2017-01-12 E-Edition

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Agoura Village project gains preliminary approval

The 8-acre development, a first in the city, has homes, shops and restaurants

The first development in the long-awaited Agoura Village project south of the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills was approved by the city planning commission last week, but not without changes and a number of objections. The project by developer Doron Gelfand at Agoura and Cornell roads is named Cornerstone. The mixed-use, 8-acre development will feature retail, restaurant and office space […]

Gallant global gadabouts

The world is one spectacular stomping ground for two local globe-trotters who have trekked across peaks and valleys to sample diverse cultures and see foreign lands. Facing a charging hippo protecting its young in the Kenyan bush, walking along portions of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in Spain, and spending two days in a snowstorm at a yak-herder village […]

Stolen art returned to cancer group

Statue taken from garden last year

Somebody’s conscience got the better of them, or at least that’s the theory. The beloved bronze angel statue stolen late last November from the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara was returned last week, a spokesperson at the organization’s Hampshire Road headquarters said. The 3-foot-tall sculpture from renowned local artist Delesprie sat in an outdoor garden area at the Cancer Support […]

Sales tax in L.A. County settles at 8.75 percent, for now

The sales tax for goods and services purchased in Los Angeles County went down on Jan. 1, but soon it will be going back up. On Jan. 1, the statewide sales tax decreased one-quarter percent with the expiration of Proposition 30, the Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act approved by voters in 2012. With the decrease, L.A. County’s sales […]

Going green reduces runoff

The City of Calabasas says it has begun a citywide green streets project that will use trees and vegetation to reduce water runoff velocity, filter and clean water from roadways, and help reduce air pollution. The project involves five locations, including a section of Calabasas Road between the 101 Freeway off-ramp and Mureau Road, and part of Malibu Hills Road […]

Vacation measured on a Gross National Happiness meter

It’s only January and you’re already thinking about that next vacation? We are. Pack up the kids, load up the car and don’t forget to Take Your Acorn on Vacation. The Acorn Newspapers’ longest-running tradition is back for another year of fun in the sun (or fun in the snow). From now until the September 2017 deadline, we’re accepting photos […]


Opposed to cosmetics firm in Calabasas

Sadly, in a 3-2 vote, the majority of the Calabasas City Council voted to approve the Coty cosmetics company and its research and development arm to occupy a building in a residential area of the city. The zoning is not the only problem. Calabasas has welcomed a company that allows animal testing. Even though they say it will not be […]

Man who gave statue to cancer group speaks out

When the Wellness Center angel disappeared, I was in Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs with a younger brother, Donovan, enjoying a Thanksgiving vacation. While in the desert, it was very important to me to take Donovan to experience the Cancer Survivors Park near Palm Springs. The wonderful park has meant a lot to my late wife, Jacqueline, and me. The […]