2015-04-16 E-Edition

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Local agencies fall short in water conservation efforts

Area’s wholesaler will now cut deliveries by 15 percent

No more gentle nudges. Now it gets tough. Local residents are being told to cut back on their water use, and this time they won’t have a choice. Because voluntary conservation has faltered, the wholesale water supplier to the region, Metropolitan Water District, announced Tuesday it would reduce deliveries by 15 percent starting July 1. On April 1, Gov. Jerry […]

It’s ‘Play Ball’ at new Westlake Village Sports Park

LET THE GAMES BEGIN—Kids and family members enjoy the first ever baseball game played at the scenic new City of Westlake Village and YMCA sports park during an April 11 dedication. Left, Drew Spar of the PONY Baseball Yankees tries out the new pitcher’s mound. While supporters look on, Mayor Ned Davis (below center) and YMCA executive director Ronnie Stone […]

Human trafficking hits home

Part one of a three-part series

Ventura County law enforcement is battling a burgeoning crime whose victims are often hidden, unable or afraid to report their abusers, and thus forgotten: human trafficking. “We know it exists; we’ve found human trafficking victims in the county,” Cpl. David Ruggiero, a detective with the Ventura Police Department, said in an interview with The Acorn. “(But) right now there are […]

Make Mom look lovely

The dads have spoken. Yes, they loved seeing themselves through their children’s eyes, depicted in the annual Acorn Draw Dad feature. But they want moms to receive the same devotion, so this year, kids are invited to pay tribute to Mom by submitting her likeness using the template in the ad on page 20 and submitting it by Fri., April […]

Honors to retiring sheriff’s deputy

Calabasas officials recently recognized retiring Sgt. Philip Brooks for his 32 years of service with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Brooks began his career in 1983, working at the Men’s Central Jail for three years. He then transferred to patrol assignments at the Lenox, Alta Dena and Placentia valley sheriff’s stations. Upon being promoted to sergeant in 1997, Brooks […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar stole a $15,000 Rolex watch from a home on N. Shadow Creek Drive April 5. The culprit entered through an unlocked back door, ransacking closets and taking other jewelry items. A man broke into Yamato restaurant in the 28700 block of Roadside Drive April 4. The culprit is seen on surveillance video walking through the restaurant […]

If you love Mom, then it’s time to Draw Mom

If Mom had an actual hat for each role she played and wore every single one at the same time, she’d probably have a stack as tall as a skyscraper on top of her head. OK fine, maybe not that tall. But it would surely test Mom’s balance. It’s a good thing she’s an expert. Defining a mother’s role in […]


Save meadow

The development of 15 estates in the Chesebro Meadow will change the character of old Agoura and the city of Agoura. The meadow is currently a pristine patch of grassland that is vital to the integrity of the Liberty Canyon wildlife corridor. As a Liberty Canyon resident, the best interest of the wildlife corridor is an extremely important aspect to […]