Cities raise the bar on clean energy

GUEST OPINION /// Going green

The cities of Calabasas and Agoura Hills are on the brink of doing something really special. Starting next month, the cities are changing the so-called “Default Rate” with Clean Power Alliance. Sounds kind of wonky, but what it really means is Calabasas and Agoura Hills residents will soon be receiving 100% of their electricity from green sources such as solar, […]

Bridge will enhance safety

It’s quite astonishing that yet again I must confront Paul Scrivano’s hysterical, exaggerated claims. The National Park Service did not ever state that the purpose of the $88 million wildlife crossing was to lure the lions; rather, it is to allow for dispersal and genetic diversity. The lions are here already, with few ways to find an exit out of […]

Worries about housing bills

Democracy, per Google: “a system of government by the whole population . . . through elected representatives” ruled by the people. Obviously Sacramento hasn’t been told this definition. The key words are “elected” and “rule.” We, the voting public, hold blame for constantly electing those who rule over us. Senate Bills 9 and 10 are the examples. What I fail […]

Shoots down vaccine fears

Apparently anti-science and anti-vaxers attacking County Supervisor Parks missed the irony of blaming fear of contracting COVID on their inability to collect enough signatures to oust Parks. They don’t like her support for state-mandated COVID restrictions to keep us all safe. Was it fear of COVID or the knowledge that COVID vaccinations do keep us 96% safer from hospitalizations and […]

Left behind in Afghanistan

I have just seen The Acorn’s Sept. 8 photo of 13 U.S. flags and the sign alongside, “No man left behind.” Correction: hundreds, if not thousands, are left behind in Afghanistan to be brutalized, terrorized, murdered or held hostage. We saw the horrific pictures a couple of years back of a young pilot set afire in a cage. The absolute, […]

Withdrawal was needed

History will record that President Joe Biden’s heroic evacuation of Afghanistan demonstrated courage and wisdom that does exist on the other side of the aisle. A year ago, when Donald Trump bypassed the U.S.-backed Afghan government and met directly with terrorists, he recognized the Taliban as the defacto government, sabotaging 20 years of U.S. efforts and betraying 2,372 U.S. military […]

Path to efficient watering

Triunfo Water and Sanitation District will offer a hands-on workshop on drip irrigation from 9 to 11 a.m. Sat., Oct. 2 at Mae Boyar Park, 130 Kanan Road, Oak Park. The class is free and open to the public, although priority registration will be given to customers of Triunfo. The workshop instructors are from the UC Master Gardeners of Ventura […]

Buried deep in local lore is iconic Calabasas pet cemetery

Property could eventually be part of city

For decades, drivers heading west up the Calabasas grade couldn’t miss the words “L.A. Pet Park” emblazoned in white block lettering on the golden hills to their right. The sign advertised an unusual site: the Los Angeles Pet Memorial Park. Although the words are no longer there, the park is—and has been for over 90 years. Calabasas officials are trying […]


Agoura Hills On Sept. 17, a thief stole a van containing $1,000 worth of catering equipment from the 30600 block of Thousand Oaks Boulevard. A thief stole $2,000 worth of tools from a work truck in the 28200 block of Canwood Street on Sept. 17. The door lock had been broken. A business on Mulholland Highway reported several vandalized mailboxes […]

Oaks Christian alumna strikes gold at Tokyo Paralympic Games

The Olympic Village in Tokyo proved again to be a successful arena for Oaks Christian School as 2016 Oaks alumna Morgan Stickney collected two gold medals earlier this month, bringing the total Olympic medal count for the Lions to three. Stickney won gold in swimming’s 400-meter individual freestyle in the Paralympics on Sept. 2 and was the anchor in the […]