2014-05-08

2014-05-08 E-Edition

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Oak Park hate tweets roil the community

Were high school students racist, immature, or a little of both?


Several Oak Park High School students, including athletes and at least one cheerleader, celebrated Adolf Hitler’s April 20 birthday with a flurry of anti-Semitic and racist tweets that incited fear in the community. One racist tweet was made against a Chinese employee at a local donut shop. Parents and students erupted in anger over the incident and contacted Oak Park […]

Cyclist death investigation slow in coming




Five months after a patrol car from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station hit and killed cyclist Milton Olin Jr. in Calabasas, authorities have yet to disclose the cause of the fatal crash. A former Napster executive, attorney from Woodland Hills and devoted bicyclist, Olin had many friends in the local cycling community. Several people told The Acorn they are eager […]

No restraining order against Westlake Village water tank



The man who sued Las Virgenes Municipal Water District over the 5-million-gallon storage tank in Westlake Village withdrew his request for a temporary restraining against the tank’s construction during a Los Angeles Superior Court hearing on May 5. While Las Virgenes Municipal Water District is free to move ahead with the project, another hearing regarding an injunction has been set […]

Twitter tirade shows teens at their worst



The list of man’s communication tools over the course of history are impressive: fire, speech, telegraph, telephone, television and . . . Twitter? Are 140-character tweets the legacy of the new millennium? The popular social media platform can be a blessing and a curse. For parents in Oak Park this week, it was mostly a curse. An anonymous email that […]

Hair’s to The Acorn



There is so much truth and I can completely relate to the article written by Stephanie Bertholdo in the May 2 Acorn commentary on hair color bias. Thank you, Stephanie, for reiterating what so many women over 50 are facing with their graying hair. You mirrored my exact feelings that it is a “matter of perception” if gray hair makes […]

Email collusion?



I’ve had two letters published in this paper a little while back supporting the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District and its construction of the storage tank at the Las Virgenes Reservoir. I offered my opinion, less because I thought the water tank was important, but more because its opponents, I felt, made exaggerated, even silly, claims about dangers to public […]

Lawsuit welcome



Congratulations to Frank Bonvino. I am glad to see that a lawsuit has finally been brought against the Los Virgenes Municipal Water District regarding the construction of the Three Springs Water Tank. As a resident of Calabasas and a LVMWD ratepayer, I have been reading about this proposed water tank for some time in The Acorn. The whole process in […]

More water wars



I have taken an active interest in the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District decision to build the new tank in Westlake Village and attended the very contentious water board meeting some months ago where the lawsuit in opposition to its construction was made known. I am a resident of the city; however, this is a decision that impacts every LVMWD […]