2021-11-04 E-Edition

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Food waste recommendations taken with grain of salt

‘Not warranted
not reasonable,’ Hidden Hills says

They may be accused of falling behind schedule, but when it comes to getting rid of food waste, Hidden Hills officials have a message regarding recommendations from the 2019-20 Los Angeles County civil grand jury: They’re a waste. The 23-member grand jury investigated the issue of discarded food, which California is trying to steer away from landfills over public health […]

Purple passion

‘House feels like a home’

Agoura mayor voices optimism

Likening Agoura Hills to “home,” Mayor Denis Weber on Oct. 27 presented the commuity’s annual State of the City address, a COVID-appropriate virtual program highlighting how the city of 20,500 has weathered the past year and what lies ahead in the future. Host of the prerecorded affair was J.B. Long, voice of the Los Angeles Rams. What do the Rams […]

Chamber president calls it quits

The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce is searching for a new president after Bridget Karl announced her resignation from the nonprofit effective Oct. 29. Karl first joined the Chamber in 2007 and served in various capacities, including a four-year stint as chief executive starting in 2012. She returned to lead the Chamber in April 2019 following the sudden departure of CEO […]

Shining museum on a hill

Reagan Library turns

When Eileen Kemp retired from teaching three decades ago after 23 years with the Los Angeles Unified School District, she wanted to find a way to stay active. She discovered an op- portunity that’s not only helped her stay busy but kept her teaching skills sharp: volunteering as a docent at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. The library opened […]


AGOURA HILLS A catalytic converter was stolen from a car in the 28000 block of Thousand Oaks Boulevard sometime between Oct. 16 and 18. The owner told Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies that he parked his 2004 Honda Accord around 8 p.m. Oct. 16. When he returned two days later and started the car, he heard a loud noise. […]

Order goes out for food waste recycling


Today we’re talking trash. Our top Page 1 story discusses the new state law, Senate Bill 1383, designed to keep food waste out of the garbage, and the problem the mandate poses for at least one local city, Hidden Hills. Starting next year, all households and businesses will be required to steer food waste away from the trash bin. Leftovers […]


Victims would say please, vax

Like many, I read with interest The Acorn’s coverage of the schoolchildren’s and parents’ protest at Agoura High of the newly announced vaccination requirement against COVID-19. I whole-heartedly hoped that they were actually there to sign up for a math class in statistics rather than being herded by people with their own websites touting classes or products to sell. Speaking […]