2014-09-25 E-Edition

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Supporters rally at wildlife crossing

Fundraising for new corridor in Agoura Hills begins in earnest

Trying to give mountain lions more room to roam in the Santa Monica Mountains while bolstering their dwindling population, the National Wildlife Federation and the Santa Monica Mountains Fund launched a campaign on Sept. 19 to raise money for an improved wildlife crossing at the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills. The campaign, named Save L.A. Cougars, kicked off with a […]

City Council turns against roundabout

Agoura Hills traffic circle is defeated

The Agoura Hills City Council went round and round over how to calm traffic at Kanan and Agoura roads; in the end it voted against the construction of a multimillion-dollar traffic circle at the site. A study comparing a roundabout to a traffic signal showed that either option would improve traffic at the location. Before the study, it was believed […]

Plans made for new Lost Hills overpass

Work on wider bridge to begin next summer

Several major road improvement projects intended to reduce traffic and enhance safety for pedestrians and cyclists are underway in Calabasas. The biggest project involves the construction of a new bridge at Lost Hills Road and the 101 Freeway in west Calabasas. The existing two-lane bridge will be replaced with a five-lane structure that includes two bicycle lanes and a sidewalk. […]

Cancer awareness

Makeover underway at Camp Kilpatrick

The obsolete, barracks-style buildings at L.A. County’s juvenile detention facility, Camp Kilpatrick, will soon give way to a new housing philosophy that calls for improved, more intimate living quarters to be built at the rural Malibu facility. The reformatory camp, located on Encinal Canyon Road, was featured in the “Gridiron Gang,” a feel-good movie inspired by the camp’s winning football […]

Vote on trippy photos

Fall has arrived, school is back and it’s time to judge the winners of the 2014 Take Your Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest. The 10 finalists have been posted online at www.theacorn.com, where you are invited to visit and click on your favorites. The online judging, which ends at 5 p.m. Fri., Oct. 3, will determine the winner of this […]

Apartment dwellers must dig deep

On page 12 in today’s paper is a small but not insignificant story about a five-unit apartment building in Agoura Hills that sold recently for $2.3 million, reportedly the highest per unit price ever paid for a rental property in the Conejo Valley. The record sale underscores the area’s tight rental market and the high price that both landlords and […]

Feeling ill about wildlife corridor

I felt like throwing up when I saw the Calabasas e-news extolling the virtues of supporting the wildlife corridor. Calabasas, which has done virtually everything possible to destroy the integrity of any wildlife corridor, now wishes to jump on the bandwagon. Every shred of scientific data from numerous environmental groups has demonstrated beyond any doubt that Chesebro Meadow is imperative […]

Westlake tree

Kudos to the City of Westlake Village for allowing another business complex to cut down a perfectly good tree in the name of expansion. A beautiful sycamore by the Westlake Yacht Club at The Landing was felled recently. This tree was a nesting tree for egrets that use the lake. About two to three pairs of egrets used this wonderful […]