Helus the hero

Slain deputy Sgt. Ron Helus is a hero and he should be treated as such. Unfortunately, Thousand Oaks Police Chief Tim Hagel decided to mix personal politics with professional policing by canceling the charity Blue Bowl in honor of Sgt. Helus. Fact is, the chief’s sworn duty is to serve and protect us all, not pontificate and preach nor promote […]

Don’t empower the homeless

I read your Oct. 10 article on homelessness, where the Conejo Valley is looking to the City of Los Angeles for guidance. That is like looking to Toys R Us for help launching your new toy company. Los Angeles has spent millions on homelessness, and the only thing they have to show for it is a drastic increase in the […]

Go, 4-H

The 4-H Club is a national organization for boys and girls ages 5 through 19. The four H’s from the 4-H pledge are hands, head, health and heart. Each member should uphold the traits of clear thinking, loyalty, community service and good health. Agoura 4-H, begun in 1975, club is part of the University of California 4-H Youth Development Program […]

Opinions clash on Avalon

I’m opposed to the Avalon- Bay Calabasas Neighborhood Preservation Initiative because it takes away control of local development from the City Council and planning commission, and removes meaningful input from the public. Instead, the public is given an “all or nothing” choice on terms dictated by, and favorable to, the developer. Further, it limits legal challenges and sets a dangerous […]

Disagrees with Westlake survey

I saw on the agenda for the Westake Village City Council’s Oct. 7 meeting there was a motion to approve funds for a new public opinion survey and to retain True North Company to conduct the survey. True North conducted the most recent survey, and possibly conducted the original survey. I have a fundamental problem with the proposal. The previous […]

Rent control is ‘socialism’

It is vital that Azalea Dominguez and those reading this understand that rent control is socialism. Los Angeles enacted rent control in the 1970s, and has the largest homeless epidemic in America. The buildings under rent control are older mom-and-pop buildings, and will be put out of business because they cannot raise rents commensurate for repair, maintenance, property taxes and […]

Oak Park panel opposed to new cell tower site

55-foot structure near Oak Hills

A proposed cell tower on Kanan Road near Churchwood Drive in Oak Park won’t have the backing of the Municipal Advisory Council. More than 25 residents attended a Sept. 24 MAC meeting to speak out against the new tower, citing concerns over the health impact of the tower’s radio waves. The 55-foot tower disguised as a tree would be installed […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills Someone broke into a car parked on Agoura Road on Oct. 5. The owner reported leaving the vehicle locked but there were no signs of forced entry. He returned to find the driver’s door open and the vehicle ransacked. The perpetrator took a backpack, an aviation headset, a carjack and a GPS navigator. The stolen items were worth […]

New assets arrive at Calabasas 125

Old engines replaced with new

Fire stations are supposed to get new vehicles about every 10 years, but new equipment is expensive, and with 174 stations covering the 2,300 square miles of Los Angeles County, sometimes crews have to make do. The firefighters at Los Angeles County Fire Station 125 in Calabasas recently received two new vehicles—one was a replacement for a truck from 1998, […]