2006-05-25

Agoura Hills fire station to open

First one inside the city

The Los Angeles County Fire Department announced it will open its new Fire Station 89 in Agoura Hills on Thurs., June 1. The 12,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is at 29575 Canwood St. about a quarter-mile west of Kanan Road. At a cost of some $4 million and months behind schedule due to construction delays, the station will include a training classroom […]

Coming of age



Salute Dad on Father’s Day



Father’s Day is June 18 and The Acorn wants your dad to receive the recognition he deserves. In 100 words or less, please write and tell us why your dad is special. Whether it’s a poignant memory that you have, a small story you’d like to tell, or just some kind words for the father that you love, your thoughts […]

City driven to complete interchange on time

Despite 'grumbling' from motoristsKanan work progresses nicely

Phase I of the Kanan Road/101 Freeway interchange improvement approved on Jan. 25 is well underway and, according to Agoura Hills officials, the project is moving ahead smoothly. The new interchange is expected to be completed by February 2007. At a recent city council meeting, staff members gave an update on the $25 million project now under construction at three […]

We can’t bear it – more sightings occur

Reporter gets firsthand look at latest visit from black bear

Another California black bear sauntered down from the mountains last Saturday, wending its way through Agoura Hills and jumping the backyard fences in Oak Park. There was a second sighting Sunday near Lindero Canyon Road and Bowfield Street in the North Ranch area of Thousand Oaks, but authorities aren’t sure if it was the same bear. Then on Tuesday another […]

Ferrari crash kills Oak Park man



Opponent accuses Groveman of campaign violation

Calabasas council member calls accusation a 'drive-by hit'

The Sierra Club has issued a “cease and desist” letter to Calabasas Councilmember Barry Groveman for using a campaign photograph that shows him at a podium with the club’s logo. All candidates in the race for the 41st Assembly District who sought the Sierra Club’s endorsement signed a pledge giving the environmental group the right to control the use of […]

Learn about identity theft



The city of Westlake Village and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will host a Community Safety Workshop at 7 p.m. Wed., May 31 at the Westlake Village City Council Chambers, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. The identity theft workshop will feature a panel of speakers and a question-and-answer period. The panel will include rep resentatives from the Los Angeles County […]

Car crash claims the lives of two men



California Highway Patrol officer Derek Midollo, a 38-yearold Oak Park resident, and a passenger, David Bjorklund, were killed Tuesday afternoon when their Ferrari crashed on Cornell Road in Agoura. The Highway Patrol said Midollo lost control of his 1993 gray Testarossa in the vicinity of Wagon Trail Road. Speeding is being investigated as a possible cause. Initial reports said Midollo’s […]

Memorial Day more than just a long weekend



Memorial Day isn’t just a reason for a three-day weekend. Throughout history, 10 million American servicemen have sacrificed their lives for America and Memorial Day is the holiday that remembers them. Among the holiday events, the Conejo-Simi Valley Chapter of Military Officers Association of America will present its annual Memorial Day service at 10:30 a.m., Mon., May 29 at Pierce […]