2018-01-25

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills The night of Jan. 13, a wallet was stolen from a locked car parked on Agoura Road. The owner reported leaving the driver’s side window open about 2 inches. When he returned to his vehicle the following morning it was unlocked and his wallet was missing. The cards inside the wallet were later used to pay for nearly […]

George R. Albitre

April 13, 1939 - December 29, 2017

George R. Albitre, 78 years old of Agoura Hills, California, passed away on Dec 29, 2017 at home. He was born in Los Angeles to Thomas B. Albitre and Margaret E. Romero (both deceased). He was one of five children. His siblings are Thomas Jr Albitre (Angie), Dorothy Krick (Chuck), David Albitre (deceased) and Anthony Albitre(Susan). He served in the […]

Pet of the week

BEST NAME EVER—Rascal Flats is a male tan German Shepherd mix about 6 years old. He is sweet loving dog. If you would like to adopt Rascal Flats ask for ID No. A5138023 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

Five houses being released in final phase

This house has four bedrooms and five bathrooms in 4,108 square feet. The final phase in this development is being released, with only five homes left. The authentic Santa Barbara- Spanish-style two-story home is new construction. The open concept floor plan has bi-fold doors that open to the exterior for indoor-outdoor living. Kitchen amenities include an oversize center island with […]

City relaxes control over second units



The housing shortage in California— and the unaffordability of homes in Agoura Hills—prompted the Agoura Hills City Council to take another look at local and state laws governing the construction of secondary dwellings on existing homes. A new state law prevents cities from prohibiting secondary housing units. At a recent meeting, the Agoura council debated how to abide by the […]

Duo hopes documentary will steal the show

Film is about theft of ‘Mona Lisa’


The enigmatic smile captured in the “Mona Lisa,” Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic 16th-century painting, has often been called “elusive,” but there was a time the term could have described the painting itself. In 1911, the “Mona Lisa” went missing for nearly 2½ years. Now, more than 100 years later, Westlake Village residents Joe and Justine Medeiros share the results of […]

Watching the flowerpot races with Arkle the fire ant



With apologies to Cyndi Lauper and her hit song “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” I must pose the question, “Do ants just want to have fun?” The targets of my speculation are the big mean ants capable of rendering a fiery bite. They attack like a Lilliputian army equipped with acid-dipped spears. Under siege from them, a human can […]

Remodeled Wood Ranch home in gated enclave on golf course

This home is on the Wood Ranch golf course on the second fairway and green with views of the lakes. The house is in a gated enclave of eight executive homes. The remodeled and upgraded house has four bedrooms, an office and three baths. There are volume ceilings in the living and dining rooms. There is a fireplace. The island […]

Proud to present The Acorn Top 10

Truth be told, few endeavors are more formidable than we at The Acorn compiling our biannual list of the community’s 10 biggest difference-makers. Check out pages 22 and 23 to see how we did (fingers crossed). Given the sheer number of individuals we profile in the paper each year for their accomplishments, trying to choose just 10 among them is […]

Trainer saves horses from wildfires



Brian Laughlin still remembers the thick smoke and heat from the flames assaulting his face as he stepped out of his truck. But the burning sensation didn’t faze him because his focus was singular: to rescue horses left behind in the panic of the Creek fire that raged through Los Angeles County in December. “The first horse we pulled out […]


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