Parks disputed

This letter is in response to Supervisor Linda Parks’ op-ed about the proposed wildlife corridor. On one point, we agree with Parks’ guest opinion in The Acorn: crossing freeways and highways in Ventura County are deadly for mountain lions and other wildlife. The problem with the county’s ill-conceived wildlife corridor solution is that it does nothing to facilitate road crossings […]

Local volunteer and army widow helps vets

Veterans Connection

Rheva Acevedo watched as her husband, Carlos, put up a wall of silence around his time in the military. His reticence was understandable—the U.S. Army vet had served in the Vietnam War and may have been exposed to Agent Orange. “I (saw) Carlos break down at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., (but) when we went to several veterans […]

Friends drop by

The team grandma

Chargers’ rookie assistant coach will turn 70 in March

Like many grandmothers, Nancy Nelson isn’t fond of all the foul language she hears in contemporary music. F-bomb this, shiitake mushroom that. Nelson doesn’t hear the appeal. She doesn’t know what trap music is and she could care less about a goofy-looking, criminal rap clown whose stage name is made up of letters and numbers. Nelson wonders whatever happened to […]

Fire assistance deadline extended to Jan. 31

The timetable for California wildfire survivors to register for federal assistance has been extended to Thurs., Jan. 31. Disaster grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are available to homeowners, renters and businesses impacted by the mid- November wildfires in Butte, Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Disaster assistance for individuals may include grants to help homeowners and renters with […]

Planning an uncluttered life at Senior Congress

The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation will convene the 15th annual Senior Congress from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 6 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, O’Riley Hall, 5801 Kanan Road, Westlake Village. The topic for this year is “Looking Ahead: Plan While You Can!” The event will feature presentations, including what documents seniors should have prepared and where […]

Duck is a fond companion


There was a quaint cottage on Mulholland Highway that was occupied by an elderly couple when I moved to rural Agoura more than 20 years ago. Eventually the couple had to relocate to nursing care facilities, and the property sat vacant, their lovely gardens growing neglected. This fall, the Woolsey fire spared the property, but by then time and the […]

Lightning round for Super Chargers

GAME SPEED—Agoura High boys’ basketball senior guard Shane Feldman sprints up the court during a home win against Rio Mesa earlier this season. The Chargers (13-10 overall, 3-3 in the Coastal Canyon League at press time) play first-place Camarillo (20-3, 6-0) at 7 p.m. Friday at home. The Chargers, who played Simi Valley on Wednesday, need to get to 14 […]

Yaroslavsky’s wife succumbs to West Nile

Barbara Yaroslavsky, wife of former Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and a longtime community volunteer, was on the road to recovery from West Nile virus when she died suddenly on Dec. 26. She was 71. John Edelston, Barbara Yaroslavsky’s brother and former Agoura Hills City Council member and mayor, said his sister was bitten by an infected mosquito at […]

At the Library

The Calabasas Library will offer the following free activities at 200 Civic Center Way. The library will be closed Sat. and Sun., Feb. 16 and 17. For details and dates for tutoring programs, call (818) 225- 7616 or visit calabasaslibrary.org. Sat., Feb. 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Kids in grades K-3 can read aloud to therapy dogs trained […]