2016-07-21 E-Edition

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Old Agoura blues

When I moved to Old Agoura, I thought that I had escaped from the crowded, overly developed city life. Old Agoura seemed like paradise found, but year after year, I have witnessed more development creeping in and open spaces disappearing. I feel compelled to express my disgust over the most recent project on the corner of Chesebro and Driver. The […]

Women’s club invites new members

Organization involved in social, fundraising events

The Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club will host a new member social from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tues., Aug. 16 at Casa Escobar restaurant, 2809 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. The casual evening will give prospective new members the opportunity to meet active members and learn more about the philanthropic and social events the club sponsors. Wine and appetizers will be […]

New culinary experience at Cut 360

Acorn Epicurean

Foodies, families and area residents, get ready to be wowed, amazed and delighted by the newest culinary experience to hit the Conejo Valley. There’s nothing like it around here so you’ll have to check out Cut 360 for yourself to truly understand its “American churrascaria” style of dining. From the herb garden and wrap-around patio on the outside to the […]

Bachman is back

Former Lion receiver wants to make impact in sophomore season

Alex Bachman is ready to step into a larger role this fall. Bachman, an incoming sophomore receiver for Wake Forest University’s football team, played sparingly last season. The former Oaks Christian High standout receiver saw plenty of action on special teams. The 20-year-old is focused on making his mark on offense this fall. “I’m fighting for a starting position,” the […]

Religious and racial tensions

I was appalled to see The Acorn printed another rambling letter from Larry Brown filled with lies attacking, of all people, Christians. The uninformed public will undoubtedly believe what he wrote, promoting more division. Wade Michael Page, the man who attacked a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, was reported to be radicalized in the army and had ties to white supremacist […]

Illegal trash dumping hurts everyone

COMMENTARY /// Eye on the environment

When someone illegally dumped construction debris on their local citrus farm, Keith and Laura Huss struck back. They had been victims of dumping before, so when Laura Huss saw a suspicious vehicle, an old pickup truck loaded with drywall and lumber, near her Somis farm as she returned from work, she stayed hidden at a distance. She photographed the driver […]

Hungry heron won’t quit till it snags dinner

CRITTER TAIL /// Our local wildlife

What must it be like to live wild and lack the option of sailing past the drive-thru window of a fast-food restaurant when you’re famished? It might be like the tragicomic performance staged at Seminole Lake in rural Agoura by a blackcrowned night heron. Despite its name, the bird does venture out by day. It is light gray and white, […]

Palarz steps down from Calabasas basketball post

Jon Palarz stepped down as head coach of the Calabasas High boys’ basketball team to take over Chaminade of West Hills. Palarz, arguably the most successful basketball coach in Calabasas history, led the Coyotes for eight seasons. During his tenure at Mulholland Highway, Palarz guided Calabasas to CIF-Southern Section championships in 2012 and 2014. This year’s Coyote squad reached the […]

Seeks clarity on infrastructure

After speaking with Kelly Fisher, the public works/engineering manager for Agoura Hills, I learned that Measure R funds are currently being used to develop Agoura Road and the Kanan Road intersection. The City Council agreed to spend portions of the money on the Agoura Road project, according to Fisher, based on staff recommendations. These funds can be allocated essentially any […]