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New park coming to Agoura Hills

Public park and wetlands combined


Agoura Hills wants to build its first city public park south of the 101 Freeway. Called a linear park because of its long slim design, the park will lie adjacent to the existing Los Angeles County water runoff channel next to Agoura Road and east of Cornell Road. A new stormwater treatment plant will be part of the project. City […]

MS-13 tied to bodies found in Malibu Canyon



A series of dead bodies recovered in the Malibu Canyon area in 2017 and 2018 may have been the work of MS-13. Federal and local authorities brought charges this month against 22 alleged members of the international gang, whose brand of violence has made them feared worldwide. The 12-count indictment unsealed last week alleges that the MS-13 gang and its […]

Activists gather on field lab anniversary

Partial meltdown recalled


Nearly 200 people came together over the weekend to commemorate the 60th anniversary of a partial nuclear meltdown at the Santa Susana Field Lab and call for action to clean up the former nuclear energy and rocket engine testing site. In July 1959, while a sodium reactor was being tested at the government-controlled installation, a blockage in the sodium coolant […]

Acorn fiction contest begins

In today’s world of apps where the writing and thinking are often done for you, The Acorn places high value on personal creativity. One of the newspaper’s most popular and enduring competitions is Fiction in a Nutshell, and this year the longtime contest returns. Entries are officially being accepted for the 2019 Fiction in a Nutshell competition, which calls for […]

Car crashes into business, again

A car crashed through the front door of Daily Breath Pilates in Westlake Village Friday, the second time in a week a vehicle has barreled into a Conejo Valley business and caused damage. At the pilates studio in the County Line Shopping Center, trainer Teresa Fleckenstein and a private client were wrapping up a session at 12:30 p.m. when a […]

Turtle issue slowly resolved

Species being pulled from ailing lagoon


The renovation of the fire-damaged pond at Oak Canyon Community Park in Oak Park has been a long slog through mud, silt and bureaucratic issues. The good news is that the red-eared slider turtles, an invasive species likely dumped in the pond by residents who no longer wanted to keep them as pets, will live to see another day. Finding […]

Westlake resident upset about dog park

City sued over alleged nuisance


A resident has filed a lawsuit against Westlake Village over claims that the city’s dog park has negatively impacted his property that lies next to the facility. John Bowen, a 30-year resident of the city, is seeking $2 million in damages because, he says, the dog park has hurt the quality of his home life and the value of his […]

Cop guilty of molestation



A former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department sex crimes investigator pleaded guilty to molesting a teenager whose sexual assault case he was investigating, authorities announced last week. Neil Kimball, a 46-year-old resident of Agoura Hills, was convicted of a lewd act with a child and unlawful sexual intercourse, the Ventura County district attorney’s office said. A 20-year veteran of the […]

Amber Alert has good ending

A missing 1-year-old boy was found in Calabasas last week shortly after an Amber Alert was issued to announce his disappearance. The boy, Namaste Dix, was unharmed, and two women were taken into custody July 10 after the California Highway Patrol stopped their vehicle near Las Virgenes and Agoura roads. The baby had last been seen at 9:15 a.m. in […]


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