Small price to pay for safe, reliable water

The recent heat wave served as a sobering reminder of how important it is to have a reliable source of water available to our communities. We’d burn up if the tap ever went dry. But heat and drought aren’t the only big concerns. The greater threat might come from a natural disaster, such as an earthquake or a fire. If […]


New pump station crucial to Calleguas and Las Virgenes

GUEST Opinion /// Protecting California’s water

At recent board meetings by the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council and Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District, the proposal to construct a new pump and pressure-reducing station on Lindero Canyon Road just north of the county line was discussed. The station will connect the water distribution systems between the two major regional water wholesalers—the Calleguas and Las Virgenes municipal […]

The price of gasoline will drive you nuts

For many California voters, this is the summer of their discontent. And in the coming election, they just might do something about it. Motorists hit the road this week to celebrate the Fourth of July—and they got hit with sticker shock. Drivers shelled out a nationwide average of $2.90 per gallon for regular gasoline, the highest Independence Day price since […]


Enjoy Independence Day, but use good judgment

Next Wednesday is the Fourth of July and as always there will be no shortage of things to do: picnics, parades, concerts and, of course, fireworks. Any conversation about Independence Day must begin with a reminder that fireworks aren’t just illegal, but dangerous. In Ventura County, fire department officials remind residents that anyone found in possession of fireworks or caught […]


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