2016-08-18 E-Edition

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Not so home sweet home

Contemporary house gets cold shoulder in Old Agoura

The ongoing debate between what a developer wants to build and what residents envision for their community played out last week at the Agoura Hills City Council meeting. In May, the Agoura Hills Planning Commission denied plans for a new home that Shahnaz Brigitte Bina wants to build in Old Agoura. Bina appealed the decision to the City Council, but […]

Calabasas hotel goes on Nov. 8 ballot

Petition drive successful, residents to decide development

Calabasas voters have another reason to go to the polls Nov. 8: The controversial Canyon Oaks hotel and home development at Agoura and Las Virgenes roads will be on the ballot. It is the first time in the city’s history that voters will have the final say on a City Council-approved development. The council voted 3-2 in June to give […]

Standoff requires SWAT inter vention

A man wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Thousand Oaks was arrested this week in Calabasas following an eight-hour standoff with police. John Marciniak, 26, allegedly robbed the Mobil gas station in the 900 block of Westlake Boulevard on Aug. 11 at gunpoint. A surveillance video showed a man entering the station’s convenience store at about 11 p.m. […]

North Ranch Gateway shopping center shows artistic leaning

A makeover at the North Ranch Gateway shopping center in Westlake Village is almost complete and, adding to the center’s new aesthetic appeal, city officials have approved mosaic art pieces for installation on the buildings. The retail center anchored by T.J. Maxx is expected to be finished by the end of the year. New tenants include Dunkin’ Donuts, Bank of […]

Wildlife restoration conflicts with bike jumps

Work will affect popular riding paths in Oak Park

A plan to restore wildlife habitat along Medea Creek in Oak Park could limit the public’s access to an area that is popular among off-road cyclists and BMX enthusiasts who have been using the dirt jumps south of Conifer Street for many years. Calabasas-based Mountains Restoration Trust intends to plant oak trees and other native shrubs in the area to […]

Smile, your Acorn vacation photo could be a winner


It’s that time of year, like it or not. Vacation is almost over, kids are going back to school and autumn is approaching. If you’re already pining for another vacation, don’t worry. You can prolong the joy of summer by participating in this newspaper’s annual Take Your Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest. The Acorn’s longest-running and most popular reader contest […]


Another tax grab

Why is it when our public officials (money grabbers) want to raise taxes on us they always use some type of a scare tactic? If it’s so important to raise all this money, why can’t these same people look at the waste in government and first show us how they can reduce their spending. The money is right there. Suggestion: […]

On board with Acorn editorial

Thank you for your editorial, Mr. Loesing. How wonderful that you have so clearly expressed the concern of The Acorn with respect to “seeing the balance (of development) tip in favor of the builders.” Yes, “the fallout has occurred and it isn’t pretty.” As you know, many have been on the bandwagon to control development and in some cases, halt […]