A letter by Gary Mason of Agoura Hills last week incorrectly said, “The sheriff and fire departments should also be out there taking more risks than usual.” It should have read, “The sheriff and fire departments are also out there taking more risks than usual.” We regret the error.

Take time to discuss life plans

Other Side of 50

Before COVID-19, many of us over the age of 60 never regarded ourselves as “older adults” or as someone with an underlying medical condition. However, it didn’t take long for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and county public health officers to place new classifications on us once the novel coronavirus arrived in the United States. I have many […]


How about a little ‘COVID courtesy’ if you don’t mind


From the look of traffic on local freeways, Southern California has begun to reopen in earnest. Seeing business owners flip those signs from “Closed” to “Open” offers a ray of hope after a two dismal months. So how do we move forward from here? Can we agree that there’s no winning the debate on face masks? Those who swear by […]

Lockdown at fault, not virus

Dennis Prager said it best when he said this virus has not caused our country’s economic collapse. The lockdown has caused people to lose their jobs, their businesses, their hopes and their dreams. Richard RobinsonCalabasas

Open, Agoura

I am asking our mayor and City Council of Agoura Hills, to please step forward and defy the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ orders and immediately reopen all of our businesses, of course following all of the recommended cautions. Why? In Agoura Hills your chance of getting COVID-19 is about 2/10th of 1%, with zero percent of dying. I’m […]

Ugly disregard for others

I am wondering what people don’t get about wearing a mask yet. Or that the gloves they just wore into a store don’t belong on the ground, outside that store. Do these people think that their life is more important than the person that you just walked in front of without regard for their safety? Or the person that has […]

Says it’s time to get back to work

I have no issue with social distancing. I have no issue with individual businesses requiring masks to enter their businesses. But it is time to open Agoura Hills. It is time to open the bathrooms at our few parks; and have one of our parks and rec folks monitor the social distancing of bathrooms and parks. Let restaurants put tables […]

Lighten up

Where to start with Brett Woodmansee’s and Greg Stone’s letters of May 14? The vitriol heaped on our elected officials, local, regional and statewide is truly breathtaking. Our officials attempt to do their best to stem the spread of a deadly disease and they are pilloried as incompetent, corrupt despots violating our constitutional rights to some mysterious self-serving end. What […]

Online orchestra music to the ears

My compliments and gratitude to the New West Symphony for the incredible virtual concert brought to the community on Memorial Day. It was a perfect ending to a weekend where, hopefully, we all paused a bit to thank the heroes who keep us safe from harm. I have been a supporter of the arts for many years and am greatly […]

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