2013-06-20

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Did wrongful U-turn cause motorcycle fatality?

Man’s Ducati collided with truck


Authorities believe an illegal U-turn was the cause of an accident that killed a 25-year-old motorcyclist in Calabasas last week. John Thompson “Tom” Westerlund died as the result of an accident at the 5000 block of Las Virgenes Road on June 12. Westerlund’s Ducati motorcycle collided with a pickup truck shortly after 1: 30 p. m. on Las Virgenes Road […]

Westlake hit and run results in shots fired

Man allegedly drove vehicle at deputy as he tried to escape

A Gilroy man was shot by a Thousand Oaks police officer Saturday night, after he allegedly smashed his vehicle into one patrol car and attempted to reverse into another deputy in Westlake Village, according to authorities. The man, who TOPD later identified as 33-year-old Rogelio Gutierrez, suffered several gunshot wounds and was taken to the emergency room at Los Robles […]

Glad grads



Calabasas building codes rescinded




The Calabasas City Council voted unanimously on June 12 to rescind a series of local building code amendments that regulate construction and repairs to all properties in the city. The move couldn’t come soon enough for some council members, who thought the regulations should never have been adopted in the first place. The issue began in 2009 after the city […]

Murdock serving up buyout offer at Dole Food

Wants to take Westlake Village company private


Dole Food Co. chief executive David Murdock is waiting to hear back on his offer last week to buy the remaining 60 percent of the company he doesn’t currently own for approximately $645 million. Murdock, the 90- year- old Lake Sherwood billionaire, told the company’s board of director’s he is willing to pay $12 a share for the Westlake Village-based […]

Calabasas and residents mend fences



A “ long and sordid history” is how Calabasas Councilmember James Bozajian describes the city’s illfated experiment with restrictive building codes. The heavy-handed approach to government that eventually caused a backlash in the community was a difficult time in the city’s history, to say the least. Last week, the Calabasas City Council rescinded a series of laws passed in 2011 […]

Wants storage tank to be built



I would like all of the board members of the Las Virgenes Water District to hear me and my fellow citizens loud and clear. If studies show that we need a new water storage tank at the Westlake Village reservoir site for adequate emergency water reserves, build the tank. It’s that simple. In Yorba Linda a few years ago, the […]

Charges LVMWD director with interest conflict



In the June 13 Acorn letters, Las Virgenes Water Municipal District directors Len Polan and Barry Steinhardt wrote to encourage ratepayers to speak up to the remaining LVMWD board members to vote against, or at least delay, funding of the controversial new water storage tank in Westlake Village which has escalated in price from $6 million to $8 million just […]