2013-06-13 E-Edition

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On Father’s Day The Acorn salutes dads who do it all

This Sun., June 16 is Father ’s Day. As a tribute to the man of the house we tip our hat to these local pops—the husbands, parents, bread-winners and glorious team dads—who qualify unabashedly as Acorn Super Dads. Derek Ross As the father of two preschool daughters, Derek Ross says it’s his goal to provide a nurturing environment that will […]

Fundraiser T.H.E. Event of the year

Without warning, first-year Las Virgenes Unified Superintendent Dan Stepenosky grabbed a microphone, climbed off the main stage and headed out into the tightly-packed sea of tables arranged on center court at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center. The off-the-cuff move by the local chief of schools caught the evening’s master of ceremonies, Chris Harrison, host of ABC’s “The Bachelor” and […]

SAR team helps rescue elderly woman from canyon

Personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue team and L.A. County Fire Department rescued a 79-year-old female driver whose car plunged 300 feet into Malibu Canyon on Sun., June 9. The woman suffered a back injury and was airlifted by helicopter to UCLA hospital for treatment, said David Katz, captain of the search and rescue team. […]

Let’s show Dad some real love

Society makes it simple when it comes to showing love for Mom. A bouquet of flowers, a box of chocolates, a piece of shiny jewelry, or a greeting card with an effusive message of love and devotion—the blueprint for thanking Mom on her special day is spelled out in no uncertain terms. Mom is worth her weight in gold every […]

AHS graffiti a racist incident?

I’m an African American student at Agoura High School. What no one seems to realize is that Agoura H.S. doesn’t want to proceed with this graffiti investigation. And the fact that they tried blaming this on my best friend is a disgrace. The real truth is this: If the student or students who did this are white, the school has […]

Guest opinion

Westlake water tank Very recently, your Las Virgenes Municipal Water District Board of Directors received many emails regarding the proposed 5-million gallon water storage tank at the reservoir in Westlake Village Three Springs. We hear you loud and clear. But to do what you are asking, we need your help since two board members cannot change policy on their own—it […]

Oak Park Library parking gets short shrift

My husband and I are donors and frequent users of the Oak Park Library. It is impossible for library patrons to park in the designed spaces during school hours because the few spaces are occupied by teachers and students. This leaves no place for us because street parking is prohibited. The situation is particularly untenable at dismissal time when waiting […]

Misplaced priorities

There’s a new sign being built at Indian Springs Park. I guess it’s for those who don’t already know the name of the park. What about spending money on real necessities? Two light posts, located in the park on the pedestrian walkway/track, were blown down in the winter wind storms about two years ago. They have yet to be replaced. […]

Wrong headline

When writing about an author’s visit to a local ladies’ Republican group on June 21, The Acorn gets it wrong with their headline: “Muslim human rights activist to speak in T.O.” (May 30).” Ms. Nonie Darwish is not a “Muslim human rights activist.” Ms. Darwish grew up a Muslim, but converted to Christianity after witnessing first-hand the horrors Islamic extremism […]