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Sheriff’s Blotter

By The Acorn Staff | June 20, 2018

Agoura Hills On the afternoon of June 7, someone broke into a car parked on Roadside Drive by smashing the rear passenger side window, causing $300 in damage. The thief stole a computer case containing a laptop and a Samsung tablet computer. The stolen property was worth over $1,000. Someone stole the tailgate off a pickup truck that was parked […]

Westlake hopes to drive reinvestment in biz park

By The Acorn Staff | June 20, 2018

A decade-old plan to repurpose 200 acres of commercial and industrial land in the City of Westlake Village could clear a path for as many as 1,000 new apartments and condos. Last week, city officials hosted a scoping meeting for the North Business Park Specific Plan to discuss the latest iteration of the land-use document. The area bordered by Thousand […]

A pitch for the World Cup

By The Acorn Staff | June 20, 2018

So your appetite has been whetted and in case you’ve been living in a cave you know that the World Cup soccer matches are now in full swing. Many local residents are probably still smarting from the failure of the U.S. men’s team to qualify for the biggest sporting event on the planet and are thinking there’s no reason to […]

Little enthusiasm for new Agoura Village development

By The Acorn Staff | June 20, 2018

The Ave, a mixed-use development approved for Agoura Village, received a less than enthusiastic reception during a June 12 community forum in the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, the latest in a series of attempts to convince residents about the need for new commercial and residential growth in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, just south of the city. The […]

Crafty cougar caught, collared

By The Acorn Staff | June 20, 2018

There’s a new member of the local mountain lion population that’s being studied by the National Park Service. P-54 became the 15th cougar fitted with a GPS collar when she was captured on Feb. 27 near the Pepperdine University campus in Malibu. The study tracks animals in the Santa Monica Mountains, Simi Hills and Santa Susana Mountains. Kate Kuykendall, public […]

Helpful hints for downsizing

By The Acorn Staff | June 20, 2018

Are you thinking of selling your home to move into a senior supportive community? Perhaps you are considering moving in with an adult child who can help you with your needs as you grow older. Many seniors would prefer to continue living in their own home, but sometimes circumstances work against those preferences. Home maintenance can become a burden. A […]

Oak Park Unified School District welcomes new principals

By The Acorn Staff | June 20, 2018

There are seven schools in the Oak Park Unified School District. This fall, most of them will have new principals. Starting July 1, Red Oak Elementary, Brookside Elementary, Oak View High and Oak Park Independent schools will be under new leadership. The high school and independent school share a principal. Tony Knight, Oak Park Unified’s superintendent, said it’s the first […]

Measure up

By The Acorn Staff | June 20, 2018

The Agoura Village Specific Plan (AVSP) allows developers to include as little as 15 percent public space. The Ave provides 57 percent public space. About 6 acres will remain open space. The AVSP requires a minimum of 15 percent of surface parking areas to be landscaped. The Ave parking lots will be 47 percent landscaped. The AVSP allows developers to […]

Glad grads finally rejoice

By The Acorn Staff | June 20, 2018

YES, IT’S OVER!—At top, the audience applauds during commencement at Agoura High School on June 15. At right, graduate Kelsey Hopkins is pleased tofinally have her diploma in hand. See more Acorn graduation coverage on pages 20-22.

Pumpkin fest grows, and so does entry price

By The Acorn Staff | June 20, 2018

The Calabasas Pumpkin Festival started as a free, one-day event. As it grew more popular, organizers extended the festival to a full weekend and began charging a $5 admission. Now the price of entry has been doubled. Attendees to this year’s festival, which is scheduled for Oct. 20 and 21, will be charged $10 at the gate. The Calabasas City […]