2019-09-19

Says sheriff spread too thin

The cities of Agoura Hills and Calabasas pay the Los Angeles County sheriff department a ton of money to cover our area. There seems to be an uptick in crime recently. Unfortunately, Lost Hills station covers Malibu and areas of Chatsworth also. The drive time to those locations limits the reply to alarm and 911 calls to our areas dramatically. […]

Supports OPUSD gender program

As an Oak Park parent, I could not be prouder of the school district and their decision to include gender diversity education into the curriculum, and I thought they put on a spectacular parent information night last week. It was well organized, I was very impressed with everyone who spoke, and I applaud the district for spending over an hour […]

Grocery store thefts a concern

There seems to be a pattern with Trader Joe’s Agoura Hills where every couple months or so reports of theft are documented in The Acorn. How is it the store is not doing more to protect patrons? How is it patrons are not more aware when within the facility? Wallets or cash are reported as stolen from purses or carts […]

Opposed to wildlife bridge

I chuckle at this hysteria surrounding the recent dead mountain lion. Why aren’t we childishly honoring every squirrel and coyote that gets killed everyday? Because the mountain lion bridge has about as much to do with saving mountain lions as hating Trump has anything to do with Trump. The feigned mourning by the bridge folk, led by the misleading and […]

Are we ready for more wildfires?

On Nov. 8, 2018, cities located in Ventura and Los Angeles counties were hit by the Woolsey fire. Ninety-six thousand, nine hundred forty-nine acres of land were burnt, three people were killed, and over 295,000 people were evacuated (my hometown included). It is safe to say that neither counties were prepared for this emergency. The affected cities have slowly been […]

Take my loan, please

After listening to the Democratic debates, my first reaction to the taxpayer paying for student debt was negative. After all, there is this old-fashioned notion that if you promise to pay back a loan you should keep your promise. Besides I don’t have any student debt, but I do have mortgage debt. That’s when it hit me; if the candidates […]

Safety issue by Agoura High

As the school year has begun, a traffic safety issue at Agoura High School must be pointed out. The top half of Easterly Road on the west edge of the school narrows to two lanes with parked cars taking up one of them. Most drivers wait for cars going the opposite direction before proceeding. However, there are some that do […]

Green New Deal

I am responding to a letter that appeared in the Sept. 5 edition of The Acorn that attempted to demonize the Green New Deal. Let’s start with what the Green New Deal is. It is a grand plan for attacking climate change. It is a nonbinding resolution. The proposal calls on the federal government to wean the United States from […]

Public, private sector dialogue at CLU



A panel of four city managers— from Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks, Oxnard and Ventura— gave insight last week into the inner trappings of city government and how the public might be best be served. The city leaders spoke to more than 200 guests at the Cal Lutheran University Corporate Leaders Breakfast on Sept. 13 about the symbiotic relationship between the […]

Cancer takes local rock legend Eddie Money at 70

Westlake resident loved by community


Tributes from the music world continue to pour in for Eddie Money, who died Sept. 13 after a long bout with esophageal cancer. He was 70. A father of five who raised his children in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks, the East Coast rocker was a fixture on various school campuses over the years, most often to pick up […]


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