Hilton Foundation announces winner of $2-million humanitarian prize

The International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh is the 2017 recipient of the $2-million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. The global health organization— known as Icddr,b—was chosen for the award by the Agoura Hills-based Hilton Foundation because of its 50-year history of implementing innovative, low-cost programs that save millions of lives around the world, according to foundation president and […]

Support for a new Calabasas dog park

You can hear the happy barking all over the east side of Calabasas. There is strong, growing support for a dog park as a major component of the Wild Walnut Park plan. Dog-park supporters want to move forward with the plan, as our attendance and enthusiastic comments are heard at both Calabasas’s Park Commission and City Council meetings. Bow-wow! Roza […]

Agoura Hills development will bring added traffic

The article, “It’s slow and go for Agoura Village,” was on the front page last week along with another, “Few answers as traffic just creeps along.” One of the main concerns about the disastrous Cornerstone project on Kanan and Agoura roads is traffic and congestion. These two articles seem to coincide with each other very well. Traffic is getting worse […]

Our invaluable crossing guards

It is back to school for me and my son, and we look forward to our morning walks to class. We are very fortunate to live three long blocks from our elementary school. Every morning, we walk and talk. It helps set the tone for both of us for the rest of the day. During our walks, we enjoy the […]

No fan of DACA

Even under ideal circumstances, raising children is a difficult task. But millions of families gladly accept the task of bringing children into our world, doing their best to give them a good upbringing. To me, that is where Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has failed. We now have an estimated 800,000 children that have been provided temporary immigration protection […]

Jet noise increase in Oak Park

One of the things I have truly enjoyed about Oak Park in the past was that it was peaceful. Not anymore. At least half of the time, there is jet noise now, sometimes so loud you can hear it inside with all of the windows closed. This is thanks to the new air traffic patterns implemented by the FAA. Drew […]

Shelter blues

My heart breaks when I visit the Agoura Hills animal shelter and see how inhumanely the bunnies and cats are treated there. You have an open area where the cats can be together the way Valley Cats does. Instead, cats are confined in small cages. If you won’t use the open space area you have there, the cats should not […]

Water Fix

Consumers will have to dig deep to pay for Delta tunnels

Customers in the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District who have already been hit with a series of annual rate increases could see their bills on the rise again as agencies across the state figure out how to pay for the $17-billion Delta tunnels. The LVMWD board of directors met Sept. 12 to endorse Gov. Jerry Brown’s California WaterFix project that […]

City unjustified in opposing pot

“Marijuana legal, but won’t be sold in Agoura Hills.” Here we go again, another local municipality sticking their uneducated noses into the business of local residents. This time it’s the Agoura Hills City Council. I don’t remember reading anything in Proposition 64 that was passed in November 2016 about limiting Californians to no more than 28.5 grams, although the law […]

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