2014-02-20 E-Edition

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Community still seeking resolution in Rocketdyne cleanup case

Toxic materials reportedly recycled, not destroyed

It’s been more than 50 years since radiation leaks occurred at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in the hills of Simi Valley, but efforts to clean up the site and stop further toxins from leaching into the soil are far from over. A panel of speakers that included a doctor, a professor and experts from the Department of Toxic Substances […]

Students don’t just learn, they teach

Andrew Furash, a senior at Viewpoint School, is keen on sharing his love of learning with younger students who need help with their schoolwork. In January 2012, when Andrew was a sophomore, he launched a free tutoring program for elementary and middle school students at the Calabasas Library. “This endeavor turned into meaningful interaction with students who were simply struggling […]

Case involving cyclist death being turned over to D.A.

Sheriff ’s deputy under investigation

A team of investigators from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office will soon take possession of the case involving the Calabasas highway collision that killed cyclist Milton Olin Jr. on Dec. 8, 2013. L.A. County Sheriff’s deputy Andrew Wood was heading east on Mulholland Highway when his patrol car struck the 65-year-old Olin, who was also riding his bicycle […]

Agoura planning commissioner Rishoff steps down

Agoura Hills Planning Commissioner Stephen Rishoff has turned over his job of 10 years to Agoura Hills resident Chris Anstead, a former candidate for City Council. Former City Councilmember Dan Kuperberg appointed Rishoff to the panel in 2000. Councilmember Illece Buckley Weber appointed Anstead to take over the job. Planning commission members serve two-year terms. They act in an advisory […]

Calabasas launches Connect app

The City of Calabasas has launched its new mobile app, Connect with Calabasas. The free app enables residents’ service requests regarding potholes, noise complaints, dangerous conditions, graffiti, and other concerns to be submitted directly to the city, where they will be instantly routed to the appropriate department and responded to quickly and efficiently. Residents will be notified the instant problems […]

Freeway ramp closure

A three-week closure of the northbound Lindero Canyon Road on-ramp to the 101 Freeway in Westlake Village will begin at 6 a.m. Mon., Feb. 24. Closure of the ramp is part of the Lindero overpass improvement project that is already underway. A loop onramp is being built for motorists going north on Lindero and then west on the freeway. The […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar stole school supplies and other items worth $1,380 from a car parked near an office center on Agoura Road Feb. 8. Another incident involving the theft of a $400 Razor scooter, $300 car stereo, $30 helmet and $20 cable lock occurred in the area that day. A thief stole a $1,200 photo camera, $600 pair of […]

Water bond dangerously expensive

The never-ending drought has created a sense of urgency about the state’s water delivery system. Supplies from the Sierra snowpack in the north (what’s left of it) flow through the State Water Project, a series of pumps, pipes and aqueducts that dice through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and direct water southward to our own thirsty homes and businesses. While […]

Water tank cost overrun was avoidable

Recently, an Acorn reader asserted that “NIMBY” residents led to the cost increases for construction of the Three Springs water tank. Nothing could be further from the truth. In my opinion, as a LVMWD board member, the water district is wholly responsible for these cost increases. They come in a few different forms: change of project scope, not accurately representing […]