Settlement possible in lawsuit between Agoura Pony Baseball, Calabasas homeowner

Settlement possible in lawsuit between Agoura Pony Baseball, Calabasas homeowner By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com Just weeks before a scheduled jury trial date, the lawsuit between Calabasas resident Martin Atkinson-Barr, Agoura Pony Baseball, Las Virgenes Unified School District and the city of Calabasas may be near a settlement. Atkinson-Barr and Pony Baseball settled their differences out of court, although the details […]

Agoura Hills City Council acts to stop ‘mansionization’ in Old Agoura

Agoura Hills City Council acts to stop ‘mansionization’ in Old Agoura By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The "mansionization" of Old Agoura will be the focus of a study by the city of Agoura Hills. The council requested the study during last week’s meeting. The community’s development regulations and policies, including those that relate to connection of equestrian trails, will be also […]

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Inspectors visit local businesses, check for compliance with water laws

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Businesses in Agoura Hills shouldn’t be surprised if an inspector pays a visit. The city of Agoura Hills recently contracted with Los Angeles County Public Works for inspections of the city’s industrial and commercial businesses. The checks will enable the city to renew its Storm Water and Urban Runoff Discharge permit. The procedure complies with the […]

Los Robles Medical Center breaks ground for new wing

By Lori Porter porter@theacorn.com Los Robles Regional Medical Center hosted a groundbreaking ceremony last week for a new 200,000-square-foot patient wing that will feature 90 private patient rooms and a new entrance and lobby. As a helicopter from Mercy Air flew overhead, several government and hospital dignitaries helped shovel the ground where the new wing will be built. Jim Sherman, […]

Authorities rescue Oak Park woman, 44, in China Flats

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue team saved Bernadette Schnaible, 44, of Oak Park on Monday evening. Authorities sent a helicopter to search for Schnaible after she became disoriented and stranded in the China Flats area of the Santa Monica Mountains, north of Oak Park and Agoura Hills. Schnaible had been mountain biking when she got lost among […]

Seagull scaring device disturbs residents

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The Brengles have lived in the Lost Hills/Saratoga Ranch area of Agoura Hills near the Calabasas Landfill for about five years. In a letter to The Acorn, Linda Brengle wrote, "We have never been bothered by the fact that just up the street is the landfill; in fact, we have always been amazed that we never […]

Agoura Hills amends appeals process

By Stephanie Bertholdo bertholdo@theacorn.com The Agoura Hills City Council recently approved an ordinance to amend the city’s law regarding land-use appeals. The former law allowed appellants to withdraw their appeals prior to a hearing. Now they cannot. The appeals process must go forward, even if the appellant wants to withdraw his appeal. The revised law puts Agoura Hills more in […]

Calabasas mayor, councilwoman want play area for east side

By Michael Picarella pic@theacorn.com The east side of Calabasas needs park space where kids from 9 to 14 years old can play basketball, handball and other games that aren’t structured, according to Calabasas Mayor Michael Harrison. Harrison and Calabasas City Councilwoman Lesley Devine are in the process of finding a free play space and have pondered the idea of an […]