Historic March 3 primary has something for everyone

On March 3, local voters will take part in a primary election of the utmost importance. While there are no city council candidates on the Calabasas, Agoura Hills or Westlake Village ballot, a pair of school bonds will be up for vote in all three jurisdictions. In Calabasas, there is also the highly controversial Measure N affordable housing initiative. And […]


No on N

The 80 local AvalonBay families need to face the fact that it’s AvalonBay Communities that’s responsible for their plight. The affordable housing units haven’t existed since Jan. 31, 2018 when AvalonBay paid off their housing bonds 10 years early, effectively ending their affordable housing program in Calabasas. That shows how little AvalonBay cares about them. AvalonBay has fed misleading statements […]

Yes on V

As student board members, we know just how much school fa- cility improvements cost. That’s why the passing of this bond is imperative to student success in the coming years. At Agoura and Calabasas high schools, there are many improvements that need to be made to our aging infrastructure. For example, on many occasions during August and September the air […]

No on V

I urge everyone to vote no on Measure V. Measure V calls for selling $198 million in bonds to pay for supposed upgrades, delayed maintenance and facility upgrades at the 14 schools in the district. If passed, it will cost between $170 and $200 on average a year for the next 30 years added to your property tax bill. If […]

Citizen opines on politics

I am responding to the two letters in your newspaper dated Jan. 9 relating to conservative Republican and President Donald Trump and his regime. One letter was titled “Partisan politics” by Jim Shahan of Oak Park regarding the ranting by a conservative Republican asking everyone to vote Republican. While boasting of great economy of the Trump regime, they are omitting […]

Don’t skirt the scooter issue

Last year the Calabasas City Council held a meeting regarding the prohibition of commercially used electric scooters. Ordinances across Los Angeles County have started to limit the use of electronic scooters, which are more secure, more economical and environmentally friendly than automobiles. The City of Calabasas believes that they are a danger to the public and a nuisance to drivers […]

Report debates the merits of active-shooter drill

School lockdowns are used for a variety of safety-related reasons; there was one this week at Westlake High School due to a dangerous person on the loose. (See story on Page 2.) Lockdowns are used in order to keep students in a safe and locked classroom and out of harm’s way while an emergency ensues. Some last a few minutes, […]


Mountain lion kill causes consternation

I was outraged and deeply saddened upon learning of the collared mountain lion’s senseless and unnecessary death, as a result of the state depredation law. This will set conservationists as well as animal activists back, as their efforts to track and study their habits will be diminished. I truly feel for the farmer who lost many sheep over the years, […]

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