Something for everyone at the library

Too many pets rattle the cage

HOA puts limit on household animals

Time is running out for Sophie, Duke or Marley of Lake Sherwood. By next week, unless a waiver is granted, one of the dogs will have to leave the family that loves them. Sophie is a 14-year-old German shepherd with an inoperable tumor. “Sophie is very sick, she stays inside and she does not have long to live,” said Brad […]

Triunfo board elections placed in jeopardy

Law prohibits district vote

The quest to make the Triunfo Sanitation District board of directors an all-elected body took an unexpected twist last week when it was announced that an election to choose board members by district region is not permitted under state law. Only an at-large election in which residents vote for all five seats on the board is allowed, officials said. The […]

Football fundraiser gets a big lift

Fiction writers keep it short and sweet

If you think you have a knack for writing, put your creative juices to work this summer in The Acorn’s newest contest, “Fiction in a Nutshell.” Entries already are rolling in. Here’s how it works: In 100 words or less, write a short fiction story and e-mail it to newstip@theacorn.com. You may also send it by mail to the address […]

Upgrades for Calabasas Road

Drivers who travel Calabasas Road may have noticed an improvement in traffic flow since the city installed a new striping pattern to help move cars along. Turning lanes have been placed in front of Calabasas’ Bob Smith BMW and 101 West Acura automobile dealerships. The eastbound traffic and bike lanes have been shifted toward the dealerships to allow for “safer […]


•Kerrie Sadler wrote the story last week about the life and death of John McKittrick, not Sophia Fischer. Fischer contributed to the story only. •The Movies and Smoothies program at the Agoura Hills Library is for teenagers only. The library is sponsoring Open Gaming on Sat, Aug. 11, not on Sat., Aug. 4.

Park officials tired of unruly skateboarders

Summertime skateboarders are once again drawing the ire of the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District. According to park officials, 385 skateboarders have been given formal warnings by park rangers duirng the past three months for unlawfully boarding on district property, compared to 225 warnings handed out from May through July a year ago. Most recently, skateboarders were blamed for […]

Las Virgenes wants to extend school tax

The Las Virgenes Unified School District board of trustees wants to extend Measure E, the $98-per-year parcel tax, for eight years. Board members agreed to have the measure placed on the Nov. 6 ballot for the voters to decide. The parcel tax was passed by voters in 2004 to offset state budget cuts in education and prevent reductions in key […]

Despite challenges, affordable housing still a goal in Agoura Hills

Affording a home or condominium in the city of Agoura Hills is an impossible dream for many people. But city officials hope a new, affordable housing plan will help turn the ownership dream into a reality for many more people. Under the California Redevelopment Law, 15 percent of the total number of housing units developed in specified redevelopment project areas […]