2016-05-26

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MEMORIAL DAY — 2016

WWII interviews becoming rare


America’s aging World War II veterans have captured the imagination of Agoura High School senior Rishi Sharma. Rishi, 18, has already documented the lives of 40 local veterans in video interviews, each of which will be stored in the vast archives of the U.S. Library of Congress as part of its Veterans History Project. The family of each veteran also […]

Senate candidates in tussle overfinance

11th-hour debate pits Stern vs. Reznik


The grammar of politics is money, and for most voters, understanding the structure of campaign finances is like learning a new language. With the June 7 primary approaching, the influence of money and its connection to big oil has become a bone of contention between two leading Democratic candidates in the state 27th District Senate race. The district stretches from […]

Strickland pays campaign money-launderingfine




Former California Sen. Tony Strickland admitted to campaign finance violations relating to his 2010 run for the state controller’s office and has paid a $40,000 fine. Strickland and his campaign treasurer, Lysa Ray, were accused by the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission of disguising contributions to his unsuccessful attempt six years ago to defeat John Chiang. Strickland, a former senator […]

Agoura’s Porter wins ‘Voice’



America voted Tuesday and Alisan Porter, an Agoura Hills mother of two with big vocal cords and singing ability to match, won the season 10 finale of NBC’s “The Voice.” Porter, 34, boarded a flight to New York Wednesday to perform an original song from the competition, “Down That Road,” on NBC’s “The Today Show.” A two month separation from […]

Concerns about safety prompt changes at Westlake Village intersection




Motorists should expect traffic delays as construction progresses on a new crosswalk project at Lakeview Canyon and Agoura roads in Westlake Village. The city is asking residents to be patient; the work is expected to take four months to complete. The decorative crosswalks will be built in phases to reduce inconvenience to drivers and pedestrians. Throughout much of the project […]

In solemn observance of Memorial Day



many Americans, the Memorial Day weekend signifies backyard barbecues, mini-vacations, big retail sales and the unofficial start of summer. Weekday 9-to-5ers everywhere are relishing the thought of a three-day break from work. And students of all ages look at the holiday weekend as the beginning of the end of the 2015-2016 school year. While the majority of us see Memorial […]

Political Cartoon



Reaction to canyon racing



So, given the fact of unsafe driving along “the snake” portion of Mulholland, authorities, faced with the option of ticketing unsafe drivers or prohibiting people from standing around in the vicinity of unsafe drivers, have made the decision to ban the bystanders. In other news, the FAA has announced a prohibition on citizens gazing skyward as a deterrent to unsafe […]

Calabasas hotel development



I wanted to write and say how much I agree with your editorial on antidevelopment. The hotel would be such a beautiful window to our city and add to its revenue. A storage unit won’t add anything in aesthetics and certainly nowhere near the same revenue to the city. It is very sad that the City Council listens to a […]