How about a little ‘COVID courtesy’ if you don’t mind


From the look of traffic on local freeways, Southern California has begun to reopen in earnest. Seeing business owners flip those signs from “Closed” to “Open” offers a ray of hope after a two dismal months. So how do we move forward from here? Can we agree that there’s no winning the debate on face masks? Those who swear by […]

Lockdown at fault, not virus

Dennis Prager said it best when he said this virus has not caused our country’s economic collapse. The lockdown has caused people to lose their jobs, their businesses, their hopes and their dreams. Richard RobinsonCalabasas

Open, Agoura

I am asking our mayor and City Council of Agoura Hills, to please step forward and defy the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ orders and immediately reopen all of our businesses, of course following all of the recommended cautions. Why? In Agoura Hills your chance of getting COVID-19 is about 2/10th of 1%, with zero percent of dying. I’m […]

Ugly disregard for others

I am wondering what people don’t get about wearing a mask yet. Or that the gloves they just wore into a store don’t belong on the ground, outside that store. Do these people think that their life is more important than the person that you just walked in front of without regard for their safety? Or the person that has […]

Says it’s time to get back to work

I have no issue with social distancing. I have no issue with individual businesses requiring masks to enter their businesses. But it is time to open Agoura Hills. It is time to open the bathrooms at our few parks; and have one of our parks and rec folks monitor the social distancing of bathrooms and parks. Let restaurants put tables […]

Lighten up

Where to start with Brett Woodmansee’s and Greg Stone’s letters of May 14? The vitriol heaped on our elected officials, local, regional and statewide is truly breathtaking. Our officials attempt to do their best to stem the spread of a deadly disease and they are pilloried as incompetent, corrupt despots violating our constitutional rights to some mysterious self-serving end. What […]

Online orchestra music to the ears

My compliments and gratitude to the New West Symphony for the incredible virtual concert brought to the community on Memorial Day. It was a perfect ending to a weekend where, hopefully, we all paused a bit to thank the heroes who keep us safe from harm. I have been a supporter of the arts for many years and am greatly […]

A creative way to deal with the pandemic

As the use of masks has become more widespread, members of the deaf and hard-of-hearing community have watched their ability to communicate via lip-reading disappear. To help with the issue, 17-year-old Isabella Appell, an 11th grader at Viewpoint School in Calabasas, created Talking Masks, which feature a clear vinyl panel that allows lip readers to see what the wearer is […]

Birthday on the go


The Calabasas Library is sponsoring the following free online events. For more information, go to calabasaslibrary.org. Story times are posted online at 11 a.m. Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. Thursdays and 11 a.m. Fridays. on the library’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages. The Writers’ Corner Club for students in grades three through seven will meet at 3:30 p.m. Sat., June 6 as […]