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Chief Probation Officer Jerry Powers, and Super visor Zev Yaroslavsky talk during the ground breaking for the Probation Department’s new Camp Vernon Kilpatrick Replacement Project on Friday, September 12.  The old-fashioned 1962 institutions will be demolished and replaced with state-of-the-art facility.

A collection of a few different photos taken in several Acorn regions that have a unique feel. Photos by Richard Gillard

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers CONSTITUTION DAY- Eighth graders Daniel McGreevy, 13, and Samantha Feig, 13, take a selfie with Simi Valley Mayor Bob Huber and members Simi Valley Chamber along with members of Daughters of the American Revolution (Rancho Simi Chapter) of the Simi Valley during an assembly at Hillside Middle School on Wednesday, September 17. Members of Daughters of the American Revolution (Rancho Simi Chapter), members of the Rotary Club of Simi Valley, along with Simi Valley Mayor Bob Huber passed out copies of the U.S. Constitution.


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CONSTITUTION DAY- Eighth graders Daniel McGreevy, 13, and Samantha Feig, 13, take a selfie with Simi Valley Mayor Bob Huber and members Simi Valley Chamber along with members of Daughters of the American Revolution (Rancho Simi Chapter) of the Simi Valley during an assembly at Hillside Middle School on Wednesday, September 17. Members of Daughters of the American Revolution (Rancho Simi Chapter), members of the Rotary Club of Simi Valley, along with Simi Valley Mayor Bob Huber passed out copies of the U.S. Constitution.

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Calabasas football

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Calabasas’ Keyshawn Johnson Jr. catches a pass during practice on Monday, September 15.

Calabasas Coyotes (3-0) vs. Pacifica Tritons (3-0) is The Acorn’s High School Football Game of the Week. photos by Richard Gillard/Acorn Newspapers  Read the story

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers Calabasas’ Keyshawn Johnson Jr. catches a pass during practice on Monday, September 15.


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Calabasas’ Keyshawn Johnson Jr. catches a pass during practice on Monday, September 15.

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Back to School Carnival in Agoura Hills

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The record breaking temperatures in Agoura Hills kept most people away from the Back to School Carnival on Saturday and allowed line-free rides like this Ferris wheel.

Despite record-breaking temperatures, visitors still enjoyed the Back to School Carnival at Whizin Market Square in Agoura Hills on Sept. 13. The three-day carnival served as a fundraiser for The Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers HAVING A GREAT TIME - Sandra Kauffman and her daughter, Isabella, 8, ride the sizzler during the Back to School Carnival at the Whizin Market Square in Agoura Hills on Sept. 13. The three-day event was a fundraiser for The Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools.

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HAVING A GREAT TIME – Sandra Kauffman and her daughter, Isabella, 8, ride the sizzler during the Back to School Carnival at the Whizin Market Square in Agoura Hills on Sept. 13. The three-day event was a fundraiser for The Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools.

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Agoura vs Newbury Park football

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Newbury Park's Darick Holmes, right, is tackled by Agoura's Brock Ogle (17) and Carter Kanes (31) during Friday's game at Newbury Park High School.

Newbury Park defeated Agoura 48-20 at Newbury Park High School. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Newbury Park's Darnay Holmes, right, pulls in a catch for a touchdown in the first quarter as Agoura's Brenner Marsh provides defense during Friday's game at Newbury Park High School.

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Newbury Park’s Darnay Holmes, right, pulls in a catch for a touchdown in the first quarter as Agoura’s Brenner Marsh provides defense during Friday’s game at Newbury Park High School.

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Farewell Summer 2014

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BACK TO SAILING- Daniel Cashdan, 13 of Westlake Village, and Max Read, 14 of Newbury Park, start sailing again after after passing under the bridge during Westlake Yacht Clubs Around the Island race on July 4.  It is the only time during the year the sailboats are allowed to go under the bridge.

A collection of summer pictures that never made it to Capture, until now. My way of saying good-bye summer. Photos by Richard Gillard/Acorn Newspapers

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers GOOD BYE SUMMER- Abbigail Hewitt, 6, Jadyn Estrada, 11, and Liam Crosson, 3, all from Newbury Park race in the sack race during the Summer Farewell Festival hosted by Monte Vista Presbyterian Church at Dos Vientos Community Park on Friday, August 22.


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GOOD BYE SUMMER- Abbigail Hewitt, 6, Jadyn Estrada, 11, and Liam Crosson, 3, all from Newbury Park race in the sack race during the Summer Farewell Festival hosted by Monte Vista Presbyterian Church at Dos Vientos Community Park on Friday, August 22.

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Nordhoff vs Oak Park football

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The Eagles run out of their inflatable tunnel following half-time during Friday's game with Nordhoff.

Oak Park hosted Nordhoff on Friday for football. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Oak Park's Jordan Vega (6) is tackled by Nordhoff defenders during Friday's game at Oak Park High School.

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Oak Park’s Jordan Vega (6) is tackled by Nordhoff defenders during Friday’s game at Oak Park High School.

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60 Year Anniversary of Camp Kinneret

Camp Instructor Gabi Weiss oversees Jared McLaughlin, 11, of Thousand Oaks as he tries his luck at archery at the 60-year celebration of Camp Kinneret held on Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Agoura Hills. Kayla McLaughlin, 7, (Thousand Oaks) and Joshua Mercer, 8, of Reseda, watch as he shoots.
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Camp Kinneret marked their 60th Anniversary on Sunday, July 27, 2014 with a “Day at Camp” celebration. Families participated in an abbreviated version of a typical day at Camp Kinneret in Agoura Hills. Photos by Joan Pahoyo

Camp Instructor Gabi Weiss oversees Jared McLaughlin, 11, of Thousand Oaks as he tries his luck at archery at the 60-year celebration of Camp Kinneret held on Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Agoura Hills. Kayla McLaughlin, 7, (Thousand Oaks) and Joshua Mercer, 8, of Reseda, watch as he shoots. JP557 JOAN PAHOYO

Camp Instructor Gabi Weiss oversees Jared McLaughlin, 11, of Thousand Oaks as he tries his luck at archery at the 60-year celebration of Camp Kinneret held on Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Agoura Hills. Kayla McLaughlin, 7, (Thousand Oaks) and Joshua Mercer, 8, of Reseda, watch as he shoots.
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City of Agoura Hills Concerts in the Park

Ambrosia performed many songs remembered to a large crowd at the Agoura Hills Concert in the Park held at Chumash Park on Sunday, August 3, 2014.
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Ambrosia performed before a large crowd at Chumash Park as part of the City of Agoura Hills Concerts in the Park on Sunday, August 3, 2014. Photos by Joan Pahoyo

Ambrosia performed many songs remembered to a large crowd at the Agoura Hills Concert in the Park held at Chumash Park on Sunday, August 3, 2014. JP151 JOAN PAHOYO

Ambrosia performed many songs remembered to a large crowd at the Agoura Hills Concert in the Park held at Chumash Park on Sunday, August 3, 2014.
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Sun sets on Conejo Oaks baseball team’s season

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Conejo Oaks’ Matt Haskins and Michael Gomez listen as players names are announced before their game against Santa Barbara Foresters on Monday, July 28.

The Oaks’ season ended on Monday at California Lutheran University’s Sparky Anderson Field with a 2-1 loss to the Foresters, the California Collegiate League champs. Photos by Richard Gillard/Acorn Newspapers  Read Story

 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers Conejo Oaks’ Manny Jefferson tries to tag out Santa Barbara’s Grant Davis during their game on Monday, July 28.


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Conejo Oaks’ Manny Jefferson tries to tag out Santa Barbara’s Grant Davis during their game on Monday, July 28.

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From the land down under

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ABORIGINAL DANCE- Karla Hurt leads a dance group from Presbyterian Ladies College in Perth, Australia during an Australian Aboriginal Performance at Chumash Indian Museum on Saturday, July 26. The performance included dance, storytelling, and music by Phillip Walley Stack.

Australian Aboriginal stories, music, and dance were shared at the Chumash Indian Museum. Photos by Richard Gillard/Acorn Newspapers

 RG 503 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers STORYTELLER- Cinthya Garlatt tells the story of an Aboriginal lullaby with her hands during an Australian Aboriginal Performance at Chumash Indian Museum on Saturday, July 26. The performance included dance, storytelling, and music by Phillip Walley Stack.


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STORYTELLER- Cinthya Garlatt tells the story of an Aboriginal lullaby with her hands during an Australian Aboriginal Performance at Chumash Indian Museum on Saturday, July 26. The performance included dance, storytelling, and music by Phillip Walley Stack.

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Birds, snakes, opossums, oh my!

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COME IN DIFFERENT SIZES- Ace a red-tailed hawk and  Fidel Kestrel a kestrel falcon are displayed together to show the size difference that birds of prey during The Nature of Wildworks wildlife show at the Malibu Creek Summer Campfire program on Saturday, July 12. The Malibu Creek Summer Campfire program continues Saturday nights at 7pm.

The Nature of Wildworks visits the Malibu Creek Summer Camefire program. Photos by Richard Birds, Gillard/Acorn Newspapers

 RG 304 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers HANG WITH ME- Mollie Hogan, founder/Executive Director of The Nature of Wildworks, lets Bushy an opossum sit on her shoulder during the wildlife show at the Malibu Creek Summer Campfire program on Saturday, July 12. The Malibu Creek Summer Campfire program continues Saturday nights at 7pm.


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HANG WITH ME- Mollie Hogan, founder/Executive Director of The Nature of Wildworks, lets Bushy an opossum sit on her shoulder during the wildlife show at the Malibu Creek Summer Campfire program on Saturday, July 12. The Malibu Creek Summer Campfire program continues Saturday nights at 7pm.

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Family and friends welcome soldiers home

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AMERICAN PRIDE – 1st Lt Nate Southwick waves the American flag from the C-130J aircraft that carried approximately 70 men and women of the 146th Airlift Wing returned home to Port Hueneme on Tuesday, July 9, 2014.  They were greeted by family and friends along with members of the “Patriot Guard Riders.”

Family and friends welcome two C-130J aircraft to the 146th Airlift Wing Base with about 70 men and women each who had deployed to the desert earlier this year. Photos by Joan Pahoyo/Acorn Newspapers

JP263 146th Airlift Homecoming  JOAN PAHOYO/ Acorn Newspapers NO NOISE…JUST DAD – Lincoln Miller, 4, is prepared with sign and earphones as he eagerly awaits his Dad’s return on Tuesday, July 9, 2014 at the 146th Airlift Wing Base in Port Hueneme. Family and friends welcomed home two C-130J aircraft with about 70 men and women who deployed to the desert earlier this year.

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NO NOISE…JUST DAD – Lincoln Miller, 4, is prepared with sign and earphones as he eagerly awaits his Dad’s return on Tuesday, July 9, 2014 at the 146th Airlift Wing Base in Port Hueneme. Family and friends welcomed home two C-130J aircraft with about 70 men and women who deployed to the desert earlier this year.

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Few sport pictures by Richard

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Moorpark’s Blaze Aldridge leaps for the catch during the Conejo Classic football 7 on 7 passing tournament at Moorpark College on Saturday, June 7.

Here are a few photos from recent sporting events Richard Gillard photographed, including an Oaks Christian CIF quarter final baseball, Conejo Classic football 7 on 7 passing Tournament, and a Conejo Oaks baseball game.

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 RG 109 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers Oaks Christian’s Michael Kress dives to try to make the out at second during their quarter final game against South Torrance on Friday, May 30.


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Oaks Christian’s Michael Kress dives to try to make the out at second during their quarter final game against South Torrance on Friday, May 30.

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Graduations in Calabasas

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PROUD MOMENT SHARING WITH FAMILY - Olivia Freihon shares her diploma with her family after the Indian Hills High School graduation ceremony was completed.

Here is a collection of photos from high school graduations in Calabasas. Schools include Calabasas High, Indian Hills High, and Viewpoint. Photos by Michael Coons, Joan Pahoyo, Joe Woods/Acorn Newspapers.

 

 


Agoura High graduation

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Felicia Forman, left, and Carly Francis hug after receiving their diploma during Agoura High School's commencement ceremony on June 12.

Here is a collection of photos from Agoura High School graduation. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

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Graduates cheer during Agoura High School’s commencement ceremony on June 12.

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Graduations in Oak Park

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Oak View Grad- Oak View graduates Esmeralda Bonilla, Alexander Alger, and Dylan Deri prepare for their graduation ceremony on Thursday at Medea Creek Middle School.

Here is a collection of photographs of high school graduations in Oak Park. Schools include Oak Park High School and Oak View High. Photos by Richard Gillard and Loren Townsley/Acorn Newspapers.


Graduations in Westlake Village

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PROUD TO BE LIONS - Oaks Christian graduates Chris Davis, left, and Brandon Dawkins sing the alma mater with their classmates at the conclusion of the commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 29.

Here is a collection of photos from high school graduations in Westlake Village. Schools include Westlake High and Oaks Christian. Photos by Joan Pahoyo and Iris Smoot/Acorn newspapers


Election Day in photos

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LOCAL VOTERS - Poll inspector Debra Cohen, left, assists Rich Mooney as he turns in his ballot at Agoura City Hall on Tuesday, June 3.

Here is our collection of photos from Tuesday’s election. Photos by Iris Smoot and Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers Patricia Marcinka, right, of Westlake Village reacts after Rob McCoy, Republican candidate for the 44th Assembly District, tells her of his lead over fellow Republican Mario De La Piedra at his campaign party in Camarillo on June 3.

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Patricia Marcinka, right, of Westlake Village reacts after Rob McCoy, Republican candidate for the 44th Assembly District, tells her of his lead over fellow Republican Mario De La Piedra at his campaign party in Camarillo on June 3.

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Memorial Day in Westlake Village

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MEMORIAL DAY - Lance Cpl. Mitchell Cunningham of the Marine Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Marines at Port Hueneme stands at attention during the playing of taps at the 24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village held its 24th annual Memorial Day service on Mon., May 26. Photos by Michael Coons/Acorn Newspapers

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers PAYING RESPECT - Mary Miller and her 21-month-old son, Duke, of Westlake Village watch the 24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

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PAYING RESPECT – Mary Miller and her 21-month-old son, Duke, of Westlake Village watch the 24th annual Memorial Day service at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park in Westlake Village on Mon., May 26.

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TOGSA Memorial Softball Tournament

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HOME RUN! - Krysta Lucas of Camarillo Girls Softball smiles after hitting a home run against Thousand Oaks during the 23rd annual Thousand Oaks Girls Softball Association Memorial Weekend Softball Tournament at the Thousand Oaks Community Center on Sat., May 24.

Here is our collection of photos from last weekend’s 23rd annual Thousand Oaks Girls Softball Association Memorial Weekend Softball Tournament at the Thousand Oaks Community Center on Sat., May 24.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers WARM-UPS - Sabrina Olmo of the Westlake Agoura Girls Softball tosses the ball in the air using her glove before the start of their game with Camarillo during the 23rd annual Thousand Oaks Girls Softball Association Memorial Weekend Softball Tournament at the Thousand Oaks Community Center on Sat., May 24.

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WARM-UPS – Sabrina Olmo of the Westlake Agoura Girls Softball tosses the ball in the air using her glove before the start of their game with Camarillo during the 23rd annual Thousand Oaks Girls Softball Association Memorial Weekend Softball Tournament at the Thousand Oaks Community Center on Sat., May 24.

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Tour of California races through the Conejo Valley

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CONGRATS- Mark Cavendish of Great Britain on the Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team gets his kisses after winning stage 8 of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California on Sunday, May 18.

Cheers, whistles, flags and cowbells greeted riders as they circled through Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village at high speeds on Sunday during the last stage of the Amgen Tour of California. Photos by Richard Gillard and Michael Coons. To read our full story click here.

RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers FINISH LINE- Mark Cavendish of Great Britain on the Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team throws his arms up as he crosses the finish line first during stage 8 of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California on Sunday, May 18.

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FINISH LINE- Mark Cavendish of Great Britain on the Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team throws his arms up as he crosses the finish line first during stage 8 of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California on Sunday, May 18.

MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers The peloton rides up the hill near the Rock Store on Mulholland Highway during the final stage of the Tour of California cycling race on Sunday, May 18.

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The peloton rides up the hill near the Rock Store on Mulholland Highway during the final stage of the Tour of California cycling race on Sunday, May 18.

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Richard’s Pictures

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PULL SHARK, PULL- The Ocean Adventure Dentist mascot helps Devin Panayotov, 6 3/4 of Agoura Hills, pull during tug-a-war at  the Triunfo YMCA Healthy Kids Day  on Sunday, May 4.

Here are some of my pictures from last week. They are not necessarily related, they are just ones I like.

 RG 201 RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers Beverly Schlechter , who published her memoir, “ A Life Exposed” poses in her Thousand Oaks’ home on Sunday, May 4.


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Beverly Schlechter , who published her memoir, “ A Life Exposed” poses in her Thousand Oaks’ home on Sunday, May 4.

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Ventura County Track and Field Championships

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Westlake’s Andy Baccellia, Camarillo’s Ahmed Obed, and Oaks Christian’s Michael Seaton approach the finish line for the boys 100 meter dash during the Ventura County Track and Field Championships held at Moorpark High School on Friday, May 1. Camarillo’s Ahmed Obed won the race.

High school athletes from Ventura County competed in the Ventura County Track and Field Championships at Moorpark High School on Friday, May 2. Photos by Iris Smooth and Richard Gillard

 


Pee Wee Deputies

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DIMINUTIVE DEPUTIES - Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department volunteer Sam Poursaleh helps 3-year-old Jonathan Kenworthy of Westlake warn a "bad guy" to stop running as he checks out the inside of a patrol car as part of the Pee Wee Deputy Program on Saturday, April 26. The program lets local 3-5 year olds "train" to be a deputy and see what their day-to-day duties would be like.

Local 3-5 year olds “train” to be a deputy and see Los Angeles County Sheriffs Deputy day-to-day duties

IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers DIMINUTIVE DEPUTIES - 5-year-old Maximilian Jensen of Westlake Village, center, finds a good spot for a nap on the bed of a Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriffs Station jail cell as fellow visiting kids explore around him, during a tour of the station as part of the Pee Wee Deputy Program on Saturday, April 26. The program lets local 3-5 year olds "train" to be a deputy and see what their day-to-day duties would be like.

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DIMINUTIVE DEPUTIES – 5-year-old Maximilian Jensen of Westlake Village, center, finds a good spot for a nap on the bed of a Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriffs Station jail cell as fellow visiting kids explore around him, during a tour of the station as part of the Pee Wee Deputy Program on Saturday, April 26. The program lets local 3-5 year olds “train” to be a deputy and see what their day-to-day duties would be like.

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