Marching orders

YOUNG GUN—Cpl. Clayton Williams, a 2015 graduate of Agoura High School, takes a break during a training exercise last month with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit in Okinawa, Japan. Williams, who is a Marine Corps intelligence specialist, enlisted in June 2015.

Lysik new city leader

Will succeed Tony Coroalles in Calabasas

Although Tony Coroalles, the longtime Calabasas city manager, has retired, the city will still be guided by a familiar face, one that has been around as long as Coroalles. City officials announced that Gary Lysik, the city’s chief financial officer, will be the new city manager. He was hired as CFO in 2003, the same year Coroalles came aboard as […]

Sides squabble at Lake Lindero HOA

Protest erupts, board and management company at impasse

The Lake Lindero Homeowners Association board of directors and Golf Projects Lindero, the HOA management company for almost 25 years, stood at loggerheads this week over a wide range of issues dating back to 2017 when a 50-year-old sluice gate inside the lake’s dam had to be repaired at homeowner expense. On July 28, several dozen homeowners picketed the community […]

Third body in Malibu Canyon

Man found near Piuma Road

Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s Homicide Bureau say they are investigating the discovery of a dead body July 27 in the 12000 block of Piuma Road in Malibu. The Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station received a call at 11:30 a.m. last Friday notifying them of a body seen on an embankment to the side of the road. The […]

Track closed, residents miffed

Bernie Grossman, a longtime Oak Park resident, has an early morning fitness routine that he’s been following for as long as he can remember. At least twice a week at 6 a.m. Grossman goes to Oak Park High School and runs laps on the track around the football field. Those days may be over. School officials recently surrounded the stadium […]

Infamous cougar P-55 found dead

Mountain lion P-55, which gained notoriety earlier this year after he was photographed looking through the sliding glass door of a Westlake Village home, has been found dead, the National Park Service said last week. The cause of death for the 3-year-old male cougar is unknown and will likely remain a mystery. Kate Kuykendall, a spokesperson for the Santa Monica […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Calabasas The Acorn received a report that the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center was burglarized the night of July 26. Sources report there were minimal losses and the thief caused minimal damage to the facility. A car parked on Las Virgenes Road was vandalized between July 11 and 17. The owner left the car in an assigned space at his apartment […]

Home invasion robbery reported

The Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department reported a home invasion robbery took place at 8:20 a.m. Tues., July 31 at a residence in the 5100 block of Garrett Court in an unincorporated Los Angeles County neighborhood near Calabasas. Deputies learned that at least two armed black males forced entry into the home. The victim was home at the time. The suspects […]


A July 26 article about improvements being made at the Mae Boyar Park community center in Oak Park incorrectly said the James Ebert is chair of the Oak Park Committee, a group working on the project. Drew Fountaine is the chair, and it is he who requested that proceeds from the sale of the Rancho Simi Rec and Park District […]

It happens ‘in the blink of an eye’

The drowning of a child in a swimming pool is every parent’s worst nightmare. Seven weeks ago, Olympic ski champion Bode Miller and his wife lost their 19-month-old daughter in a Southern California drowning accident. In the aftermath of the Miller tragedy— and as summer temperatures rise and swimming pools become the go-to place to cool off—the conversation about pool […]