Social media debate grows intense

The national debate has taken a strange, but not unexpected, twist in recent weeks. Red states, blue states and all shades in between are showing a vigorous appetite for the new pointcounterpoint on racism, and how certain symbols of America’s longstanding hatred are still pervasive in society. A new target in the battle among righteous souls regarding the subject of […]

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 […]


Agoura Hills Two mountain bikes worth a total of $2,000 were stolen from a condominium parking garage on Willow Court. The theft took place overnight Sept. 9. The bikes were chained to a rack. Deputies found no signs of forced entry. A mailbox was vandalized at a home on Rainbow Hill Road, causing $120 worth of damage. The incident occurred […]

13th annual Reyes Adobe Days festival coming Oct. 12

Parade, art show, races and fair all part of big week

The City of Agoura Hills is accepting applications for volunteers, parade entrants and sponsors to participate in the 13th annual Reyes Adobe Days from Oct. 12 to 15. The festival highlights the city’s local culture and rancho history. Businesses, nonprofit organizations, schools, groups and individuals are invited to participate in the parade and as volunteers. In celebration of Los Angeles […]

Local equestrians gain national acclaim

Riding team from Hidden Valley wins American Vaulting Association title

Who’d a thunk it? Even members of the Free Artists Creative Equestrian (FACE) team from El Campeon Ranch in Hidden Valley describe themselves as “little known.” But the team’s 13 members—10 humans and three horses—have won national acclaim by capturing the American Vaulting Association championship last month “ Game of Thrones” fans know about vaulting, which originated during the Middle […]