2016-10-20

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In the heart of Agoura Hills



BRANCH OFFICE—Jan Froehlig of Agoura Hills was relaxing and lying on the ground at Chumash Park Oct. 2 when she looked up and saw a very interesting heart shape created by the branches of a large tree. Froehlig, who was accompanied by her daughter and granddaughter during her visit to the park, couldn’t resist taking a photo. “I wonder if […]

Sticker shock

L.A. County wants to double transportation sales tax


Should shoppers in Los Angeles County pay a higher sales tax to ease traffic congestion? With California already subject to the highest sales tax rate in the nation, L.A. County voters will be asked to pay even more for their retail goods and services when they go to the polls on Nov. 8 and cast ballots on Measure M. The […]

Wells Fargo under fire at Calabasas hearing




A former Wells Fargo bank employee joined customers and lawmakers in a venting session Oct. 11 in Calabasas regarding the fake accounts scandal that has rocked the financial institution. The hearing organized by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D-Van Nuys), who chairs the California Assembly Committee on Banking and Finance, ran for three hours. It came on the heels of Wells Fargo’s […]

Legal marijuana?

Not so fast, opponents say




When the Election Day smoke clears on Nov. 9, pot could be legal across the state. At least one major poll indicates that Proposition 64—the Adult Use of Marijuana Act—is on its way to becoming law. According to a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times survey conducted Sept. 1 to 8, the proposition is supported by 58 percent of the nearly 2,000 […]

Stern, Fazio toe party line in Senate bid

Candidates face off at Oak Park community forum


State Senate candidates Henry Stern and Steve Fazio took part in a well-attended town hall meeting hosted by the Community Foundation of Oak Park Oct. 6 at Oak Park High School, and together, mostly echoed party politics. The men are running for the state’s 27th Senate District seat held by Fran Pavley for the past eight years. The district spans […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills A thief stole a $2,500 computer, a $600 tablet, a set of earrings valued at $1,000 and $500 in cash from a home on Forest Cove Lane Oct. 5. Calabasas A burglar took a $50 cashbox containing $250 and caused $1,500 in damage to a door and frame while breaking into a restaurant in the 4700 block of […]

Chesebro Meadow deal ready



The Acorn has learned that Chesebro Meadow—a 71-acre property just east of Agoura Hills that has been a decades-long target for developers—will likely be saved as open space. Speaking Wednesday at the National Wildlife Federation’s Urban Wildlife Week kickoff in Liberty Canyon, Joe Edmiston, executive director of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, said a deal is in the works that […]

Write fiction!



The Acorn’s Fiction in a Nutshell contest has returned for its ninth season, and if you have a knack for good storytelling, you’re invited to take part. Here’s how the newspaper’s popular storytelling competition works: Write a 100-word fiction tale using sci-fi, drama, adventure, romance or any other genre and email it to newstip@theacorn.com. Only one entry per person please, […]

FOR THE RECORD



A headline in last week’s Acorn referred to a “cell tower” that will be erected at Kimberly Peak in Agoura Hills. It is not a cell tower, but rather an emergency communications tower.