Public salaries

Equitable pay? We read al- most daily about this nation’s virtual revolution over salaries and wealth of the 1 percent and how national blue-collar salaries have been virtually flat for eight years. So what about salaries of local government employees? The City Manager of Westlake Village, population 8,300, will be paid $234,930 in 2016, approaching double his 2002 salary of […]

Eat breakfast with the bunny

The City of Agoura Hills will host a Breakfast with the Bunny from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sat., March 12 at the Reyes Adobe Historical Site, 30400 Rainbow Crest Drive, Agoura Hills. The event will feature springtime crafts hosted by The Hideout, an egg hunt, games, light breakfast refreshments and photo opportunities with the bunny. Admission will be $2 and […]

Proceed with caution when wee-winged warrior is present

CRITTER TAIL /// The hummingbird

One night by the dull glow of my patio light I noticed a mess of something caught in a forking branch of an old potted abutilon. It was not a bunch of fallen oak leaves. Nor was it a cocoon of a moth or butterfly—too early in the year for that. The light was too faint to make out much […]

Community goes to bat for Agoura

During November and December 2015, the Agoura Baseball Foundation held its annual Christmas Tree Fundraiser. Every year the Agoura Chargers ask the community to support our year-round baseball program by purchasing Wood Mountain trees or donating a tree to our military. The funds raised are used to pay coaches, maintain the two baseball fields at Agoura High School, and purchase […]


The Agoura Hills Library will offer the following activities at 29901 Ladyface Court. Also, the library and Book Cellar accept book donation to help support the programs. For more information, call (818) 584 7219. For more activity information, call (818) 889-2278. Kids Book Club for second- and third- graders will meet at 11 a.m. Sat., March 5. A PG-rated movie […]

Pets for Vets comedy show a howling good time

THE CAT’S MEOW—Comedians Tom Clark and his wife, Stephanie, of Agoura Hills raffle off prizes during the Pets for Vets comedy show Feb. 25 at the Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge. The event raised funds for the Pets for Vets foundation, which matches shelter dogs with veterans.

SOAR rebuttal

It’s interesting that Linda Parks, county supervisor and one of three career politicians who filed the SOAR countywide renewal initiative, would claim in The Acorn that she could “offer balance” to an article written on an economic conference by a staff writer. Typical of career politicians, Ms. Parks goes straight on the offensive. She personally attacks an accomplished economist who […]

Jacaranda jewels

On the Trail

On a sunny but brisk winter’s afternoon at the Westlake Village Marketplace shopping center on Lindero Canyon Road, I fell into a jacaranda fantasy. Although a confirmed bachelorette, I dreamed that if I were ever to wed, I’d want oodles of jacaranda flower petals to be flung my way in celebration, forming a luscious lavender carpet in the Chapel of […]

Pet of the week

SHY BUT SWEET—Vader is a male black and white shorthair Chihuahua/terrier mix about 5 years old. He is a little shy but lovable when he warms up to you. If you would like to adopt Vader ask for ID No. A4905809 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http:// animalcare.lacounty.gov […]

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