‘Equity’ teaching disguised as CRT

A July 15 special Acorn report on critical race theory contends that the Las Virgenes Unified School District “has adopted a policy of inclusivity and diversity awareness,” but that “(critical race theory) does not play a role in (the district’s) educational mission.” However, LVUSD board policy 0415 on equity, adopted Oct. 20, 2020, states that “the district shall proactively identify […]

Not in favor of natural gas ban

A few more facts about electric stoves: The idea of passing a law to restrict only electric stoves for new construction is totally half-baked. Electricity happens to be generated by natural gas and fossil fuels by fueling boilers and turbines. As a matter of fact, 60.3% of all electricity generated in the U.S. was generated by fossil fuels. Of the […]

Eatery didn’t play by the rules

Well, apparently the owners of Cronies do not like the consequences brought on by their actions of the last 1½ years. They chose to defy the recommendations of public health officials and medical professionals by remaining open during the pandemic and now are “crying” to the Agoura Hills City Council when action is taken against them. Most of the vociferous, […]

New mask order has to go

It’s more than just wearing a mask inside again, L.A. County Health. It’s a broadside interruption of the resumption of handshakes and hugs. All the suspect glances had vanished. The distance bridged. We felt comfortable with each other again, friends, family and strangers. The masked were no longer mocked, and the maskless no longer scowled at. The DTLA streets were […]

Debate over ‘white privilege’

This is in response to the July 15 letter “White privilege” by Brian Goldenfeld. There is white privilege, but many of us are in a white bubble and don’t see it. If you never saw the difference and thought that all the Blacks want is what we have, you are wrong. I am white and not until I took a […]

Can’t deny Gascon mandate

Last week the Agoura Hills City Council had on its agenda a resolution to vote “no confidence” in Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon. I spoke in opposition to that item. District Attorney Gascon was elected in November 2020 with 2-million votes, 53.5% of the total vote. He ran on a campaign to change the system that often incarcerates […]

Keep an eye on housing laws

In the next month the California State Assembly is scheduled to vote on two bills, SB 9 and SB 10, both of which, if passed, will forever change our neighborhoods as we know them now. SB 9 would allow lots zoned for single-family use to be split into two lots with each lot having two residential units built on it. […]

More pressure on electrical grid

The July 8 issue of The Acorn reported that the Agoura Hills City Council voted that all new construction in Agoura Hills use electrical power and not natural gas. Before they passed this law, I wish they had read the story in the July 8 issue of the Wall Street Journal. In great detail, this story stated that according to […]

Good move by city banning gas

The Agoura Hills City Council made the right decision on clean energy. Local city councils, like ours, can often serve as incubators of good ideas that will be a benefit to our community and our state. Since we incorporated nearly 40 years ago, I can think of at least three ideas, all very controversial, that were in our best interest. […]

Council member comments

I laughed aloud while reading the statements attributed to a local politician who is apparently a disciple of Frank Luntz and toeing the party line regarding greenhouse gases, irrespective of the lack of evidence on many of the positions taken. The Acorn quoted this member of our Agoura Hills City Council as saying, “My concern is the state telling us […]

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