Time to take ownership and stop cheating

Today at the bottom of this page there is a very interesting letter to the editor that caught our eye. Read it and we think your interest will be piqued as well. Acorn reader John DeLuca of Oak Park does an excellent job voicing what we’ve all known for some time, yet haven’t really done anything about. It’s time, DeLuca […]


Think about consent and sexual assault and what they really mean

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The past two years have brought about a sea change in awareness about the issue, including the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements. The new mores have led to a domino effect of comeuppance for habitual offenders across many walks of life. Some cases are no-brainers (Bill Cosby), while others are fraught with uncertainty and […]



On SSFL, stop moving the goalpost and get the job done

“When it comes to cleaning up the radiological and chemical carcinogens left behind at the field lab after years of improper handling, time is of the essence. While the politicians and environmentalists fuss over legal technicalities, the clock continues to run and an increasing number of residents are at risk of being exposed to invisible toxins. Enough is enough.” The […]

A legendary tale of caution

If there’s anything we’ve learned about timelines, it’s that they are made to be broken. Whether it’s the Cornerstone mixed-use development on Agoura Road in Agoura Hills, or the new Lowe’s home improvement store farther up the freeway off Wendy Drive in Newbury Park—few new developments or businesses ever open as planned. Most often, overly optimistic predictions at the outset […]


On Kanan Road, the wheels go round and round

Traffic is the bane of our existence. Can’t live with it, would like to live without it. But what’s up with the terrible congestion that seemingly runs nonstop on the 101 Freeway across the Conejo Valley? Going east, going west, it looks like it’s never been worse. Didn’t use to be that way, we all say. In addition to the […]


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