2013-01-23

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Calabasas election ignites

Candidates come under scrutiny prior to March 5 City Council contest


The politics in small-town Calabasas often pack a big punch, especially during election time when City Council candidates look for any edge they can find. In the March 5 Calabasas City Council election, challenger Jody Thomas will join incumbents James Bozajian, David Shapiro and Mary Sue Maurer in a battle for three seats on the panel. The battle lines are […]

Focus group



Leaf blower debate is heard




The Calabasas City Council discussed a proposal to either ban or regulate the use of leaf blowers within city limits. But the proposal discussed at a Jan. 9 meeting could not gain traction due to cost issues and a lack of alternatives to replacing the noisy machines. Gardeners commonly use gaspowered blowers to clear debris and fallen leaves from common […]

Agoura man sentenced in Ponzi scheme

Investors lost a reported $36 million


Dean Gross, an Agoura Hills resident who defrauded threedozen investors out of nearly $36 million in a Ponzi scheme, was sentenced Jan. 14 to seven years in federal prison A Ponzi scheme is an investment scam that pays returns out of investors’ own money rather than from profit earned legitimately. Gross had been an active volunteer with youth soccer and […]

Send Valentine love note



Valentine’s Day is special, and your loved one deserves to know why they’re the No. 1 person in your life. This year you can let your Valentine know just how special they are by purchasing a $10 personalized Love Note that will appear in The Acorn to be delivered on Valentine’s Day. Not to exceed 100 words, your Love Note […]

Youth arsonist suspected in Monday Agoura Hills fire




A 14-year-old boy was arrested Monday night in Agoura Hills for allegedly starting a brush fire that scorched a hillside behind an apartment building on 5738 Skyview Way. There are differing reports as to how much property was damaged. According to Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Doug Lipp, the blaze destroyed one acre of land before it was extinguished […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills A vandal caused $ 8,500 in damage slashing through the convertible roof of a car parked on Commons Way Jan. 11. Someone stole two watches and two necklaces worth about $ 6,000 from a home on Deep Shadow Drive Jan. 11. The burglar caused $300 in damage to a door in order to enter the house. A thief […]

Purchasing a puppy also brings responsibility



Puppies may be cute, but not all litters are born under happy circumstances. Puppy mills—those large-scale commercial dog-breeding operations that are accused of placing profit over the well-being of their dogs—pump an estimated half-million animals into retail pet stores each year. Dogs used for breeding at the mills may spend their entire lives in cramped cages with little or no […]

Agoura trails Westlake Village



Again the City of Agoura Hills is missing out on bringing in more big businesses/stores and more revenue for our city. The City of Westlake Village will be adding another shopping center to their roster with the Target store and shops, which, by the way, will almost be abutted up next to Agoura Hills, but they will reap the profits. […]