2016-09-01

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SHERIFF’S BLOTTER



Agoura Hills A vandal caused $10,000 in damage to a home on Foothill Drive Aug. 17. The home was undergoing renovation. A real estate representative told police that he heard water running from inside the home when he arrived at the site. He then saw water dripping from the ceiling, soaking the carpets and wood floors. The report states a […]

A Journey of Hope across the U.S.

Raising money, awareness for abilities of people with disabilities


Upon his return from a 3,555- mile cross-country bicycle trek in mid-August, Brian Schwartz was beyond tired, but the feeling of pride surpassed all exhaustion. Schwartz, an Oak Park resident and member of Pi Kappa Phi at Cal State Long Beach, was among the 90 cyclists to complete the 29th annual Journey of Hope bicycle trek that kicked off at […]

Rams are on the airwaves at Bogies



The Westlake Village Inn has partnered with ESPNLA 710-AM to broadcast a weekly radio show from 6 to 7 p.m. beginning Tues., Sept. 13 from Bogies Bar and Lounge, 31943 Agoura Road The Jeff Fisher Show will feature Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher and continue for the duration of the 16-week NFL season. The show will host special […]

Still time to see a blessed exhibit



ICONIC ART— Above are images of several popes—top row from left are St. Peter, St. Sylvester and Pope Sixtus IV— part of the Vatican Splendors: A Journey Through Faith and Art exhibit at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. The tour of religious artifacts has been extended through Sept. 11. Far left, Michelangelo carved this Pieta, a marble bas relief […]

Life sentence for child molester




A former welfare case worker from Los Angeles will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting five children from Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Luis Gonzalez, 64, was sentenced Aug. 15 to 75 years to life in prison. He changed his plea to guilty during the jury selection process in June. “I believe […]

The best of the best



WORLD CHAMP—Highland dancer Emma Schiff, a senior at Agoura High School, is the world champion at the recent Scottish Highlands Dance competition in Scotland. At left, Emma demonstrates her skills while performing the unique dance. Above, she shows off her trophies.

A magical night

Charity, wine flow freely at Special Olympics benefit

Church to honor first responders



First responders in the community will be honored at the 9:30 a.m. worship service Sun., Sept. 11 at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1600 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. The event will include a blessing for firefighters, police, emergency medical technicians, sheriffs, medical and military personnel, Red Cross workers and all other professionals who serve on the front lines in emergencies. Special […]

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 […]


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