Letters

Says ‘no’ to New Home Company proposed plans

The letter in last week’s Acorn by Joe Chilco opposing the West Village Development in Calabasas rings very true. The New Home Company has submitted—although not approved—their most recent development concept to the city. As an original homeowner in The Colony on Luna Court since 2006, I find it mind-boggling what this developer was thinking. As I walk outside my […]

Keep buildings at intersection underground

There is no other point on the map that embodies the City of Agoura Hills’ slogan “Gateway to the Santa Monica Mountains” more than the corner of Agoura and Kanan roads. Any development of the land on the south side of Agoura Road at this intersection can either bring full realization to this phrase, or make a mockery of it. […]

Build housing in overgrown Agoura Hills lot

Colodny Drive in beautiful Old Agoura is my home street. We are blessed to live a third of a mile from the entrance to Chesebro National Park. On my daily runs in the neighborhood, the eyesore of undeveloped land overgrown with weeds at the intersection of Colodny and Driver Avenue catches my attention. This vacant lot touches some part of […]

School should be ‘gateway’ to mountains

The land designated as Agoura Village is one of the last open, buildable sites along the 101 corridor. What if a local elementary school was relocated to this acreage and designed as a STEM magnet school? What if the school was integrated into a world-class environmental research and demonstration campus to study the impact of wildfire, recovery and how to […]

Development story well done

Kudos to Stephanie Bertholdo for writing and to The Acorn for printing in last week’s issue what is the most complete, accurate and honest assessment of the Agoura Village development process to date. Well done. Steve HessCornell

Building plan

The most recent Acorn issue unveiling the new development at Kanan and Agoura just reveals the inability of our city administration to source developers who don’t only want to cut into and spoil our natural surroundings. The only thing this lacks is an enormous neon sign saying “Welcome to the Santa Mountains” in a multitude of gaudy colors. And again, […]

The not so fantastic plastic

I would suggest that Richard Robinson, a letter writer last week, should do some research before spouting off on an issue. A simple Google search would have led him to the World Economic Forum report on the studies of plastic on the economy. They also have recommendations on how we can adjust our consumption to ward off the dire consequence […]

It is a problem

I was somewhat dismayed and concerned about this letter to the paper. I couldn’t fathom a reason why Mr. Robinson would be so concerned about banning plastic straws. He was curious about the quote, “If human behaviors don’t change by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean by volume than fish.” Sources for this statement and other facts […]

Act of kindness

On April 15, I went to Trader Joe’s in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks. I immediately saw a parking space and pulled in. Just as I pulled in, a car pulled into the parking space to the right of me. I looked and noticed that the car was close to me, and that I had lots of room to […]

Regarding those pickleball courts

I have been a Deerhill Park tennis player since 2001. The fate of the Deerhill Tennis Courts is still in limbo. The Rancho Simi Recreation and Parks District will decide May 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Oak Park Community Center if the tennis courts will become exclusively used for pickleball. Recently RSRPD posted about the meeting on the Deerhill […]


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