2016-09-08 E-Edition

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Fearless seniors thirst for adventures

Three local women may be retired and, chronologically, members of the senior citizen set, but their young-at-heart spirits have spurred them to take part in myriad adventures, the latest being tandem skydiving. Last week, Agoura Hills residents Judy Watson and Sylvia Duitz, and their mahjong partner Bobbe Newman from Woodland Hills, jumped from planes and landed in an empty field […]

District of Choice at risk

The District of Choice program that accounts for about 36 percent of Oak Park Unified School District’s enrollment is in jeopardy. The state program allows students in any public school to transfer into a school district of their choice without being officially released from their home school district. The law that allowed the program was set to expire in June […]

Police seek two alleged burglars

Police are still searching for two men allegedly connected to a “knock-knock burglary” ring that plagued local communities in Ventura and Los Angeles counties last year. Arrest warrants have been issued for both Darren King, 26, of Los Angeles and Brandon Robinson, 32, of Palmdale. Cmdr. Joseph May of the Simi Valley Police Department said both men are suspected gang […]

Weeklong activities commemorate Oak Park

Movies and mysteries, hikes and history are just some of the activities planned to celebrate Oak Park’s 50th anniversary next week in schools and on Sun., Sept. 18 during the culminating event in and around Oak Canyon Community Park. Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, Oak Park Unified School District and scores of residents have planned a week to remember. […]


Agoura Hills An intruder caused $50 in damage ripping the alarm box from a wall at a home on Old Carriage Court Aug. 21. A resident reported that a sliding glass door was wide open when he returned home. He closed the door and went to the restroom. When he came out he found the door was opened again, so […]

Student antics questioned

Parents asked to supervise their kids at AHS football games

A letter to Lindero Canyon Middle School parents that stated middle school students could no longer attend football games at Agoura High School unless each kid was accompanied by an adult turned some heads last week. The letter, signed simply Lindero Canyon Middle School and Agoura High School administrators, turned out to be a bit more drastic than he’d expected, […]

‘It was a dark and stormy night,’ or something like that

This is the age of fast content—short and sweet, quick and dirty, in and out. If you can’t make an impact in 140 characters you’re just not in the groove, try again. But seriously, there’s still a place in this world for good creative writing. The Acorn’s ninth annual Fiction in a Nutshell challenge returns this fall and pays homage […]


More political dialogue needed

The presidential debates are the most important events in our election process. Unfortunately, the Commission on Presidential Debates is actually a corporation controlled by the Democratic and Republican parties. They have a vested interest to stifle democracy by locking out independent candidates from the debates. The right to vote means little unless we have the right to know who we […]