2014-01-23

2014-01-23 E-Edition

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DROUGHT CONTINUES UNWELCOME STAY

Driest winter on record poses new threat


As the drought in California drags on, consumers are being told to back off on their water consumption before supplies trickle away. Following two years of already lower than average rainfall, 2013 went down as driest year in California history. This year the snowpack in the state’s mountains remains far below normal, reservoir levels are low and firefighters remain on […]

New senior housing proposed

46 units near Ladyface in Agoura


Persistence may pay off for a developer who wants to build senior housing on Agoura Road in the shadow of Ladyface Mountain. A review was conducted by the Agoura Hills City Council on Jan. 8 to give direction to the developer who has sought to build senior housing on the land twice before—in 2002 and in 2005. Brad Rosenheim spoke […]

Jazzed-up State of City address delivered in Calabasas




Excellent community programs, first-class municipal services and devoted citizen volunteers: They all contributed to the success of Calabasas in 2013, Mayor Fred Gaines said during the 16th annual State of the City address. The Jan. 15 event was co-hosted by the city and the Calabasas Chamber of Commerce. “Calabasas is home, and it’s a great home. It’s because of you,” […]

Post your Love Note



Valentine’s Day is special, and your loved one deserves to know they’re the No. 1 person in your life. This year, you can let your Valentine know how special they are by purchasing a $10 personal Love Note that will appear in The Acorn the day before Valentine’s, Thurs., Feb. 13. Not to exceed 100 words, your Love Note should […]

Luxurious new doggie day care coming to Agoura Hills

Dioji stands for d-o-g


A new doggie day care with overnight boarding options is opening in Agoura Hills. Dioji, a growing chain of luxury dog care facilities, will be opening in a commercial district at the southeast corner of Chesebro Road and Dorothy Drive. The full-service business is owned by Bryce Wendel, who calls Dioji a canine “resort and athletic club.” The Agoura Hills […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills Someone shattered the window of a car parked on Yankee Drive Jan. 10. The culprit then used stolen bank cards and checks to make fraudulent purchases. A thief stole $60 in cash from a car parked in the 29100 block of Agoura Road Jan. 9. A burglar stole $1,000 worth of items from a vehicle parked on Defender […]

Thirsty for a change in weather



California is facing the worst drought it has seen since record keeping began about 100 years ago. Last year was said to be the driest ever in the state, and 2014 is off to an equally ominous start. Local drinking water comes from the State Water Project in the north, but as California’s dry weather pushes into the new year, […]

Quick trigger on Chesebro sale



The City of Agoura Hills consistently said they were forced to make the deal to abandon the city-owned open space of Chesebro Meadow because if they didn’t someone might end up building the giant school that Heschel had wanted. Councilman Edelston kept saying that Oaks Christian might want another campus and that the threat was real. Our homeowners association board […]

Bieber brouhaha



Excessive show of force? No, I’m not talking about the Kelly Thomas trial in Orange County. I’m talking about the 11 police vehicles showing up at Justin Bieber’s house to investigate an egg-throwing incident on Jan. 9. Eleven cars and double that in law enforcement personnel? Really? I don’t even want to speculate about the desire by our men in […]