2013-02-14 E-Edition

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Agoura High team proves every player is an MVP

At public schools, students with disabilities are integrated into mainstream classrooms and activities. But for students with severe disabilities, becoming part of everyday campus life can be a challenge. Agoura High School has found a way to connect all students— including those who have a wide range of physical and emotional issues—through its yearly MVP baseball games, a tradition in […]

Business outlook brighter, local leaders predicting

Economist views ‘jobless recovery’

Financial experts and mayors from three Conejo Valley cities delivered a “cautiously optimistic” forecast for the economy at a business leaders gathering last week in Thousand Oaks. The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of T.O. presented their 2013 Regional Economic Forecast at California Lutheran University on Feb. 8. Although local businesses and municipalities have weathered […]

Triunfo Water District ready to install auto meters

Old hardware not fully accurate

Triunfo Sanitation District officials anticipate spending about $2.5 million within the next five to 10 years to install automated meters in homes and businesses throughout Oak Park. The smart meters project is one of many improvements needed to modernize Triunfo and Oak Park Water Service’s aging infrastructure, said Mark Norris, general manager for Triunfo Sanitation District. At a meeting Jan. […]

Clean creek shouldn’t break the bank

Two weeks ago we wrote on this page about the attempt by the Los Angeles County Flood Control District to impose a new annual tax for fighting water pollution. Luckily, the county’s Clean Water, Clean Beaches Measure was tabled following a Board of Supervisors’ Jan. 15 hearing at which some 200 homeowners and representatives from schools, cities and businesses came […]

Water pollution fee is hard to swallow

I strongly protest this newest flood control program that Los Angeles County Flood Control District is trying to push down the throats of property owners. I nearly had a heart attack when I saw the $17,689 annual fee they proposed to impose on some property tax bills. This is more than I make in a year with Social Security. News […]

Fee will be costly

Thank you for your article about the proposed super-tough EPA standards for wastewater release into Malibu Creek. The new discharge rules are to be adopted by March 24 and would have an enormous cost to ratepayers of the Triunfo Sanitation District and the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District partnership. Why? Because the regulations would require new treatment facilities be built […]

Calabasas city election update

I found your recent editorial about the upcoming Calabasas City Council election to be quite interesting. To summarize, your position seems to be that there is no need to elect Jody Thomas to the City Council since the incumbents are doing such a good job. It would appear that you and I are seeing different things from the council. I […]

Oak Park date correction

The Acorn is in need of a history lesson about Oak Park. In a Sept. 27, 2012 article about the candidates running for a seat on the Municipal Advisory Council, The Acorn stated that Robert von Schneidau had “moved to Oak Park in 1965 when he was 6.” In the most recent Acorn, in an article by Stephanie Bertholdo, it […]

A friend fondly remembered

Grant Gerson was the kindest person I was ever privileged to meet. He gave freely to the community and never had a negative thing to say about anyone. I attended his tribute and was impressed about how many lives he touched. I will miss his red convertible at Kanan Road and Agoura Road. We have all lost a true pioneer […]