2017-04-27 E-Edition

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Calabasas sued for $50 million over Lost Hills botulism

Complaint alleges interchange construction made two children sick

An attorney has filed a pair of claims asking $25 million each from the City of Calabasas alleging that two children contracted botulism last year as a result of soil being disturbed by construction of the Lost Hills freeway interchange. Infant botulism is a rare, but serious disease that often sends its victims to the hospital, the California Department of […]

Kids put artistic talent on display with Acorn Draw Mom contest

To celebrate Mother’s Day, The Acorn invites kids to draw pictures of their moms. These funny, but heartfelt drawings depicting Mom through the eyes of a child will be published in The Acorn and online the Thursday before Mother’s Day, which is Sun., May 14. Kids, use the template on Page 22 or download a template at www.theacorn.com/ styles/DrawMomTemplate.pdf, complete […]

Opponents go to court to stop Cornerstone development

Opponents have filed suit against the Cornerstone shops and homes in Agoura Hills, the first major development planned for the city’s new Agoura Village. The Doron Gelfand project received approval in March when the City Council voted 3-2 in favor of the 35 residential units and 69,000 square feet of commercial space at the intersection of Agoura and Cornell roads. […]

Best in Show

75 cars enter Westlake street fair competition

Special district would impose new tax for the purchase of open space

Will open-space advocates put their money where their mouth is?

Residents who want to preserve open space in the region might have an opportunity to put up their own money. The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) is considering the formation of a special district that would use tax dollars to buy vacant land targeted for development in the Agoura and Calabasas, and designate the property as open space. But […]

Write a letter and stand up and be counted

The Acorn takes great pride in the articles and editorials we publish, and the comments that circle back in the form of letters to the editor make us proud, too. To everyone who takes time to voice an opinion and write a letter, we say thank you. Communication is a two-way street, and our weekly community forum would not be […]


Canine care

Such a great, but sad article about animal cruelty by Sylvie Belmond in last week’s Acorn. Humans should all have the hearts of canines. My wife, Sandy, is part of an organization, www.operationblanketsoflove.org. This group delivers new blankets and sheets to sheltered animals, and it’s a wonderful cause. Fred WallinWestlake Village

Water rates not based on supply and demand

Eric Bergh of the Calleguas Municipal Water District made a great presentation at the Calvary Church in Newbury Park and explained in detail what is going on with water supply rates. He explained the hundreds of billions of gallons of wasted runoff water up north going directly into the ocean with no collection, no storage tanks, nothing. This is performed […]