2020-01-09 E-Edition

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Her-story makes history

Women’s right to vote was ushered in 100 years ago

The 19th Amendment, which gave American women the right to vote, was ratified on Aug. 18, 1920. While the centennial anniversary is still months away, 2020 marks the 100th year since women in the United States gained the right to vote—and in many circles the celebration has already begun. Timing, they say, is everything. It’s also the first year that […]

Agoura Hills buys land for affordable housing

No decision on number of units

The City of Agoura Hills has an idea of how it might be able to assist low-income families. The City Council recently purchased a 1.7-acre plot of land at Colodny Drive and Driver Avenue where it plans to build affordable housing. The $1.1-million purchase came from city’s affordable housing fund—a pot of money collected over the years from the fees […]

State wants cannabis stores verified

Says move will bring more transparency

When California voters approved Proposition 64 in 2016, the state faced the problem of regulating what had until then been only a partially legal product. Cannabis has been available for medical use since Prop. 215 in 1996, but not all cities and counties embraced the now almost 25-year-old law. As the government issued new business licenses following the passage of […]

Free tow trucks on county freeways?

Roving tow trucks like those in Los Angeles that help motorists remove their disabled vehicles safely off busy freeways are coming to Ventura County, officials said. On Dec. 2, members of the county transportation commission approved reaching out to Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol to participate in the agencies’ freeway service patrol program, which removes stranded vehicles from congested […]

Forget the bottled water, district says

Agency pushes for for more tap water use

Sometime in the last 20 years, bottled water replaced the tap as the go-to option for drinking water. It seemed safe enough at the time, but as environmental science exposed the damage that plastics have done to the planet, the tide has turned. Las Virgenes Municipal Water District—which delivers water to 75,000 customers in Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills and […]

Acorn invites you to share the love on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a holiday near and dear to our hearts; who doesn’t love being in love? In the course of our coverage we hear many heartwarming stories from couples in the community who are either making a life together or planning to do so. Of all the holidays on the calendar, Valentine’s Day is the sweetest. And no matter […]

Political Cartoon

Wants better traffic flow

If you have driven around the surface streets of Westlake Village and Agoura Hills recently, you will notice something peculiar: There is a total lack of traffic flow, with red lights stopping main street flow of traffic. You can notice on Reyes Adobe or Kanan near the freeway on/ off ramps you will catch three lights in a row, moving […]

Partisan politics

I read the anti-tax rant by another conservative Republican asking everyone to vote Republican. So I started to think about that. I thought about the current president, our own McCarthy and Nunes, the Republicans cutting assistance to the poor, their animosity against healthcare, the huge tax cut for the wealthy, the disdain their president has shown for our allies, their […]