Petition signatures opposing Home Depot submitted to Agoura Hills City Clerk’s office

Acorn Staff Writer

Citizens for Responsible Growth (CRG) delivered 2,860 signatures to the Agoura Hills City Clerk’s office Monday, an ample number to force a Home Depot referendum by spring of next year, according to proponents. CRG opposes a developer’s plan to build a 140,000 square-foot Home Depot on Agoura Road, west of Kanan. Since July, the group has been trying to collect […]

Practice makes perfect MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn

Practice makes perfect MICHAEL COONS/The Acorn ON HIS MARK—Chris Cummins practices his archery skills at Oak Hills Community Park off Kanan during an overcast Sunday.

Special education critics speak out in Oak Park

Acorn Staff Writer

Oak Park parents during a school board meeting last week griped about a perceived lack of attention to special education in Oak Park schools. District officials blamed an inability to retain special ed. teachers. Concern over special education has existed for many years, parents said. When administrators heard the complaints, nothing happened, according one mother. Both nearby districts, Las Virgenes […]

Turn clocks back on Sunday

You’re getting back an hour that you lost the first Sunday in April last spring when daylight-saving time went into effect. At 2 a.m. this Sun., Oct. 28, clocks should be turned back one hour when standard time returns. It’s easy to remember. We spring forward one hour in April and we fall back one hour in October. Please enjoy […]

Challenger wants to preserve city’s values

Acorn Staff Writer

After living here for 16 years, Bob Wachs said he’s convinced Agoura Hills is "the best little city in Southern California." Now he wants to keep it that way. Wachs, 57, is running for the Agoura Hills City Council. He’s one of eight candidates on the ballot competing for three open seats in the Nov. 6 race. Wachs intended to […]

Kiwanis Club of Calabasas to sell pumpkins

The Kiwanis Club of Calabasas will sell pumpkins at the Calabasas Farmers’ Market this Sat., Oct. 27. Proceeds of the sales will help provide Thanksgiving dinners to needy local families. Pumpkins range in price from 50 cents for a mini pumpkin to $10 for a large. The Kiwanis are also selling pumpkin paraphernalia such as carving kits and beautiful harvest […]

Horse Playday coming to Old Agoura

Horse lovers ages 8 and up are invited to participate in the Fall Horse Playday event on Sun., Nov. 4 (rain date is Nov. 11) at the Old Agoura Equestrian Center. Registration begins 8 a.m. and the contest begins 9 a.m. There will be four age divisions competing in challenging events: ages 8 to 12, 13 to 17, 18 to […]

Incumbent councilman wants smooth ride in Nov. 6 election

Incumbent councilman wants smooth ride in Nov. 6 election By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Traffic officials predict at least 10 million more commuters in Southern California over the next two decades. Not all of them will cross the Kanan Road interchange in Agoura Hills at five o’clock in the afternoon, yet it seems like it. Jeff Reinhardt, an Agoura […]

Volunteer opportunities abound at Interface

Interface Children Family Services is offering the opportunity for volunteers to work with youth and their families, or women and children victims of domestic violence. Training begins this month. Volunteers must possess sensitivity, compassion and caring for youth and those who are experiencing all types of crisis school problems, lack of communication, runaway, drug/alcohol concerns. Interface is also offering the […]

National park entrance fees to be waived on Veterans Day weekend

U.S. Interior Secretary Gale Norton has announced that National Park entrance fees will be waived over Veterans Day weekend (Nov. 10, 11 and 12), to "inspire national unity, hope and healing." The National Park System includes national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, historic sites, lakeshores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and the White House. "We all continue […]