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Swift response

By The Acorn Staff | August 06, 2020

“A man or woman should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, he is wiser today than he was yesterday.” Jonathan Swift wrote that many years ago. It is still true today. But, alas, our genius president doesn’t read books or scientific data or security briefs. Patricia FolsomWestlake Village

Not homophobic

By The Acorn Staff | August 06, 2020

I resent Michael Canada’s ad hominem attacks on my character and beliefs labeling me as a “homophobic.” Nothing can be further from the truth. I am a staunch, unabashed conservative, and my writings attempt to espouse that view. I make no qualms about that. Where does Mr. Canada derive from my letters that I am homophobic? I believe that all […]

Child psychology

By The Acorn Staff | August 06, 2020

Sometimes kids and juniors ask to do something they want to do, like wanting to go out with their friends, to date someone, or to use their electronics. They usually must ask their parents first. There are times when a child’s parents say yes to them, and there are times when they will say no. Some kids might take this […]

Dead tree limb shall live on, city says

By The Acorn Staff | August 06, 2020

It turns out if a tree falls in Agoura, a lot of people will hear it. A branch separated from a more than century-old heritage oak tree at the intersection of Agoura and Kanan roads and fell down on July 24. Rather than let the 30-foot limb remain on the ground, the city teamed up with Mountains Restoration Conservation Authority, […]

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

By The Acorn Staff | August 06, 2020

Agoura Hills A person entered an unlocked vehicle parked on Rustling Oaks Drive on July 27 and stole a wallet containing various debit and credit cards, all worth $100. On July 24 a burglar broke into Sumac Elementary School on Calmfield Avenue. The culprit cut the screen windows to seven classrooms and damaged the doors of a shed, causing a […]

New Agoura overpass signals end to area’s freeway bridge work

By The Acorn Staff | August 06, 2020

It began in 2007 with a major overhaul of the freeway overpass at Kanan Road in Agoura Hills. A less intense widening of the bridge at Reyes Adobe Road followed in 2009. A remodeled bridge at Lindero Canyon Road in Westlake Village debuted in 2015. The new, Calabasas Lost Hills interchange opened in 2018 and, soon, the revamped and widened […]

Curtain call for STARS Academy

By The Acorn Staff | August 06, 2020

Quitting their jobs in the middle of a pandemic might not have been the soundest idea, but two local teachers believe it was the right move at the right time. Alexandra Yorke and Shayna Turk, longtime friends who grew up in Agoura Hills, gave notice recently at CHIME Charter Elementary in Woodland Hills so they could turn their passion for […]

Westlake celebrates special residents

By The Acorn Staff | August 06, 2020

Civic engagement involves more than just voting. It’s about attending city meetings, engaging with leaders and volunteering to help in the community Every year the City of Westlake Village recognizes three residents for their efforts to improve the quality of life within the community. These are this year’s winners. Youth of the Year Drew Nora, 18, is a member of […]

Donate blood

By The Acorn Staff | August 06, 2020

The Chabad House North Ranch will host a blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 20 at 1145 Lindero Canyon Road, Ste. C2, Westlake Village. All successful donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies. Blood drives are considered essential health services. Healthy donors are allowed to give blood at this time. Donors’ temperatures will be checked before they […]

Local Scout powers through pandemic

By The Acorn Staff | August 06, 2020

Nicholas Yalda, a Life Scout in Troop 127, recently completed his Eagle Scout Project at Mountains Restoration Trust in Calabasas. And it wasn’t without challenges. He worked on the project from July 31 through Aug. 2 to fulfill a key requirement for the Eagle Scout rank. Nicholas and volunteers refurbished five picnic tables, planted 14 oak trees, and cleared the […]