Virus affecting air travel now and in the future

I never thought I’d write a column where the term “travel” might not be defined as some kind of long-distance experience but rather the act of simply leaving your house. Yes, I’m writing about the impact of the coronavirus story on how we travel. Because of the fast-developing nature of this story, it would be almost impossible to provide specific […]

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


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, […]


China and the virus connection

Like most people, I had no idea that almost all our antibiotics and medical gear are now made in China. The extent to which we have allowed China to take control of the production of these and other things we crucially need is horrifying. But I believe there is still time to save ourselves. What can you do? Pay attention […]

Final word on March 3 taxes

We all want to support our schools and fire department. What we will not support is the tax and spending policies of state and local governments on wasteful programs. The state of California has billions of dollars in ever-increasing funds as does the County of Los Angeles. Neither the state nor the county felt that the L.A. County Fire Department […]

Behavior so bad

I attended the play “Rent” at Agoura High and “Shrek” at Calabasas last week. The performances were excellent, however, the audience was extremely rude at both venues. At Agoura High the three ladies in front of me face-timed with a babysitter during a song with their phone volume on high. I could hear the conversation. The woman behind me unwrapped […]

A word on the housing issue in Calabasas

This is regarding your article about the results of Measure N in Calabasas. Currently, it stands at approximately 3-1 in favor of no. Your headline should have been, “AvalonBay’s million-dollar attempt to mislead Calabasas voters fails.” This was never about affordable housing. The City of Calabasas and those of us behind the No on N campaign are fortunate that Measure […]

Liberal and conservative do battle

On Super Tuesday, Joe Biden swept the country with no money and no national organization. That is a real “grassroots” effort. The first job of the next president will be to restore functional government. Nobody is left at the state department except lying Mike Pompeo; the FTA has fast-tracked planes that are falling from the sky; the CDC is running […]

Older adults most at risk for coronavirus

Other Side of 50

One of the first references to “getting old ain’t for sissies” was published in 1968. Fast-forward 52 years and whoever made the statement had no idea how true it would become. In a world where we’re experiencing exponential growth in the number of people who are over 80, little is being said about the impact viruses and infections have on […]

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