2016-10-06 E-Edition

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Proposition 67 asks voters to undo plastic-bag ban

Manufacturers want the bags, but conservationists and others do not

The state’s plastic-bag ban is about to be addressed again, which may surprise California shoppers who believed lawmakers already had the final say on the heated consumer topic. The legislature passed a law two years ago banning single-use plastic bags. But a trade group for the plastics industry blocked the move and collected enough signatures to put a referendum—Prop. 67—on […]

Fire destroys Oak Park carport

TAKE SHELTER—Darwin Foye, a resident of the Shadow Ridge condominiums in Oak Park, was at home Sunday afternoon when this fire broke out in one of the parking structures at the complex on Oak Bend Lane. Foye took this photo. Three vehicles and the structure were destroyed, but there were no injuries. The Ventura County Fire Department is investigating the […]

Osler honored in Westlake

Fireman was killedfighting Canyon blaze

Nearly 3,000 people, including family, friends and a sea of blue-suited first-responders celebrated firefighter Ryan Osler’s life and 18-year career during funeral services for the 38-year-old father of two Monday in Westlake Village. In an unprecedented show of unity, scores of firefighters and engines from throughout Southern California agreed to staff all 52 of the Ventura County Fire Department’s stations […]

Agoura man arrested on gun charge

An Agoura Hills man was arrested Sept. 29 in the City of Ventura on suspicion of possessing handguns and a large quantity of ammunition. Cory Rebolledo, 24, was arrested by Ventura police officers after an investigator from the Ventura County district attorney’s office called the station about a man he believed was acting suspiciously around Valentine Road in Ventura. The […]

Enter fiction writing contest

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 writing competition works: Think of a 100-word fiction story that you think will capture the reader’s imagination and set minds adrift. It’s not easy to tell a […]


Agoura Hills A thief stole a registration sticker from the rear license plate of a vehicle parked on Lake Lindero Drive Sept. 24. Four people broke into Wood Ranch restaurant in the 5000 block of Cornell Road. The crime was reported Sept. 19. The burglars wore disguises and carried weapons. One culprit, wearing a clown mask and holding a sledgehammer, […]

When leisurely dog-walking turns lethal

When did walking the dog become hazardous to our health—and to our dog’s well-being? Recently, The Acorn published a heartwrenching letter from Richard Ojalvo, an Oak Park resident whose dog Buddy was attacked and killed in June by a neighbor’s German shepherd/Akita mix. Ojalvo’s wife, Gwen, was walking Buddy, and she too was bitten while trying to save the pooch. […]