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 […]

Wants better traffic flow

If you have driven around the surface streets of Westlake Village and Agoura Hills recently, you will notice something peculiar: There is a total lack of traffic flow, with red lights stopping main street flow of traffic. You can notice on Reyes Adobe or Kanan near the freeway on/ off ramps you will catch three lights in a row, moving […]

Partisan politics

I read the anti-tax rant by another conservative Republican asking everyone to vote Republican. So I started to think about that. I thought about the current president, our own McCarthy and Nunes, the Republicans cutting assistance to the poor, their animosity against healthcare, the huge tax cut for the wealthy, the disdain their president has shown for our allies, their […]

Not happy about gig worker law

I think few people are understanding the gravity of Assembly Bill 5, the new gig worker law. Do you like the ambiance of live music in the background of your favorite restaurant? Do you like to go out on a Friday night and hear some classic rock at your favorite place? It won’t be there anymore as AB 5 takes […]

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