Calabasas wants apartment renters to snuff out smoke

City ordinance would be expanded

The city of Calabasas wants to expand its smoking ordinance to include apartment complexes. The first of two official readings required to amend the ordinance drew virtually no criticism from the public or members of the City Council. Calabasas’ smoking ordinance went into effect March 17, 2006, limiting people’s exposure to secondhand smoke in public areas within the city’s boundaries. […]

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Affordable housing not popular

Morrison Ranch opposes plan

The Morrison Ranch Homeowners Association board of directors doesn’t want affordable housing units included in the Agoura Village residential plan, said Jim Lahana, the association’s president, at last week’s Agoura Hills City Council meeting. During a public hearing on the city’s plans for redevelopment, Lahana told the City Council that he thought low-income housing might attract crime, degrade the quality […]

Death of man, 80, questioned

Acting on a number of anonymous tips alleging foul play, officials last month exhumed the body of Elmore Kittower, an 80yearold resident of Silverado Senior Living in Calabasas for further investigation. An unknown caller left phone messages with Kittower’s widow and the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, and an unsigned letter was sent to a nearby fire station. Lt. Al Grotefend […]

Rancho Park District vetoes 24-hour patrols in Oak Park

Grand jury recommendation seen as too expensive

Parks in Simi Valley and Oak Park will not get 24hour, sevenday-a-week police coverage anytime soon, despite a recommendation made by a Ventura County grand jury in April. Last month, the grand jury released a list of responses it received to its report on the law enforcement aspects of the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District’s ranger program. The program […]

Holiday shoppers warned about overcharging by retailers

Keep those receipts and check them twice

This holiday season the Los Angeles Weights and Measures officials remind shoppers to check their store receipts for overcharges. Shoppers are legally entitled to pay only a store’s lowest advertised or posted price for any item. But inspections by agency officials have revealed that overcharge errors do occur and often involve items with special promotional offers, sales and markdowns for […]

Water agency names Peterson

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Vandals caused $65 in damages when they slashed the tire of a vehicle parked in the 28900 block of Crest Drive Dec. 8. A thief stole a Rolex watch valued at $4,000 from a jewelry store in the 5800 block of Kanan Road Dec. 7. Calabasas Someone stole a $400 purse containing a $150 wallet, a $200 women’s […]


The mock trial team of Louisville High School in Woodland Hills won its eighth, not sixth Los Angeles County Mock Trial Championship on Nov. 29. It’s the second time in four years the all-girls team won the mock courtroom title.

Early deadlines for holidays

The Acorn Newspapers have early deadlines for the next two editions because of Christmas and New Year’s Day. Real estate ads must be reserved by 11 a.m. today, Dec. 20, for the Dec. 27 edition. All press releases and letters to the editor are also due today at 11. Space for display advertisers must be reserved by 11 a.m. Fri., […]