Santa Monica Mountains generate high revenue

A new National Park Service report for 2011 shows that the 650,000 visitors to national park lands in the Santa Monica Mountains spent $26 million in the surrounding community. This spending supported 350 jobs. The report only studied the number of visitors to national park-owned lands, which comprise 15 percent of the recreation area. The total number of visitors to […]

On the Trail

Strauss Ranch revealed Staying close to home to tend a sick old dog for months, I’d missed my weekly strolls at Peter Strauss Ranch, which is about a mile from my Seminole Springs home. So I had no clue what was underway there until I resumed getting out in the world following my old dog’s passing in late February. What […]

Vocal ensemble to conclude season

California Lutheran University’s Aret√© Vocal Ensemble will conclude its fourth season with “The British Are Coming! Part II” concert at 2 p.m. Sun., April 14 in Samuelson Chapel south of Olsen Road near the corner of Campus Drive in Thousand Oaks. This is the second of two concerts commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the English composer Benjamin […]

Warriors keep driving to the top

There’s no freshman hazing on the Westlake High boys’ golf team. The Warriors are stacked with talented freshmen. “It’s really a unique experience to play with all these freshmen that kick my butt,” senior Brett Townsend said with a chuckle. “I get them occasion- ally, but they normally beat me. “It’s definitely a humbling experience to play someone a foot […]