Readers respond to Westlake dog park issue

I am writing to try and save the Westlake Village dog park as it’s currently at risk of being closed down permanently. My husband and I take our dog there almost every day. It is vital to his and many other community dogs’ health and wellbeing to be able to access this safe place. Dogs need to be able to […]

Build a dog park in Agoura Hills?

On July 31, I attended a meeting to hear plans about the new “linear” park that is to be built on Agoura Road east of Kanan Road. I was there in a capacity to understand why there was no contingency for a fenced-in dog area. What I was led to believe was that the noise would be offensive to nearby […]

Don’t like the curriculum? Try home schooling

Nobody should be “shocked and saddened”—and I do have sympathy—by any of the lessons the public school system may be teaching. When you opt to send your children to government-run schools, you must abide by what the government says. However, there are options, and one of them is home schooling. This allows for the teaching of sensitive subject matter in […]

School district is ‘normalizing’ homosexuality

From first grade to 10th grade I was always in the lower 25% of normal male physicality. I was short and underweight, so I got beat up by bullies. Two things happened in 11th grade: I grew to 5-feet-9-inches tall and I started lifting weights. But I still got bullied by guys who were reaching adult size in that time […]

Sex education

The gender-based curriculum is a bold move by OPUSD and it is certainly not wholeheartedly applauded by all. Many parents feel blindsided by this curriculum as school resumed. It’s not required by law for them to teach such curriculum. Why do we applaud over-stepping parental rights? Children do not show signs of “transgender” behavior but rather signs of “gender dysphoria” […]

Hopes city will embrace affordability

I am native to this area and have been fortunate to be able to call Avalon Calabasas my home for nearly three decades now. And in that time, I’ve seen a lot of change, both in my own life and to the surrounding Calabasas community. But, luckily, there is one thing that hasn’t changed: My monthly rent has remained reasonable. […]

Mixed feelings about gender

I applaud Oak Park School District for introducing gender studies curriculum at the elementary level. As a nurse I have worked with families and children of varying ages who have expressed discomfort with their assigned gender, and yes, it really does happen. As a community member I am thrilled to learn that this one lesson each year may decrease the […]

Objects to rates

I too have been mystified by the high service rates charged by Triunfo Water and Sanitation District. They asked us to save water, and when we did, they raised their meter service charge. Most months, my meter charge is higher than the cost of water. Maybe their infrastructure costs include the replacement of those strong metal covers with the big […]

No to Agoura Road growth

With more than 3,000 cars in only one development planned for Kanan and Agoura Road, this can be the legacy the Agoura City Council is planning for not only the residents of this area but also visitors to Paramount Ranch and the surrounding areas such as Malibu and the public beaches How can even one person on the Agoura City […]

Project amounts to ‘extortion’

This is regarding last week’s article about the Avalon Calabasas apartments owner/developer hoping to extract concessions in return for doing the right thing, that is, continuing the low-income rental rates of 80 of its units. AvalonBay Communities wants to put the Calabasas Neighborhood Preservation Initiative on the November 2020 ballot that would allow an additional 161 units to be built. […]

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