Opinion

One special shout-out

I am a resident in Agoura Hills Morrison Ranch Estates. In addition to recognizing the firefighters, I want to also bring attention to a resident in Agoura Hills who went above beyond being a good neighbor. I was driving around on Friday and came upon the Ridgebrook Drive house that burned down. When I pulled up, an Agoura Hills man […]

‘War to end all wars’ did no such thing

“From the darkness on all sides came the groans and wails of wounded men; faint, long, sobbing moans of agony and despairing shrieks. It was too horribly obvious to me that dozens of men with serious wounds must have crawled for safety into shell holes. And now the water was rising above them, and powerless to move, they were slowly […]

Political Cartoon

Venue sound limit will hurt businesses

I am an event planner working with many local venues in the Santa Monica Mountains. After reading the recent article regarding local venues, I feel inclined to share my experiences. The North Area Plan’s proposed 8 p.m. music cutoff and limiting decibels so that it can’t exceed 45 (5dB-adjusted over the proposed ambient of 40dB) would be too restrictive, and […]

Feedback on sportsmanship article by Acorn

Thank you for the piece by Eliav Applebaum regarding good and bad sportsmanship in last week’s Acorn. I couldn’t agree with you more. It’s a constant reminder that kids will make mistakes; they’re kids, and that’s how you learn. As coaches, principals, athletic directors and parents, though, it’s our job to be the correct examples for our athletes and children, […]

Calabasas dog park coverage

I was happy to see the Calabasas dog park issue covered in The Acorn. I am a big supporter of the dog park. Many of us would love to have a dog park closer to home; this is the perfect spot. Hope it continues to get attention and support. Nadine Chesnut Calabasas Here are a few points to be made […]

Users not happy about power shut-off

Had Acorn reporter Becca Whitnall attended the recent Edison meeting, her headline probably would’ve read: “Edison switch to fire-prevention mode inflames public outcry.” The article was a fluff piece without analysis or investigation into SCE’s “steps to prevent sparks that might be caused by its equipment” in fire-prone areas or under conditions conducive to wildfires. Residents from the 101 corridor, […]

. . or SCE bills

Your story on Oct. 11 talks about SCE’s magnificent gift to its customers of a $580 million bill to upgrade the wires some electrical lines caused this year in the form of a rate increase. Are we not paying high enough charges for electrical power today than in the past, and why do they not accept this as a nonchargeable […]

Halloween fun on Hempstead

Once again, this year thousands enjoyed Halloween evening on Haunted Hempstead Drive in Agoura Hills. For over 25 years, trick-and-treaters have taken pleasure in the scary and sometime elaborate decorations, spooky little graveyards and festivities that have become a staple at this Morrison Ranch location. Parents, who years ago trick-or-treated here as children, now bring their own kids to do […]

Marked with a new name in God’s family

Roots of Faith

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” Juliet says in Shakespeare’s play. She means that despite the fact that she and Romeo have the “wrong names”—that is, they are members of feuding families— her love for him is true. Names are the tools we use to self-identify. Taking on […]


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