2011-12-22 E-Edition

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Lights, Laughter, Latkes

Celebrating eight bright nights

Agoura to consider ban on carry out plastic bags

The City of Agoura Hills joined Heal the Bay in its effort to reduce the use of plastic and paper bags at grocery stores. In a fifth annual “Day Without a Bag” campaign Dec. 15, Heal the Bay and the city distributed reusable, environmentally friendly grocery bags to City Hall, the library and the recreation center on Thousand Oaks Boulevard. […]

Applicants sought tofill vacancy on Calabasas City Council

The Calabasas City Council is now accepting applications to fill a seat recently vacated by Councilmember Jonathon Wolfson. A lawyer and former member of the city’s planning commission, Wolfson was elected to the council in March 2005 with his term set to expire in 2013. He resigned on Dec. 15 because he is moving to Bell Canyon. At a meeting […]

Solution to prescription problem requires turning awareness into action

Painting a path to heroin

Part three of a three-part series From the deck of their two-story Craftsman- style home overlooking Newbury Park, Ross and Sima Miller can see forever. Inside the house, they rarely look past the next 24 hours. The friendly, soft-spoken couple have turned their million-dollar villa into a sober-living facility they call The Fellowship House, a place where recovering addicts can […]

Not dying in vain

Tragic as it was, the death of Thousand Oaks High School senior Griffen Kramer could be the tipping point in this area’s fight against heroin. Word this week from the Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirming the drug as the cause of the 18-year-old’s death (see related story on page 9) puts an end to any debate and provides another […]


Zimring has done stellar job

I have lived in the Las Virgenes Unified School District since 1977. All four of my children attended school in the LVUSD from kindergarten through their graduation from Agoura High School. I am not a community activist. I follow local politics and school board activities from a distance, relying on our elected officials to do what was best for our […]

LVUSD board should reconsider decision

I agree with Ray Pearl’s comments regarding Don Zimring. What I don’t agree with is the school board’s decision. While it is nice to be printing letters “appreciating Don Zimring,” we should be taking action to protect him just as he has done for our children for the past three decades. The board’s action in not renewing this man’s contract […]

Calabasas City Council should appoint retired council member

I applaud the decision of the Calabasas City Council to appoint a caretaker for the remaining term of Jonathon Wolfson. This gives an entire field of candidates an equal opportunity and level playing field for the next election. I encourage the council to appoint a retired council member or retired commissioner who could best continue the course determined by those […]