Denny’s removal a sign of the times on 101 Freeway corridor here

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The familiar but obtrusive looking Denny’s pole sign, a source of longstanding controversy in Agoura Hills, bit the dust last week. The restaurant and its 110-foot pole sign claiming "Always Open" were eliminated to make way for a new development on Canwood Street just east of Kanan Road. Grading already has begun. The Denny’s […]

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STTOP to reward teens for driving safely

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer If you’re a young person and a police officer stops you, don’t panic; he might be rewarding you for being a good driver. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Dep. Mike Woodard of STTOP (Sheriff’s Teen Traffic Offender Program) will give more than 50 young drivers free car washes, movie tickets and more for demonstrating […]

Sports Junkie

Story of the Week

When you think of Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, what do you think of? You think of baseball, and the Dodgers, and Jackie Robinson and the rest of the "Boys of Summer." But not today. Today’s story about Ebbets Field has to do with what I call "The First Armchair Quarterbacks." When Allen Walz and his cohorts piled into a car […]

Talented bunch to take the stage at AHS tomorrow night

At 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Fri., Dec. 13, Agoura High School will host its inaugural Talent Show in the "G" Building on the campus at 28545 W. Driver Ave., Agoura Hills. Sponsored and organized by the AHS junior class, it will showcase members of the school’s talented student body. Taking center stage at the Talent Show will be a variety of […]

Favors Ahmanson

I am writing in support of the Ahmanson Ranch project. I have heard people say that building homes at Ahmanson Ranch will hurt the endangered species, create gridlock and destroy the environment. I say bunk! The draft SEIR shows that Ahmanson Ranch can be built while safeguarding endangered species and water resources. Ahmanson Land Company has addressed the traffic problems […]

T.O. Planning Commission approves hospital expansion

Thousand Oaks Acorn Editor

The end of a six-hour Thousand Oaks Planning Commission hearing on Monday night saw commissioners unite to support expansion of Los Robles Regional Medical Center. The 34-year-old hospital will now add a 202,000 square-foot, 90-bed patient wing with private rooms, bringing the total number of beds to 277. A 520 space parking structure complete with roof-top helipad is also planned. […]

Horses have wish lists, too

The horses being sheltered and cared for at California Coastal Horse Rescue in Oak View "have made up their holiday gift wish list," according to their human handlers, asking for such items as: greatly-needed bags of hay pellets; packaged horse cookies and treats; hoof picks; grooming brushes; equine supplements; and a golf cart to transport hay. To donate one of […]

YMCA land swap finally passes in Westlake Village

By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer In a vote that ends nearly two years of negotiations and wavering, the Westlake Canyon Oaks Homeowners’ Association (HOA) agreed Monday to a land swap deal with Triunfo YMCA. "It wasn’t a landslide," said HOA vice president Scott Yanke, but with an overall turnout of 90 percent of the association’s homeowners, the vote was […]

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