2015-02-05 E-Edition

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Picture Perfect

Vision problem forces photographer to see world in a different light

For Dr. Glenn Cohen, the world is a pictorial playground A Westlake Village hand surgeon, Cohen relies on exceptional hand-eye coordination to treat his patients. And he also puts these skills to use behind the camera to transform everyday scenes into photographic artwork. Be it a lone telephone booth in England, a puddle of water on a cobblestone street in […]

Families at Mariposa School refusing vaccine

No measles shots for 146 students at Agoura campus

The measles outbreak that started at Disneyland Resort in December and spread to areas throughout the country has Agoura Hills officials worried because the parents at one local school have decided not to vaccinate their children. While no cases of measles have been reported in the Las Virgenes Unified School District, some officials are worried that an outbreak could occur […]

Agoura Hills takes steps to snuff out e-cigarettes

Are categorized same as cigarettes

The City of Agoura Hills recently revisited its 21-year tobacco ordinance and decided to amend the municipal code by adding electronic cigarettes to the type of smoking prohibited in public places. The council passed an ordi- nance Jan. 14 that treats vaping the same as tobacco when it comes to smoking in public parks, sports fields, outdoor service areas, outdoor […]

Words of love

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 send your Valentine a message of endearment by purchasing a $10 personal Love Note that will appear in the Feb. 12 Acorn in print and online. Not to exceed 100 words, your Love Note should describe that […]

Smart water meters coming to Oak Park

Like most public utilities, Oak Park Water Service is converting its aging meters to new automated one (shown at right) that will provide customers with up-to-the-minute information on their water use. District officials say the smart meters will help ratepayers conserve water and save money. But not everyone thinks the switch to digital is warranted. “The meter outside of my […]

Man charged with Gavin Smith murder

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office has charged convicted drug dealer John Creech with the murder of Gavin Smith, nearly three years after the 20th Century Fox executive went missing in Ventura County. The 57-year-old Smith was last seen on May 1, 2012 when he left a friend’s home in Oak Park. He was reported missing the next day […]

Bridge work

Some residents have expressed concerns that the road surface on the new Lindero Canyon freeway overpass bridge is too rough, but Scott Wolfe, Westlake Village city planning director, said the work isn’t finished yet. Once the weather is warm enough to allow for proper asphalt curing, the road will be given a new top coat, Wolfe said. The overlay work […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

No new information was provided this week by the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. The Sheriff’s Blotter will resume next week.

When the offer is too good to be true

Consumer scams come in all shapes and sizes. In the mail, on the telephone and through the Internet, they fool people and trap them into giving up their valuable personal information and hard-earned money. We’ve all seen our share of pitches, and you have to admit you’ve probably come close to falling for one: the message from overseas that says […]