2019-07-25 E-Edition

Pop Art

New park coming to Agoura Hills

Public park and wetlands combined

Agoura Hills wants to build its first city public park south of the 101 Freeway. Called a linear park because of its long slim design, the park will lie adjacent to the existing Los Angeles County water runoff channel next to Agoura Road and east of Cornell Road. A new stormwater treatment plant will be part of the project. City […]

MS-13 tied to bodies found in Malibu Canyon

A series of dead bodies recovered in the Malibu Canyon area in 2017 and 2018 may have been the work of MS-13. Federal and local authorities brought charges this month against 22 alleged members of the international gang, whose brand of violence has made them feared worldwide. The 12-count indictment unsealed last week alleges that the MS-13 gang and its […]

Activists gather on field lab anniversary

Partial meltdown recalled

Nearly 200 people came together over the weekend to commemorate the 60th anniversary of a partial nuclear meltdown at the Santa Susana Field Lab and call for action to clean up the former nuclear energy and rocket engine testing site. In July 1959, while a sodium reactor was being tested at the government-controlled installation, a blockage in the sodium coolant […]

Local assessed property value hits record

Agoura Hills leads with 4.6% increase

Agoura Hills bested Calabasas and Westlake Village for the largest increase in assessed, year-over-year property valuation, a report by the Los Angeles County assessor’s office shows. Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang last week issued his 2019 official assessment roll, which represents record growth and new all-time highs in real estate and business property values across the county. The 2019 […]

Calabasas commission rejects West Village

Developer can revise their plans

In a 3-2 vote last week, the Calabasas Planning Commission denied the controversial West Village business and residential development on Las Virgenes Road, but the project isn’t dead. Commissioners recommended the builder come back with a revised plan. “When something comes to us that is reasonable and meets the requirements, is consistent with the development code in the general plan, […]

Acorn fiction contest begins

In today’s world of apps where the writing and thinking are often done for you, The Acorn places high value on personal creativity. One of the newspaper’s most popular and enduring competitions is Fiction in a Nutshell, and this year the longtime contest returns. Entries are officially being accepted for the 2019 Fiction in a Nutshell competition, which calls for […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills On July 15 a person broke into a car parked on Thousand Oaks Boulevard by prying open the door, causing $500 in damage. The thief stole a laptop, a violin and an electric gate. The stolen items were worth $2,590. Someone entered an unlocked car parked on Waring Drive on July 12 and stole a $600 .40-caliber Glock […]

So whose fault is it when your stuff gets stolen?

The sheriff’s department calls them crimes of opportunity, and for good reason. If a thief spots an easy target, you can bet they will pounce. We know from regular reports that women shoppers who leave their purses unattended are a favorite mark for local thieves. A purse left on a shopping cart can easily be rifled through or stolen altogether. […]