2015-04-23

2015-04-23 E-Edition

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Seal Beach



Drought stokes chance of fire

Firefighters stay on high alert


This week’s promised rain won’t even be a drop in the bucket, and because the dry weather persists, fire crews in the region remain on high alert. California’s four-year drought has sucked the moisture out of local vegetation and turned barren hillsides into tinderboxes. The dry brush, combined with the off-and-on Santa Ana winds, prompted the Ventura County Fire Department […]

Calabasas is no dump, but some treat it that way

Piles of junk and debris being left on rural streets


Illegal dumping problems are piling up in Calabasas. City employees report finding discarded debris, furniture and appliances at various places near the 101 Freeway at Las Virgenes Road and on the side of Mulholland Highway. “The community is being trashed. Right now, we are seeing lots of dumping in numerous locations; on the side of the road off Mullholland and […]

Draw Mom



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 drawing her likeness using the template in the ad on Page 18 and submitting it by tomorrow, Fri., […]

Got their goat



Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills A thief stole a $500 necklace and a $500 bracelet from a car parked near a medical building in the 29500 block of Canwood Street April 10. Someone stole two bottles of liquor valued at $90 from the Trader Joe’s store in the 28900 block of Canwood Street April 7. A thief stole $2,400 worth of jewelry from […]

Oak Park aging gracefully



Longtime residents of Oak Park have seen their community come a long way since the late 1960s, when a builder named Metropolitan Development Corporation purchased large swaths of ranch land in the area and constructed the first homes there. What began as a small residential enclave at the base of the Simi Hills now includes a bustling shopping center, hiking […]

Political Cartoon



No rain, no development



I read in last week’s Acorn about our need to cut back more on water usage. We are in an historic drought and everyone needs to pitch in. I read in the same edition about Hyatt’s permit to expand, and more on the ongoing contention regarding the Chesebro Meadow home development. I also recall reading about new hotels, shopping centers […]