2013-05-02

2013-05-02 E-Edition

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Is medical pot still a pipe dream?

In Agoura Hills, the answer is yes


A ban on medical marijuana dispensaries in Agoura Hills was upheld by the California Court of Appeal earlier this year, but one pot store in the city, Conejo Wellness Center, is hoping for better treatment by the state Supreme Court. CWC is a nonprofit medical marijuana collective that has been fighting to overturn two of the city’s ordinances that banned […]

Don’t mess around with clutter

Hoarders learn to take control


Open the windows and let the sunshine in; it’s time for spring cleaning. But not everyone is quick to declutter. Letting go can be hard to do. Still, there’s nothing more gratifying than sweeping away the cobwebs to get a fresh start. Sifting through mountains of paper, clothes, boxes and toys, however, can be a daunting task. Do the work […]

Deadly plane crash remains a mystery



How could two small aircraft collide in mid air on a perfectly sunny day with visibility seemingly not a problem? The reason behind Monday’s deadly midair crash involving a pair of Cessna 172s wasn’t immediately known, but investigators are looking for answers. Two people died and three escaped with minor injuries when the two single-engine planes collided over the Santa […]

Sheila Kuehl announces bid for county supervisor



Former California Senate and Assembly member Sheila Kuehl is kicking off her campaign to represent residents in the Los Angeles County 3rd Supervisorial District. The 3rd District primary will take place in June 2014. Kuehl hopes to replace Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who will retire when his term ends in November 2014. Yaroslavsky was elected to the L.A. County Board of […]

Agoura Canwood Street repair underway




The City of Agoura Hills began its Canwood Street improvement project at an April 25 groundbreaking ceremony in front of the Canwood fire station. The $1.1-million street rehabilitation project is fully funded through Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Measure R bond that was approved in 2009. Measure R also will pay for a new roundabout at Kanan Road and Agoura Road and […]

Local cities still oppose medical pot



Medical pot may be legal in California, but for local patients who need weed to address issues such as cancer or chronic pain— or in some cases a simple eye twitch—the purchase of leafy joints and cannabis candy remains verboten. On a broad scale, the full legalization of pot is still a pipe dream, at least in this state. Cities […]

No vacation for Scott London



I doubt if the Scott London/ Bryan Shaw insider trading case, detailed in the FBI complaint and reported in The Acorn, is isolated. There has to be more to this story. No one risks an almost 30-year career for $50,000, a Rolex watch and some concert tickets. I suspect that others profited in the past and that London became cavalier […]

Agoura Road in Westlake Village a danger to all



In the past six months there have been two deaths that I am aware of on Agoura Road between the Westlake Village Inn and Lindero Canyon Road. In addition, I saw one very bad accident involving two vehicles in that short stretch of road. To me, that seems like a lot. This is an unusually heavily traveled piece of local […]

Good Samaritan delivers



Thank you to two unknown Westlake Canyon Oaks residents. One day a little while ago, we left two letters clipped to our mailbox for pick up by the mail carrier. However, the wind must have blown them away. One was a get-well card to a relative in England. The other was a birthday card to an 82-year-old friend, also in […]