2009-12-17

Agoura Hills tries new attack on pollution

Ozone injected into creek

To meet the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Act and other local anti-pollution laws, the city of Agoura Hills is piloting an ozone treatment project to clean up pollution in local creeks. The work began with Lindero Creek. Kelly Fisher, Agoura Hills public works project manager, said the city teamed with Del Mar-based Quantum Ozone, Inc. to […]

Sheriff’s department plans holiday checkpoint



The Los Angeles County Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station has joined law enforcement across the state as part of California’s 18 Day Holiday DUI Crackdown Campaign with law enforcement agencies deploying 300 DUI/driver’s license checkpoints statewide. The local sobriety checkpoints will be conducted from 8 p.m. to 2 p.m. Mon., Dec. 21 in Calabasas and 8 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wed., […]

Seen around town



Pet of the Week



ON THE HUNT— Gringo, a male 2-year-old tan and black shepherd/chow chow mix, is a stray. Gringo can be adopted from the Agoura Animal Shelter at 29525 Agoura Road. To take Gringo home, ask for ID No. A4063289. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so please call (818) 991-0071 first or visit http://animalcare.lacounty.gov/.

The need for tolerance

Oak Park students learn the meaning of ‘acceptance’

Students at Oak Park High School learned lessons last week that people should be accepted regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and physical or mental ability. Advanced peer counselors from Oak Park High sponsored the school’s annual Acceptance Week from Dec. 7 to 11 in an effort to create a more safe and tolerant campus. A mock trial was […]

New technologies part of stormwater bill



With the passage of SB 790, also known as the Stormwater Resource Planning Act, ozone treatment programs like the one being piloted in Agoura Hills to clean up pollution in local streams could become a popular alternative to building large, expensive water treatment facilities. The bill, authored by Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills) and recently signed into law, creates a […]

Are you getting what the doctor ordered?



The prescription medicine patients receive at the pharmacy may not necessarily be their doctor’s first choice. Depending on the situation, the pharmacist may call the doctor and ask for a change to an entirely different medicine. This may not seem like a big deal, but it could impact the health of those who are taking medicine for depression and doing […]

Let us hear your ‘tails’



The Acorn invites you to send your favorite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page. Not to exceed 300 words, your story can be about an interesting occurrence, or an inspirational moment involving your pet. Maybe there was a close call with danger, and perhaps your pet became a hero. Or maybe you just want to tell us […]

Calabasas wants to muffle construction noise



Calabasas City Council members are considering restricting the number of construction projects in certain Calabasas neighborhoods. Local homeowner associations seem to be supporting the idea. A new ordinance would restrict the construction in Old Topanga, Calabasas Highlands and Park Moderne, also known as the Bird Streets neighborhood, to three at a time, per area. The areas have substandard street conditions, […]

Early holiday schedule for The Acorn



Deadlines for the Acorn editions of Dec. 24 and 25 will advance 24 hours. Both the Thursday and Friday editions will be delivered on Christmas Eve., Thurs., Dec. 24. Letters to the editor, press releases and real estate advertising for those editions must be received by 11 a.m. today, Dec. 17. The deadline for display advertising is 11 a.m. tomorrow, […]


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