NIMBYs want to rewrite history

In an Acorn letter published Jan. 30, Rami Brosh would have us all be NIMBYs (Not In My Back Yard) and oppose everything "to prolong the life of every blade of grass …" That really would make us BANANAs (Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything). BANANAs/NIMBYs would deny the interstate highway system, the transcontinental railroad—in fact, our very society and […]

Lot 79 suggestions solicited in

Westlake Village

By Lori Porter Acorn Staff Writer The city of Westlake Village will seek comments from residents about the future of Lot 79, a parcel that the city has coveted for a long time. Lot 79 is west of Lindero Canyon Road, north of Thousand Oaks Boulevard, near the neighborhood of Canyon Oaks. Some residents of that community have said they […]

Agoura teenagers keep eye on Hollywood

By Michael Picarella Acorn Staff Writer Steven Spielberg began making movies when he was in the Boy Scouts. With a lot of persistence and a passion for what he was doing, he became one of the most successful directors of motion pictures. Agoura High School (AHS) students Brandon Nicholas, 17, and Brian Hahn, 15, have begun their journey to Hollywood. […]

LVUSD united under single plan

By John Loesing Acorn Staff Writer All California schools, including the 13 campuses of Las Virgenes Unified School District, unveiled a new planning document last month called the Single Plan for Student Achievement. The California Department of Education says the Single Plan not only will lead to better student performance, but also will help schools meet their state and federal […]

Children’s Nature Institute needs volunteers

The Children’s Nature Institute (CNI) is seeking volunteers to lead nature walks for young children (newborn through 8-year-olds) throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Their six-session training program, beginning March 4, will be taught on the trail and in the classroom by renowned naturalists from local colleges, museums, and conservation organizations, and seasoned CNI volunteers. Volunteers will learn about local […]

NIMBYs evolve with new projects

The Jan. 23 Acorn’s Opinion section editorial asked, "Does every development proposal deserve a NIMBY reaction?" It all depends if we purchased our homes next door to open space, never being told that a sports park, school, YMCA or Boys and Girls Club might be considered in this location. When you purchase your home and it already has a school […]