Restless about Oak Canyon Park

When Oak Canyon Park opened to the public it was a beautiful space. The design won awards for creating a recreational space in harmony with nature. The centerpiece of the park was the peaceful lagoon. Our families fed the ducks, fished and observed blue herons, snowy egrets and cormorants as regular visitors. Following the devastating fire and rains, our park […]

A tree falls in Agoura

On Mon., July 8 at about 8:45 a.m., Agoura Hills lost a beautiful tree, an old neighbor, living in Reyes Adobe Park near the sidewalk along Rainbow Crest Drive. It was a large tree with its boughs leaning toward the street. It was home to many tree squirrel families, now homeless. What was its crime? Its undoing? Yes, it was […]

Fireworks decision backfired

My family and I were very disappointed that our Agoura Hills leaders decided to cancel the fireworks show this year. There are very few hometown traditions in Agoura Hills, and this is one that we look forward to every year. What’s most frustrating is that none of the reasons given for cancelling the fireworks show stand up to scrutiny. Regarding […]

Helping the homeless

No one accepts change easily. When change is indicated we typically have to be forced into it either by someone or some event. Therefore, providing the homeless with the means to stay on the street will only perpetuate their situation. Instead, over the objections of the courts—which actually think they are helping the homeless by demanding tolerance—they need to be […]

Where are the Oak Park funds?

It has been nine months since the Woolsey fire and it is way past time for Oak Park’s damaged duck pond at Oak Canyon Park to be fixed by Rancho Simi Rec and Park District. And they should have funds to fix it. In October 2017, there was $2.5 million in the Oak Park Capital Project budget to build a […]

Reparations will balloon the debt

Giving reparations to descendants of slaves makes no sense. Our current national debt is $22 trillion, a figure that’s expected to increase by $1 trillion annually. Taxpayers would become indentured servants trying to find trillions more to fund reparations. Imagine the bureaucracy that would have to be created to decide who would qualify for reparations and the amount each person […]

chip in to save the shuttle

Regarding the potential $50,000 shortfall for the Kanan Shuttle, there is at least one simple solution: Set up a Go- FundMe page and solicit donations from the residents of Agoura and Oak Park. If just 5,000 residents voluntarily donate $10, then both communities would benefit from reduced traffic and an added service unique to our area. If the $50,000 amount […]

concern about West village

Calabasas is known for its beautiful view shed and natural resources, including wildlife habitat, streams, wetlands and Heritage Oaks. Calabasas residents should know about the West Village, a proposed development where the story poles are. Here’s our chance to protect our community. The 101 Freeway is designated the historic El Camino Real, having federal recognition and marker bells along its […]

tree oK for now

It’s wonderful that the Agoura planning commission denied the drive-thru lane at Starbucks due to saving the old oak tree. Residents were very upset over the tree and also the additional traffic the drive-thru lane would cause. But then why did they approve the nightmarish monstrosity that is Agoura Village? Many more oak trees will be removed and over 20,000 […]

We need smaller starter homes

Your editorial last week expressed concern with the facts and history presented by Cal Lutheran economist Matthew Fienup, and hopefully our city leaders will see those facts and design the future around them. Housing follows the pattern of our lives. We start out with an apartment. Marriage introduces a family and soon children, and we require more bedrooms and a […]

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