2014-11-20 E-Edition

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One Agoura Hills senior reaches the age of 106

Margie Green lived through two world wars and one of the worst tyrants in history to arrive at her 106th birthday last month. Born Oct. 6, 1908 in Vienna, Austria, Green now lives at Meadowbrook Senior Living in Agoura Hills. Her nephew Avinoam Zerkowitz put together a recent birthday party with a DJ, waltz dancing and a cake with little […]

Park district says soda is OK

Oak Park had wanted machines with water only

Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District rejected the recommendation of an Oak Park planning committee to stock only water and not soft drinks in park vending machines located adjacent to Oak Park Schools. The committee’s five board members recommended the district eliminate soda and other high-fructose drinks from vending machines in parks connected to schools. The move reinforces the school […]

Brownley finally wins 26th

After one of the closest political contests in the nation, the race for a seat in the 26th Congressional District is officially over. Assemblymember Jeff Gorell conceded to U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley on Nov. 14 after an update from the county elections office revealed a more than 3,000-vote separation between the two candidates. Brownley, the Democratic incumbent, won 51 percent […]

NASA to begin field lab demolition

Beginning this month, NASA will demolish about 40 buildings at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory as part of its ongoing effort to clean up the former rocket engine testing site. The first round of demolition will take place in Area II, which includes the service areas on the northern part of the site and the Delta test site, where large […]

Look elsewhere if you need an affordable apartment

Because the economy has improved and prices are rising, residents once again find it difficult to buy homes in the area. Those who can’t buy, rent, but repeated studies have shown that even rents are now beyond the reach of the average wage earner. A recent report from the national Low Income Housing Coalition found that it takes an hourly […]

Political Cartoon

Seems funding is never enough

As a parent and teacher here in the district, I was happy to see The Acorn’s editorial on LVUSD’s ability to refinance its bond issues, thereby saving the Las Virgenes area taxpayers over $4 million. Dr. Stepenosky and his staff have worked diligently over the years to keep the district financially strong and growing during the state’s economic crisis. However, […]

Ballot box blues

I was shocked at the letter of Steven Greenfeld last week regarding his difficulty in reaching his polling site to vote because my voting experience in Agoura Hills was eerily similar. After years of voting at our local school or church, our polling place suddenly changed to an assisted-care facility. After passing the address twice before seeing the small flag, […]

Right to die

What a grim and perverse irony that a “holy man” with the temerity to call himself “the head bioethicist of the Catholic Church,” Monsignor Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, calls the late cancer victim Brittany Maynard’s choice to end her life painlessly “reprehensible.” The notion that there is a deity who demands our suffering is on a par with any arcane […]