2015-07-02

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New law bans religious exemption for school vaccinations

‘This is a very emotional and difficult issue,’ one lawmaker said


A law that bars religious and other personal-belief exemptions from school vaccinations received majority approval in the state Assembly last week and was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The legislation goes into effect one year from now, but opponents are threatening to appeal it on grounds that parents should retain the right to choose what’s best for […]

Scandinavian summer



Senior center construction underway

A ‘dream come true’ for city’s elderly


The City of Calabasas says welcome to the golden years. More than 100 people, many of them elderly, gathered at the Civic Center Tuesday to take part in a ground-breaking ceremony for a new 9,500-squarefoot senior center. Construction for the two-story recreational facility behind the library and city hall will begin July 20, and should be completed in about a […]

Home invaded



An Agoura Hills woman got the scare of her life last week when she woke up and saw a strange man standing over her bed at her home on Silver Creek Road. The incident occurred at about 5 a.m. June 26 in the gated community just south of the 101 Freeway near Kanan Road. The intruder reportedly entered the home […]

Is it graffiti, a hoax or a cry for help?



No sooner had construction been completed on the new Lindero Canyon Road freeway overpass bridge in Westlake Village than a tagger struck. Words were written almost exactly at the bridge’s midway point. Fairly uncommon in the tidy, posh suburb of Westlake Village, the graffiti was unusual on many counts. The tagger did not scrawl a name, nickname, gang affiliation or […]

Political Cartoon



Water awareness

Guest opinion


As a member of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board of directors, I’d like to provide you with an update as to how we’re addressing the drought and other challenges. We’ve heard, and the state has explored, many proposals to reduce the impact of the drought. While some of these are imaginative and visionary, the key action everyone can […]

Stop developing and save water



Save our sycamore trees, mountains and water. I live in Calabasas, and the city is going to build two 200-room-plus hotels and 77 houses along Las Virgenes Road. This is a scenic corridor, home to birds and wildlife. They are cutting down all the sycamore trees from Agoura Road to Lost Hills to expand the road. The loss of decades-old […]

Why does it cost more to use less?



I want to applaud Randall Kennedy for his spot-on statement of facts regarding the drought situation. Remember, LVMWD is in the business of selling water. They state that 70 percent of water usage is for irrigation of our lawns and plants. That fact is correct; however, it is not 70 percent of the total water usage in California. Perhaps you […]