2013-03-14 E-Edition

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A clash of wills in clean waterfight

Water district takes on EPA and Heal the Bay

Local environmental organizations and water agencies are at loggerheads over the alleged pollution of Malibu Creek Watershed, currently the target of strict new controls by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. While environmental groups are working with the EPA to strengthen regulations, local water and sanitation officials are petitioning to block the new standards proposed for the watershed saying they would […]

Controversy grows after trees chopped down

Local eucalyptus deemed harmful

Gary Haynes strolls on the grounds of Peter Strauss Ranch in rural Agoura about three times a week, enjoying the scenery, wildlife and the sweet smell of the towering eucalyptus trees on the property once owned by his friend and fellow actor, Peter Strauss. Earlier this month, the 76-year-old Haynes, also an actor and best known for his work on […]

Rural housefire possibly drug-related

Three young men suffered severe burns in a house fire just south of Calabasas Monday afternoon. The fire began at about 5 p.m. in the 600 block of Crater Camp Drive in the Monte Nido neighborhood and was extinguished within an hour, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The three victims, ages 20, 22 and 24, reportedly ran […]

Westlake improves aging business park

Most structures in Via Colinas district built in the 1970s

Westlake Village officials are creating guidelines that will help shape the redevelopment of a business park in the city’s northwest corner. Most buildings in the business park bounded by Via Colinas, Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Lindero Canyon Road were built in the 1970s. The structures belong to about 80 property owners. The buildings are occupied by a mix of offices, […]

Construction injury in Agoura

A 47-year-old man who was working on a public works project on Canwood Street in Agoura Hills was airlifted to UCLA Medical Center March 11 after a piece of concrete fell on him. According to firefighter Steve Bernau of the Los Angeles County Fire Station 89 in Agoura Hills, a call came in at 2:15 p.m. on Monday regarding a […]

Kevin’s song

Kevin Cordasco of Calabasas died Mon., March 11 following his long battle against neuroblastoma cancer. The 16-year-old junior at Calabasas High School was diagnosed with the disease at 9, and he was recognized throughout the community during his short life as a beacon of courage in the face of insurmountable odds. Although he suffered through numerous treatments and dealt with […]

Specious gun argument

I want to comment on the March 7 story about the forum on gun violence held at The Church of the Epiphany in Oak Park on March 3. I believe it was nothing more than a self-serving exercise by anti-gun advocates to pursue a political agenda. The fact that they did not have one speaker opposed to their agenda invited […]

Gun control story was off target

The Acorn covered a forum that examined gun violence in the United States. Several items that were reported deserve further investigation. For example, “the idea that people can protect themselves with guns was disproved at Fort Hood in 2009 where a shooter killed 13 people and wounded 29 others at a military base where guns are readily available.” Not so. […]