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Teen ‘begging’ to get out of fleeing vehicle



A lift from school turned into a nightmarish ride-along for two Westlake High School students this week. The girls, whom The Acorn is not identifying because they are minors, were catching a ride from a 16-year-old male friend around 12:45 p.m. Monday when a Ventura County sheriff’s deputy pulled up behind them and put on his lights. But rather than […]

Water officials turn up the heat on conservation measures

Las Virgenes district enters Stage 3 drought alert

Despite the pre-Halloween “atmospheric river” that dumped nearly 8 trillion gallons of rain in Northern and Central California, reservoirs feeding the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District saw relatively little precipitation. Local communities got less than 1 inch. As the state endures a second year of a drought that’s brought below average snowpack, record high temperatures and lower than expected runoff, […]

Food waste recommendations taken with grain of salt

‘Not warranted
not reasonable,’ Hidden Hills says


They may be accused of falling behind schedule, but when it comes to getting rid of food waste, Hidden Hills officials have a message regarding recommendations from the 2019-20 Los Angeles County civil grand jury: They’re a waste. The 23-member grand jury investigated the issue of discarded food, which California is trying to steer away from landfills over public health […]

Purple passion

‘House feels like a home’

Agoura mayor voices optimism


Likening Agoura Hills to “home,” Mayor Denis Weber on Oct. 27 presented the commuity’s annual State of the City address, a COVID-appropriate virtual program highlighting how the city of 20,500 has weathered the past year and what lies ahead in the future. Host of the prerecorded affair was J.B. Long, voice of the Los Angeles Rams. What do the Rams […]

Chamber president calls it quits


The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce is searching for a new president after Bridget Karl announced her resignation from the nonprofit effective Oct. 29. Karl first joined the Chamber in 2007 and served in various capacities, including a four-year stint as chief executive starting in 2012. She returned to lead the Chamber in April 2019 following the sudden departure of CEO […]

Karl steps down as Chamber president



The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce is searching for a new president after Bridget Karl announced her resignation from the the nonprofit effective Oct. 29. A replacement search is underway. Karl first joined the Chamber in 2007 and served in various capacities, including a four-year stint as chief executive starting in 2012. She returned to lead the Chamber in April 2019 […]

Boosters take off

VACCINE UPDATE
All three shots now available


Pharmacies and clinics across the region began stepping up COVID-19 booster shots for certain groups after last week’s endorsement by the Centers for Disease Control of the extra Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The endorsement means booster doses are now available for all three FDA-approved vaccines—Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. A third Pfizer shot had previously been approved […]

Boss disputes kill rate at Agoura shelter



The head of Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control has spoken out and is contesting the figures in a recent lawsuit filed by two rescue groups accusing the shelter of allowing too many pets under its care to die. The lawsuit accuses the Agoura animal shelter of euthanizing 64% of its impounded animals over the last 12 […]

Story about the poles

Policy changes help give public a better idea of building size


The Calabasas Planning Commission has been granted additional powers over when and where to deploy story poles, those vertical stakes connected by banners, mesh and other materials sometimes planted on open ground that give passersby a sense of the size and scale of buildings being planned. Developers, including those engaged in residential construction, are generally required to put up the […]


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