About John Loesing

Complaint says animal shelter has ‘egregious’ kill rate

By John Loesing | October 13, 2021

  The impound kill rate at the Agoura animal shelter has been targeted in a new lawsuit that says Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control, the Agoura shelter’s umbrella agency, stands in violation of a California law aimed at preventing only the most troubled animals from being euthanized. Enacted in 1998, the state’s Hayden Act made it […]

UFC star arrested at Hidden Hills home on domestic violence charge

By John Loesing | October 11, 2021

UFC hall-of-famer Chuck Liddell faces a charge of domestic violence after an incident early Oct. 11 at his home in Hidden Hills. The 51-year-old onetime UFC light-heavyweight champion, nicknamed “Iceman,” was arrested by deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at 1 a.m., according to records obtained by The Acorn. He was booked at the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station […]

Calabasas mayor on city turning 30: ‘You wouldn’t believe the changes I’ve seen’

By John Loesing | October 08, 2021

He could have opened with an ice-breaker, reminding the audience that “Calabasas” is derived from the Spanish word for “pumpkin,” or that the place was cool even before the Kardashians arrived in town. Mayor James Bozajian could have even kicked off his “30 Years and Going Strong” State of the City address Oct. 6 by thanking cityhood’s biggest cheerleader, Ruth […]

Agoura Hills says no to key Kanan Road mixed-use development

By John Loesing | September 10, 2021

The almost 15-year push to create a new town center for Agoura Hills south of the 101 Freeway suffered a major setback this week when the City Council voted to uphold denial of The Ave (Agoura Village East) development at the southeast corner of Kanan and Agoura roads, a key component in the city’s broader Agoura Village plan. The 4-1 […]

First Amendment ‘auditors’ lay siege to Old Agoura

By John Loesing | September 09, 2021

One man was cited for battery and other residents became shaken and afraid following an encounter with a self-described “First Amendment auditor” crew Sept. 5 in the quiet neighborhood of Old Agoura. Auditors roam public property and take photos and shoot video of everyday citizens going about their daily lives. They claim to be exercising First Amendment freedoms, but often […]

Man’s patriotic memorial gets flagged again

By John Loesing | September 02, 2021

It was an inspiring, if momentary display of American patriotism last weekend along the 101 Freeway corridor in Agoura Hills. Atop a pedestrian bridge that crosses the freeway near Chesebro Road stood 13 bright red, white and blue flags facing southbound travelers, each representing one of the 13 American service members who died Aug. 26 during the tragic evacuation operation […]

Mountain lion shot and killed following attack on Calabasas boy

By John Loesing | August 28, 2021

A 5-year-old child was hospitalized earlier this week after being attacked by a mountain lion in the front yard of his home in unincorporated Los Angeles County near Calabasas, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife reports. The boy remains in stable condition with injuries to his head, neck and upper torso. The year-old male lion that attacked him was […]

Grossman intoxication led to two boys’ death, lawsuit says

By John Loesing | August 25, 2021

In addition to Rebecca Grossman, the negligence and wrongful death suit filed by parents Nancy and Karim Iskander holds Grossman’s husband Peter Grossman and former Dodgers pitcher Scott Erickson responsible for the collision that killed their sons Sept. 29, 2020 at the intersection of Triunfo Canyon Road and Saddle Mountain Drive. The family alleges that as the owner of the […]

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 […]