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Schwarz only Agoura council member committed to November


After 25 years of public service to the City of Agoura Hills, mayor and councilmember Bill Koehler announced that he will not run for reelection in November. Koehler is the first of three incumbents to announce plans for the fall election. Councilmember Harry Schwarz said he will run for reelection, but Denis Weber, the city’s longest serving City Council member, […]

Quiet Oak Park concerned about new pump station

Plant will ensure water safety, officials say

Calleguas Water District hopes to receive permission soon to build a new pumping station on Lindero Canyon Road in Oak Park. Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District—which owns an open space meadow just north of Yerba Buena Elementary School where the station will be built—is expected to give final approval to the project on July 19. The $15-million pump station will connect […]

Spejcher pleads not guilty in stabbing death of her boyfriend

The attorney for Thousand Oaks murder suspect Bryn Spejcher is asking that his client be allowed to continue practicing audiology. Damon Jenkins of the Ventura County public defender’s office appeared in court with the accused doctor last Friday as the 27-year-old entered a plea of not guilty to one count of first-degree murder in the death of Chad O’Melia, 26. […]

Bock stabbing death ruled a suicide

21-year-old was attending N. Arizona

The Coconino County medical examiner ruled that Joseph Bock stabbed himself and created the wounds that led to his own death March 21 at Northern Arizona University. Bock, a 21-year-old Oak Park resident, was found under a bed in his apartment near the campus with multiple stab wounds to his abdomen. The medical examiner’s report, released in June, found traces […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Calabasas A vandal smashed the driver’s window of a car parked on Park Sorrento the morning of June 26, causing $400 in damage. Westlake Village On June 25 someone broke into a car parked outside the Westlake Athletic Club on Triunfo Canyon Road. The thief smashed the front passenger window causing $200 in damage and stole a laptop from the […]


The Acorn incorrectly reported that Jeff Cooper, who is accused of multiple counts of child molestation, is the resident of a Park Miramar home that he owns and also operates as a Jewish house of worship. Cooper is alleged to have committed the crimes at his personal residence in Calabasas, which is separate from the Park Miramar property. Detectives are […]

Sidewalk work nears completion

Improvements are taking shape along Westlake Boulevard

The Westlake sidewalk project crew has stepped it up and is running ahead of schedule, a city official said this week. The actual sidewalk construction was finished June 24, said project manager Mike Tohedian. Now the crew is adding in missing curb ramps on corners between Triunfo Canyon Road and the freeway that don’t have them, he said. Tohidian expects […]

Small price to pay for safe, reliable water

The recent heat wave served as a sobering reminder of how important it is to have a reliable source of water available to our communities. We’d burn up if the tap ever went dry. But heat and drought aren’t the only big concerns. The greater threat might come from a natural disaster, such as an earthquake or a fire. If […]