2016-08-25 E-Edition

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A very happy ‘kidney-versary’

BROTHERS IN ARMS—Jason Roschke, left, and his brother Ryan celebrate the ninth anniversary of their 2007 kidney transplant operation in which Jason, who was 19 at the time, donated one of his kidneys to save the life of Ryan, who was 18 and suffering from renal failure. Every Aug. 15 the brothers from Oak Park host a party with family […]

Murder of Agoura Hills college student solved after 24 years


In the dusky evening of Feb. 7, 1992, most students at UC Berkeley had shoved their books aside to get ready for a weekend of fun. Such was the case for a group of students who met on campus to finish their weekly work for an organization called the Pilipino American Alliance. Grace Asuncion, a 20-year-old Philippine-American from Agoura Hills, […]

LVUSD students back in class

Enrollment increases by 125, classrooms spiffed

Spruced up classrooms and walls of fresh paint greeted the students who returned to class Wednesday in the Las Virgenes Unified School District. Superintendent Dan Stepenosky reported LVUSD enrollment is up for the third consecutive year. This fall, 125 additional students have enrolled in Las Virgenes schools, said Stepenosky, who is back at his post following two cancer surgeries over […]

Fiction in a Nutshell contest returns

The Acorn’s Fiction in a Nutshell contest returns for its ninth season this fall, and if you have a knack for good storytelling, you’re invited to take part. Here’s how the newspaper’s popular storytelling competition works. Write a 100-word fiction tale using sci-fi, drama, adventure, romance or any other genre and email it to newstip@theacorn.com. Only one entry per person […]

PUC calls for new 805 area code

Region running out of numbers

The California Public Utilities Commission has begun a two-year process of introducing a new area code into the 805. Based on the current growth rate, the PUC expects it will run out of available 805 prefixes by June 2018. Before that happens, the state agency is meeting with officials in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties to discuss […]

After punishment dished out, Lupe’s reopens

Lupe’s Mexican Restaurant reopened Monday following a four-day shutdown last week due to health code violations. The reprieve won’t last for long as the Thousand Oaks business previously announced it was closing for good on Aug. 29. The restaurant has been in business for 69 years. “Never in all these years have I ever been cited,” owner Lupe Zuniga told […]

The start of the school year has retailers smiling

Summer may not feel like it’s over, but the lazy mornings and long days at the beach are. Las Virgenes Unified School District classes resumed yesterday. Oak Park schools went back into session two weeks ago. It’s time to get back into a routine. Early to bed and early to rise makes students happy, healthy and wise, or something to […]


A clean community begins at home

What have you done to keep your neighborhood clean? Several years ago I started picking up trash during my regular 5K walk. When I started, I filled a large trash bag every walk. Now, it’s a trash bag total for several walks per week. Progress! When I finish, I sort the trash by whether it’s recyclable or not. This costs […]