2012-10-18

2012-10-18 E-Edition

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Navigating the tangled web of November’s propositions

Not all ballot initiatives what they seem to be


Confused about the election? You’re not the only one. Voters should be wary of political ads fraught with ambiguity, said Ellen Pangarliotas of the League of Women Voters during a recent presentation to help voters decipher the 11 state initiatives that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. “Every commercial you see on TV is not about what they say […]

Bark in the Park



Court will determine former Heschel property ownership




The fate of 71 acres once slated for the Heschel private school next to Old Agoura once again hangs in the balance. A development firm wants to buy the property from the City of Agoura Hills and build up to 15 luxury homes, but open space advocates are hoping to obtain money from the California Wildlife Protection Act to purchase […]

Norovirus hits Oak Park

Stricken Medea Creek students returning to class


The more than 150 Medea Creek Middle School students struck by norovirus last week are recuperating and starting to return to class, Oak Park Unified School District officials said Tuesday. Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that results in vomiting, diarrhea and gastrointestinal discomfort. According to the Ventura County Department of Public Health, the students began staying home in droves […]

Oak Park tank dedicated



Navigating the election minefield



As the Nov. 6 election approaches, the fog surrounding the 11 state ballot measures intensifies. Whom to believe and whom not to believe in the fight surrounding the initiatives is hard to know. That’s why the local League of Women Voters chapter did a great service to the electorate by hosting a town forum Oct. 10 in Calabasas that explained […]

Acorn article about smart meters sparks reader response



It was so coincidental that I was sitting here reading The Acorn while I was having my new meter inspected. I am so glad you printed that article. I complained to SoCal Edison and got nowhere so I went to the utilities commission and filed a report. They are out here right now doing a test. The man said it […]

Joe Bowman endorsements



Bowman was appointed in 2002 to the board and has been twice elected since. I hope your husband is more honest with facts than you. I have known Joe Bowman for almost 40 years. Bowman was part of the original development team that helped create Westlake Village including being the project manager for North Ranch. Westlake Village is one of, […]

Yes on Prop. 37



Prop 37 is a straightforward written law that will finally give us the right to know what we are eating and feeding our families. Food manufacturers are constantly changing their labels all the time such as Kellogg’s who just changed all their packaging to add the Olympians on all their cereals. Others make changes to add a website address. Adding […]