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A lesson from the teachers all of us should follow

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Late word came Wednesday that all California school employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to class in the coming days— or submit to regular testing. Gov. Gavin Newsom made the announcement on the eve of the 2021 school year, which has already become a jumble of mixed messages on social media and elsewhere about the pros and cons […]

Misinformation ‘knee-capped’ return to normalcy

GUEST OPINION /// School safety during pandemic


For the past 18 months I have joined with our community and many across the country to advocate strongly for the safe reopening of our schools. When we needed to, my school board colleagues and I lobbied L.A. County to remove its onerous restrictions on local districts that held back our safe-to-open plans. Our efforts and partnership with our unions […]

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Virtual option still a desirable feature for many people

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With the Delta variant gaining ground and causing a spike in COVID-19 cases, now is not the time to stop offering virtual conferencing options for residents keen on participating in the public process. Many people still prefer to practice social distancing, and the convenience (and safety) that online platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Meets and Remo provide is obvious. Before […]

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Take advantage, teens, and cash in

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Hey, you there. Promising young teen. Have some free time on your hands? Maybe you haven’t heard, but while you were sitting home scrolling TikTok or watching Netflix, your value has gone through the roof. Yep, you heard that right—you’re in high demand. A confluence of events, tied largely to the government’s response to COVID-19, has led to a labor […]

Workshop builds foundation for new dwellings

GUEST OPINION /// Housing needs in the community

The housing inventory in Agoura Hills could be changing in ways that we haven’t seen since our incorporation in the early 1980s. Every eight years, cities must submit a Housing Element Update to the State of California for approval, showing that they have enough space to build the number of units assigned to us by housing authorities. This Housing Element […]

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Government regulation and lots of hot air

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Nothing gets people riled faster than when government attempts to modify the behavior of citizens in two areas: public safety and climate change. Some laws that tell people what to do are no-brainers—seat belts, for example, reduce traffic deaths, so wear one; and cars emit noxious fumes, so use clean gasoline— but in other areas the public gets rightfully upset […]


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