Balanced budget

Bezos, Buffet and Gates have more money than God and are always looking for ways to use it. The talking heads on TV are always looking for “common ground” and saying common ground would be a good starting point for any discussion on something to be accomplished. So I say, let’s find a point of common ground, if there is […]

Get prepared now for future emergencies

Other Side of 50

After the recent wildfires ripped through our community, I mentioned to my husband that I didn’t want to let too much time go by before we debriefed on what we did right and wrong when we evacuated. I wanted this natural disaster— the first my husband and I have really experienced since moving to California 25 years ago—to become a […]

Lost and found at LAX

Flying Squirrel

You’ve just arrived at LAX. You’ve checked your bag and raced to the TSA checkpoint. You see the line’s a bit long (even when the government isn’t shut down). You check your watch, realizing your flight boards any minute. Maybe you should’ve left earlier. Too late now. Maybe next time. You pick what you think is the quickest TSA line. […]

Super Rams are hit in the local community

We hate to tell you which team to root for come Sunday, but let us at least make the case for why we think local residents—sports fans or not—ought to be pulling for the Los Angeles Rams. For starters, a Super Bowl victory would go a long way toward convincing the franchise that staying in the L.A./Ventura county area long-term […]


Fan says: ‘Lets go Rams!’

A big shout out to the Conejo Valley Rams Club and its awesome founder, Rob Jaffe, who has been instrumental in fostering local support for our Super Bowl-bound Rams. Growing up, my father was a huge Dodgers and Rams fan. I bled blue too, but I didn’t catch on to football until my son played in the Agoura High band […]

Pot needs more scientific study

An irony of the current buzz and hype about CBD and cannabis products is that the proponents are often the very same people who are so outspoken about human activity and climate change. I admit, I am one of them. However, science is science. Science is apolitical. The rules of physics, chemistry, biology and statistics are identical for all subjects. […]

CPA alliance seems dubious

We did not know that some entity called the Clean Power Alliance was taking over our electrical power service, and that the City of Thousand Oaks not only voted for this insanity but chose the “100 percent renewable energy” option, which, of course, does not exist. (Agoura Hills chose 36 percent for its required clean energy purchases.) Wind and solar […]

Let your loved one know how you feel

To express love in only a few words is no simple feat, for love is an everchanging rainbow of color and light that we all experience at different times and in countless ways. It’s not only those romantic moments shared with a partner, but it can be times of joy spent with family and friends. Love can be laughing with […]


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