Improvements in store for Westlake’s pedestrian paradise


It is ironic, but certainly not unwelcome news that the City of Westlake Village has taken great strides to make sure its pedestrians have a safe line of travel as they walk throughout the community. Westlake Village already enjoys some of the best walking vistas and pedestrian pathways in the community, but the city wants to take it a step […]

Political Cartoon

Loophole in theft law must be closed


Much attention has been brought recently to the problem of organized retail theft. Images of groups of criminals entering open businesses and removing large amounts of merchandise while not being confronted by store employees or security guards have raised concern about increasingly lawless behavior. Add to that the “flash mob”- style takeovers of businesses and smash-and-grab burglaries, and you are […]

Pharmacy was not out of line

It’s a sad day when an attack is published on a local, honest business keeping people safe. Your report on the Kramer’s Pharmacy by a person accusing them of price fixing is a joke and dishonest. Have you recently priced the changes in plastic disposable gloves or N95 masks? Prices are double/triple everywhere, and you can’t find them anywhere. I […]

Prefers guns over butter

China and Russia are busy building out more first-strike capability as we go trillions more into debt building windmills and solar farms. Seems a big mistake. We better wake up. Jon StollVan Nuys

Critical race at LVUSD?

Last fall as parents and chil- dren got ready to return to school, the issues of critical race theory and the involvement of parents in determining the content of school curricula drew much attention across our nation. I am not here to argue the merits or lack thereof of CRT, but at the time, it seemed that many school district […]

Homemade meal refreshes body, spirit

Other Side of 50

Over the last few weeks, my husband and I ventured out to see some friends we had not seen in a long time. It reminded me of one of the things I missed most during the pandemic—sharing a homemade meal with good friends. I forgot how nourishing it can be for both the tummy and the soul when everyone brings […]

Helping youngsters adapt to travel

Ask Ms. Bonnie

Question: In the past two years, we haven’t had a lot of chances to travel, and I notice that when we do, my children don’t travel well. They act out, complain and are ungrateful. On a recent flight home, my friend witnessed people bribing their 10-year-old son with $100 so he would stay in his assigned seat. I dread being […]

King’s example inspires and enlightens


Monday marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a holiday to honor the Atlanta-born civil rights leader and Baptist minister. Assassinated in 1968 in Memphis, the Nobel Prize laureate’s leadership is credited with ending legal segregation of African Americans in the South through his nonviolent protests and his powerful oratory skills. Dozens of biographies can be found offering rich, nuanced analysis […]


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