2015-05-28 E-Edition

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New ballot measure will extend Calabasas open space protection

In addition to choosing two council members in the November municipal election, voters in Calabasas will decide whether they want to continue protection of open space in their community. The Calabasas City Council voted unanimously to place a measure on the November ballot that will seek to add a new layer of defense for the designated open spaces. Officials are […]

Big Brother and the drought

Water district hires security firm

While many Californians know there’s a serious drought, some still haven’t acknowledged the severity of the situation. It’s a trend water officials are hoping to change. Under debate is whether residents and businesses are capable of effecting their own conservation—or if the water agencies should do it for them. The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District took matters into its own […]

Fallen warriors remembered

Westlake freeway on-ramp closed for month

Just as one busy freeway on-ramp is set to reopen after a 17-day closure, another is about to be closed for an extended period of time. City of Thousand Oaks senior engineer Mike Tohidian said last week that Security Paving Co., the general contractor working to expand the 101-23 freeway interchange in Thousand Oaks, plans to close the southbound 101 […]

Father ‘nose’ best

Note to self, write Dad

Father’s Day is Sun., June 21, and The Acorn wants your dad to receive the recognition he so deserves. In 100 words or less, please write and tell us why your father is special. Whether it’s a poignant memory, a small story you’d like to tell or just a few kind words for the dad you love, your Dear Dad […]

Boys & Girls club comes to Calabasas

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A resident on Eagleton Street reported that someone stole mail from their mailbox May 19. A $200 cellphone was stolen from an unattended backpack at Lindero Canyon Middle School in the 5800 block of N. Larboard Lane May 12. Someone was seen rummaging through items in an unlocked car parked in front of a home on Patrick Henry […]

Water police are just around the corner

Desperate times call for desperate measures As the drought worsens, the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District has hired the services of a security firm to catch water wasters in the act. Beginning June 1, the extra eyeballs will be monitoring the water-use habits of 65,000 Las Virgenes customers from Hidden Hills to Westlake Village. With home and business sprinklers still […]