Players have stars in their eyes

Rural property should have been left as open space

The Chesebro Meadow is home to deer and serves as valuable grasslands for raptors. It is a critical part of the only functioning wildlife corridor in our national park. Mountain lion P12 crossed here in 2009, bringing new genetic viability to the mountain lion population in our national park. A 2007 National Park Service letter on the Liberty Canyon Wildlife […]

Star-spangled 4th in Westlake

The Acorn Epicurean

Cuvée Terrace When Jackie Shane purchased Plug Nickel Restaurant and Catering in Westlake Village in 2012, she soon realized that she had taken over a local landmark that had served Conejo Valley residents and visitors for more than 30 years. Many customers came to the homey eatery on a daily basis to enjoy a meal in the never- changing dining […]

Old Agoura not happy about city’s decision

The Old Agoura Homeowners Association board of directors is extremely exasperated at the outcome of our quest to preserve the Chesebro Meadow as an open space buffer to an existing wildlife corridor and planned wildlife-only tunnel under the freeway. Thirty years ago, one of our members chained himself to an ancient oak tree while developer Jerry Oren’s crew cut down […]

Comic book characters come to life in Westlake


THURS., JULY 11 Madera Toastmasters Noon at room 1F, Bank of America, 400 National Way, Simi Valley. Free to public. Learn public speaking. Phone: 805.807.0634. Email: contact776147@toastmastersclubs.org. Web: maderatoastmasters. toastmastersclubs.org. Simi Settlers Amateur Radio Club 7 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Skip Bolnick gives presentation on antenna and tower installation and repairs. Contact: Rick Galbraith. Phone: […]

Liberty Canyon parade a source of real pride

We have a very close-knit, loving community here in Liberty Canyon. My fiancé, Paul Melograno, and I have lived here for 11 years. For the past number of years, a few days prior to July 4, a sign appears at the corner of Liberty Canyon and Country Glen letting all of the residents know to meet at 10 a.m. on […]

The Movie Nut

For seven decades, “ The Lone Ranger” has been about “a fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty Hi-Yo Silver. . . . ” Here, it’s about mugging for the camera, massive special effects and a meandering story that features Tonto more prominently than his trusted companion, Kemo Sabe. The enduring legend has […]

The soothing sounds of summer

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