Disillusioned by new project

The City Council and developers have really gone too far this time. We’ve been lied to, screwed over and betrayed. There is total disregard for nature, our safety and a peaceful way of life. I’m referring to the wall of buildings, concrete monster strip mall, The Ave, coming to Agoura Hills. The only people who seem to be in favor […]

Diversity needed

While women in Iran are pulling off their head scarves in protest of laws requiring they cover up, in the United States, women are pledging that never again will they be bullied and marginalized while doing their jobs. As a successful American business person who emigrated from Iran in the 1970s, I hold dearly the legal and ethical protections of […]

Why so many break-ins?

As a frequent reader of the Sheriff’s Blotter column in The Acorn, I am continually aghast at the high number of reports of car break-ins—absolutely amazing. For instance, this week’s column reported 13 car thefts out of 19 items. Three of those thefts were from unlocked cars and another three were from cars that had no signs of forced entry. […]

The melding of politics and celebrity

More and more, with the rise of social media, the public is being exposed to the notion of normalizing celebrity presence in politics. Throughout American history, the trend of celebrities making their way into politics has remained a constant. For example, Ronald Reagan was a movie actor before being voted in as the 40th president. What can be questioned here […]

Jewish ‘eruv’ is back and brings with it more protests

It has been over 10 years since I first learned of eruvs and their symbolic significance for Orthodox Jewish communities. For those who are seeing this word for the first time, the dictionary defines an eruv as “an urban area enclosed by a wire boundary that symbolically extends the private domain of Jewish households into public areas, permitting activities within […]

Kanan and Agoura is not the place to build

To say there is little enthusiasm for the proposed Ave development at Kanan and Agoura roads in Agoura Hills is a gross understatement; there is none. And developer spokesperson Brad Rosenheim should really stop insulting the intelligence of the residents. To have the nerve to say, “I don’t believe the streets will be significantly impacted, and I don’t believe there […]

New pump station weighs on OP residents

At the June 26 MAC meeting, Oak Park leaders voted to transfer open space to our local water wholesaler. The water district plans to build a new pump and pressure station in the Wistful Vista Open Space on the most scenic part of Lindero Canyon Road and abutting a grassy field at Yerba Buena Elementary School. There may be a […]

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