2015-12-10 E-Edition

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Seems freeway work won’t end

When, oh when, will they ever finish the construction on the northbound 101 Freeway between Hampshire Road and the 23 Freeway? It seems like we have had to deal with the concrete K-rails in that stretch of highway for over a year now. The work seems to be mostly done, but they do not seem to want to open the […]

Will El Niño save struggling trees?

Ask the Arborist

Hopefully, in the middle of next March we will be sitting by our fireplaces and wondering when the incessant rain is going to end, drifting into fond memories of the hot days of summer 2015 and wondering how it all came to this. Meanwhile, we will see on TV how the state is loading all the California tree species two […]

Teacher directs her first play at AHS

It’s tech week again at Agoura High School, which means that theater arts students are scurrying around the black box theater in the school’s performing arts education center, getting props in place, sprucing up costumes and cramming lines in preparation for their next production, Tom Stoppard’s knockabout comedy “On the Razzle.” In the midst of all this is new theater […]

CLU receives diversity award

The Anti-Defamation League honored Cal Lutheran University before nearly 300 community members at the Torch of Liberty Award Gala Dinner in October at the Four Seasons Westlake Village Hotel. This is the second year the award was presented to an organization for exemplary work in promoting diversity and inclusivity. CLU President Chris Kimball accepted the award on behalf of the […]

Hotel frustration

In the Nov. 19 article in The Acorn, Richard Weintraub, the hotel developer, was quoted as saying, “The reason I chose this property is because it’s basically on the freeway on-ramp and next to a gas station. It had already been disturbed.” The land was not disturbed at all; in fact, it was part of a hiking trail known to […]

Get cooking, Indian-style

Cooking instructor and cookbook author Farhana Sahibzada will give a class in Indian/ Pakistani cuisine from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sat., Dec. 12 at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Circle. The class will cover samosas, chutney, kabobs and lahori cream horns with chai. The cost is $35 plus $10 for materials. To RSVP, call (818) […]

Songs usher in the holidays


During his preamble to Westlake High School’s annual holiday choir concert Nov. 4, choral music director Alan Rose related a message he got from a parent who said, “Just saw your show. Now I can start my Christmas shopping.” Rose’s holiday concerts have become a tradition at the school: a blend of familiar carols in unusual settings, flashy show choir […]

El Pollo Loco re-opens in Agoura Hills

BACK IN BUSINESS—Above, Carlos Salazar, controller for Pollo West Corp., cuts the ribbon at the Dec. 3 re-opening of El Pollo Loco in Agoura Hills. Below, firefighters from L.A. County Fire Department Station 65—who helped extinguish a 2014 fire that closed the store—show their support. Due to the firefighters’ rapid response, the 3,500-square-foot building was mostly saved and the damage […]

Drought and water fines

A recent letter to consumers warns that if water consumption is not reduced by 36 percent the Las Virgenes Water District will be fined $10,000 a day. “Enforcement personnel will be in the community every day and around the clock. Fines up to $500 will be assessed for repeat violations,” states the letter. Considering that the LVMWD has obtained detailed […]

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