2019-06-27

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Coffee store debate stirs fear about city’s oak trees

Planners deny drive-thru lane at Agoura Hills Starbucks


The Agoura Hills Planning Commission voted unanimously June 20 to deny a drive-thru lane at the Starbucks coffee store in the Twin Oaks shopping center on Kanan Road. Two dozen people at the meeting spoke out against the project and objected to the removal of several oak trees and the damage to others that the new construction might have caused. […]

Home prices, worker shortage threaten local economy

Fifth straight year of flat growth predicted


A housing affordability crisis threatens to deepen an already wobbly Ventura County economy that has seen a record number of workers move out of the area due to high prices, an analyst told the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce last week. The county faces a fifth consecutive year of zero economic growth, Matthew Fienup of Cal Lutheran University’s Center […]

Kanan Shuttle faces major funding loss



Oak Park is a small community with a big problem: traffic. The main routes in and out are Kanan and Lindero Canyon roads, both interrupted with frequent stoplights. The morning rush hour begins before residents even reach the freeway. Public transit is an easy fix—fewer cars mean less traffic— but the only option that covers the area, the Kanan Shuttle, […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills On June 16 a thief broke into a car parked at the Cheeseboro Canyon trailhead. They smashed the rear passenger window, causing $400 in damage, and stole a purse that contained a wallet, credit and debit cards, and cash. The stolen items were worth $230. A thief entered an unlocked car parked outside Szechuan Place on Kanan Road […]

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The American dream becoming lost on Conejo Valley

There couldn’t be a more schizophrenic economy right now than the one locally. First, the national news: Equity markets are flirting with all-time highs, nationwide unemployment is at a 50-year low and by July, the economic expansion will surpass the 1990s to become America’s longest growth period on record. In the San Fernando Valley—where jobs are plentiful and housing prices […]

Mad dad

So your editorial two weeks ago was titled “Primer on fatherhood not so easy to follow.” Well, I found it not so easy to swallow. “Sh*t My Dad Says”? Really? Can’t wait to dig into that one. And you found that book title funny? I think I have a pretty good sense of humor and I even use words like […]

Opposition to coffee drive-thru

It is one more absurd American idea to keep people in their vehicles, disregarding the effect on society and how it speaks to our present-day life style environmentally as well as a social gathering place. A drive-thru is a pollution and environmental disgrace. The vehicle-backup issues have already been addressed; therefore, I won’t go into what has been mentioned, just […]

Sensible solution to rodents

My husband and I are new residents of Westlake Village, drawn here by the beautiful rolling hills, abundance of wildlife and stellar community. We are both nature enthusiasts, and so it was extremely disheartening to read Carl DeBono’s letter in The Acorn a couple of issues ago. Carl’s letter described the harmful effects of rat poison, and the havoc that […]


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