2012-11-22 E-Edition

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Westlake water tank pursued despite opposition

. $500K design phase begins

The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District officials voted 4-1 to authorize a $500,000 contract with engineering firm AECOM of Camarillo to design the new 5-million-gallon tank that will be built above the Three Springs community of Westlake Village. At its Nov. 13 meeting the water board also adopted a series of new rate hikes. District director Barry Steinhardt opposed both […]

Agoura High splash party

These beetles are not a hit with local oak trees

. Holiday firewood a favorite means of transport for the pesky bug

As winter temperatures drop and fireplaces are stoked for the holidays, area residents are being asked to buy their firewood only from reputable dealers. Why? The goldspotted oak borer is on the move, and the beetle that can infest and destroy oak trees loves to hitch a ride on firewood. Officials from the Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica […]

Kanan Road bus route considered

Oak Park residents may soon be able to use a bus to travel up and down Kanan Road. Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks said the fixed-route shuttle bus could help reduce congestion on the busy thoroughfare, particularly during traffic peak hours in the morning and afternoon. Still in the concept stage, the shuttle service would send buses up and down […]

Thanksgiving’s silver lining

Speaking economically—because this is the way happiness often is judged in our society—the past year gave us much to be thankful for compared to the hard, earlier days of the recession. While many people in our community remain stressed over jobs, money and what the future may hold, at least now they can see the light at the end of […]

Shapiro the incumbent

I would like to make sure that Calabasas voters are correctly informed that David Shapiro is not running for reelection as he was never elected in the first place. He was appointed to the City Council after Jon Wolfson moved out of the city. He will be running as a candidate for the first time. His tenure so far has […]

Says water tank ill-conceived

During the Nov. 13 Las VIrgenes water board meeting, the LVMWD acted as arrogant dictatorial politburo members voting their own personal whim as they funded $500,000 to design the Westlake water tank. This despite a large group of attending citizens urging the board to at least delay this decision for further review until the new general manager and new board […]

Explaining Proposition 30

In the Nov. 8 editorial section, The Acorn expressed concern over the recent passage of Proposition 30. This proposition merely prevents further cuts to California’s educational budget, but it does not add any additional money. It’s important that our local media acknowledge the inextricable link between a successful and fully-funded school district and the value of our homes, the success […]

Police scrutiny

After reading last week’s letter from Joyce Kiel, I had to include my recent experience driving up Kanan road as well. A few weeks ago, at 9 a.m., the stop signals at Kanan and the freeway were flashing red, which only worsened the backup of traffic. As I sat waiting for traffic to move, I noticed two sheriff’s officers—one on […]