2018-03-01

Armed educators

In the aftermath of yet another campus shooting, locals are debating whether it’s time for teachers to trade their pencils for pistols


As students returned this week to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. for the first time since Nikolas Cruz unleashed his rapid-fire, AR-15 assault weapon attack that killed 17 people, the national debate turned from gun control and Second Amendment rights to whether or not teachers themselves should be armed. President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association […]

Remembering Conejo Valley’s music maestro

After spending more than half a century bringing concerts to the Conejo Valley and guiding generations of musicians, Elmer Ramsey died at his Thousand Oaks home Feb. 9 following a short illness. He was 87. In 2016, just before leading the Conejo Pops Orchestra’s Fourth of July show for the final time, he told The Acorn his simple philosophy: “I […]

Emmy Award-winning editor cut numerous hit TV series

Edward Abroms dies at age 82

Emmy Award-winning film editor Edward Abroms died Feb. 13 of heart failure. He lived in Thousand Oaks with his wife of 60 years, Colleen. His prolific resume over 30 years included editing such series as “Ironside,” “Murder She Wrote” and “Columbo.” He won an Emmy for “My Sweet Charlie” in 1970 and for “Columbo” in 1972. He has over 50 […]

Skye’s the limit

ANIMAL LOVER—Calabasas High School junior Skye Wilson, above right, puts up a sign at the California Wildlife Center crow aviary. For her Girl Scout Gold Award project, the 17-yearold made and placed signage at the wildlife center and also hosted an awareness event for the facility near Calabasas. Skye is a member of local Girl Scout Troop 2626.

Last straw

Lawmakers fed up as plastic items find their way to the creeks and ocean


Americans throw away 500 million plastic straws every day, the National Park Service says. They’re one of the most common pollutants found in the ocean. After a video in 2015 went viral showing biologists pulling a straw out of a sea turtle’s nose, many cities and environmental groups said enough is enough and stepped up their efforts to ban the […]

Ancient leader rules at library exhibit

Genghis Khan display open in Simi Valley


What do passports, pants, paper money, the pony express and diplomatic immunity have in common? The answer: Genghis Khan. Widely known as a conqueror and a barbarian, Genghis Khan was also a civilizer and accomplished 13th century ruler of the Mongolian empire, which spanned central Asia, China and as far west as the Ukraine, said Don Lessem, a Genghis Khan […]

Beach Boys bring good vibrations to the CAP

The quintessential surf band, The Beach Boys, will bring songs of hot rods and fun in the sun to the Kavli Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Sat., March 3 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Since its debut over 50 years ago, the band has birthed a torrent of hit singles (“Little Deuce Coupe,” “Fun, […]

Lindero students go Disney

Lindero Canyon Middle School will present “ Disney’s The Little Mermaid” at 7:30 p.m. Fri., March 2 and at 2 and 7 p. m. Sat., March 3 at the Agoura High School performing arts education center, 28545 W. Driver Ave. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the animated film, the play is a love story suitable for all […]

Lost and found in the mountains



Last month Westlake Village resident Wendy Gerber went hiking with a friend. Several hours later they became lost and had to call for help from the Malibu Search and Rescue team. They had planned to go kayaking on Westlake Lake, but changed their minds and instead hiked a trail at Lindero Canyon and Triunfo Canyon roads. Their predicament wasn’t unique—hikers […]

Carol Mumby Bronow

Carol Mumby Bronow, age 78, died peacefully and surrounded by her family on Monday, February 12, 2018, at Simi Valley Hospital. Carol was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Emanuel and Veronica (Hoy) Mumby. She was the youngest of three children. At age 5, Carol’s family resettled in California. Carol graduated from Morningside High School in Inglewood, California in 1957 and […]


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