Critical of pastor’s actions

We are in the midst of a crises. We have been hit by a global pandemic. Medical experts have recommended laws to bring us through this pandemic while preserving lives. Most members of our community have shown an admirable spirit of collaboration. The glaring exception is Pastor Rob McCoy of Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park. In the last few […]

Drugs explained

Why trials for remdesivir but not for hydroxychloroquine? The FDA and the media continue to characterize hydroxychloroquine as a dangerous unknown because full clinical trials for its use in treating COVID-19 have not been done. Yet the FDA eagerly promotes remdesivir, whose safety and efficacy are far less clear. All drugs have side effects, but hydroxychloroquine has been used widely […]

Unfair to Honig

Regarding Greg Stone’s letter last week, Mr. Stone calls for Mayor Honig’s resignation, essentially blaming her for making decisions on her own, rather than in conjunction with the City Council, city attorney, administration and other advisors, but mostly because he personally does not agree with these decisions. To quote him, “this is ludicrous.” Mayor Honig, with the rest of the […]

Tribute to Jerry Snyder

Last week, noted Southern California developer Jerry Snyder passed away. He was known for landmark projects, like the Howard Hughes center near LAX and many others. Mr. Snyder also left an enduring imprint on Agoura Hills, as the person who enabled the improvements at the Kanan Road/ 101 interchange, including the removal of billboards and a large pole sign when […]

Keep those masks on

Wear your darn masks. A silver lining of working from home is that I have had the time to get back into jogging around our beautiful neighborhoods. However, my excursions have been marred with anxiety because people in our bubble seem to think they cannot catch or transmit the coronavirus when they are out walking the dog, pushing a stroller, […]

Deceived by stay-at-home

Here’s something to consider: If every politician and non-essential public sector worker had lost their paycheck and benefits during this crisis, do you think for one second this lockdown would still be in effect? It wouldn’t. They sold us on “14 days to flatten the curve.” Eight weeks later and what’s been flattened? The livelihoods and civil liberties of millions. […]

Don’t let your guard down

The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, like at grocery stores and pharmacies. How about adding the need in and around public parks, particularly where interior walkways and sidewalks do not allow for six-feet distancing? An increasing number of cities in the U.S. are embracing this recommendation: “Stay […]

Pandemic discrimination

Ageism is a stereotype discrimination against individuals on the basis of age. Sorrowfully, the horrific calamity of the pandemic has raised ageism’s ugly head with governors, federal legislators and, surprisingly, many healthcare providers. Recent comments by many around the globe citing Darwinian theory to “pull plugs” on seniors ill with COVID-19 is an insidious consideration having significant harmful effects. I […]

No rate hike yet

Last week’s edition of The Acorn was critical of LVMWD, claiming it has plans to increase water rates by the end of the year (Pg. 1) and offers little reprieve for customers during the pandemic (Pg. 6). The problem? It isn’t true. LVMWD does not have any rate increases planned at this time. In California, planned rate increases require a […]

Against city’s stance on virus

Westlake Village Mayor Kelly Honig: This past Friday you left me a phone message. After listening to the message, I’m motivated to ask that you resign your position as mayor. In your call you state, “We we live in a county that has had more than half the total COVID-19 deaths in the entire state.” You continued, “This means we […]

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