2013-08-08

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A career is launched



Agoura council race draws two challengers




Two Agoura Hills residents have entered the race for Agoura Hills City Council against three incumbents. Meril Platzer, a doctor who’s lived in Old Agoura for 32 years and ran unsuccessfully for a council seat in 2011, is running because she wants to establish new priorities for the city. Six-year resident Chris Anstead says he wants to improve the city’s […]

New day, new traffc jam

Freeway accidents test patience of local drivers


The accidents on the 101 Freeway near Agoura Hills and Calabasas just keep piling up. An accident on July 31 was the third in the past 10 days to cause major delays. A U-Haul truck towing a trailer overturned just east of Chesebro Road in Agoura Hills and spilled fluid on the highway. All southbound lanes were closed while a […]

Are you a storyteller?



The Acorn’s popular annual Fiction in a Nutshell contest is underway, and it’s easy to enter. In 100 words or fewer, write a fiction story and send it to newstip@theacorn.com. Only one entry please, and you must include your name, home address, age and phone number. No poems, only tall tales. The fiction genre is limitless. You can choose sci-fi, […]

Condos slated for heart of Calabasas

80-unit residence will also include commercial buildings


A condominum development called Village at Calabasas is being planned for just south of Old Town on a lot where the empty Calabasas Inn hotel now stands. The builder, New Home Company of Orange County, will demolish the inn to make way for the 80-home development. The project was approved July 25 by the city planning commission. The City Council […]

The heat’s on in Agoura as election season approaches



On Tues., Nov. 5, registered voters of the City of Agoura Hills will have the opportunity to elect three members of the City Council. For the first time in years the city will host a contested election with more than one challenger. It’s the way democracies are meant to be run. Having an election with challengers doesn’t necessarily mean the […]

Says Westlake ignoring its aging population



Aha, so Westlake Village doesn’t want the new senior housing complex in their community. I guess people in Westlake Village don’t plan to get old. News flash! The people in Agoura Hills are well aware that we are getting older by the minute, so let’s invite One Eighty to submit that fabulous plan to Agoura Hills for consideration. A leisure […]

HOA power play at Calabasas Inn development



I totally agree with Mr. Woodmansee. Bottom line: this Calabasas Inn project is in the wrong place. The development belongs on the corner of Park Granada and Parkway Calabasas, but that will never happen because the property owners of West Calabasas Park control not only their area, but also everything in East Calabasas, which is the location of the Calabasas […]

What makes Old Agoura happy?



I moved to Agoura Hills in 1987 and have served on the board of directors of the Chateau Park HOA off and on for over 15 years. I have watched the city evolve and appreciate the efforts of the Old Agoura HOA to preserve the rural feel of the community. It is that rural feel and the support of Mayor […]