Who created debt?

In the current election campaign, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been running attack ads against U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer. The ads criticize Sen. Boxer for voting “to add trillions to the national debt” and for “piling up record deficits.” I hope voters are not so stupid that they forget recent history. It was the second President Bush and his […]

Placing the blame for high salaries

Accountability in government. Let’s hold them accountable. All are empty words until voters start thinking more smartly. The perfect example is in your Oct. 7, Page 1 story about the water board race. Incumbent Jeff Smith responds to his challenger’s serious concern that 29 out of 120 employees of the water district are making over six figures by explaining that […]

Serve, slice and everything nice

Calabasas sophomore is a welcome addition to girls’ tennis squad

Alexa Anton-Ohlmeyer is a happy, social and friendly teenager. Then she steps onto the court. Skies turn dark. The wind howls. The venue transforms into the Thunderdome of Mad Max’s world. Instead of a place where two men enter, one man leaves— two girls enter and Anton-Ohlmeyer leaves . . . a winner. A sophomore for the Calabasas High girls’ […]

Triunfo Sanitation District candidates offer range of skills

The Nov. 2 race to represent ratepayers on the Triunfo Sanitation District board includes 11 candidates. The Acorn is introducing the contenders in a series of profiles that will conclude next week. Triunfo board members administer the delivery of potable water in Oak Park, and oversee sanitation services for Oak Park, North Ranch, Bell Canyon, Lake Sherwood and western parts […]

Students and families get prepped for college

Following the new state budget, school cutbacks were inevitable.

Big Oil behind Proposition 23

There goes Larry (Mr. Chamber of Commerce) Brown again and again. Is he “protesting too much” that he’s not an oil company but just has our interests at heart? This proposition is sponsored and funded by Big Oil. They don’t spend their money to help us out. They spend their money to make more money. That big oil wants this […]

Compensation not an issue at LVMWD

I’m tired of candidates who don’t do their homework. It’s way too easy to say, “I’m against high water rates” but what does that mean? How can a candidate expect to make a difference when that same candidate has only recently been spotted attending a water district board meeting for what is likely the first time? Those meetings are open […]

Agoura water polo team primed for another title push

The Chargers run like clockwork. They win. They graduate stars. They regroup. Newcomers develop. The winning continues. Agoura High’s boys’ water polo team repeats that cycle. The results speak volumes. The Chargers were 17-3 through their first 20 games. They’re vying for their fifth consecutive Marmonte League crown. “I’m impressed with our focus and drive,” head coach Dustin Litvak said. […]

Former Ventura County supervisor promoting a regional art museum

A group of Conejo Valley community leaders and residents have a grand goal—to build a state-ofthe art regional art museum. If all goes well, the new visual arts center will be in front of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and will open in the fourth quarter of 2016, said Frank Schillo at a recent Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council […]

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