How to protect homes from flood and mud

COMMENTARY /// Eye on the Environment

The Montecito tragedy at the beginning of last year raised awareness of dangers posed by rain-driven debris flows, especially for those whose homes recently survived fires in their area. Recently, over 50 people came to a workshop in Oak Park presented by the Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services and the Public Works Agencies of the County of Ventura and City […]

Welcoming the New Year, Brazilian-style

Fire hurts local equine business

The Woolsey fire displaced thousands of residents and destroyed homes and businesses. Local ranchers and residents in the equine industry have felt their share of pain, too. Laura Toston, a resident of Old Agoura, has operated Malibu Riders since 1994. The company offers horse-riding tours of the Santa Monica Mountains, but with nearly half the mountains scorched by the fire […]

Borderline benefit for victims’ families

Westlake Lake will serve as the backdrop for a night of music, drinks, food and dancing to raise money for those whose lives were impacted by the Nov. 7 mass shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks. A group calling itself We Are Borderline Strong has organized the event for 3 to 8 p.m. Sun., Jan. 6 at […]

REO Speedwagon rolls into town

Musicians offer help for local victims

In many ways, next month’s back-to-back REO Speedwagon concerts will be a family affair. Not only will the concerts be suitable for families, they will benefit families and feature family members. Like the rest of the Conejo Valley, Lisa Cronin was shaken by last month’s mass shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill. The Westlake Village resident is the wife of […]

Soccer season ends on high note

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