Bird talk

FEATHERED FRIENDS—Above, Mollie Hogan from Nature of Wildworks shares facts about her Macaw parrot during the Bird Fest event Nov. 4 at King Gillette Ranch’s Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center in Calabasas. Top right, Debbie Sears, with Dolly, answers questions about California condors, as guests (at right) look on.

Pumping up the price of gas

Because of tax, unleaded is 12 cents higher, diesel 20 cents

California drivers last week started paying higher prices at the pump due to a new fuel tax that will finance the state’s massive new road-repair plan, which is expected to cost taxpayers $5.3 billion and take 10 years to complete. Residents of Los Angeles County could be on the hook even longer for street repairs and transit improvements because they […]

Calabasas tries underground water storage

Los Angeles County is designing a novel way to help Calabasas treat and reuse stormwater that carries pollutants into the Pacific Ocean. County officials hosted a community forum Nov. 3 at the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center to answer questions and address concerns about the $8-million drainage system and underground storage cistern that would be installed beneath Gates Canyon Park. The […]

Trump daughter at library to discuss new tax plan

Speaking at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley this week, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and presidential advisor Ivanka Trump evoked the 40th president’s tax cut in the early 1980s to drum up support for President Donald Trump’s current tax overhaul. If passed, the changes would mark the first comprehensive U.S. tax reform since Reagan signed the Economic Recovery Tax […]

Calabasas planning commission relaxes story pole requirement for Raznick

Residents urged the Calabasas Planning Commission to uphold the city’s story pole policy at the Raznick commercial and residential development at 23480 Park Sorrento. City policy requires story poles—wooden shafts with bright ribbon strung between them—be installed at development sites to outline the dimensions of a proposed project so that people can see what it would look like. But at […]

Rescue in the mountains

UP AND AWAY— Members of the Malibu Search and Rescue team work with the Los Angeles County Fire Department to airlift a 31-yearold Hermosa Beach woman to safety after she suffered a serious leg injury in a fall Nov. 4 at Escondido Falls in Malibu.

On Veterans Day, we proudly salute those who serve

Veterans Day services will be held in the next few days throughout the area to acknowledge and pay tribute to those who have served in our country’s armed forces. Try finding just one home that doesn’t include a family member or relative who took the oath to protect our country. Marines are “The Few, The Proud,” but many are the […]


Words matter

Thank you for your article on the Calabasas Senior Center. However, I would like to take exception to the use of the word “elderly” in the headline. Journalists tend to be wordsmiths and as such should realize that words are nuanced and can evoke feelings and perceptions. Words have shades of meaning and the choice of the word elderly connotes […]

Open space needs Agoura’s cooperation

In your story on Triangle Ranch (Nov. 2), I may have given your reporter the wrong message about the contribution of Los Angeles County to the protection of open space around Agoura Hills, and indeed throughout the Santa Monica Mountains in general. To set the record straight, Los Angeles County, through the various measures sponsored by Supervisors Edelman and Yaroslavsky, […]