2014-12-04

Scrutiny advised



Some of your readers have a lot to say about a lot of things. Their frequent submissions to The Acorn have become so regular and increasingly inflammatory that they call into question the newspaper’s editorial policies regarding publication of readers’ letters. These individuals may utter whatever venom or scatology crosses their lips, but this community paper must exercise greater restraint […]

The Art of Being

Embracing the wisdom of patience

Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character. —Heraclitus A martial arts student went to his master teacher and said earnestly, “I am devoted to learning your art form. How long will it take me to obtain the […]

Deputy injured in traffic accident



Dep. Timothy White, a veteran officer with Malibu Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, broke his collarbone and suffered lower back injuries after crashing his motorcycle into a hillside in Topanga on Wednesday. According to Lost Hills Dep. Tim Jones, White was on duty and traveling on a department motorcycle in the 1500 block of South Topanga Canyon at about 5 a.m. […]

Firefighters host inspirational service



Conservative message desired



Liberals get incorrect political information from left-wing sites that perpetuate the same untruths to keep their addenda going. Statements Larry Brown made about the economy are incorrect. The Obama administration is masterful about leaving out details that would change their reported figures. The Bureau of Labor Statistics just reported 9 million people unemployed, 7 million working part time, and black […]

Rabbi calls for peace in ecumenical service



New funding allows construction to begin on wildlife corridor

Improved Liberty Canyon underpass will help cougar survival


The big cats living in the local mountains will have more room to roam now that the initial funding for a more than $1-million freeway underpass in Agoura Hills has been approved. Environmentalists hope the new passage at Liberty Canyon will allow mountain lions, also known as cougars and pumas, to cross safely under the 101 Freeway and expand their […]

Sweet Arleen’s celebrates fifth year



Trust the cops?



Masked thugs in Ferguson took over the streets, looting, burning and shooting. Defensively hunkered at first, cops responded belatedly. We’ve seen this before across America. While some debate “root causes,” middle class Americans are left to rebuild their burned-out businesses, restock looted merchandise and try to put their lives back into some state of order. One thing is for sure: […]

Bethlehem comes to Westlake Village



Westminster Presbyterian Church will present its annual production of the Bethlehem Experience, also called BethEx, from 5 to 9 p.m. Fri. and Sat., Dec. 12 and 13 in the church parking lot, 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village. BethEx is a theatrical reenactment of life in Bethlehem on the night Jesus was born. Visitors stay in their cars and drive through […]