Oak Park fire team best in county

Named 2018 Fire Company of the Year

When strong winds rip through Oak Park, as they did earlier this week, the crew at Medic Engine Company 36C is ready for anything. Named the Ventura County Fire Department’s Fire Company of the Year for 2018, the three-man station on Deerhill Road bears a heavy responsibility. In its 5.2 square miles of unincorporated east county jurisdiction, the team provides […]

Tony Coroalles to retire soon

Was Calabasas city manager since 2003

Tony Coroalles has announced he’ll be retiring this summer after 15 years as the city manager of Calabasas. He came to the city in 2003 as a replacement for Donald Duckworth, who managed the city from 2000 to 2003. “I’m going to be turning 66, so it’s about time,” Coroalles said. “I was looking (to retire) last year, too, so […]

Sheriff’s decision is a coin toss

A woman who deputies arrested March 17 for trying to sell what was thought to be a stolen coin collection worth $5,000 to a store owner in Agoura Hills turned out to be not guilty after all. When 25-year-old Olivia Curran of Los Angeles brought a collection of coins and stamps into Goldcoast Coin Exchange in Agoura Hills and tried […]

Student artists draw praise

TALENTED TEENS—Guests browse the photographs and other pieces of art on display at the Greater Conejo Valley Student Awards Juried Art Show April 13 at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center. Works from almost 100 students throughout the area were put up for public viewing.

Lewd psychiatrist could lose license

Calabasas psychiatrist Brian Cassmassi faces a June 4 court date relating to charges that he exposed himself to a male patient in his office. Cassmassi, who is in danger of losing his medical license, is accused of an October 2015 incident in which he showed the patient gay pornography, exposed himself and began masturbating. Cassmassi, 34, was charged with indecent […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills On the night of April 10 a burglar entered the garage of a home on Skyview Way. The thief stole a bicycle, a bike helmet, a vacuum cleaner and an oxygen machine, worth $ 1,750. The garage is undergoing repairs and the owner is unable to close the garage door until the work is completed. A home on […]

Triunfo on TV

The Triunfo Sanitation District has begun videotaping its monthly board meetings and posting the videos on the TSD website at triunfosanitation.com. The videos will be archived and available for viewing in the board of directors section of the website. The initial video posted on the site is of the meeting held on Mon., March 26. “Our board voted unanimously to […]

Peers see Acorn stories and photos as cream of the crop

These are challenging times for the purveyors of real journalism. Reporters who are skilled in their craft work hard to bring readers a balanced compendium of the facts—stories that are fair and accurate and far from the biased pieces they are commonly accused of being in these hyperpartisan times. Presenting both sides of a story is in the reporter’s DNA; […]


The Acorn gives sanctuary

Your Acorn article last week on California’s sanctuary state law is superb, and gave us the real news for a change versus the other daily newspapers. Senate Bill 54 is really scary to law-abiding citizens living here in the Moonbeam State. You and The Acorn are courageous to present the facts on this most crucial moment in our state’s decline […]