A life lesson from the baseball diamond

“That’s not fair.” It’s a refrain you hear often from kids when they’re not happy with the way things are going. Adults have come to realize that life is many things, and fair isn’t one of them. A recent finding by Major League Baseball that the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox used video technology to steal pitching signs and […]


Affordable life in Agoura Hills?

I’m strongly in favor of the City of Agoura Hills’s purchase of a 1.7-acre lot at Colodny and Driver for the purpose of affordable housing development. The state of California is in the middle of a severe housing crisis resulting from a shortage of affordable units, and using this lot effectively would help. Why encourage residential sprawl that threatens the […]

Agrees that flow of traffic is bad

In the Jan. 9 issue of The Acorn, Rick O’Mara wrote about the traffic flow in our area. I agree with everything he had to say. There should be no reason that if you drive the speed limit that every traffic light should turn red in front of you. I want to add to Rick’s letter to suggest that this […]

No on Measure N

Measure N on the March 3 ballot bypasses our existing laws that manage the development of our community and gives the general public a clear say-so in that development. Obviously, this initiative is not in the best interests of the residents of Calabasas. I recommend a no vote on Measure N. AvalonBay Communities Inc., which owns the 600-unit Avalon Calabasas […]

Supports LVUSD school bond

We are fortunate to have the Las Virgenes Unified School District serving our community. The exceptional and well-earned reputation of LVUSD has set our region apart from most other areas of the state. Measure V was placed on the March 3 California Primary ballot to provide critical funding to ensure that LVUSD retains its competitive edge. Good public schools, in […]

‘Step up’ for the school district

Our family moved to this area 20 years ago, drawn by the promise of great schools and a community that works together to provide the highest level of opportunity for our kids to excel. We quickly learned that great schools do not simply happen on their own. It is up to residents to set a high bar and support local […]

Women mayors stand united

Over 100 years ago, courageous American women, known as “suffragettes” fought for the woman’s right to vote. One hundred years later, thanks to their efforts, we the women of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Malibu and Westlake Village have become mayors of our cities. In recognition of this unique event in local government and in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the […]

Tap-water issue

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District may say forget the bottled water (Jan. 9 The Acorn), but unless I missed something, fluoride is still being added to tap water, a point that was left out of the article. Studies have shown ingesting fluoride has been linked to over a dozen serious health problems, including reduced IQ, impaired neurobehavioral development and brain […]

Don’t let Mom Nature ruin a mini-getaway

Flying Squirrel

Summer vacation season is still six to eight months away, so unless you enjoy a spring break of some sort, “time off” likely to be limited to the standard weekend break. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be creative with your downtime. With some thoughtful planning, even a regular weekend can feel like a mini vacation. I recently visited Santa […]

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