2016-01-21

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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

More lawn watering OK



The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District has lifted its one-day-per-week irrigation restriction.  Customers can now choose the days and the amount they wish to water, but all other drought restrictions remain in place, including prohibitions on runoff and watering between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., the water district said. “This change in policy should not be interpreted as an indication […]

Biologists spring trap on bobcat study



With a pair of new kittens born in the West Santa Monica Mountains recently, mountain lions continue to make local headlines. But they are not the only predators being studied by the National Park Service. Biologists recently set up a camera and a cage with a dove inside on a remote trail in Liberty Canyon in Agoura Hills in the […]

Trees fall on clubhouse

Branches hurt—arms and legs safe

Two trees fell on the community clubhouse at the Oak Park condominium complex in Calabasas Jan. 11 causing rooftop damage and a disruption in water service. All 269 units at the condo complex in the the 4700 block of Park Granada lost their water for the day because of tree root damage to a main water line, said Coral Holliday, […]

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER



Agoura Hills A burglar caused $ 280 in damage shattering the window of a car on Yankee Drive Jan. 3 to steal a $40 suitcase containing $600 worth of clothing and a gym bag containing $120 worth of other items. Someone stole $6,500 worth of jewelry from a home on Passageway Place Dec. 26. Calabasas A burglar stole a $1,200 […]

New higher water rates for Triunfo



Beginning Feb. 1, rates for potable and recycled water will increase for customers of Oak Park Water Service and Triunfo Sanitation District. The change is part of an annual rate adjustment. This is the second time in six months that potable water prices have gone up in Oak Park. In the summer, Triunfo offi- cials approved higher rates and conservation […]

Evolving marijuana laws draw conflicting views



Local governments in the region went into overdrive recently, hustling to formulate new laws regarding the cultivation, transportation and use of medical marijuana. Three bills signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown give California cities and counties until March 1 to come up with effective local regulations, or else the state will do it for them. It’s a time of […]