Teenage angst

As a teen, I feel as if there is nothing to do in Agoura. Our town is often referred to as “the bubble,” and for good reason. There seems to be nothing to do for high school/middle school students in Agoura. The most entertaining and free options my friends and I have found are walking around, going to various stores […]

Reading is important

As a former English teacher and a mother who has raised three successful members of society, I believe that parents need to be open to the readings assigned to their students. Fear is what drives people to say no to literature—fear and the need for control. Allowing your children exposure under the watchful eyes of teachers is the best way […]

Election conflict?

I see that one of the candidates for Westlake Village City Council, Ray Pearl, is a lobbyist for the housing industry. What could go wrong with that idea? Jonathan GreenspanWestlake Village

Why Montessori was denied

Regarding the proposed—now denied—Montessori day care beside the 101 Freeway at the former Coco’s site reported on in The Acorn: Public safety and the health of young children supersede commerce. In addition to a day care, there are currently 71 other permitted land uses listed in the Municipal Code for CR zoning, including a restaurant, a more compatible use given […]

Parking, barking

After taking my rescue dog, Lucky, to the dog park on Avenida de Los Flores for the past three years I decided to visit the new dog park on Agoura Road in Westlake Village. What I found was a much smaller but well-manicured park with all green grass. And one nice comfort over Los Flores is that the City of […]

Solve the traffic

This November we can break long-standing bad habits that threaten to clog the arteries of our city. Two incumbents for reelection have contributed disproportionately to the disconnect between citizens and government. Never has this been truer than examining the relationships between lobbyists and council members. Rapacious developers throughout our region know that lobbyist Brad Rosenheim is “the go-to guy” for […]

Power outage sparks anger

From 6 p.m. Aug. 21 to 3:50 a.m. Aug. 22, the east side of Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas went dark. When we have a power outage during a storm or some other natural disaster, it is understandable that we will have to put up with discomfort and use our emergency preparedness gear. However, when Southern California Edison planned to […]

Support for Debbie Lopez

It’s hard to imagine during these sweltering dog days of summer, but last week I opened my front door to a breath of fresh air: Debbie Lopez. She was walking the neighborhood, introducing herself to voters as a new candidate for Agoura Hills City Council. Debbie is not a stranger to me as I have volunteered under her leadership countless […]

Hunting Trump

I just wanted to take a moment to thank Linda LeVine for her poignant letter appearing Aug. 23. LeVine and her granddaughter obviously are rational, caring and sensitive human beings, which I’m not sure exist in large numbers. Anytime I mention to virtually anyone that I think dead animals hanging on the walls of offices, restaurants or homes is disgusting, […]

Speeding on Lindero

Lindero Canyon Road between Hedgewall and Rockfield Lindero Canyon has become a freeway, and it’s pedal to the metal. Deputies park down Lindero almost to Thousand Oaks Boulevard, so between Rockfield and Hedgewall cars are going 60 to 80 mph. I have asked the City of Thousand Oaks to install walking paths off the street in a safe zone, but […]

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