Appreciate the sleeping bags

Thank you to the following for your generosity in providing turkeys, books, gifts cards, socks, sleeping bags and toiletry items for the homeless and the homeless veterans and families in need in Ventura and Los Angeles counties: St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, St. Jude Catholic Church, Loaves and Fishes, Calvary Community Church, Jackie and John Treuting, Carol and Robert Jones, […]

Says Agoura missed the mark

I had to laugh when you stated in your editorial that the Ralphs shopping center remodel was “lovely and fresh.” I realize beauty is subjective but your description evokes some sort of reality check. Perhaps it’s because you want to keep in good standing with the owners for their advertising dollars. If you want to describe “fresh and lovely” to […]

Climate change is nothing new

To all my friends who march to the beat of the global warming drum: they now call it “climate change.” One of the many benefits of living a long time is that you get to see history repeat itself. In the 1970s scientists predicted an ice age with global cooling. The study of climate is a very young science that […]

Oak Park makes a comeback

While 85 percent of Oak Park’s open space, including beloved Oak Canyon Park, reportedly burned in the recent fires, much of our park property—including the community center—is open and operational. The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District (RSRPD) has been diligent in their can-do attitude to reopen as soon as possible, and ensuring public safety is a top priority. Our […]

Idea for therapy

As the owners of Borderline Bar and Grill look at how to best recover from the recent tragedy, I was thinking of a way Borderline could potentially reopen with the expected sensitivity that would be required. What if they honored the 12 individuals throughout the year with each month being dedicated to one of the victims? They could look at […]

Genealogy story appreciated

Thank you to Stephanie Bertholdo and The Acorn for the story “Genealogy with a Jewish twist,” about the Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County, our display at the Agoura Hills Library for International Jewish Genealogy Month, and about our permanent library housed there. Also thank you for placing our monthly meeting notices in the Calendar section […]

Start anew with clean power

Over the past year, all cities within east Ventura County as well as the neighboring cities of Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village joined the new Clean Power Alliance. The numbers also include 30 other cities and the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. They’ve joined together in pursuit of a more sustainable and cleaner future. Among the […]

Kuehl criticized for imprudent spending

Recently we have seen murders, dumped bodies, home invasion robberies, car break-ins and burglaries, armed and dangerous bums running rampant in the streets and the hills above us, intoxicated criminals invading peaceful citizens’ homes, massive traffic jams and middle-of-the-night manhunts when we are told via loudspeakers to stay inside and lock our doors and windows. We are experiencing a serious […]

No fake news

Your coverage of the shootings and the fires were the highest form of community journalism. The stories were complete, personal, sensitive, accurate. The photos supported the stories and added a dimension to them. All of it was there on every page, told as neighbors tell each other what happened. I was especially impressed by your reporters going to the vigils, […]

Guardian angels

The sky, rather than leaves, turned red and orange that Thursday afternoon in November. An eerie, bright blood-orange sun hung in the sky. The fire erupted, lapping the sky like a million tongues from voracious dragons. And the air, choking, was filled with the smell of smoke. Instantly our trees lost their leaves and stood like naked black Giacometti sculptures […]

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