2012-04-26 E-Edition

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Speaking of Shakespeare

ANIMATED READING—Above, Actor Brett Elliott performs as King Henry V, rallying his army for anal attack on the French as part of the Calabasas Spotlight the Arts Foundation presentation of “What I Did During the War,” a three-part reading series that began April 23 at the Calabasas Library. Right, Joseph Cincotti roves among the audience members and functions as a […]

Nude shot of high school administrator posted on Facebook

Students saw racy photo

A nude photo of a female Agoura High School administrator that was posted on Facebook is being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Special Victims Unit. The photo was taken from the Facebook page of a male physical fitness trainer who reportedly works with the woman at Agoura Fitness in Agoura Hills. The picture was subsequently copied and […]

Bump in the road for Old Agoura community

Private speed bump problem for cyclists

Bicycle rider Vince Hull hit a speed bump on a private road in Old Agoura and went flying. The April 6 accident left him unconscious until a passerby found him and called paramedics. The accident, which raises questions about the effectiveness of private road maintenance in the community, happened on a section of Chesebro Road near Driver Avenue. Hull, 56, […]

Congressional candidates to debate

The Acorn Newspapers— in partnership with California Lutheran University and Time Warner Cable—will host a candidates’ forum at 7 p.m. Mon., May 7 inside CLU’s Lundring center (next to Gilbert gym) for the 26th U.S. Congressional District race. It will be the public’s chance to meet the candidates and see them discuss the important issues that face the newly formed […]

Westlake should get down to business

The recession has taken our local cities down a long and difficult road. Business remains soft, unemployment shows only tiny improvement, and commercial real estate occupancy, especially in the office sector, continues to lag. The current Conejo Valley office vacancy rate stands at a very uncomfortable 20 percent. In 2010, the slumping office market sent Opus West Corporation and its […]

Tired of the NIMBYism

I clearly remember when Costco was allowed to come to Westlake Village, and the doomand-gloom NIMBYS (Not In My Backyard) and BANANAS (Ban Anything New) tried to recall the City Council. These are the same people who now walk out of Costco pushing heavily loaded baskets after having had lunch there. We live in a very special small city that has been blessed with city councils that believe in intelligent development which will […]

Target would help spur local economy

Several projects have been proposed for the privately owned land on Russell Ranch Road. The Target Center is the best use for this property. The convenience of having a Target with its great assortment of quality, valuepriced items will be of benefit to the community, as well as bring in much needed tax revenues. This beautiful center with great shops and restaurants is sure to become a community gathering place. A […]

No big-box store

As our late President Ronald Reagan would have said, “There you go again!” I thought that it had been made abundantly clear at the time of the failed Lowe’s project that the residents of Westlake Village do not need or desire a big box store. Letters printed in The Acorn April 19 plus other opinions sent by residents are a clear reminder that there has been no change of heart. I […]

Student dropoffs made even harder

Is this how bad things have gotten in Agoura Hills? My wife was picking up my daughter from school on the east side of Agoura High last Thursday. She was in an orderly line with many other parents waiting their turn at the pick-up loop along Driver Ave. That’s when a sheriff parking enforcement officer, starting from the back of the line, began ticketing those awaiting parents for […]