2012-01-19 E-Edition

Agourafire destroys Derry Ave. businesses

A fire broke out in the Agoura Business Center and Industrial Park Monday night, destroying two businesses and damaging at least one other, the fire department said. According to Capt. Ed Saldibar of Los Angeles County Fire Department in Agoura Hills, a resident reported a brush fire in at the Derry Avenue business park at 9:45 p.m. Jan. 16. It […]

Saving horses from slaughter

Old Agoura residents have rallied around a Santa Barbara County equestrian who’s riding through the state to protest the American horse slaughter industry. U.S. horse slaughterhouses could be revived now that President Obama has signed a bill that restores funding for the inspection of horse meat. Horse meat cannot be sold without government inspection. The prohibition on inspection halted the […]

Love notes

Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to win your heart. This Valentine’s Day, The Acorn invites you to share with readers the moment you knew you were in love. Send a note to valentines@theacorn.com and, in 150 words or fewer, describe that special moment when your true love first came into your life. The deadline for […]

Labor suit filed against city manager

Frank Gonzalez, a former landscape superintendent for Agoura Hills, has filed a civil suit against the city alleging labor code violations and wrongful termination following a dispute over some private work he performed at the city manager’s home. Gonzalez agreed to oversee a 10-day landscaping job at Greg Ramirez’s Thousand Oaks home in March 2009. Gonzalez said he agreed to […]

Calabasas septic tank ordinance down the drain

Law had polarized the community

The Calabasas City Council suspended a septic tank ordinance last week that has been in a state of dispute for the past three years. Officials will consider doing away with the law completely during their next regular meeting on Jan. 25. In 2009, the city passed an ordinance requiring property owners who have on-site wastewater treatment systems to obtain operating […]

It’s time to turn this boat around

With the New Year comes new optimism for an improved local economy. Could jobs, real estate and incomes go south again? Possibly, but let’s not go there. Our definition of optimism is lack of pessimism. “Recent evidence points to the possibility of an accelerating recovery, which would upwardly revise out forecast for economic growth in 2012,” writes Mark Schniepp of […]


Deputies’ response

I would like to compliment the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Lost Hills station officers for the professional manner in which they responded on Jan. 11 to calls of a report of two individuals casing homes and trying to sell what appeared to be stolen merchandise. The deputies arrived and quickly took the license plate number of the vehicle seen and […]

Horse feathers

I’ve lived in Old Agoura for many years, so I’m used to seeing people walking their horses down the street. Lately there’s been a continuous stream of drama from these folks. I was recently screamed at to “slow down!” when I was moving at about 5 mph. When I rolled the window down to question the insane nature of this […]