Environmental impact report released on Heschel West Dayschool

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Heschel West School has released its long-waited environmental impact report describing plans for a 165,000 square-foot campus in the hills just east of Old Agoura. The four-inch thick document raises traffic and environmental issues that might result if the Jewish dayschool is allowed to be built, but the report says the problems can be […]

Redesign of Kanan/freeway interchange ruffles feathers in the business community

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Progress is coming to Agoura Hills, but some local merchants say the cost might be too high. City officials recently presented plans for the long awaited Kanan Road/101 Freeway interchange improvements, but it’s not the $24 million price tag that has business owners worried; they’re fearful the new configuration will hurt their bottom lines. […]

U.S. has shortage of search, rescue dogs

U.S. has shortage of search, rescue dogs By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Only 66 disaster search dogs exist in the United States. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would like to have 300. California is home to half of them; 33 search and rescue dogs live here in the Golden State. Representatives of the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation […]

Oak Park kids help fight polio

LAPD embezzlement case involves Agoura Hills firm

Suspect allegedly stole products from one
company to use as inventory to start up
another business

Suspect allegedly stole products from one company to use as inventory to start up another business By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Los Angeles Police have uncovered a major larceny ring with alleged ties to an Agoura Hills high tech company and one of the alleged conspirators in the case will face a preliminary hearing in Superior Court today. Jeffrey […]

City councilman visits Calabasas’ sister city in China

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Calabasas representatives visited Anqing, China for the first time last month as part of a sister city relationship that’s been in the works for nearly two and a half years. Calabasas City Councilman Dennis Washburn said the trip was educational. At the turn of the millennium, Anqing natives Nick and Lisa Yang, (Lisa is […]

Rainy season has arrived

The Ventura County Fire Protection District (VCFPD) encourages residents to prepare for this year’s rainy season. Remove debris from rain gutters on roof. Be sure that all drains in yards, driveways, and pool decks are clean and clear of debris that could clog and back up into homes. If flooding has been a problem in the past at your residence, […]

Here are tips to reduce holiday debt

With consumer spending at its lowest point in nine years, Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) offers three tips to help holiday shoppers spend wisely: draft a spending plan in November, stay the course in December and breathe easier in January. Draft a Plan in November Develop your holiday budget: Determine what financial expenses you’ll have in November and December. Decide […]

Music teacher in tune with students

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Agoura Hills resident Margaret Fowler Abrahams enjoys one of life’s rare blessings. She gets to make a living at doing what she truly loves—teaching and performing music. During the school year, Abrahams is a music specialist at Sumac Elementary School in Agoura Hills, but when spring and summer arrive, she takes to the road […]

Students get a deal on symphony tickets

New West Symphony has announced a new student rush ticket program for its Amgen Masterpiece Series concerts. The student rush tickets, priced at $10, will be offered to students with a valid school ID beginning 30 minutes prior to the performance, depending on availability. "This new ticket price is part of the New West Symphony’s ongoing effort to make our […]