Training for a three-day walk to fight cancer LISA ADAMS/The Acorn

Training for a three-day walk to fight cancer LISA ADAMS/The Acorn PUTTING THEIR BEST FEET FORWARD – Agoura Hills resident and event coordinator Helene Wasserman, front, gathers with participants at 6:30 a.m. behind Starbucks Coffee on Kanan Road every Saturday and Sunday morning to train for a three-day walk they’ll be undertaking on Oct. 27, 28 and 29. The Avon […]

Water storage trespassers worry Westlake officials

Acorn Staff Writer

The Westlake Village City Council’s Public Safety Committee met recently to discuss a solution to repeated violations of "no trespassing" signs posted at a subterranean equestrian water storage facility near Glenbridge Circle. The committee is comprised of councilmembers Betty de Santis and Kris Carraway-Bowman. Several representatives attended the committee meeting from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, including Lt. Gregg […]

Apartment complex nixed a third time

Acorn Staff Writer

After hours of testimony and tense differences of opinion between members, the Calabasas Planning Commission recently voted against a proposed 134-unit luxury apartment complex after a third public hearing on the issue. The complex was set for development on an 11.63-acre site on the southeast corner of Agoura and Las Virgenes roads. The apartment project, which city staff said met […]

Local activists tee off on ABC’s ‘20-20’ LISA ADAMS/The Acorn

Local activists tee off on ABC’s ‘20-20’ LISA ADAMS/The Acorn THROWING DOWN THE GAUNTLET – During a press conference, Erin Brockovich and Ed Masry challenge ABC 20/20 commentator John Stossel and his family to start drinking hexavalent chromium-laced water to see whether or not they become sick or develop cancer. Stossel narrated a recent report that denigrated the Brockovich/Masry claim […]

By John Phane Acorn Staff Writer

By John Phane Acorn Staff Writer Environmental investigator Erin Brockovich and local attorney Ed Masry last week responded to a Fri. July 14 "Give Me a Break" segment on ABC’s 20/20 in which commentator John Stossel cast doubt on the validity of claims that one pollutant in a small California town’s drinking water did as much damage as was claimed […]

County helps preserve habitat Purchase to maintain vital wildlife corridor

County helps preserve habitat Purchase to maintain vital wildlife corridor Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky recently announced a $90,000 county grant to the nonprofit Mountains Restoration Trust (MRT) toward the purchase of a 3.14 acre parcel near Mulholland Highway and Las Virgenes Road for wildlife and oak woodland habitat conservation. The purchase would help retain a vital link in […]

Optimists honor local peace officer

The Agoura-Las Virgenes Optimist Club recently presented its "Law Enforcement Officer of the Year" Award to Steve Glennan, a 17-year veteran of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. Attending the ceremony were Jim Glazar, Operations Lieutenant; Steve Glennan and Susie Glennan; Capt. John O’Brien, commander of Lost Hills Station; Bill Williams, club president and Hayden Finley, club secretary/treasurer. The Agoura-Las Virgenes […]

Two water district boardmembers to face reelection

Gordon Knopp and Kenneth Rufener, boardmembers of Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, are up for reelection in the Tues., Nov. 7 general election. The deadline to file nomination papers is 5 p.m., Fri., Aug. 11. For more information, call the L.A. County Registrar-Recorder’s office at (562) 462-2317.


Curfews increase

Cities have implemented nighttime youth curfews at an increasing rate as a tool to help ensure the safety of communities and to deter crime and violence among youth. A recent survey of 490 cities conducted by the National League of Cities (NLC) found that well over 300 have curfew laws. While five laws dated back to the 1950s, 110 cities […]