2012-03-01

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County’sfirst West Nile Virus of the year found in Westlake Village




A dead bird recently found in Westlake Village tested positive for West Nile virus. It was Los Angeles County’s first case of the virus recorded in 2012, according to the county vector control district. Councilmember Ned Davis spotted the diseased crow on Blue Meadow Lane in the Westlake Trails neighborhood on his way to work. He called the city, which […]

Federal money would pay for parkland

Purchase in Santa Monicas part of president’s budget

The Obama administration has earmarked $2.4 million in its 2013 budget for acquiring and protecting up to 238 acres of undeveloped land in Zuma and Trancas Canyons in the Santa Monica Mountains, U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman (DSherman Oaks) said in a statement. The area is one of only six in the nation that received funding for land acquisition in the […]

New retail center proposed in Westlake




The Shoppes at Westlake, a proposed development in the 30800 block of Russell Ranch Road in Westlake Village near Costco, would consist of two anchor stores, a bank, retail shops and restaurants, with a projected 2014 opening. At a concept review meeting last week, developer Dan Selleck sought feedback from city offi- cials to gain direction and support for his […]

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Agoura’s Jen Hirsh advances to show’s top 24


The third time might be the charm for Jennifer Hirsh, a resident of rural Agoura who’s among the contestants to land a Top 24 spot on TV’s “American Idol.” Judges Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez made Hirsh one of the top 12 women on the Feb. 22 show. Hirsh auditioned for “ Idol” twice before; she was cut […]

Agoura Hills pays tribute to its multitude of community volunteers




Volunteers help the City of Agoura Hills hum through its array of programs and services like a finely tuned machine. On Feb. 8, city officials paid tribute to the more than 300 volunteers who donate thousands of hours of time and expertise to a wide range of city programs. The 24th annual volunteer recognition ceremony took place at Agoura Hills […]

Westlake’s Three Springs needs to see the bigger picture



There’s a battle that’s been brewing in Westlake Village over the construction of a new water tank next to Las Virgenes Reservoir. The 5-million-gallon tank is one of several improvements that must be made to the storage and delivery infrastructure belonging to Las Virgenes Municipal Water District. But because of complaints about the construction traffic that would rumble through Westlake’s […]

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Feelings for horses



I just read the article in The Acorn calling a Lindsey Marsh a “hero” for her position on horse slaughter. You people are so totally out to lunch and out of touch with reality it’s ridiculous. I am a horse lover all my life and even created a organization in Old Agoura called the Old Agoura Rangers whose sole purpose […]

Don’t beat up on Calabasas Klub



The possibility that the Calabasas Klubhouse Preschool might be shut down because of complaints by other members of the community, who may not understand how valuable it is, would be pretty devastating on a number of levels. My 3-year-old daughter attends the preschool and she adores it. I can never seem to get her to leave. So whatever the city, […]