2017-08-10 E-Edition

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Local lottery winner bought 8 tickets for herself and a son with special needs

A local woman won $3 million in a California Lottery Scratchers game after buying a lucky ticket July 31 from a liquor store in Westlake Village. The winner can collect the lump sum or receive $10,000 a month for 25 years. She reportedly opted for the latter. Yani Shon—whose family has owned Village Spirits Shoppe at the County Line shopping […]

Rogue coyote a threat in Old Agoura

Animal said to have killed dogs

Patti Merrill, a longtime resident of the south Old Agoura community, says she has tried everything to scare away the coyote that had made its home under her porch. The predator reportedly killed four dogs in a two-week period and created unease among the residents of the tight-knit neighborhood that is next to open space. “There are many coyotes in […]

Burglar arrested after leaving receipt at scene of the crime

    A receipt left at the scene of a home break-in led to the arrest of a Westlake Village man on suspicion of burglary, police said. The Thousand Oaks Police Department said Craig Barnikel, 39, of Westlake Village dropped a receipt from CVS pharmacy while he was robbing a home on Bear River Circle, Thousand Oaks, in July. The […]

Home-invasion robbers strike midday in Calabasas

Three men forced their way into a home in the Greater Mulwood area of Calabasas Aug. 6 and attacked two young adults who were inside. The incident on Charlestown Drive occurred in the middle of the afternoon, Sgt. Michael Maher of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Major Crimes Bureau said. The men knocked and rang the doorbell, and when […]

Short-lived, man-made geysers erupt in Calabasas and Agoura

Hydrant smashed and a pipe breaks

A main water pipe broke and released 365,000 gallons of water near Calabasas Country Club golf course on Parkway Calabasas Aug. 3. The water inundated the street but did not damage property, said Jeff Reinhardt, spokesperson for the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District. Water service was halted to some nearby homes, but service was restored by 2 a.m. last Friday. […]


Agoura Hills A thief stole a $200 car alarm, an $80 suitcase, a $30 backpack, $400 worth of clothing and an air mattress from an unlocked car parked in the 29200 block of Agoura Road July 28. The culprit also caused $100 in damage to the ignition of the car. A person stole a purse containing $400 in cash, a […]

Calabasas school safety is recognized

FAVORITE PEOPLE—School is right around the corner, which means crossing guards and bus drivers will once again have the important job of keeping kids safe. Recently, the City of Calabasas held an appreciation luncheon to thank the men and women who serve the schools. Above and below, the employees of MV Transportation, a bus service, and All City Management Services, […]

County takes a look into the future—wants your help

What will Ventura County—and the L.A. County border communities of Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village, for that matter—look like in 2040? Will they have autonomous cars, high-rise apartment buildings or perhaps a whole new job sector in an industry that hasn’t even been created? To say the least, foretelling the future is a difficult task, but one that has […]

Thanks, Acorn

Please pass on my huge thanks to Joel Goldes for the work he is doing to clean up Lindero Creek and also getting rid of the crayfish. Aren’t we fortunate to have him and his commitment to our environment. And a big thank you to you for covering this kind of a story. I love The Acorn. We have Westlake […]