Water demand spikes despite pleas from local agencies to conserve

Demand for water in May and June this year was 5 percent higher than during the same period last year, dropping key reservoirs throughout California to their lowest levels since 1994, officials said. Mandatory restrictions are likely to be enforced next year if the demand doesn’t slow, said Eric Bergh, manager of resources for Calleguas Municipal Water District, which serves […]

Veterans’ health fair slated

The third annual Veterans’ Health and Resource Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Aug. 23 at 1701 N. Lombard St., Oxnard. The fair will include free vision, diabetes and blood pressure screenings. More than 60 government and community agencies are expected to attend. The event is sponsored by Assemblymember Pedro Nava (D-Oxnard), ProCare Foundation and […]

Agoura track and field athletes compete in Down Under Games

Former Agoura High track and field coach Tracy Spencer traveled with a group of 17 high school athletes, including several from Agoura, to take part in the Down Under Games in Brisbane, Australia, earlier this month. Competing as Team California, the group won nine gold medals and 12 bronze. “A lot of the kids’ track seasons ended in May, and […]

Living Love Foundation exposes underprivileged children to art

Fundraiser will be held in Agoura

The Living Love Foundation is a nonprofit organization trying to improve the lives of underprivileged children by exposing them to art and giving them the tools to create and express themselves. The foundation is making a cross-country trip to raise awareness for its cause. A fundraiser for the foundation will be in Agoura Hills from Aug. 1 through 4. The […]

Don’t close the book on our libraries

I applaud the recent school board work that has kept both our school counselors and our school librarians in our school budget for at least another year as we struggle with the recent budget crisis. As a concerned parent, I sat in on one school board meeting that discussed what was at stake and was dismayed to discover that the […]

District finds ’50 ways to save water’

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District introduced a new water conservation campaign called “50 Ways to Save Water.” The community outreach effort wants to build awareness about the need for every home and business to reduce water consumtpion in light of the statewide drought. LVMWD general manager John Mundy said the campaign is intended to educate the community on water-wise practices […]

ALS support group to meet

An ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) support group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 23 in the community room at the Westlake Village Library, 31200 Oak Crest Drive, Westlake Village. The group is for people with ALS, their families and friends. For more information, call (818) 865-8067, ext. 234.

Squirrel of the Month

CHEESE, PLEASE—Ida Clark of Thousand Oaks captured this tidy fellow cleaning his dish after finishing Clark’s lunch during a recent visit to McGrath State Beach just south of Ventura. “I had eaten half of my Greek wrap and decided to share it with a persistent squirrel,” Clark said. “I figured he or she would take one sniff of the feta […]

At The Library

Westlake Village Library at 31220 Oak Crest Drive will present these activities at the library for August. For more information, call (818) 865-9230 or visit www.colapublib.org. •”Catch the Magical Reading Bug” with magician Tony Daniels will be at 3:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. 6. Daniels will conclude the Summer Reading Program with magic tricks and audience participation. For ages 5 to […]

Westbound Kanan off ramp has flawed signal

I am writing to express my frustration with the No Right Turn sign that appears at the intersection of the westbound Kanan Road freeway off ramp. For anyone who is not familiar with the current intersection design, two black square boxes were installed near the existing traffic lights. These two black boxes light up and become an instant No Right […]