Agoura Hills opposes Heschel West Dayschool

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer Agoura Hills officials told Los Angeles County planners last week that construction of a proposed private school would bring irreparable harm to the city’s oldest neighborhood and cause "substantial impact" to surrounding environments. Responding to plans by Heschel West to build a 13-acre school in Chesebro Canyon just east of Old Agoura, City Planning […]

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Westlake council approves zoning overlay change for old hospital site

Westlake council approves zoning overlay change for old hospital site By Gregory Koteles Acorn Staff Writer The Westlake Village City Council approved a zoning modification for the site of the former Westlake hospital, adding a minimum 75-unit "special needs housing" overlay to the 6.5-acre site, despite a public outcry against it. The zoning ordinance, which passed 4-1, met with considerable […]

Dangerous situation worse with signal, say Calabasas residents

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer A boy was recently struck by a vehicle in Calabasas near Old Topanga Road and Blue Bird Street. A recently installed traffic signal at the intersection may have contributed to the mishap, according to residents of outlying neighborhoods. The traffic light was installed on Nov. 12 as the city responded to a previous vehicle […]

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Early deadlines are in effect

It’s necessary to change deadlines for upcoming issues of The Acorn Newspapers because of Christmas and New Year’s Day. Please note the changes because they’re substantially different than normal deadlines. For next week’s Thurs., Dec. 26 issue, the real estate and editorial deadlines have passed. The display and classified advertising deadline is noon today. For the issue of Thurs., Jan. […]

Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station nails three for car break-ins, loot found

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer The Lost Hills Sheriff Station recovered thousands of dollars of stolen property by cracking a major car burglary ring that affected residents from Agoura Hills to the San Fernando Valley. Deputies arrested a man and two women in connection with more than 75 automobile break-ins dating back at least a year. Lynn Houston, a […]

Former Westlake teacher sentenced for possession of child pornography

Thousand Oaks resident James H. Robertson, 57, was sentenced last week to serve 90 days in jail for possessing child pornography, according to Ventura County District Attorney Gregory D. Totten. A former teacher at White Oak Elementary School in Westlake Village, Robertson had pleaded guilty to one count of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of possession of […]

Law enforcement agencies will wage war on drunk drivers

The Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and California Highway Patrol (CHP) are warning motorists to make plans for upcoming holiday celebrations––plans that include designated drivers and seatbelts. "Removing impaired drivers from our state’s highways has always been important in California, particularly during the holidays," said CHP Commissioner D.O. "Spike" Helmick. "If you think you can get away with drinking and […]

Calabasas man is VICA chairman

Calabasas resident Fred Gaines, managing partner of the Encino law office of Gaines & Stacey LLP, has been reelected chairman of the Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA) by a unanimous vote of the membership at the organization’s recent annual meeting. Gaines pledged that VICA will continue to address the key matters facing business in the coming year by maintaining […]