A memorable moment

HOLDING ON––Riley Anenberg, 5, holds on and hugs her father, Marc, before the start of kindergarten at Sumac Elementary School in Agoura Hills on Wednesday. Classes began yesterday.

Debate continues over local hospital situation

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Acorn Staff Writers

and John Loesing Acorn Staff Writers The death of a Westlake Village man who died from a recent traffic accident has stoked more debate over whether Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks is sufficient to handle urgent emergencies and whether a trauma care facility should return to Westlake Village to help ease those concerns. And some residents claim […]

Local students back in school

Acorn Staff Writer

Look around. There’s a new building here and a new principal there. Teachers, classes, even the landscape have changed and students are excited, but apprehensive. Ready or not, school is back. "I like making new friends and seeing my old friends. I like seeing who my new teacher is," said Kenzie Pattee, a 9-year-old student at Oak Hills Elementary School […]

Ahmanson hearing generates more questions than answers

Acorn Staff Writer

Ahmanson Land Company may have hit yet another stumbling block in its 12-year struggle to build a 3,050-house residential development and commercial site in southeast Ventura County. Emotion and rhetoric ran rampant at an informational hearing at El Camino Real High School Saturday, hosted by state Assemblywoman Fran Pavley and state Sen. Sheila Kuehl. The event was also attended by […]

Battle over Home Depot gets uglier

Acorn Staff Writer

Agoura Hills City Councilman Jeff Reinhardt said a recent e-mail accusing the council of acting "in concert" with the proposed Home Depot development is a "fabrication" of the truth and constitutes a possible violation with the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC). Al Abrams, the director of a citizens group that opposes the 140,000 square-foot retailer, issued an e-mail to […]

Early deadlines

Deadlines for the next week’s issue (Sept. 6) will be advanced by 24 hours because of Labor Day next Mon., Sept. 3. Space for real estate ads must be reserved by noon today, Aug. 30. The display advertising deadline is noon tomorrow, Fri., Aug. 31. All other deadlines also move forward by 24 hours. Thank you for your cooperation and […]

Brushfire scorches 50 acres

Acorn Staff Writer

Children playing with matches caused a brushfire in West Hills that burned 50 acres Saturday just west of Valley Circle, according to Bob Collis, a spokesman for Los Angeles City Fire Department. Three fire departments––Los Angeles City and County and Ventura County––responded to the blaze with 41 companies, nearly 300 firefighters, and eight water-dropping helicopters. Even in the face of […]

Agoura Hills development continues

The 255,300 square-foot Agoura Ladyface Village Center, site of a proposed controversial Home Depot store, isn’t the only retail and commercial development planned for Agoura Hills. According to city officials, more than 500,000 square feet of new construction is either finished or about to be completed in the city. The development includes almost 300,000 square feet of office buildings and […]

Two from Las Virgenes Unified School District to serve on state committee

Two officials from Las Virgenes Unified School District have been called upon to help the California state legislature form a new master plan for public education. Chaired by state Sen. DeDe Alpert, a bipartisan committee that includes both public and private officials will develop recommendations for a comprehensive education plan to lead the state’s public schools into the 21st Century. […]

Agoura Hills City Hall will expand hours with relocation

Once criticized for keeping its doors open just four days a week, Agoura Hills City Hall is going back on a five-day workweek. In 1993, the Agoura Hills City Council reduced government operating hours from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays. Councilmembers said the shortened workweek complied with government requirements to reduce employee vehicle trips, but also gave […]