Ventura County addresses EPA ban

Ventura County addresses EPA ban The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the elimination of virtually all home and garden uses of chlorpyrifos, the most widely used household pesticide in the U.S. This action comes after the EPA completed the most extensive scientific review of the potential hazards from a pesticide ever conducted. The phase-out covers most indoor and outdoor […]

California Wildlife Center to host Calabasas open house

The California Wildlife Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-release of sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife, will host an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Sun., Aug. 13 at the Center, 26026 Piuma Road, Calabasas. Members of local communities are invited to visit and learn more about the work and programs that are provided. […]

State laws on ‘Go-Peds’

In addition to the two major laws listed in the accompanying story (that operators must be 16 or older and wear a helmet) there are several other regulations regarding motorized scooters. According to the state Motor Vehicle Code, the operator of a motorized scooter shall not do any of the following: •Operate a motorized scooter unless it’s equipped with a […]

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People keep talking about the Discovery Center and IMAX theater complex, when in reality it’s the IMAX theater and hopefully (if the profits come in) the Discovery Center. I asked what happens if the IMAX theater fails to be profitable, who then pays for the Discover Center? The official response was, "We haven’t considered what happens if the IMAX fails. […]

This Is An Immaculate 4 Bedroom

This immaculate 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with 1 bedroom and bath downstairs is great enough to die for. Only 4 years old, it is in perfect condition with tons of upgrades. The tile entry is beautiful, and amenities include plush cream carpeting and vaulted ceilings. There is a living room, a formal dining room and a family room with […]

Curfews increase

Cities have implemented nighttime youth curfews at an increasing rate as a tool to help ensure the safety of communities and to deter crime and violence among youth. A recent survey of 490 cities conducted by the National League of Cities (NLC) found that well over 300 have curfew laws. While five laws dated back to the 1950s, 110 cities […]

Support group for women over 60 is offered

The Conejo Valley office of Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles is offering a women’s support group for ages 60 and up from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 16 through Sept. 20, at 100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 110, Thousand Oaks. The fee is $48 for the six-week session and a pre-group interview is required. Topics to be […]

Nurturing love for a feathered friend

It may have been just a coincidence that a baby bluejay would scratch at the door of the Weiss home in Oak Park, or maybe the little guy instinctively knew there would be someone inside who could help. That someone was 12-year-old Jackie Weiss who will be in eighth grade this fall at Medea Creek Middle School. Jackie, along with […]

Ventura County boat show bigger and better

Visitors are invited to see a selection of boats including sailboats, sportfishers, multihulls, luxury yachts, inboards, outboards, electric boats and much more at the fifth annual Ventura County In-the-Water Boat Show, Aug. 3 through 6 in Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard. They can board or browse through boats of all sizes and shapes. Hands-on demonstrations and entertainment are also part of […]