City of Agoura Hills at crossroads with multiple projects pending

In 10 years the heart of the city will be Agoura Village, but how the buildings will position remains unclear

Commercial real estate construction goes in spurts, and when the economy improves the floodgates often open. In Agoura Hills, almost half-a-dozen new retail and residential building projects are in various stages of planning. Cornerstone, The Ave, West Village, AN Investments and Utopia Hills are the first constituents poised to give life to Agoura Village, a 98-acre stretch of prime real […]

Her Majesty meets feisty femme pirate

GAME OF THRONES?—No, but visually stunning and almost as fun. Actors Anna Demaria as Elizabeth I (left) and Bridget De Maria as Grace O’Malley star in “The Pirate Queen,” a swashbuckling tale about a real-life pirate. The show went on stage last week at the T.O. Civic Arts Plaza. See our story on Page 30.

‘Bright, shining star’ dies in fiery Westlake crash

The woman who died April 11 when the SUV she was driving crashed into a tree and caught fire at the Lindero Canyon Road exit off the 101 Freeway in Westlake Village has been identified as 66-year-old Susan Chevalier of Westlake. Chevalier was driving a Ford Expedition north on the 101 in the far-right lane at an unknown speed around […]

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Calabasas mulls new projects both eastside and westside

Four construction sites in the pipeline

Agoura Hills isn’t the only city that continues to grow. New development in Calabasas is proceeding on a variety of fronts. In addition to the Paxton homes under construction, and the West Village mixed retail and housing development under planning— both on Las Virgenes Road—local residents can expect to see two additional building projects breaking ground within the next year: […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A man and a woman stole $138 worth of medication from the CVS pharmacy on Kanan Road on April 10. The couple stole Alli Weight Loss Medication, Preparation H and Recticare. On April 9 a man stole $280 worth of merchandise from the CVS pharmacy on Kanan Road. An employee reported that a man was seen placing items […]

Follow-home robbery proves costly in Westlake

Two thieves committed a strong-arm robbery at a home April 8 on Country Lane in Westlake Village. A couple had just returned to the home and were in their car in the garage when one of them saw a white sedan pull up in front of the house. According to a sheriff’s report, two men got out of the sedan, […]

Time to take ownership and stop cheating

Today at the bottom of this page there is a very interesting letter to the editor that caught our eye. Read it and we think your interest will be piqued as well. Acorn reader John DeLuca of Oak Park does an excellent job voicing what we’ve all known for some time, yet haven’t really done anything about. It’s time, DeLuca […]


Says some claims are preposterous

In the April 11 issue of the newspaper, a story regarding the city’s ban on plastic straws ended with the quote: “If human behaviors don’t change by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean by volume than fish.” Where did this figure come from? Was it a scientific study by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, or was it a […]