2016-04-21

Minimum wage overreaction



Susan Shelley’s screed about the horrors of the minimum wage is nothing new. Ever since the first national minimum wage laws in the 1930s when it was set at 25 cents an hour, conservatives have been screaming that the sky is falling, economic calamity is approaching and surely it is the end of days as inflation soars. But those same […]

The shady side of the plant world

On the Trail

Often when we think of native plants in the Santa Monica Mountains we conjure up images of sunny slopes and meadows brimful of colorful wildflowers basking in bright sunlight. Yet there’s a world of plants that thrive in the cool shade of north-facing slopes and oak woodlands. Among the native ferns that create grotto-like effects in shady pockets along woodland […]

It’s magic!



LEVITATION—Agoura Hills Library will host a free family-friendly magic show featuring Stephen the Spectacular, left,at 11 a.m. Sat., April 30 in the community room at 29901 Ladyface Court. Stephen Levine is president of the Friends of Agoura Hills Library, a resident of Agoura Hills and a magician member of the Hollywood Magic Castle. He has performed at many venues, including […]

Pet lovers take their pooches for a walk




The community is invited to participate in the third annual Walk for the Dogs from 10 to 11 a.m. Sat., April 23 starting at Oak Park High School’s Great Lawn. The event is sponsored by the school’s Students for the Protection of Animals and the Environment club. To join in the fun walkers are asked to donate $10. The money […]

Patrons wear wings for autism



COSTUME PARADE—Above, from left, Ayla Fox of Culver City; Robin Flutterby Borakove, founder of Autism Spectrum Disorder Supports; Angel Zhao of Pasadena; Isaac C. Singleton, spokesperson for ASDS and actor; and Lucy Martin, former Calabasas mayor, gather at the ASDS-hosted Wear Your HeartWings event April 14 at the Agoura/Calabasas Community Center. At left, 4- year- old Eleanor DeBoalt of Newbury […]

They’re against new Calabasas developments



We have lived in the City of Calabasas since 1999 and have owned our home since 2004. We were drawn to this area because of the open space and numerous parks surrounding our home here in Deer Springs. The proposed development near the intersection of Las Virgenes Road and the 101 Freeway is in no way within the spirit of […]

Born entertainer




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