2016-01-21

2016-01-21 E-Edition

Dear reader: Technology erases the beautiful art of handwriting

Cursive writing is still being taught in local schools, but for how long?


Back in the day when people were asked to sign their John Hancock on the dotted line, artistically rendered signatures were as common as the paper they were written on. But like the signatures that appeared on the Declaration of Independence, handwriting and the tools that accomplish it are becoming footnotes in history. The quilled pens and inkwells of yesterday, […]

Gun control



I am in favor of gun control because of the security issue. Clearly, there is more violence in places that have guns. There is also a sense of unpredictability in the matter. How can a simple background screening tell the future? Who is to say you won’t ever have a bad day? Of course, it is practically impossible to change […]

A time to honor those who care

Other Side of 50

Our community is full of them. They often go unnoticed by friends and neighbors. Their role is not known to their employer. For many, their doctor is unaware of their situation. They walk among us, shop among us, work among us—yet we don’t see them for what they are: family caregivers. As you look around your workplace, your neighborhood, or […]

Lutheran women make goody boxes



The ladies of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, with the guidance of Dawn Ashe, the group’s stewardship chair, participated in Operation Christmas Child sponsored by Samaritan’s Purse as the league’s Christmas project this year. The women started with empty shoeboxes and went shopping for boys and girls ages 2 to 14, purchasing toys, […]

First details of wildlife corridor released to the public

Taxpayers will foot part of the bill



Caltrans and the National Wildlife Federation hosted a pair of meetings last week to inform residents about the options for a new wildlife crossing in Liberty Canyon. The first session filled the room at the Agoura Hills City Hall on Jan. 13. The following day, some 300 people attended a meeting at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas. Barbara Marquez, senior […]

Jamie Foxx super hero for a day




A 32-year-old Newbury Park man involved in a car crash Monday on Potrero Road is alive today because of the actions of two good Samaritans, according to the father of the accident victim. One of the men who came to the rescue—Hollywood star and Thousand Oaks resident Jamie Foxx. “It doesn’t matter to me who it was or what they […]

Snow much fun



WINTER WONDERLAND— Members of the Bay Laurel Boys & Girls Club in Calabasas create fake snow as part of their winter playtime fun. Thomas Koulax, front, is joined by Tatum Quenqua (middle) and Reese Golds (right). The activity is just one of many offered by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley.

Chinese youth display their talents in CHS showcase




The Calabasas High School music department will host a Feb. 4 performance by students from Beijing in the school’s performing arts education center on Mulholland Highway. The two-hour show starting at 7:30 p.m. will feature a mix of martial arts, dance, gymnastics and music, organizers say. The visiting performing arts students come from a high school in Beijing affiliated with […]

Calabasas ups ante on medical pot prohibition

Along with dispensaries, weed cultivation and delivery not allowed


Calabasas officials voted unanimously to establish new regulations prohibiting the cultivation and delivery of marijuana in the city. But the decision did not come without reservations, as some officials were concerned that the new rules are too prohibitive for patients who have a legitimate need for medical cannabis. Calabasas joined other California cities in promulgating new medical marijuana regulations ahead […]


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