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Take advantage, teens, and cash in

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Hey, you there. Promising young teen. Have some free time on your hands? Maybe you haven’t heard, but while you were sitting home scrolling TikTok or watching Netflix, your value has gone through the roof. Yep, you heard that right—you’re in high demand. A confluence of events, tied largely to the government’s response to COVID-19, has led to a labor […]

Workshop builds foundation for new dwellings

GUEST OPINION /// Housing needs in the community

The housing inventory in Agoura Hills could be changing in ways that we haven’t seen since our incorporation in the early 1980s. Every eight years, cities must submit a Housing Element Update to the State of California for approval, showing that they have enough space to build the number of units assigned to us by housing authorities. This Housing Element […]

‘Equity’ teaching disguised as CRT

A July 15 special Acorn report on critical race theory contends that the Las Virgenes Unified School District “has adopted a policy of inclusivity and diversity awareness,” but that “(critical race theory) does not play a role in (the district’s) educational mission.” However, LVUSD board policy 0415 on equity, adopted Oct. 20, 2020, states that “the district shall proactively identify […]

BRANCHING OUT

YOUR INSIDER TO THE ACORN’S WEEKLY PODCAST

Each week the Acorn Newspapers presents a new episode of “Branching Out,” a podcast that explores the issues in our community and the people who make the news. In this installment, Acorn reporter and host Ian Bradley welcomes housing expert Ray Pearl, a Westlake Village City Council member and executive director of the California Housing Consortium, a nonprofit organization that […]

Purse snatchers target older women

Other Side of 50

Recently I noticed the ATM in my grocery store had been removed. I was a bit baffled by the decision, and a bit annoyed. The location was convenient. I could combine my shopping trip with banking. One stop, two chores accomplished. What I did not think about at the time is the safety and security that an in-store ATM offered […]

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Government regulation and lots of hot air

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Nothing gets people riled faster than when government attempts to modify the behavior of citizens in two areas: public safety and climate change. Some laws that tell people what to do are no-brainers—seat belts, for example, reduce traffic deaths, so wear one; and cars emit noxious fumes, so use clean gasoline— but in other areas the public gets rightfully upset […]

Not in favor of natural gas ban

A few more facts about electric stoves: The idea of passing a law to restrict only electric stoves for new construction is totally half-baked. Electricity happens to be generated by natural gas and fossil fuels by fueling boilers and turbines. As a matter of fact, 60.3% of all electricity generated in the U.S. was generated by fossil fuels. Of the […]

Eatery didn’t play by the rules

Well, apparently the owners of Cronies do not like the consequences brought on by their actions of the last 1½ years. They chose to defy the recommendations of public health officials and medical professionals by remaining open during the pandemic and now are “crying” to the Agoura Hills City Council when action is taken against them. Most of the vociferous, […]


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