Lush walking paths not without risk

On the Trail

This was hardly a bonanza year rain-wise for the Conejo, making life even that much more grueling for already drought-distressed oaks just beginning to rally after the 2017 deluge.

Yet the amount of “groundlevel” greenery in riparian corridors shaded by our frail, gallant coast live oaks can be astonishing, even as summer unleashes its initial round of withering heat.

I’ve been house-sitting for a Thousand Oaks friend who lives not far from Oakbrook Regional Park, an area I’d never exp...

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