2014-11-20

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Right to die



What a grim and perverse irony that a “holy man” with the temerity to call himself “the head bioethicist of the Catholic Church,” Monsignor Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, calls the late cancer victim Brittany Maynard’s choice to end her life painlessly “reprehensible.” The notion that there is a deity who demands our suffering is on a par with any arcane […]

Life in the Single Lane



Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. —Albert Einstein Honestly, I think honesty in the dating world is something we seriously need to discuss here. Can we really expect everyone we encounter in Singles Land to be telling us the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? What started me […]

Family Men

Houston, we have a piece of candy

Candy! Glorious, magnificent Halloween candy! My 11-year-old son and I were polishing off the last of Halloween’s rewards in the kitchen when a small Sweet Tart dropped out of my hand, bounced off the counter, hit the floor, rolled in a few circles and came to a halt under the dishwasher. Stupid, ridiculous candy! “Dad, you’re not gonna go all […]

Cuccia listens to his heart

Multisport star from Westlake signs lacrosse scholarship


Jesse Cuccia’s heart doesn’t belong to one sport. The Westlake High senior stars for the school’s football and lacrosse teams. He grew up playing baseball and basketball, and had a short stint as a wrestler. But Cuccia had to commit to one sport for college. The Warrior signed a letter of intent last week to suit up for the University […]

Worried about the so-called chemtrails



I have seen chemtrails over our area for a long period of time. Spraying occurs both day time and evening hours, almost daily. The most recent occurrence was Nov. 12. I have called numerous agencies and was unable to get an explanation. I called one government agency in Michigan and requested information about the subject and received information about contrails, […]

Cub Scout fun and games



Santa bringing good cheer to Agoura/Westlake Village residents



Santa may be the busiest guy during the holiday season, but he is taking time out of his toymaking schedule to once again help the Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club host the 35th annual Santa Comes to Westlake/Agoura and Beyond food drive. This year’s nondenominational event will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Sat., Dec. 6 in the Agoura […]

Science goes awry in WHS fall drama




Too much knowledge can be a dangerous thing. The Westlake High School theater arts department explores the human condition with its fall drama “Flowers for Algernon,” playing tonight through Saturday. “Flowers” began as a science fiction short story published in 1959, earning author Daniel Keyes a Hugo Award. Keyes expanded the story into a book in 1966, picking up a […]

Owners get a break, but pay a fee



Calabasas officials voted to establish a new fee for Mills Act contracts, an arrangement that gives economic incentive for the preservation of historic buildings and landmarks. The statewide Mills Act legislation, enacted in 1972, enables owners who participate in the restoration and maintenance of historic venues to receive a discount on their property tax bills. The savings can be used […]


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