Guns or no guns?

The well-meaning Donald Zimring wrote intelligently about an issue that is a same-old, same-old stupidity. People who write well about popular ideas are so dangerous because so many people believe them. Conversely, people like me who write fairly well about unpopular ideas are hated. Like the many others in positions of prestige and no matter how well thought out, Mr. […]

Simi Valley home on cul-de-sac is close to hiking trails

This single-story pool home is a Silverthorne Residence Four with four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in 3,651 square feet of living space on a 12,285-square-foot landscaped lot. The a gated courtyard entrance leads to a single raised panel entry door with beveled glass inserts, a high window above and a tile entry with a view to the central atrium. The […]



Contrary to information given in last week’s paper, the correct times for the Oak Park High School production of “Beauty and the Beast” are 7 p.m. Thurs. through Sat, March 8 to 10—and at 2 p.m. matinee Sat., March 10.

Taking control of your estate


Do you own a home? If the answer is yes, you need a trust. So why do so many people have assets, with a home typically being our largest, and not have a trust? There are endless reasons. Whether it’s cost, time, procrastination or simply not understanding the process, it can become a challenging situation if one has not properly […]

Pet of the week

CUDDLE BUDDY—Bachelor is a male brown and white guinea pig. He likes to be held and should be in an adult-only home. If you would like to adopt Bachelor ask for ID No. A5144735 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

Debating Agoura Cornerstone

The proposed Cornerstone development in Agoura Village will have a serious detrimental impact on residents and businesses in Agoura Hills and surrounding communities. Approved in a process lacking transparency, with special permission to circumvent existing development guidelines, residents will suffer the effects of this ill-conceived development long after the developers have moved on. The environmental impact report used in the […]

Mobile home parks in the Conejo Valley

COMMENTARY /// Options in the area

Many people are unaware of the number of mobile home parks that are in the Conejo Valley. There are, in fact, nine, each with its own unique characteristics. Vallecito MHP is on Old Conejo Road in Newbury Park, about a mile from the Wendy Drive freeway exit and next to Pepper Tree Park. Nestled against the hills, this is a […]


BITE SIZE—The squirrel is The Acorn mascot, and this little fella was seen munching on somebody’s leftovers just outside the window at company offices in Agoura Hills. Send your Squirrel of the Month photo nominees to newstip@theacorn.com, and don’t forget to tell us all the nutty details.

Again, Calabasas promoting development

Once again the three pro-development members of the Calabasas City Council voted 3-2 on Feb. 14 to redevelop the two-story office building on the Raznick property at 23480 Park Sorrento into another four-story building with 42 apartments for seniors age 55 and older plus a 1,620-square-foot retail building. This is next door to the looming Avanti with its multiple four-story […]