Take your Acorn on vacation, even if right at home


Vacation. It’s something most of us look forward to each year. And if we can’t fly off to a faraway tropical destination, we can still enjoy a well-earned escape from the work routine—even if it’s just for the weekend, and even if it’s right at home. Whether it’s a trip overseas, a drive across the country or a day on […]


Dolphin friends deserve better

People should not support zoos or parks that take dolphins captive. When you take a dolphin captive, it shortens their life span dramatically. In the wild, they live for 30 to 50 years. In captivity, they only live for an average of about 12 years. It is also not fun for dolphins to be kept in a tank for their […]

During holidays, let’s be a team

I’ve been watching an inspirational movie, “For Love of the Game,” a baseball romantic story. I know it’s probably corny, but the part of the movie that really caused me to tear up was the part where the pitcher and his baseball team members pull together to pull off a no-hitter when under a lot of stress and pressures and […]

What’s a day without politics

It’s nothing short of Darwinian that there is an entire political party that is willing to vote against the well-being of our nation in order to prevent President Joe Biden from appearing successful. Bridges are literally falling down. Roads are in disrepair and replete with potholes. Many third world countries have faster internet and better healthcare than we do. Computer […]

Food preferences change with age

Other Side of 50

I come from a family of cooks. We associate food with caring for others and pleasant feelings. Gatherings in my childhood included my mother’s mouthwatering pies, my aunt’s homemade squash-stuffed tortellini and my uncle’s oven-roasted fresh turkey. There were always too many appetizers, side dishes and desserts. We left the table stuffed and content. While dining out, I used to […]

New district lines set stage for 2022 election


If you’ve been keeping up with local news, even in passing, you know California’s government agencies, from park districts to congressional districts, are in the midst of redrawing voting maps. So today we’re talking redistricting. Not the sexiest topic around, but one that affects the lives of everyday citizens. The process of redrawing legislative districts follows the release of census […]

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Organics separation helps reduce methane

GUEST OPINION /// Food waste disposal

Changing habits is never easy. For many, the concept of saving organic waste such as food scraps and dumping them in our green yard waste bins has carried a “yuck” factor, but once we adjust, we will never feel comfortable dumping them in our gray trash bins again. Education and outreach are critical to our success. Let’s start with the […]

Say no to Kanan Road housing

Adding more than 500 housing units at Kanan and Thousand Oaks Boulevard presents a significant safety issue for residents in Agoura Hills and Oak Park. Anyone who had to evacuate three years ago due to the fire knows the danger; we were not able to leave in a timely manner. Hundreds of additional housing units will make matters worse and […]

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