‘Injured by the vaccines’

This note is in response to Mr. Kronfeld, Mr. Hurwitz and Mr. Greenfeld, who submitted letters to the editor. It is haunting and distressing to see people I personally know injured by the vaccines. Their regret is useless; the damage cannot be undone. Have these victims become agents of misinformation? Is the expression of their ailments “false and dangerous propaganda”? […]

Still entitled to our opinions

I’m writing in response to various letters to the editor characterizing others as “anti-vax.” I have also chosen not to take the COVID vaccine and am certainly not anti-vax. I have previ- ously kept up with all medically recommended vaccines and done so for my children as well. In addition, I doubt that anyone who knows me would accuse me […]

The shots are not for everyone

The data on the COVID vaccines show them to be amazingly effective and safe. Although it’s true that the vaccine has been the source of some negative outcomes, this is true of all medicines and treatments. It is also true that the virulence of the virus is highly age-dependent, to the point where it eventually becomes less lethal than even […]

To be or not to be a saint

I am in disagreement with most of Sally Carpenter’ Roots of Faith column, “All Saints/All Souls Day.” (I agree with the quoted passages) I will begin with the biblical definition of faith: read Hebrews 11:1 (I will not quote the passage for space limitations; choose your own Bible). I question this: if “we honor” those deemed worthy, are “we” dishonoring […]

When friendship is reciprocated

A eulogy is always written with positive portrayal of the deceased; there is no reason to heap constructive glory on anyone who didn’t deserve it during their lifetime. I’ve had the honor and trepidation of speaking at funerals of friends and relatives, and as I get older, all too often. On Sat., Oct. 30, I was not a eulogizer but […]

More than 50,000 counterfeit pills recovered in sheriff’s arrest

Suspected fentanyl traffickers busted

Police say they’ve arrested two men tied to a drug-trafficking organization responsible for bringing thousands of counterfeit pills laced with fentanyl into Ventura County. Arrested Oct. 14 on suspicion of drug trafficking were Mauricio Rosas, 22, of Bell and Aldo Mora Martinez, 22, of Huntington Park, the sheriff’s office said. The arrests followed a two-month investigation initiated by the Thousand […]

Popular Agoura coach dies of cancer

AHS alum known as a ‘great person’

A tennis giant is gone, but Stuart Limbert will not be forgotten. A former Agoura High tennis player and a beloved coach at the school, Limbert died from glioblastoma, a type of brain cancer, in February. He was 53. Construction on a tennis project dedicated in Limbert’s memory is expected to begin by the end of the month. The project, […]


The Calabasas Library at 200 Civic Center Way will be closed Thurs., Nov. 11 and Thurs. and Fri., Nov. 25 and 26. For more information on events, call (818) 225-7616 or go to calabasaslibrary.org. In-person story times are 10:30 a.m.. Fri., Nov. 5, 12 and 19 on the covered patio. Follow signs at the front of the library, and follow […]

County writers club to host screenwriter

Joe Palladino will be guest speaker at free event

The Ventura County Writers Club will host screenwriter Joe Palladino as the speaker at its Tues., Nov. 9 meeting at 7 p.m. at 1605 Burnley St., Camarillo. Palladino will bring his expertise to the industry coupled with his knowledge of writing and producing films. The meeting is a free event open to anyone interested in screenwriting and books. Palladino will […]

Future Foundation looks ahead to annual 10×10 speaker program

Life in the new digital age, bias in social media, and the community’s role in mountain lion preservation are some of the topics that will be covered at the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation’s seventh annual 10×10 speaker event at 6 p.m. Wed., Nov. 17. The community-wide event consists of 10 experts speaking on 10 different topics for 10 minutes each. […]