2021-10-14

Where is her mug shot?

I am writing regarding the Rebecca Grossman story. I read the article, like I do normally, and have decided to question why Rebecca Grossman’s photos are always of her in her finest social settings. I have a difficult time not believing that if this were a person of color that had less financial recourses, her mug shot would be shown […]

No place for new Agoura housing

Say “no” to 557 housing units at Kanan and Thousand Oaks roads. In their search to add low-cost housing to their city, the Agoura Hills City Council has approved adding 557 housing units to the three shopping centers located by the Kanan and Thousand Oaks intersection. Does that sound as unbelievable to you as it does to me? Would the […]

‘At odds’ with vaccine science

On Sept. 30, David Hurwitz wrote to claim my “views” on the efficacy and wisdom of vaccinating young children with new mRNA vaccines as being at odds with the “science.” He’s right. I am at odds with the “science” that mandates vaccination for young children while dismissing risk assessment in the face of data that concludes the chance of young […]

Platform for anti-vaxxers

When you published Brock Backlund’s anti-vaccine diatribe, you gave someone a platform to speak about medical and public health issues without fact checking their claims for any form of scientific merit or factual accuracy. Backlund stated that the doctor who claims to have invented mRNA has said those under 18 should not get a COVID vaccine. That doctor is never […]

Car buyers can still find deals

Sharp-eyed readers may have noticed the spate of seemingly unrelated automobile dealerships in our area advertising used cars for “one price,” contending that prices are fairly set using a computerized comparison of data in the area. Of course, customers have the option of refusing to buy, i.e. “take it or leave it.” Obviously the very purpose and existence of the […]

Faith-oriented editorial okay

Reared an evangelical Lutheran in the 1960s, I converted to atheism as a mid-teen and maintain that identification to this day. But as the decades passed and I interacted with many others in military service, university and various jobs in a long career, my youthful disdain for organized religion matured into a respect for the broad spectrum of beliefs held […]

Disingenuous about the cost

Dare I ask this question without being attack as being vile. If my memory serves me right, we were told the mountain lion overpass was going to cost $50 million. Now, the estimated cost will be about $86 million, with $6 million yet to be raised. How did this happen? Why we were told it was only going to cost […]

Stepenosky Superintendent of the Year

Las Virgenes Unified School District Superintendent Dan Stepenosky received a pleasant surprise Oct. 6 Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools Debra Duardo paid a visit to the LVUSD headquarters in Calabasas to notify Stepenosky he had been named the 2021 L.A. County Superintendent of the Year. The award went to the Las Virgenes schools chief in recognition of his leadership […]

For the record

In the Oct. 7 Acorn, Claire (Oak Park High School Class of 2017) was incorrectly credited as the choreographer in “‘Spelling Bee’ musical is letter perfect.” It is Celeste (Oak Park High School Class of 2022) who is the choreographer. Celeste is a co-captain of the OPHS Dance Team.

Suwara couple named Citizens of the Year

Have been staunch advocates for Calabasas


Just when you think John and Joanne Suwara couldn’t take on more, they do. They have been longtime supporters of youth sports. They helped scuttle the West Village commercial-residential development on Las Virgenes Road. And they helped launch the all-volunteer Calabasas Coalition, whose mission is informing and uniting residents “on issues that support and threaten the quality of life in […]