2014-06-26 E-Edition

Sterling rant targets Agoura’s Dr. Platzer

Clippers owner claims neurologist released files illegally

The Los Angeles Clippers ownership dispute turned its eye to Agoura Hills last week when embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling called local doctor Meril Platzer and lambasted the Old Agoura neurologist for releasing information about his medical status without permission. Sterling left an angry voice mail for Platzer on June 9 in which he was heard to say, […]

From A to Z, Yaroslavsky knows environment

Local supporters throw Zev a retirement party

As a defender of open spaces and a champion of programs and services that have improved the lives of many, Zev Yaroslavsky made a permanent mark in Los Angeles County politics. More than 100 people gathered at King Gillette Ranch June 21 to recognize Yaroslavsky for his achievements as a 20-year member of the county’s board of supervisors and to […]

Water rates trend upward

Water and sewer rates will continue their upward trend for customers in the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District. LVMWD officials approved a $76.2-million budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year, which starts July 1. The new budget provides funding for LVMWD’s potable water, sanitation, wastewater treatment and recycled water distribution, officials said. A three-year rate schedule adopted in 2012 is entering […]

Kids go wild over animals

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A vandal scratched the driver’s side of a car parked near the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter on Agoura Road June 16. The value of the damage was not declared. A burglar caused $ 800 in damage breaking into a garage and stole a $300 pair of earrings from the property on Kimberly Drive June 11. Someone wrote graffiti […]

Big bang rocks Ventura Boulevard

Our local water is still a good bargain


While the Legislature battles it out in Sacramento over a pair of competing water bonds for the November ballot, consumers are left to wonder if they will have anything to drink at all this summer. Of course they will. Adequate supplies will continue to flow from the Bay Delta in the north, and our wellmanaged local reservoir and water delivery […]

Out-of-district students lead to problems in Oak Park

For a district that embraces environmental education, the Oak Park Unified School District seems to have missed the bus when it came to calculating the true cost of bringing in almost half of the student population from out of the area. Sure, those students bring in more state funds, but did they figure in the cost of our degraded infrastructure […]

Acorn’s coverage

There seems to be a lot of complaining lately in your letters pages about water towers, roundabouts, people not picking up their dog’s poop (true, and what is wrong with those people?) and being inconvenienced because of bicyclers (oh , grow up and share the road!). But you provide a healthy forum for debate and presenting different points of view. […]