2019-05-02 E-Edition

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Community celebrates Yarrow Family YMCA opening

Westlake Village welcomes new facility with pool for individuals and families

Rounding up herbicides

Supervisors call for study to find alternatives to poison

Environmental awareness is growing, and many people are pushing for their local governments to take steps to update their policies regarding poisons—pesticides and herbicides. At a recent meeting of the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council, Oak Park resident Linda Seidman urged council members to follow the Ventura County Board of Supervisors and explore alternatives to glyphosate, the main ingredient in […]

County sues SCE for Woolsey fire costs and damages

Says it lost more than $1 million due to blaze

Los Angeles County on April 25 filed a lawsuit against Southern California Edison to recover costs and damages from the Woolsey fire. The fire in November 2018 consumed more than 96,000 acres, destroyed 1,643 buildings and damaged another 360 structures. Three people were killed. L.A. County is joined in the suit by the Los Angeles County Flood Control District and […]

Calleguas presents pipe route

If an earthquake hits, Oak Park residents are at high risk for being left without water for an extended period because the community’s water comes from a single pipeline that could easily be severed in a seismic event. The Calleguas Municipal Water District, which operates that pipeline, has been developing a plan to ensure the taps won’t run dry. Eric […]

Once again these high gas prices drive us nuts

Soon, school will be out and the summer driving season will be upon us. Already the price of gasoline has shot back up, and the reason it has spiked points to the same song and dance we get every year: A refinery goes down, OPEC curbs production, a pipeline breaks—and all the while the U.S. demand for oil inches back […]


Water balloon fights aren’t all fun and games

I’m concerned about the damaging effects of water balloons being thrown into Westlake Lake during the Fourth of July celebration. Westlake Management Association rules clearly state it is prohibited to “launch or throw objects including water or water balloons.” Yet this water-balloon activity has become out of control, littering and polluting the lake and waterways that it feeds, and endangering […]

Says ‘no’ to New Home Company proposed plans

The letter in last week’s Acorn by Joe Chilco opposing the West Village Development in Calabasas rings very true. The New Home Company has submitted—although not approved—their most recent development concept to the city. As an original homeowner in The Colony on Luna Court since 2006, I find it mind-boggling what this developer was thinking. As I walk outside my […]

Keep buildings at intersection underground

There is no other point on the map that embodies the City of Agoura Hills’ slogan “Gateway to the Santa Monica Mountains” more than the corner of Agoura and Kanan roads. Any development of the land on the south side of Agoura Road at this intersection can either bring full realization to this phrase, or make a mockery of it. […]