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Candidates stake their reputation

Nov. 6 is just around the corner and some have found they are able to tone down the steady drumbeat of political ads by turning off the TV or radio, or closing the pop-up window that appears on the internet browser. But the campaign signs that have blossomed on street corners like so many flowers in a time-lapse documentary are […]

Party venues create ruckus in mountains

Part one in a series

Friday means the work week is over and the weekend is about to begin, bringing with it rest and relaxation. But for some residents in Triunfo Canyon, Friday is a time of stress. Residents are upset that two properties in the area, Brookview Ranch and Triunfo Creek Vineyards, host weddings and other commercial events nearly every Friday, Saturday and Sunday […]

Mayor Koehler bids farewell

STATE OF THE CITY /// Agoura Hills

Retiring Agoura Hills Mayor Bill Koehler gave a fond farewell to friends, colleagues and other members of the community in his State of the City address Oct. 24 at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center. Koehler announced earlier this year that he would not seek reelection to the City Council. The State of the City is presented each year […]

Local Jews mourn Pittsburgh 11

‘We must turn our grief into action’

Members of the local Jewish community remained stunned, but not silent, following the Oct. 27 attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue in which alleged gunman Robert Bowers killed 11 people and injured six others, including four police officers. As a baby-naming ceremony took place inside the city’s Tree of Life Synagogue, the 46-year-old Bowers launched his attack while reportedly shouting hate-filled […]

Congressional candidates won’t debate

Anyone waiting to see Republican challenger Antonio Sabato Jr. debate U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Thousand Oaks) would be wise to stop holding their breath. Voters in the 26th Congressional District, which encompasses much of Ventura County, will head to the polls Nov. 6 without seeing the candidates in a single debate. Sabato, a first-time candidate, won the early backing of […]





Put Shapiro back in office

We are voting for David Shapiro. Calabasas is very fortunate to have David Shapiro running again for election, hoping to continue his service to our community for a second term. During his six years on our City Council, we have always found David to be a caring, approachable and admirable civic leader who is mindful to listen to all residents’ […]

Vote Bozajian for council

James Bozajian has truly been an exceptional leader who is highly respected by the community for his attention to what is important to Calabasas residents. Since becoming a City Council member back in 1997, James has been mayor of Calabasas a record five times. He has traditionally listened to his constituents to help guide him in his choices of how […]

Choose Weber in Agoura Hills

I am writing this letter to publicly praise my husband, Denis Weber, who is running for reelection in Agoura Hills. In his years on the council, Denis has always made a point to listen to all sides in every matter presented. Many times he is the “lone vote” for or against an issue, but even if the vote didn’t go […]