2017-04-20 E-Edition

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Local development continues at a breakneck pace

Environment compromised, critics say

Like it or not, urban growth has hit full stride along the 101 Freeway through Agoura Hills and Calabasas. In addition to some half-a-dozen residential and commercial developments underway, others are in the planning stages. Projects include a 78-unit Paxton townhome development on Las Virgenes Road in Calabasas and a new shopping center at the corner of Las Virgenes and […]

Spring fling at the Adobe

Online mail tracking is now available

In this day and age, with incidences of mail theft increasing, the U.S. Postal Service is looking for ways to help its customers hang on to their identities. Introducing Informed Delivery, a nationwide online service that gives people a look at what’s coming to their mailbox before it arrives. After piloting the new program in select areas, the USPS made […]

Calabasas student fights against dog cruelty

While most Westerners value dogs for their companionship and therapeutic or working skills, some Eastern cultures use canines for food. Many of the animals destined for slaughter are brutalized prior to death in the belief that high adrenaline will produce tender meat and increase health benefits. “It’s devastating. These dogs are being beaten for hours at a time when they’re […]

Knight urges NASA to save test stands used at Simi field lab

U.S. Rep. Steve Knight is spear­­heading an effort to save the remaining rocket test stands and preserve the Chumash cave paintings at the Santa Susana Field Lab in the southern hills of Simi Valley, north of Oak Park. On March 21, Knight (R-Simi Valley) sent a letter to Robert Lightfoot, NASA’s acting administrator, urging the preservation of the test stands […]

Mom is picture-perfect, no matter what

In The Acorn community, family comes first, and that means a scenario in which both the mom and the dad are equal contributors in the nurturing of the household. We’ll opine today about Mom only, since May 14 is Mother’s Day, the one day of the year you do not want to forget. We invite dads and kids to start […]


More Oak Park school taxes?

The $60 million that was approved for Oak Park schools in November is not enough? Now Oak Park residents are being asked to agree to “extend” additional parcel taxes for the Oak Park school district in a special ballot. I am voting no. There was a time when the Oak Park school district was a source of pride in our […]

Don’t blame bad dogs

L.A. County recently passed a law making dogs that do not pass a temperament test unavailable to animal rescue organizations. I am strongly opposed to this new ruling. Dogs that come into the shelters as strays or are dumped and abandoned by their owner are often scared, stressed, confused and many are abused and starved. They need a chance for […]