Says some claims are preposterous

In the April 11 issue of the newspaper, a story regarding the city’s ban on plastic straws ended with the quote: “If human behaviors don’t change by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean by volume than fish.” Where did this figure come from? Was it a scientific study by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, or was it a […]

Oak tree law

I understand Pat MacGregor’s zeal to limit development of the Cornerstone project, but the tool for stopping it shouldn’t be oak trees. We need to reverse the local Oak Tree Ordinance as it kills far more trees than it saves. At a recent community event in Old Agoura, a new homeowner noted the high percentage of heritage vs. smaller oaks […]

Fire won’t stop fiddle contest

As soon as things quieted down after last year’s Woolsey fire, many of us waited to hear about Paramount Ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area and its famous Western Town. Everyone connected with the Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival and, I’m sure, all the fans, were hoping the fire bypassed the park. Unfortunately, it didn’t. Many […]

More cheaters than you think

If you’re one of the ones who’s shocked at the news of the college cheating scandal, then you might not be paying enough attention to your neighbors’ everyday activities. As you go about your business, take notice of the car parked along the red (no parking) curb; the cars that barely slow down at stop signs or when turning right […]

Comments on field lab cleanup

Concerning the editorial, “On SSFL, stop moving the goalpost and get the job done,” published on April 4, there are several statements I’d like to correct. The editorial stated, “Boeing . . . is allowed to clean up the soil on its portion of the site to the less stringent recreational level, but NASA . . . is being held […]

Hustle and flow

The present snow pack has been reported to be 160% above normal. But how much of that melt water will flow into the ocean because environmentalists have blocked the needed storage facilities? Please remember this when we are called upon to undergo needless water rationing. Richard RobinsonCalabasas

Letters debate

The Acorn apparently printed a letter from a reader Chris Ashoff on March 14, which rankled letter writers John Boylan (March 21), Ryan Steers (March 28) and Jerry Neckanoff (April 4). I can’t find my March 14 Acorn copy to read Ashoff’s offending letter, but don’t really need to. The above letter writers are obvious progressives with a poor understanding […]

Says Great Race finished strong

On behalf of Danny and Traci Greenberg, the Dole Great Race directors, all the vendors and runners, a big thank you to members of this community who cheered for the runners, as well as over 400 volunteers who assisted at either the expo prior to race day or on race day along the course routes or at Chumash Park. Our […]

Opposed to city’s West Village

Regarding the proposed West Village at Calabasas project at the intersection of Las Virgenes and Agoura roads: The New Home Company is up to their old dirty tricks, same as with the Canyon Oaks project. This time they are claiming the public gets everything they really want from the West Village at Calabasas project. That is a misrepresentation of the […]

Keep trees intact

I want to draw attention to the future of our area oak trees. I was saddened having seen the devastation from the fires to Chesebro Canyon and Paramount Ranch. But, wonderfully, the grasses and flowers have revitalized and are plentiful and beautiful. Most oak trees that are black and look dead have started the miracle of regrowth. I hope that […]

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