2015-08-06 E-Edition

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County stems discord among grape growers

Vineyard moratorium is shortened

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors reached a compromise with local grape growers that will shorten a moratorium on new or expanded vineyards from 10 months to four months. Due to the drought, the supervisors want to curtail vineyard production in the local Santa Monica Mountains. But they will allow some property owners who have pending applications to continue […]

Rehab home worries Old Agoura residents

Luxury drug rehabilitation facilities are common in Malibu and other upscale cities throughout California, but residents in the rural equestrian community of Old Agoura never imagined that a large house on Lapworth Drive would become a home to rehab patients. Called Seasons Agoura, the 5,600-squarefoot home built in 2007 should not be confused with the historic Lapworth “castle” located on […]

Man killed after car struck by fire vehicle

A Los Angeles County Department crew bus on its way to fight a fire July 31 struck a vehicle near Kanan Road south of Agoura and killed the driver. The victim, Eric Stein, 36, and his wife, Ksenia, of San Clemente were on their way to a rehearsal dinner for the wedding of Stein’s brother, the family said on a […]

Mae Boyar being replaced, not renovated

Old building will be torn down

The nearly 50-year-old community center at Mae Boyar Park in Oak Park will be replaced instead of refurbished, but differences of opinion on what the new building should look like are surfacing. A committee made up of Oak Park Recreation and Park Planning Committee members Derek Ross, Michael Paule and James Ebert met in April to discuss design concepts for […]

Enter Acorn’s fiction contest

The Acorn’s popular annual fiction writing contest, Fiction in a Nutshell, is now accepting entries in the under-18-year-old and 18-and-over categories. Send your 100-word fiction composition to newstip@theacorn.com; include name, age, address and phone number. The deadline is Fri., Aug. 28. A winner will be announced Sept. 10. Remember, 100 words only!

Probation check leads to police scuffle

A routine probation check at a home on Dovetail Drive July 22 in Agoura Hills led to the injury of a married couple and an officer with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Operations Unit. A team of Los Angeles County special investigators was assigned to search the home of Christian and Robert Lowe in a routine probation check, […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar stole two catalytic converters valued at $800 from a vehicle parked near a repair shop in the 2800 block of Roadside Drive July 16. A thief stole $900 in cash, a $250 computer tablet and a $50 cellphone from a taxicab parked in the 28900 block of Thousand Oaks Boulevard July 13. Calabasas A thief took […]

Westlake Village sets artificial-turf guidelines

The Westlake Village City Council has approved an ordinance to regulate the type of artificial turf property owners can use in areas visible to the public. The city says the ordinance promotes water conservation by allowing residents and businesses to use artificial grass while at the same time ensuring that community aesthetics are not adversely affected. The new ordinance sets […]