A close call

Mea culpa. For a very long time, I’ve been hearing public service announcements about texting or otherwise using one’s phone while driving. I have patted myself on the back for not doing that. My car has the option of pushing a button on the steering wheel and telling a voice to call someone on my telephone’s list of numbers. I […]

We’re in a pickle

I am writing to let you know that a decision was made by Rancho Simi Recreation Park District to permanently convert the two tennis courts at Deerhill Park in Oak Park to pickleball courts. The decision was made without the awareness of local tennis players. We didn’t even know about the public hearing until now. The Deerhill Park tennis courts […]

Save the tennis

The Oak Park tennis courts at Deerhill are being steamrolled into pickleball courts via stealth board meeting action just this last Thursday evening. Our neighborhood values and regularly uses the tennis courts for their intended purpose of playing tennis. The complete lack of communication regarding that vote and what options were on the table prior to that vote are both […]

Thanks to the community

The article on our little group of Relay for Life volunteers raising $267,000 for the Borderline victims only scratched the surface of what it took for us to raise that much money selling over 20,000- plus T-shirts, sweatshirts and hats. We and others began posting links on social media everywhere we could, and the community started showing up in droves. […]

Misled about immigration

Quotes by Trump are so misguided. El Paso is one of the safer cities in the U.S. as are all of the border cities, and it would behoove him to check his facts first. If we are going to build a wall, it should be between Canada and the U.S. Most of that border is wide open. Lots of crossings […]

About those social Democrats

A growing segment of the left-of-center electorate, having been roused by the noxious idea of free services for all and the Green New Deal fantasy, is now comfortable with a feel-good approach to complicated societal problems rather than fact-based analyses. Socialism and its handmaiden, autocratic governance, is attractive to this cohort of voters who do not understand that this is […]

More delays on climate change

We cannot afford the luxury of time and space to ignore climate change any longer. There are other places in the world that are suffering and feeling the magnitude of the disasters that developed countries, such as the U.S., bring forth by continuing to rely on fossil fuels. The latest climate report from the UN says we only have 12 […]

Yes, guns kill people

I’m a little worried about people who don’t understand that guns actually do the killing of people. How many crazy people without a gun have shot and killed someone? I think that would be zero. Yes, let’s give more resources to mentally ill people, which I think you are if you want to kill yourself and others. But let’s spend […]

Debunking your water bill

Beware— the number of residents on your household has a huge impact on your total Las Virgenes Municipal Water District water bill. Why? Because the water budget and the sanitation charge (sewerage) are based on that number. A LVMWD family of four’s minimum water bill will be at least $96.69—$67.27 sewerage and $29.42 “readiness to serve” charge—even if they use […]

Pure water a pipe dream

Pure water? The Las Virgenes Water District plans to invest $95 million in a 13-year water treatment project for our community to drink our sewage water. A key reason is the existing Tapia treatment plant discharge water—used by many customers for irrigation—is too excessive to discharge into Malibu Creek in the winter, per federal regulations. LVMWD estimates it would cost […]

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