2016-01-14 E-Edition

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Porter Ranch gas leak victims breathe easier in Conejo

The gas leak at the Southern California Gas Company’s Aliso Canyon facility in Porter Ranch has residents in the north San Fernando Valley fleeing. And many of the families have landed in the Conejo Valley. Gov. Jerry Brown declared the Oct. 23 leak a state emergency as a gas well deep in the ground began belching methane gas, which is […]

Getting better all the time

Big cat is on the mend

National Park Service researchers recaptured the Griffith Park mountain lion known as P-22 last month, and report that he appears healthy and has recovered from a serious bout with mange believed to be caused by rat poison. “He’s gained some weight, his tail has filled out, and he no longer has skin lesions and scabs across his body and face,” […]

Brady gun group brings message to Oak Park

Meeting looks for solution to gun violence

The Second Amendment needs protection, says a man whose mother was murdered by gunfire, but common sense about firearms is critical, too. Christian Heyne and his father, Tim, were among two dozen people at a Jan. 9 meeting in Oak Park hosted by the Ventura County Brady Campaign Chapter to Prevent Gun Violence. The nonpartisan Brady Campaign is named for […]

Controversial Mae Boyar project goes under review

The Rancho Simi Parks Committee for Oak Park will meet at 7 p.m. today, Jan. 14, to discuss a proposed replacement of the aging Mae Boyar Park community center. Over the past few months, Rancho Simi officials have been working with the Oak Park committee to create blueprints for a new community and recreation center that will replace the aging […]


Agoura Hills Someone caused $ 250 in damage shattering the front passenger window of a car parked near Homewood Suites in the 2800 block of Canwood Street Dec. 23. A burglar stole $800 in cash and caused $ 100 in damage shattering a window to get into a car parked in the 28900 block of Canwood Street Dec. 23. A […]

Man arrested on identity theft charges

Detectives from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station arrested a Reseda man Jan. 7 on suspicion of multiple counts of mail theft, credit card fraud and identity theft involving local residents. While conducting a search inside the Reseda home of Wilfredo Marquez, 32, detectives recovered a slew of stolen credit cards, bank checks, driver licenses, mail box keys and other personal […]

Freeway becomes landing strip

Commuters on the 23 Freeway had their drive interrupted Monday when a small single-engine plane had to make an emergency landing during the middle of rush hour after it ran out of fuel. At approximately 4:30 p.m. Jan. 11 the aircraft touched down on the southbound 23 Freeway near the Tierra Rejada Road exit in Moorpark as stunned drivers looked […]

The Acorn’s top-people honor is well-deserved


Our Acorn communities make us proud. From Calabasas to Camarillo and all points in between, we live in a beautiful environment, enjoy excellent schools and benefit from strong businesses. Very few people who live here will tell you they’d rather be somewhere else. Today’s issue of The Acorn presents the Top 10 People of 2015, a tribute to those individuals […]

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