2016-04-14 E-Edition

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Beautiful Chesebro

IN TOUCH WITH NATURE—Old Agoura is known for its stunning landscape and unparalleled hiking and equestrian trails. Debi Newton of Agoura Hills, left, has been hiking and horseback riding in the area for many years, usually with her camera in hand, and one of the favorite photographs she’s taken is the one above of the old shed near Chesebro Trail. […]

Rental crises hits Calabasas homes

Malibu Cyn. rents will double

Monthly rents will more than double—and in some case nearly triple—for more than 100 families at the Malibu Canyon Apartments in Calabasas starting July 1 when subsidies offered through a county housing program expire. The cheaper rents, which benefited working families, will revert to the current market rate and force some residents to move out. But finding other affordable homes […]

Agoura Village could bring apartment relief

The plan to make the long awaited Agoura Village come to life is finally moving ahead, and with it comes several proposals for new rental units to help ease the local housing shortage. Agoura Hills officials have long desired to turn the area along Agoura Road near Cornell and Kanan roads into a city hub that mixes stores, offices, hotels, […]

Council members make nice again

Past Calabasas leaders are reunited for a day

Past and present Calabasas council members gathered last week to celebrate their community and share poignant memories of how it was shaped. “What we leave behind is our legacy,” former Calabasas Councilmember Janice Lee told with The Acorn last week at the April 5 luncheon to commemorate the 25th anniversary of cityhood for Calabasas. Lee, who lives in Northern California, […]

Money-cautious Las Virgenes school district approves interim budget

Pension costs among biggest challenges

Las Virgenes Unified School District continues to operate on a healthy budget, but officials foresee problems to come due to the nature of state education funding and declining enrollment. The state requires school districts to report on budget details twice before a final budget is approved. At a March 8 meeting, the LVUSD school board verified its second interim budget […]


Agoura Hills A thief stole a $20 camera bag and a $20 CamelBak bag from a car parked on Liberty Canyon Road April 3. The culprit caused $200 in damage shattering a window to get into the vehicle. Someone stole a $150 backpack containing tools, clothing and other items valued at $110, and caused $400 in damage shattering a window […]

Knife-wielding man pleads not guilty

A Thousand Oaks man accused of trying to kill his wife with a kitchen knife April 7 was in court this week to answer to the charge of attempted murder. Daniel Reyes, 69, pleaded not guilty Monday during his arraignment. Meanwhile, the stabbing victim, a woman in her 60s, remained in critical condition at Los Robles Hospital. Police said the […]

Local rents are spinning out of control

In 2008 the housing bubble burst and sent the economy into its deep and unforgettable recession. This year, rental rates are at an all-time high and raising similar questions about a pending crash in the landlord-tenant marketplace. Don’t count on it. Unlike owner-occupied homes, rental properties seem driven by a never-ending imbalance in which demand always exceeds supply, especially in […]

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