2016-12-22

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Clarifying the cougar issue



I am compelled to respond to two letters published Dec. 8: one related to the wildlife crossing planned for the Liberty Canyon area and another protecting our mountain lions and livestock. First, understanding the project of building a wildlife crossing will become clear by checking the website SaveLACougars.org. You will learn that no taxpayer money or government funding will be […]

Homeless count next year



Community volunteers are needed for the annual count and survey of homeless persons in Ventura County. The 2017 Ventura County Homeless Count and Subpopulation Survey is scheduled for the morning of Tues., Jan. 24. A youth survey will be conducted the afternoon of Fri. Jan. 27. The annual homeless count is coordinated by the Ventura County Continuum of Care in […]

Pet of the week



WHERE’S MY TOY?—Pachino is a male black and brown Doberman Pinscher about 9 months old. He is a sweet dog and very playful. If you would like to adopt Pachino, ask for ID No. A5018158 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare. lacounty.gov before visiting.

Holiday givers



On behalf of the homeless and veterans who received sleeping bags and turkeys from the Fred Jordan Mission this holiday season, a hearty thank you. These items were paid for by the contributors listed below. The Acorn Newspapers: Jim and Lisa Rule, John Loesing and staff; Fred and Isabel Erikson, Thomas and Julie Martin, Jim and Pat McCarty, Linda Mangola, […]

Rancho-ho-ho Christmas



Audubon Society has field trips on tap



The Conejo Valley Audubon Society will hold these field trips and meetings in January. For information or driving directions, call the respective trip leader. Sat., Jan. 7: Santa Clara River Estuary, Ventura. Meet at the Surfers Knoll parking lot at 8 a.m. Call Dee Lyon at (805) 427- 0987. Mon., Jan. 9: General meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Western Foundation […]

Yet, ugly politics



Shame on The Acorn for printing Larry Brown’s latest hate-filled rant. Brown has proven himself time and time again to be nothing but a liberal ignoramus, so to a certain degree he is excused for his insulting, derogatory remark regarding the foreign-born wife of an American man as he just does not know any better. But The Acorn? No such […]

Agoura Hills seeks to showcase, protect historical landmarks



The 1850s Reyes Adobe rancho isn’t the only landmark in Agoura Hills. In fact, according to the city’s historian, Cim Castellon, the area is full of historical treasures, some of them hidden in plain sight. Take Chumash Park. The sprawling park with green fields and baseball diamonds and the site of outdoor summer concerts was once a Chumash Indian burial […]

Cops and pets make good team



A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS— The Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station is partnering with the Agoura Animal Care Center for a holiday pet adoption campaign to help animals find a forever home. For 12 days, employees at the station are posing with dogs, cats and horses to introduce the homeless pets to potential adoptive families. At left, Dep. Telles pays a […]