2015-12-03 E-Edition

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Most colorful time of year

FALL ARRIVES BY LEAFS AND BOUNDS—A cyclist rides through a kaleidoscope of color Nov. 29 on Triunfo Canyon Road in Westlake Village. But blink and you’ll miss it. Winter begins Dec. 21.

No room at the inn?

Hospitality boom continues with two more hotels coming to Agoura Hills

Huntington Hotel Group a holding company specializing in the development, operation and management of premier hotel brands, purchased a 5.7-acre site for the development of two hotels at 29508 Roadside Drive in Agoura Hills, just west of Kanan Road. Five new hotels are now planned for the Conejo/Las Virgenes valleys. Huntington hasn’t finalized its plans, but it’s expected the company […]

City manager addresses new hotels in Calabasas

Two hotels proposed for the Malibu Canyon corridor in western Calabasas have come under heavy fire. Calabasas City Manager Tony Coroalles spoke with The Acorn and answered questions about the projects. Acorn: There has been a lot of concern about the hotels recently. Can you give us some background? Coroalles: Among other things, the purpose of the city’s 2008 General […]

Film students cause 101 Freeway shutdown

Movie scene involving military goes too far, stirs fear

A pair of film students shooting a military movie scene caused a 101 Freeway shutdown Nov. 29 in Agoura Hills. Deputies from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Department arrested 20-year-old Chase McIntyre of Thousand Oaks and 19-year-old Taylor Hubenthal of Simi Valley as they stood on the Cheseboro Road pedestrian overpass, one dressed in military-style fatigues and carrying a replica assault […]

Council member leaves mark after three terms in office

‘Dream big,’ said Agoura leader

John Edelston has had a long, productive run on the Agoura Hills City Council since he was first sworn into office in 2003. The three-term council member, who is resigning this month, recently reflected on his career, including why he wanted to become part of city government in the first place. Edelston, who had a decadelong stint as a member […]

Man accused of trying to kill ex

A former Goldman Sachs executive is in custody after allegedly attempting to murder his ex-wife Nov. 23 at a Thousand Oaks office building. Craig Forrest Noell, 53, of Thousand Oaks is being charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and inflicting corporal injury on Rhonda Noell, his ex-wife. Police responded to numerous calls at 4165 E. Thousand Oaks […]

One-day watering in effect

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District customers will have to adjust their sprinkler timers again on the heels of a new policy that reduces lawn irrigation from two days to one day per week. LVMWD failed to meet the State Water Resources Control Board mandate to reduce district usage by 36 percent. In October, the water savings statewide fell to 22 […]


Agoura Hills A vandal caused $ 750 in damage to the side glass door of a restaurant in the 5100 block of Kanan Road Nov. 20. A burglar stole tools and music CDs worth about $2,700 total from a home that is under construction on Skyview Way Nov. 15. A vandal caused $2,100 worth of damage smashing the headlights and […]

Dear reader: Keep your letters and packages safe


We gnash our teeth all the time about the good and the bad of the digital age. Through all its misgivings, the Internet has given us some amazing tools: electronic bill-pay, for one. The online bill-payment service used by banks makes it easy for consumers to write and deliver electronic checks seamlessly. You’d think everybody would be on board with […]