Clean lakes are a deeper problem

Communities struggle with trash, hot weather and tough regulations

Like a giant bathtub whose drain needs fixing, the 14-acre Lake Lindero in Agoura Hills will soon undergo repairs to a more than 40-year-old release valve at the lake’s Canwood Street dam that provides flood protection for the area. The approximately $140,000 dam repair comes on the heels of a complaint filed in 2016 by several homeowners who alerted state […]

Plan for Santa Susana site repair still vague

State releases report about environmental impacts

A report evaluating the environmental impacts for cleanup at the Santa Susana Field Lab was released by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) Sept. 7, but the document is unclear on what that plan actually is. During a media conference call last week, Mohsen Nazemi, spokesperson for DTSC, the agency overseeing remediation at the site, said actual mitigation […]

Photo contests ends Sunday

Online voting is underway in the 2017 Take Your Acorn on Vacation Photo Contest. Readers are invited to vote in one or in all five Acorn contests by visiting the website at www.theacornonline.com. Tell us who took the best shot, but hurry, the contest voting ends Sun., Oct. 1. Winners will be announced in the Acorn newspapers and online beginning […]

Homeowners put selves on the map

WELCOME HOME—Members of the Upper Terrace Property Owners Association and the Westlake Terrace POA hold a monument sign dedication in front of the housing community at the corner of Triunfo Road and Saddle Mountain Drive in Westlake Village. The two associations celebrated the sign installation with a champagne christening. It’s taken almost 45 years tofinally install the sign. The Upper […]

2017-09-28 E-Edition

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October event gives speakers 10 minutes each to change the world

Technology is reshaping the world with each passing day. But while innovation happens in labs and cities across the globe, it’s hard to picture how technological breakthroughs will affect lives locally. The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation—a regional think tank and nonprofit facilitator of health, wellness and educational programs—wants to present an idea of what the world of tomorrow might look […]

Now is the time to prepare for an earthquake

If the Big One hits and your children are in class, do you rush to pick them up? Or do you wait for instructions from the school? Who in the family is responsible for checking on Grandma, and where do you rendezvous if roads are so badly damaged no one is able to get home? These are just a few […]


Drinking recycled waste water is not very appealing

I have been reading the articles about Las Virgenes water district wanting to spend millions of dollars to convert waste water into drinking/tap water and I think that is totally disgusting. Think about what other bodily fluids and diseases go down the toilet besides urine and feces. It would be much healthier to build a desalination plant since we have […]

Worse noises to deal with than jet aircraft

While I sit in my backyard today, I started thinking about Drew Fountaine’s letter to the editor regarding jet noise over Oak Park. I sit in my backyard relaxing a lot during the summer when I am not working. The noises that I hear besides the birds are lawn mowers and leaf blowers. Almost every day I hear them. During […]