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Complaint says animal shelter has ‘egregious’ kill rate

By The Acorn Staff | October 14, 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 a […]

‘The changes I’ve seen’

By The Acorn Staff | October 14, 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 […]

Dance, dance, dance

By The Acorn Staff | October 14, 2021

LEARNING THE MOVES—Members of the Agoura High School Dance Team teach students a routine during an Oct. 3 clinic. The instruction at Agoura High School was for children in kindergarten to fifth grade. About 45 prospective dancers attended.

UFC star in domestic abuse incident

By The Acorn Staff | October 14, 2021

Deputies from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station descended on the posh community of Hidden Hills early Monday morning and hauled away UFC Hall-of-Famer Chuck Liddell for his alleged involvement in a domestic abuse incident with his wife. Details about what happened and who was at fault remain unclear. The 51-year-old onetime UFC light-heavyweight champion, nicknamed “Iceman,” was arrested at 1 […]

Route 91 shooting survivors try to heal

By The Acorn Staff | October 14, 2021

Molly Maurer didn’t know she was pregnant when she attended the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. The Oak Park resident was one of 22,000 people at the festival that day, a day that turned deadly when a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of a nearby hotel, killing 60 people. A few […]

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

By The Acorn Staff | October 14, 2021

Agoura Hills On Oct. 3, two men broke into a car on Yankee Drive, making off with a $2,000 Canon DSLR camera and causing $1,000 in damage to the ignition. A neighbor reported seeing the burglars, one holding a yellow drill, drive off in a silver SUV driven by a woman. Golf clubs valued at $400, along with Apple AirPods […]

Cartoon

By The Acorn Staff | October 14, 2021

High winds, shaky ground, dinner by candlelight

By The Acorn Staff | October 14, 2021

This week’s high winds and low humidity came as a stark reminder that fire season is upon us and conditions for another emergency are ripe. Fire rages in nearby Santa Barbara. And lest we not forget, we also live in earthquake country. A magnitude-3.6 temblor nudged eastern Ventura County last month. Who knows when the next “big one” might occur. […]

Where is her mug shot?

By The Acorn Staff | October 14, 2021

I am writing regarding the Rebecca Grossman story. I read the article, like I do normally, and have decided to question why Rebecca Grossman’s photos are always of her in her finest social settings. I have a difficult time not believing that if this were a person of color that had less financial recourses, her mug shot would be shown […]

No place for new Agoura housing

By The Acorn Staff | October 14, 2021

Say “no” to 557 housing units at Kanan and Thousand Oaks roads. In their search to add low-cost housing to their city, the Agoura Hills City Council has approved adding 557 housing units to the three shopping centers located by the Kanan and Thousand Oaks intersection. Does that sound as unbelievable to you as it does to me? Would the […]