2019-08-08

Mixed feelings about gender

I applaud Oak Park School District for introducing gender studies curriculum at the elementary level. As a nurse I have worked with families and children of varying ages who have expressed discomfort with their assigned gender, and yes, it really does happen. As a community member I am thrilled to learn that this one lesson each year may decrease the […]

Objects to rates

I too have been mystified by the high service rates charged by Triunfo Water and Sanitation District. They asked us to save water, and when we did, they raised their meter service charge. Most months, my meter charge is higher than the cost of water. Maybe their infrastructure costs include the replacement of those strong metal covers with the big […]

No to Agoura Road growth

With more than 3,000 cars in only one development planned for Kanan and Agoura Road, this can be the legacy the Agoura City Council is planning for not only the residents of this area but also visitors to Paramount Ranch and the surrounding areas such as Malibu and the public beaches How can even one person on the Agoura City […]

Project amounts to ‘extortion’

This is regarding last week’s article about the Avalon Calabasas apartments owner/developer hoping to extract concessions in return for doing the right thing, that is, continuing the low-income rental rates of 80 of its units. AvalonBay Communities wants to put the Calabasas Neighborhood Preservation Initiative on the November 2020 ballot that would allow an additional 161 units to be built. […]

New apartments skip local control

As reported in The Acorn last week, the newly proposed “Calabasas Neighborhood Preservation Initiative” offers to preserve the 80 affordable housing units at the Avalon-Calabasas complex. Along the way, they would be adding 161 units in 11 new buildings in place of existing parking spaces and recreational facilities. It would accomplish that by ignoring long-established policies that have provided assurance […]

Cool it, people

Economic crisis? Reparations? Brian Goldenfeld has every right to express his opinion, and I fully support that right. But I hope going forward Mr. Goldenfeld’s opinions can advance beyond conservative talking points. By the way, the economy for the last 10 years has been in pretty good shape, so I must be missing the “crisis.” I’m sure some bill in […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Between July 27 and 29, a vandal spray-painted the Relief- Mart billboard on Canwood Street, causing $1,500 in damage. A burglar broke into a storage container that houses RePlanet Recycling behind the Ralphs supermarket on Kanan Road between July 27 and 30. The culprit caused $150 in damage by breaking the lock to the facility. The thief stole […]

Bozajian moves up at League

Calabasas City Councilmember James Bozajian has been named the secretary/ treasurer on the board of directors of the Los Angeles County Division of the League of California Cities. Bozajian’s appointment took place in a ceremony at the league division’s annual banquet Aug. 1 in Bellflower. In 2020 he will be named vice president of the organization, and in 2021 will […]

Woman hiker found dead near Circle X

This story was updated at 11:11 a.m. Aug. 8, 2019 to add the name of the victim. A 72-year-old Oxnard woman was found dead at a popular hiking spot in the Santa Monica Mountains Tuesday afternoon. Police received a call around 2:35 p.m. that a hiker had become separated from her three hiking companions while travelling the Grotto Trail off […]

Church guild shares in the fruit of the vine



Jesus’ first miracle was turning water into wine. At the Church of the Epiphany in Oak Park, parishioners make wine the old-fashioned way. A third of an acre of the Epiphany property on Churchwood Drive is used as a vineyard where the grapes are used to produce wine. Steve Stephens, president of the vineyard, said a member of the church […]