2015-08-27 E-Edition

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Agoura panel OKs Chesebro Meadow luxury homes

City Council will decide fate of new development

After hearing a long debate on one of the most divisive issues in the city’s history, the Agoura Hills planning commission voted 3-2 to approve the environmental report and annexation for Chesebro Meadow on the city’s eastern border where new luxury homes are slated to be built. If approved by the City Council, 15 custom homes with possible guest houses […]

Disco Fever

BLAST FROM THE PAST—The disco tribute band Boogie Knights takes the stage Aug. 22 for the Westlake Village Saturdays in the Park concert series at Berniece Bennett Park. The annual entertainment program drew to a close with the summer’s biggest crowd. At left, Paul and Tina Donaldson, visiting from New York, show off their moves in a fit of Saturday […]

Residents teed off about Westlake’s errant golf balls

Not a pervasive problem, but a dangerous one

Jim Goodwin was minding his business and driving the speed limit on the southbound 101 Freeway in Westlake Village a month ago when a golf ball broke through his windshield and landed on the passenger seat. “All of a sudden the windshield on the passenger side exploded,” said the retired Army officer, who grabbed his steering wheel to keep the […]

Union fires back at Haggen

One week after Haggen announced plans to close 16 California stores and lay off 1,100 company employees, a local union filed grievances with the grocery chain—as well as Vons and Albertsons—alleging illegal business practices and violations of a collective bargaining agreement. Three of the stores slated for closure are in Ventura County: two in Simi Valley and one in Newbury […]

Calabasas council approves Old Topanga home

Ridgeline project not popular with some residents

The Calabasas City Council denied an earlier appeal and voted 3-2 in favor of a plan to build a home on an Old Topanga ridgeline. The speakers who attended the Aug. 12 council meeting and opposed the new home at 3121 Old Topanga Canyon Road said the structure is too large and not compatible with city rules that prohibit development […]

Impatient drivers are making bad situation worse


Eighteen months into a planned twoyear construction schedule, the expansion of the 101-23 interchange continues to play havoc with the lives of commuters across Ventura County. When Caltrans warned residents it was going to get worse before it got better—boy, they weren’t kidding. Rush-hour parking lots, formerly an ever-present threat on the 101, are now a certainty. Meanwhile, surface streets […]

Political Cartoon

Lock those doors

The Aug. 20 issue of The Acorn listed 21 crimes in the Sheriff’s Blotter. Of these, 12 involved burglaries from cars. Why people continue to leave items in locked vehicles in plain sight continues to amaze me. Leaving cars unlocked is just plain stupid. Some of these crimes might be avoided by using common sense and taking a few extra […]

Letters come with a purpose

I just finished reading last week’s Acorn. Lots of great letters and I just want to say thank you to those of you who took the time to write. Sometimes I find the letters more interesting than the rest of the paper. Not enough of us are standing up and making our voices heard. We are not asking enough questions […]