Musings of a college grad

For a recent graduate of Cal State Northridge, one would think that the sky is the limit. One would imagine that the search process to find a career would be easy. As a recent graduate of the David Nazarian Business College, I obtained a Bachelor of Science in marketing. There is a misconception as to what marketing is. Marketing is […]

What to do when a Fitbit becomes a Fatbit

Hot Flashes

For me, anticipation is a form of exercise. Just knowing that Mr. Fixit bought tickets weeks ago to the debut of “Downton Abbey” left me breathless. Unfortunately, ye olde Fitbit did not register any additional steps for my state of breathlessness. Since I’m basically an old slug at heart, I’ve renamed it: Fatbit. Another thing. When it comes to big […]

Childhood cancer too cruel to bear

Cancer is the leading cause of disease death among children, yet only 4% of key federal funding for the illness goes toward the study of pediatric cancer, research shows. September marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and organizations nationwide are working to shed light on the scourge. Three leading U.S. pediatric cancer research funding groups—the American Childhood Cancer Organization, the Pediatric […]


Says sheriff spread too thin

The cities of Agoura Hills and Calabasas pay the Los Angeles County sheriff department a ton of money to cover our area. There seems to be an uptick in crime recently. Unfortunately, Lost Hills station covers Malibu and areas of Chatsworth also. The drive time to those locations limits the reply to alarm and 911 calls to our areas dramatically. […]

Supports OPUSD gender program

As an Oak Park parent, I could not be prouder of the school district and their decision to include gender diversity education into the curriculum, and I thought they put on a spectacular parent information night last week. It was well organized, I was very impressed with everyone who spoke, and I applaud the district for spending over an hour […]

Grocery store thefts a concern

There seems to be a pattern with Trader Joe’s Agoura Hills where every couple months or so reports of theft are documented in The Acorn. How is it the store is not doing more to protect patrons? How is it patrons are not more aware when within the facility? Wallets or cash are reported as stolen from purses or carts […]

Opposed to wildlife bridge

I chuckle at this hysteria surrounding the recent dead mountain lion. Why aren’t we childishly honoring every squirrel and coyote that gets killed everyday? Because the mountain lion bridge has about as much to do with saving mountain lions as hating Trump has anything to do with Trump. The feigned mourning by the bridge folk, led by the misleading and […]

Are we ready for more wildfires?

On Nov. 8, 2018, cities located in Ventura and Los Angeles counties were hit by the Woolsey fire. Ninety-six thousand, nine hundred forty-nine acres of land were burnt, three people were killed, and over 295,000 people were evacuated (my hometown included). It is safe to say that neither counties were prepared for this emergency. The affected cities have slowly been […]

Take my loan, please

After listening to the Democratic debates, my first reaction to the taxpayer paying for student debt was negative. After all, there is this old-fashioned notion that if you promise to pay back a loan you should keep your promise. Besides I don’t have any student debt, but I do have mortgage debt. That’s when it hit me; if the candidates […]

Category Pages are limited to 90 days. Please use the archive page or the search box to find older articles.