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Public getting fed up with delays in Grossman case

By John Loesing | July 26, 2021

The case against Rebecca Grossman, the woman accused of running over and killing two boys in a Westlake Village crosswalk with her car last fall, has yet to commence, and supporters of the victims are starting to tire of the delays. Two dozen people gathered outside the Van Nuys courthouse on Grossman’s latest court date, July 21, to demand justice […]

Fluctuating COVID case rate puts mask-wearers in a quandary

By John Loesing | July 12, 2021

Amid the rows of crackers and ketchup, lettuce and legumes, many of the customers observed shopping recently at the Trader Joe’s grocery in Agoura Hills and Gelson’s in Westlake can still be seen wearing protective face coverings, despite the June 15 California public health order that said vaccinated citizens no longer must wear masks indoors. Fear of infection and concern […]

Calabasas denies charges it wrongfully halted apartment home development

By John Loesing | July 08, 2021

Calabasas is striking back in its fight with a developer that is suing the city over permission to build a new apartment complex on Las Virgenes Road. City lawyers Wednesday responded to a lawsuit filed by developer New Home Company, which alleges the Calabasas City Council violated state and local laws by denying its plan to build 180 homes on […]

Area beaches score well on Heal the Bay card

By John Loesing | July 01, 2021

Faced with what are already seen as dangerously high summer temperatures, and looking to the beach for relief, local residents will be pleased to learn that the ocean water quality from the Santa Monica Bay to southern Ventura County scored mostly high in Heal the Bay’s latest report card. The organization’s 31st annual Beach Report Card assigns A-to-F letter grades […]

Arrest made in Calabasas condo fire

By John Loesing | June 13, 2021

A fire destroyed a Calabasas condominium last Friday afternoon in a blaze believed to be caused by arson. The fire began around 2:30 p.m. on June 11 at a condo in the 4200 block of Las Virgenes Road near the intersection with Willow Glen Street. No one was injured in the blaze. One person was arrested, The Acorn learned. The […]

County shutting down four mega vaccine centers

By John Loesing | June 04, 2021

Four of Los Angeles County’s large vaccination sites are being shut down in the wake of growing evidence the pandemic is coming to an end. Smaller community sites will be used to administer the shots instead, county public health officials said Thursday. The mega-center at Cal State Northridge—where many residents of Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village received their COVID-19 […]

Airplane on the freeway a mystery

By John Loesing | June 01, 2021

For residents of Agoura Hills, the news Monday that a small aircraft had made an emergency landing in their city sounded oddly familiar. It was the second time in recent years that a private airplane was forced to land on the 101 Freeway running through town. A Cessna single-engine, four-seater plane was forced to land on the southbound 101 Freeway […]

Agoura wildlife bridge gets $25-million Annenberg grant

By John Loesing | May 14, 2021

Officials Friday announced that construction could begin as soon as this fall on the Liberty Canyon wildlife crossing in Agoura Hills thanks to a $25-million grant recently given by the Annenberg Foundation philanthropy. The animals-only bridge across the 101 Freeway—expected to cost almost $90 million and pegged to be the largest wildlife crossing in the world—will reconnect a long-fragmented ecosystem […]

Los Angeles County reaches vaunted yellow tier

By John Loesing | May 04, 2021

Los Angeles County continued its extraordinary transformation as one of the nation’s hardest hit areas during the pandemic to one of the safest following an announcement Tuesday by health officials that the area is moving into the least restrictive yellow tier for business reopenings. A move from orange to yellow tiers in the state’s pandemic recovery blueprint means capacity will […]