2012-09-06 E-Edition

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YMCA moves ahead, but a lack of funds keeps progress in check

Before the Triunfo YMCA can be built in Westlake Village, the developer will need more financial support from sponsors and community members. That support has been slow in arriving. In 2007, the city and Triunfo YMCA embarked on a joint venture to build an 18-acre community park with a full-service athletic complex on the north side of Thousand Oaks Boulevard […]

Park ’n play

Young player punched by coach, report says

A Labor Day soccer game turned into a soccer brawl on Monday, and a man was arrested for allegedly punching a teen in the face. According to the Simi Valley Police Department, a fight broke out at about about 5 p.m. on Sept. 3 at the conclusion of a soccer game at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park on 5005 Los […]

Genetically modified foods initiative will be on voters’ plate

A dozen people stood at the corner of Westlake and Thousand Oaks boulevards on Aug. 25 warning against the dangers of genetically modified food—just a taste of what the voters will see by the time the statewide GMO initiative goes before voters in November. A genetically modified organism is produced in the laboratory when DNA genes of one plant are […]

Youth coaches still don’t get it

Here we go again. An overzealous coach involved with one of our local youth sports leagues took himself and his sport way too seriously and caused a major ruckus at a game. This time, a coach allegedly struck a player. Enough is enough. Westlake Village resident and team coach Bart Allan was not on his best behavior during a Labor […]

Obey all signs

Last week I wrote of the near miss of a very serious accident at Calabasas High. I called the administration about it immediately, but it was their lunch hour. By the time they replied to me, my comment had already been presented and verified to The Acorn. It turns out that the driver of the car, a student, and her […]

Update on Old Agoura homes

Between the City of Agoura Hills and Jess Thomas acting on behalf of the Old Agoura Homeowners Association, there will be an 18-unit townhome complex at the corner of Chesebro Road, Palo Comado, Canwood and Driver Avenue. Virtually no one was notified of the zoning change. For the longest time there was no sign posted on the property and there […]

Says water rate hike could be prevented

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District is planning on raising our potable drinking water rates about 5 percent each year for the next five years mainly due to higher Metropolitan water pass-on costs in bringing the water we use down from the lakes in Northern California. This rate increase totals about $6.5 million over the next five years, or about the […]

Clean energy effort helps California

I was wondering why somebody from Los Angeles would write a letter to our local Acorn newspaper citing oil industryfunded studies which criticize efforts by Sen. Fran Pavley and others in our state to combat pollution and help increase vehicle fuel economy and energy savings. One is always skeptical of research done by those who have a financial interest. So […]