Hilton Foundation announces winner of $2-million humanitarian prize

The International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh is the 2017 recipient of the $2-million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. The global health organization— known as Icddr,b—was chosen for the award by the Agoura Hills-based Hilton Foundation because of its 50-year history of implementing innovative, low-cost programs that save millions of lives around the world, according to foundation president and […]

Jet noise increase in Oak Park

One of the things I have truly enjoyed about Oak Park in the past was that it was peaceful. Not anymore. At least half of the time, there is jet noise now, sometimes so loud you can hear it inside with all of the windows closed. This is thanks to the new air traffic patterns implemented by the FAA. Drew […]

Shelter blues

My heart breaks when I visit the Agoura Hills animal shelter and see how inhumanely the bunnies and cats are treated there. You have an open area where the cats can be together the way Valley Cats does. Instead, cats are confined in small cages. If you won’t use the open space area you have there, the cats should not […]

Water Fix

Consumers will have to dig deep to pay for Delta tunnels

Customers in the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District who have already been hit with a series of annual rate increases could see their bills on the rise again as agencies across the state figure out how to pay for the $17-billion Delta tunnels. The LVMWD board of directors met Sept. 12 to endorse Gov. Jerry Brown’s California WaterFix project that […]

City unjustified in opposing pot

“Marijuana legal, but won’t be sold in Agoura Hills.” Here we go again, another local municipality sticking their uneducated noses into the business of local residents. This time it’s the Agoura Hills City Council. I don’t remember reading anything in Proposition 64 that was passed in November 2016 about limiting Californians to no more than 28.5 grams, although the law […]

2017-09-21 E-Edition

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Westlake dam ruled safe

Inspection clears Three Springs structure

The California Division of Safety of Dams issued a report on the 1,249 dams under its jurisdiction and gave the Las Virgenes Reservoir dam in the Three Springs neighborhood of Westlake Village a satisfactory rating, the highest level under the statewide evaluation system. The state classified the dam’s downstream flooding hazard as “extremely high” but the alert is due to […]

Vote for best photo

Online voting is underway in the 2017 Take Your Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest. Vote in one or in all five Acorn contests by visiting www.theacornonline.com. Tell us who took the best shot, but hurry, the contest voting ends Sun., Oct. 1. Winners will be announced in the Acorn newspapers and online beginning Oct. 5.

Wrong-way driver killed in 101 crash

California Highway Patrol investigators this week were still trying to figure out what led an 88-year-old Westlake Village woman to drive onto the 101 Freeway in the wrong direction Sept. 14. The woman, Marilee Quinn, died last Thursday in a collision that occurred shortly after she drove her 2011 silver Hyundai Accent northbound onto southbound 101 around 3:20 p.m. Sept. […]

Public gives new input on West Village

Environmental report due in January

Last November, Calabasas voters rejected the proposed construction of the Canyon Oaks hotel on Las Virgenes Road, but a new plan has been submitted to the city and the developer is hoping for more support this time around. The project is called the West Village. Construction hasn’t been approved, and city officials are still gathering information before signing off on […]