015-10-01

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Pope Francis meets both the powerful and the poor in U.S. visit




Pope Francis kept his security team on its toes last week when he took pause to step out of his opensided popemobile to interact with the public during his historic trip to the United States. The face of the Roman Catholic Church walked into the crowd to kiss babies, pray for the sick and embrace those with disabilities as he […]

High School Hi*Lights



Agoura Chargers Fri., Oct. 2: ComedySportz/G building/6 p.m. Tues., Oct. 6: TAB mixer and performing arts education center tours/7 p.m. Grad Nite meeting/A1/7:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 7: Makeup pictures/ A1/8 a.m. to 1 p.m. College Knowledge night/Oak Park High School/6 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 8: Baseball meeting/ A1/6:30 p.m. Boy’s lacrosse meeting/G building/7 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Oct. 2: Coyote pup […]

Community grieves over family’s great suffering





Losing not only one, but two daughters in a matter of years is a tragedy hard to imagine. The community remains in mourning this week for an Agoura Hills family whose 15-year-old daughter died Sept. 21 in an apparent “car surfing” accident. The girl’s death occurred at about 9:15 p.m. Monday in the 3500 block of Reseda Boulevard in Tarzana. […]

This place isn’t a dump



PLEASE NOT HERE— Oak Park has always prided itself as being an environmentally conscious community, which is why one resident was particularly upset at seeing this collection of computer and other electronic trash strewn about near Medea Creek next to Oak Park High School. They took a photo and emailed The Acorn. Please see advertisement on page 20 for information […]

Scouts pitch in



CLEAN-UP CREW—More than 80,000 people across the state took part in the 27th anniversary of California Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 19. Volunteers removed debris from the coast, creeks, rivers lakes and shorelines throughout California. Above, Siva and Priya Paramanandam from High School Troop 60014 of the Oak Park and Westlake Village-based Whispering Oaks Service Unit, serve as the beach […]

Catholic book editor reports on papal visit

The pope America


What kind of maniac waits in line for six hours to catch a glimpse of a man as he drives by and waves from a golf cart? There were millions of us who did just that this past week in Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia to see the man beloved by most American Catholics: Pope Francis. I followed Francis […]

Yikes! T.O. haunted house is back



The annual Reign of Terror Haunted House will open Sat., Oct. 3 in Janss Marketplace above Gold’s Gym at Hillcrest Drive and Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks. Reign of Terror, one of the top 10 haunted houses in the U.S., is adding 10 new rooms this year for an 80-room spookfest with animatronics and six scary themes. Saturday hours are […]

Athlete accused of stealing from cars

Troubled life of a former hoops star


A former varsity basketball player who spent time at four different area high schools was arrested this week after police say he was caught stealing from vehicles in Thousand Oaks. Kenneth Koffi, 19, of Simi Valley was spotted by a resident rummaging through a vehicle around 1:40 a.m. Wed., Sept. 23 in the Westlake Hills neighborhood, according to a report […]

Haggen exits SoCal




Haggen’s short-lived foray into the Southwest is officially over and all nine stores in Ventura County and Westlake Village will soon be closed for good. On Sept. 24, the Washingtonbased supermarket chain announced it will exit California, Arizona and Nevada and focus its efforts on strengthening 37 core stores and one standalone pharmacy in the Pacific Northwest. Of the 146 […]


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