Masked man

I would like to take issue with your editorial of May 28 as to your laissez-faire position regarding the wearing of masks during this pandemic. You state, “Those who swear by them haven’t proven to anybody that they reduce the likelihood of transmitting and contracting coronavirus.” Well, the Centers for Disease Control might not agree. First of all, let me […]

No ‘skin in the game’

Where to start with Eric Gersh’s letter of May 28 and his anctimonious lecture on how people should “chill.” It’s easy to post the cliche tag lines like “stay home and save lives” when you don’t have any skin in the game, Eric. You get paid to stay home. You’re not being hurt by the decisions of politicians and entrenched […]

Boomer insult

Regarding the “COVID courtesy” editorial, perhaps the editor is unaware that the term “boomer” has become an age-based insult used against not only people of my generation, but anyone who might be. We have become a drag on society, dolts, dullards, clueless, doddering and just plain stupid. To some, our life consists of waiting for the grim reaper. Your use […]

Ditto, boomer

Regarding the editorial on the subject of “COVID courtesy,” I agree with everything published with the exception of the lead sentence of paragraph 12, “Sorry, boomers.” Like with any other stereotype, I do not believe it should have been used. It added absolutely no value to the suggestion that followed. What it does is promote negativity toward a group of […]

Farewell, Greg

I have mixed feelings after reading about the resignation of a great community leader, Mr. Greg Ramirez. It is no surprise to me, and to all who had the good fortune of working with Greg, that other cities would be pursuing a man of his skills. Camarillo is a lucky city and in very good hands. Greg, you have been […]

Regarding Lysik resignation

Regarding the forced resignation of Gary Lysik, it is disheartening to read of the support Mr. Lysik received, and continues to receive, from Councilmembers Gaines and Shapiro. Lysik hired a family member for an overblown, $50,000 holiday party for city employees, and hired his unqualified son for a well-paying city position. What more do Gaines and Shapiro need to demonstrate […]

Westlake COVID

On May 22, I listened to Westlake Village City Council’s session to discuss local business economic recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown. For more than two hours, local business owners urged the council to press L.A. County officials to allow our community to reopen just as Thousand Oaks has been able to open in Ventura County. I sympathize with business owners […]


A letter by Gary Mason of Agoura Hills last week incorrectly said, “The sheriff and fire departments should also be out there taking more risks than usual.” It should have read, “The sheriff and fire departments are also out there taking more risks than usual.” We regret the error.


Agoura Hills A thief stole a $100 cellphone from an unlocked car parked on Roadside Drive on May 4. Calabasas Someone stole a $200 pair of sunglasses from an unlocked car parked on Willow Glen Street on May 22. Someone stole two bicycles from the storage room of an apartment complex on Park Granada on May 10. The bikes, worth […]

Reopened restaurants present mixed offering

Restaurants in Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village welcomed last week’s permission from county health officials to resume seated dining, but not all restaurants will be quick to open their doors. Palmmy Chan, general manager of CiCi’s, a brunch restaurant on Russell Ranch Road in Westlake Village, said that while it’s important her business resume normal operations, the health and […]

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