On SSFL, stop moving the goalpost and get the job done

“When it comes to cleaning up the radiological and chemical carcinogens left behind at the field lab after years of improper handling, time is of the essence. While the politicians and environmentalists fuss over legal technicalities, the clock continues to run and an increasing number of residents are at risk of being exposed to invisible toxins. Enough is enough.” The […]


A legendary tale of caution

If there’s anything we’ve learned about timelines, it’s that they are made to be broken. Whether it’s the Cornerstone mixed-use development on Agoura Road in Agoura Hills, or the new Lowe’s home improvement store farther up the freeway off Wendy Drive in Newbury Park—few new developments or businesses ever open as planned. Most often, overly optimistic predictions at the outset […]


Flowers overpowered

During this season, we are overjoyed by the explosions of beautiful and colorful fields of flowers, which seem to be everywhere. Your article in the March 21 edition is a great depiction of this. Sadly, it also shows the ignorance of so many who chose to sit on the flowers. I know it seems like a good idea to some, […]

Take the smokes somewhere else

Last week I went to pick something up at CVS pharmacy and, much to my surprise, I saw signage for a new smoke shop. To be honest, I was shocked. Just a few years ago there was uproar over a liquor store going in across the street; it never happened. So when I saw the signage for a new smoke […]

Enough of the Kanan traffic

Thank you for the article regarding the traffic on Kanan Road. Having streamed the City Council meeting of March 13 and viewed the public comments by Larry Brown, I wanted to cite a couple of additional quotes. Brown said, “Tweaking traffic signals to go off a second earlier or later to improve the flow of traffic while simultaneously adding anything […]

Study flawed

The Kanan Corridor traffic study includes the intersection of Kanan and Agoura roads, soon to be monetized as the Gateway to the Santa Monica Mountains and the centerpiece of the upcoming Agoura Village. The study, however, did not address this reality. Everything that occurs at this intersection affects Kanan Road traffic the entire nine miles southward. Kanan Road is not […]

Focus on PRISMM

PRISMM (Protectors and Residents in the Santa Monica Mountains) is not an anti-development organization. We believe in putting community needs before developers’ interests. We know that local residents should have input and influence over what is about to become our “downtown” regarding traffic, density and aesthetics. These decisions should not be made behind closed doors by developers alone. Development was […]

Stop the ranting

Instead of writing a response to disagree with Chris Ashoff’s right wing rant last week, I implore The Acorn to stop publishing broad, politically charged letters. These are not op-ed pieces nor do they have anything to do with our local community except reinforce any divisions we may have with our neighbors. While the Borderline tragedy and the Woolsey fire […]

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