2019-07-03

concern about West village

Calabasas is known for its beautiful view shed and natural resources, including wildlife habitat, streams, wetlands and Heritage Oaks. Calabasas residents should know about the West Village, a proposed development where the story poles are. Here’s our chance to protect our community. The 101 Freeway is designated the historic El Camino Real, having federal recognition and marker bells along its […]

tree oK for now

It’s wonderful that the Agoura planning commission denied the drive-thru lane at Starbucks due to saving the old oak tree. Residents were very upset over the tree and also the additional traffic the drive-thru lane would cause. But then why did they approve the nightmarish monstrosity that is Agoura Village? Many more oak trees will be removed and over 20,000 […]

We need smaller starter homes

Your editorial last week expressed concern with the facts and history presented by Cal Lutheran economist Matthew Fienup, and hopefully our city leaders will see those facts and design the future around them. Housing follows the pattern of our lives. We start out with an apartment. Marriage introduces a family and soon children, and we require more bedrooms and a […]

Try not to take parenting so seriously

Parenting is both rewarding and challenging, especially as The Acorn so poignantly noted, there isn’t a primer. However, Mr. Reid’s letter to the editor calling into question the reprinting of the title of the tome, “Sh*t My Dad Says,” missed the point. I purchased this book upon publication in 2010. It is hilarious, irreverent, bawdy and entertaining. I suggest that […]

Homelessness could be helped if we all chip in

With regard to Keith Cornell’s letter and his lament about the homeless: I remember when America meant the Peace Corps. I remember when JFK said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” Those are ideals that made America great. Those are ideals that can make America great again. All boats […]

‘Redistribution of wealth’ sounds noble on the surface

America was born not by accident. Rather, it was conceived by deliberate design in order to guarantee freedom and liberty and create an environment that nurtures creativity, self-reliance and responsibility and protects individual property rights. It is not by accident that America generated the highest standard of living on the planet. There is no doubt, however, that change is taking […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Someone broke into a car parked on Thousand Oaks Boulevard on June 24. The thief smashed the window on the vehicle’s camper shell, causing $200 in damage, and stole a $20 plastic toolbox. A person entered an unlocked car on June 20 and stole a $100 iPod that had been left inside the vehicle, which was parked on […]

Repairs made to Westlake Boulev d



Crews are slated to begin work next week on a $7.7-million effort to repair and repave a 3.3-mile stretch of Westlake Boulevard south of the 101 Freeway. The cost of the job is being shouldered by Caltrans, which controls the roadway known as State Route 23, from Thousand Oaks to the beach. The contractor is Valencia-based C.A. Rasmussen Inc. In […]

Where there’s Will, there’s a lot to say

Political orphan talks at Reagan Library


Three years after abandoning the Republican Party in the wake of Donald Trump’s rise to power, George Will has not abandoned the values that made him the darling of conservative thinking for more than four decades. The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author made an appearance at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley on June 25 to promote his new book, […]

Get ready for rockin’ Fourth of July

Calabasas The City of Calabasas is offering a full schedule of events to celebrate Independence Day. Activities will begin at Calabasas Lake for the 42nd annual Lakeside Fun Run, a 4- and 2-mile run, 2-mile family walk, and quarter-mile youth run sponsored by the city and by the Calabasas Park Homeowners Association. The races will start at 7:45 a.m. at […]