New life to Agoura Hills tree controversy

Sagebrush owner Bob McCord dies at 69

Rare brain disease attributed

Bob McCord, an active member of the Calabasas community and owner of the popular Sagebrush Cantina in the city’s Old Town district, died in his sleep early May 12 as a result of a rare brain disease. He was 69 years old. McCord was recently diagnosed with CreutzfeldtJakob disease (CJD), a degenerative and incurable brain disease. McCord died within three […]

Snakes alive, it’s rattler season again

An abundance of rattlesnakes is keeping rattlesnake wrangler Bo Slyapich and local veterinarians busy this spring. “I thought last year was real bad with lots of rattlesnakes, but this year is a whole lot worse,” said Slyapich. He doesn’t know what’s caused the increase in rattlesnake encroachment on human territory, he said, but in his 45 years of protecting people […]

Senate race pits Pavley against Levine

Battle for Sheila Kuehl's seat focuses on education and environment

The race to replace state Sen. Sheila James Kuehl (D-Santa Monica) in the heavily Democratic 23rd District is likely to be decided in the June 3 primary, most political experts believe. Fran Pavley served three terms in the Assembly, 200006, representing the 41st District. Her opponent, incumbent Assemblymember Lloyd E. Levine (D-Van Nuys), represents the 40th Assembly District. Agoura Hills’ […]

Camp counselor charged with sexual assault

A 29-year-old Agoura Hills man who has worked as a tutor for children and as a camp counselor was arrested by Ventura County Sheriff’s Department deputies on charges of sexual assault of a child. The arrest took place at the home of the accused man last week as deputies executed a search warrant. James McEnnan was charged with sexual assault […]

Longtime Agoura planning commissioner steps down

After 10 years of service on the Agoura Hills Planning Commission, Phil Ramuno has left the dais. The planning commission consists of five volunteer members who live in Agoura Hills. The panel acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council on landuse matters and recommends ways to guide the city’s physical growth by implementing its General Plan. Cyrena Nouzille […]

T.O. Acorn celebrates 10th anniversary

The Thousand Oaks Acorn– part of a weekly newspaper chain that covers community news from Calabasas to Camarillo- celebrates its 10th anniversary this month. Creating a community newspaper for Thousand Oaks was a natural progression for Acorn owners Lisa and Jim Rule, who live in Newbury Park. Their family owned, community focused Agoura Hills-based newspaper, The Acorn, was well known […]


In a photo last week about the student performance of “Snowed In” at Calabasas High School, the actor playing the part of the maid was incorrectly identified as Stephen Stacey. It should be Meghan Sanett.

Ride service shows off nice wheels

The city of Agoura Hills will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony and public preview of its new fleet of Dial-A-Ride vans on Mon., May 19 at the Agoura Hills Recreation Center, 30610 Thousand Oaks Blvd., from 11 a.m. until p.m.. Five new 2008 Chevy Uplanders, equipped with stateoftheart safety and comfort features, will go into service on June 1. The vans […]

Neighborhood compatibility question brings out a crowd

Many of those who attended a recent Agoura Hills planning commission meeting expressed dismay about a potential new law that would impact private property rights- the right to build or remodel homes any way an owner chooses. Two ordinances with guidelines were drafted to explore “neighborhood compatibility” in Agoura Hills and Old Agoura. They are intended to help homeowners with […]