2018-05-17

Cluster of new laws giving some cannabis users big headache

Home deliveries
remain unclear


The passage of Proposition 64 in 2016 legalized recreational cannabis consumption across California, but also gave the state’s more than 480 cities the power to decide for themselves whether to allow the commercialization of the drug within their borders. Thousand Oaks officials voted to approve one medicinal dispensary business but no deliveries to homes. Agoura Hills has prohibited all marijuana […]

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Republican takes aim at 45th Assembly District



The new representative for the 45th Assembly District, which includes Calabasas, will be decided in a runoff election June 5. Voters will choose between the two leading candidates from April’s special election—Republican Justin Clark and Democrat Jesse Gabriel. Clark and Gabriel were two of seven candidates on the April 3 ballot. Since neither received more than 50 percent of the […]

Lockdown follows burglary

A residential burglary in the Peacock Ridge neighborhood in Agoura Hills Tuesday led to a temporary lockdown at the nearby Yerba Buena Elementary School. A spokesperson for the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station said authorities were called around 12:40 p.m. after two suspects broke into a home on Vets Court, one-half mile from the school. “The suspects fled before we arrived; […]

Area code gets called to duty



Soon, Ventura County residents will be forced to reprogram their iPhones and Androids—and even their old-school land lines that have speed dial. On June 2, calls from one 805 area-code number to another will require dialing 805 in addition to the seven-digit number. This means any saved automatic-dial numbers programmed into phones (without 805) will have to be updated. The […]

Democratic club hits philosophical divide

Local group
splits in two


One of the Conejo Valley’s longest-running Democratic clubs has split in two, a hint at a possible ideological divide between the party’s far left and moderate branches ahead of the 2018 midterms. The recently minted United Democrats for Progress broke away from the Democratic Club of the Conejo Valley at the end of last year. Sue Gunther, president of the […]

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Agoura Hills On May 5 a thief stole a wallet out of a purse at Trader Joe’s on Canwood Street. The victim stated that three men approached her while she was shopping. Two of them stood by the cart containing her purse while the third asked her if she knew the price of a pie he was holding. When she […]

Acorn’s new pet coverage ticks all the right boxes

Pets, especially dogs and cats, are a part of the family, a part of some people’s very soul. “My little dog—a heartbeat at my feet,” the great writer Edith Wharton once said about her beloved little buddy. Pets comfort us and they make our lives whole. Without them at our side comes a real possibility of sadness. Acorn readers love […]

Hearing for Triunfo rate hike

I am trying to build awareness of the proposed 2.5 percent increase for sewer service fees for Triunfo Sanitation District. There will be a hearing in this regard at 5:15 p.m. Mon., May 21 at the Oak Park Library. Residents may also protest the increase by mailing letters—no petitions or emails—one letter per address or parcel only. The information has […]

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