New homeowner axes oak trees

LAND OF A THOUSAND OAKS-Oak trees are the area's trademark and homebuilders are discouraged from chopping them down. One Agoura Hills homeowner didn't follow this advice.

Bill Gottschalk made a poor first impression on his new Old Agoura neighbors and city officials after he purchased a traditional home on a flat one-acre lot on Foothill Drive.
First Gottschalk, a 50-year-old dentist who is living in Calabasas while waiting to build his new home, cut down a number of pro...

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