Editorials

Penning letter to a senior can have powerful effect

Raise your hand if you’re tired of the news and are looking for something—anything—to take your mind off what’s happening in the world today. We can’t see you, but we figure a lot of our readers are raising their hands. We have a suggestion, and we hope you’ll take us up on it. The best part? It doesn’t require leaving […]

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Support needed for small business

GUEST OPINION


As our entire community navigates through the COVID-19 crisis, one of the most significant impacts will be the reduced economic activity in the Conejo Valley and our entire local region. For the businesses that call Conejo Valley home, they do more than just work here; business owners and employees live and raise their families here. So as we all make […]

Community pulls together during perilous times

Well, here we are. In this community we love very much, the global pandemic has landed a punch to the gut and left us all gasping. The impact was felt in a flash, from immediate long lines at the grocery—to no lines waiting at your favorite restaurant. The signs are everywhere. Eerily empty stores, uncommonly light freeway traffic and, sadly, […]

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Be smart, be prepared, and for crying out loud, don’t panic

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As a news organization we have grappled mightily with how to cover the growing fear over coronavirus, from its origin point in China to its march across Asia and Europe and on to the shores of America. For starters—is this a local story? Would our reporting add to our readers’ understanding of the virus and the respiratory illness it causes, […]

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Schools suffer rare setback as voters react

The first question that comes to mind is: How the heck did that happen? Voters in the Las Virgenes Unified School District have been notoriously kind to their local public schools, approving multiple bond measures and parcel taxes over the years to pay for campus upkeep and teacher salary improvements. Voters recognize the connection between good schools and high property […]

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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 […]


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