2021-05-20

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Wildlife bridge crosses major hurdle

$25-million donation given to Liberty Canyon structure


That buzz heard around town last Friday wasn’t from the rattlesnakes and honeybees that have returned for spring—it was talk about the new wildlife bridge coming to Agoura Hills, expected to be the biggest, most impressive structure of its kind in the world when completed in a couple of years. Officials announced May 14 that construction could begin as soon […]

Housing plan in Calabasas voted down

Opposition to West Village too strong


Second time was not a charm for the West Village condominium project in Calabasas. The City Council voted unanimously on Monday night to reject an amended environmental impact report by property owner New Home Company—an action that has likely sealed the fate of the 77-acre planned development at the intersection of Agoura and Las Virgenes roads. A 2019 vote by […]

Wildfire grant unveiled



In Southern California, if it’s not raining it’s wildfire season. Shorter wet seasons and higher temperatures have made fire a year-round threat in the local mountains, but the risk can be managed. A recent $12-million grant given to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy will go a long way in that fight. The money is part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new […]

Big June 15 date set

It’s not the official end of the pandemic, but it certainly could be considered the beginning of the end. June 15 is when L.A. and Ventura counties will join the state in adopting a broader, nationwide health order that allows people to discard masks indoors under certain conditions. Following new federal guidance on May 13 that removed the indoor mask […]

Hospitals reassess COVID response

With the virus mostly behind, local healthcare facilities take stock of what went right, wrong


COVID’s winter surge pushed area hospitals to the brink. Many local facilities brought in college nursing students to offset staffing shortages and created temporary outdoor triage centers to manage the rising COVID-19 cases and deaths across the healthcare system. Today, four months later, there is hope on the horizon. COVID vaccines are being administered across the area and weekly positivity […]

Reagan Library welcomes the public back



One of the region’s most iconic landmarks is reopening to the public, and the FBI is on the case. An 11,000-square-foot exhibit on the history of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, from its inception in 1908 to its modern-day efforts to fight domestic terrorism, will soon be on display at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley. News of the exhibit […]

Calabasas no-growth residents speak loud and clear

EDITORIAL

The embattled West Village condominium and retail store development at the intersection of Agoura and Las Virgenes roads likely took its last dying breath Monday when the City Council voted unanimously to oppose the 77- acre project at the foothills of the Calabasas grade. Las Virgenes Road running from the freeway south to Malibu Creek State Park has long been […]

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2nd Amendment misinterpreted

Once again, Brian Goldenfeld is peddling the absolute nonsense that the purpose of the Second Amendment is to authorize citizens to take up arms against their own government. Neither the U.S. Constitution nor any other rational system of government writes into its founding documents permission for armed revolt against it. Does he think anyone wanting to overthrow the government has […]