2014-04-17

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Agoura Hills won’t pursue Liberty Canyon annexation

Calabasas gets jump on property


Some Agoura Hills residents are objecting to the possible annexation of land near Liberty Canyon by the neighboring city City of Calabasas. The residents say the 43 acres that lie west of Agoura Road in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County should be acquired by their city, not Calabasas. But it’s a fight that Agoura Hills officials prefer not […]

Miracle worker on stage and screen

Patty Duke visits with local students


At 67, Academy Award winner Patty Duke still has the same winning smile and glint in her eye that made her a child star and a household name throughout her Hollywood career. Today, she makes regular public appearances across the country. During a visit to A. C. Stelle Middle School in Calabasas on April 11, the actress shared stories about […]

Westlake Plaza tree removal stirs anger among residents




Amid fallout over the removal of scores of protected trees at Westlake Plaza in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks, the plaza owner has agreed to save up to four landmark sycamore trees scheduled to be chopped down as part of a $25-million renovation at the shopping center. The City of Thousand Oaks asked Patrick Conway, vice president and regional […]

Search team returns from Washington state mudslide



Search dog teams from the California Rescue Dog Association returned to California April 9 after helping search for victims of the mudslide in Oso, Wash. The mudslide occurred March 22, killing at least 36 people, and causing flooding and blocking of state Route 530. The teams worked mainly at the disaster’s eastern end. Agoura Hills resident Sheila Malavasi and her […]

Acorn forum set for May 10



Candidates running for state Assembly and U.S. Congress will attend a Sat., May 10 public forum hosted by the Acorn Newspapers and California Lutheran University. Three candidates from each race will answer questions posed by moderators John Loesing, Acorn managing editor, and Kyle Jorrey, Thousand Oaks Acorn editor, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Gilbert Sports Arena on CLU’s Thousand […]

It’s official—Calabasas election moves to fall

City switches voting to November to encourage better turnout

Beginning in 2015, the City of Calabasas will move its municipal election to the first Tuesday of November in odd-numbered years. County, state and federal elections take place in even years unless a special election is involved. But the city’s switch from March to November in odd years will allow it to consolidate its balloting with the Las Virgenes Unified […]

Keep e-cigs off school campuses



The days of high-schoolers having to hide in the bathroom or behind a tall oak tree on the edge of campus to steal a “puff” are over. That’s because a new technology allows rebellious teens to consume nicotine, and even THC, practically anywhere—including inside classrooms. E-cigarettes, the battery-powered devices that produce sweetsmelling vapors as opposed to foul tobacco smoke, have […]

Not happy with road closure



Reyes Adobe Road just south of Passageway Place was closed for about six hours two weekends ago for an investigation, which is ongoing according to the CHP. No doubt it is. The CHP is one of the outstanding status quo state agencies that severely affect us with antiquated investigation procedures. How is our safety and security served by closing a […]