Fun, fun in the sun

SURFIN’ SUMMER SAFARI—Above, 6-year-old Theo Azra takes a quick trip down the slide at last Sunday’s City of Agoura Hills Summer Concerts in the Park at Chumash Park. Right, the tribute band Surfin’ performed the final show in the city’s summer concert series. A fireworks show followed. Below, Lisa David of Agoura Hills leads the dancers on the grass in […]

Summer of fear

Officials address community concern about recent mountain crimes

State Sen. Henry Stern (D-Calabasas) hosted an Aug. 19 meeting at King Gillette Ranch near Calabasas in hopes of easing community fears about the reports of gunfire and a recent killing in Malibu Canyon. Residents have been growing uneasy since the June 22 incident in which Irvine resident Tristan Beaudette was shot and killed while camping at Malibu Creek State […]

Calabasas day care denied

The Calabasas City Council voted against a plan Aug. 8 to turn the former Coco’s Bakery next to the 101 Freeway at Las Virgenes Road into a Montessori day care center. The proposal to convert the empty restaurant building at 4895 Las Virgenes Road into a child care center was approved earlier this year by the city’s planning commission. Council […]

Gruesome pet discovery in Agoura

A couple that live in the 30000 block of Janlor Drive in Agoura Hills told sheriff’s deputies they found their pet cat on their front lawn the morning of Aug. 17 with its tail cut off and its torso skinned of all its fur. The wife told The Acorn that she is certain the action did not result from a […]

Students hit the books at Las Virgenes

The Las Virgenes School District’s 11,300 students returned to class Wednesday at 14 campuses from Calabasas to Westlake Village. The nervous energy was palpable as students sought out new teachers, friends and classmates. LVUSD superintendent Dan Stepenosky said 60 new teachers and staffers were hired by the school district for the coming year, including four new principals. “Our new school […]

Gang linked to slew of home burglaries

A burglary crew that struck at least 13 homes in the past year in Los Angeles and Ventura counties received aid from a cable company employee, police said this week. According to a release from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, the employee provided the crew with information regarding the daily activities of the homeowners, what high-value items were inside the […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Calabasas A home on Queenscliff Court was vandalized Aug. 10 when someone shot a window with what may have been an air rifle, leaving a 1-inch hole in the glass and causing $800 in damage. A thief stole a woman’s wallet out of her purse while she shopped at Gelson’s Market on Mulholland Highway on Aug. 3. The purse was […]

Beware: Back to school means back to traffic

Here at The Acorn we couldn’t be more excited about the return of students to class. The end of summer is bittersweet, but a relief to many parents, especially those with younger children who’ve been underfoot since June, complaining about nothing to do. Let’s face it, classrooms can be a great home away from home for the little ones. No, […]


He opposes Jewish eruv

I expect the Sept. 12 Agoura Hills City Council meeting to address the eruv in the city, the marker that permits where Jews may walk on the Sabbath. I hope somebody brings up the following points: It is ugly. It can harm birds. Religious stuff on public property violates the separation of church and state. If the fishing line is […]