Fighting COVID, but also fighting for schools and businesses


Ventura County entered the red tier in the state’s safer economy blueprint last week. Red is the second step in the governor’s color-coded four-step process toward reopening. Los Angeles County is still knocking on the door. For weeks, Ventura County had been trapped in the purple tier—the most restrictive— because it was unable to bring its average daily COVID-19 case […]

Dim view of Halloween 2020

Halloween is fast approaching; a time we in The Oaks community of Calabasas normally look upon with excitement. In years past, many Oaks residents have gone through great pains to decorate their homes and welcomed thousands of scary trick-or-treaters at their doors. One of our streets has gained notoriety for the crowds that it draws. At this time the county […]

Racism in Oak Park felt at age 7

I moved to Oak Park in 1992, and within weeks I endured my first direct experience with rac- ism. I was 7 years old. Tony Knight, elementary principal at the time, didn’t reprimand the perpetrator when I reported the incident. As superintendent, I question Knight’s ability to lead an initiative to address the safety of Black students in OPUSD. It […]

Peter Kraut in Calabasas

Peter Kraut has my vote. On Labor Day, I was pleasantly surprised to meet Peter Kraut as he was introducing himself to our neighborhood. We had a very informative conversation regarding the past and future of our city. Peter listened to my current concerns. He will be a great addition to our City Council as he is attentive, available and […]

Kraut, Weintraub for city council

As a long-time active resident of Calabasas, I am pleased to support Peter Kraut and Alicia Weintraub in the upcoming City Council election. I was a co-founder of the Calabasas Park Homeowners Association 46 years ago, a founding member of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars and a long-time member of the Calabasas Country Club. Our children attended the local […]

Likes Fredericks- Ploussard

This election is very important. Calabasas has a great opportunity to elect a candidate with no ties to anyone in the city. Dr. Susan Fredericks-Ploussard offers fresh outside perspective and grit rooted from a passion for helping the community. She has two graduate degrees and extensive business and public health experience. These are two things that will be crucial for […]

Wants to reelect Alicia Weintraub

With less than a month until the Nov. 3 election, there’s one candidate who unquestionably deserves your vote. Mayor Alicia Weintraub, who has served on the Calabasas City Council for the past five years, has delivered on her word to advocate for the needs of every resident. She listens without judgment, provides a balanced perspective, remains even-keeled even in times […]

Kate Vadehra has LVUSD vote

I am writing to pledge my support for Dr. Kate Vadehra as candidate for Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education. Her background as a pediatrician and as PFC executive board member—with positions at the elementary, middle and high school level that include five years as PFC president at Calabasas High School and Round Meadow Elementary School—would make Dr. […]

Kowalski for LVUSD board

In a time of such change, I am encouraged by the vision of Kiyomi Kowalski as she runs to be a board member for the Las Virgenes Unified School District. Kiyomi Kowalski has earned an impressive list of endorsements from other elected officials and community leaders, including school board members, city council members and more. But this comes as no […]

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