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Time to change the Agoura Village plan

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With its pristine weather, proximity to local population and gorgeous views of the Santa Monica Mountains, the stretch of Agoura Road from Kanan to Cornell in Agoura Hills has long been viewed by city land use planners as the ideal setting for a new town center. The Vons and Ralphs shopping centers across the freeway are currently the best the […]

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Frustration builds over new housing laws

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Rarely do our editorials venture into the state Capitol, but then again, what’s currently happening in Sacramento is impacting our readers in ways we can’t ignore. We’re not talking about the Sept. 14 recall election. What is concerning is the recent passage of Senate bills 9 and 10, which have gained the legislature’s approval and need only Gov. Gavin Newsom’s […]

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Latest incident a wake-up call for threatened species

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In the American history book, run-ins between man and nature occupy many an ugly chapter. The country’s westward expansion saw the elimination of vast buffalo herds. Other animal species have been threatened by the nonstop growth of cities and towns. Our love for wild animals, yet constant encroachment upon their turf, is a theme repeated today with regards to mountain […]

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Excitement, trepidation greet start of new school year

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Las Virgenes and Oak Park public school students are back in class full time—the first time in 17 months that kids in all grades are together for regular in-person learning. Cases of COVID-19 have hit campuses at both school districts and two Oak Park classes had to be dismissed, but though the pandemic remains a threat, we’re hopeful that the […]

Slow progress being made on the cannabis front

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It appears plans are being finalized for a pair of new medical marijuana businesses in the area, perhaps as soon as the end of the year. Although encouraging, the progress made by one of our local cities still fails to acknowledge that all uses of cannabis, not just medicinal, are permitted in the state. But at least this latest news […]

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