Tiny invaders not welcome in local streams

Mountains Restoration Trust, the nonprofit land conservancy for the Santa Monica Mountains, recently announced a new campaign to eradicate invasive species and restore native wildlife in local streams. The effort will help reestablish frogs, newts, fish and birds in a healthy riparian environment. “Streams and creeks nourish the mountains and serve every aspect within their ecosystem,” said Debbie Sharpton, MRT […]

Can’t be beat at the net

Family Men

Pumpkin pie Last year before Thanksgiving, my son, who was 9 at the time, tried to convince me that Mommy hated pumpkin pie. How can you hate pumpkin pie? “It’s one of her favorites,” I said. “Mommy and I have been married for 13 years. Trust me, I know what she likes and doesn’t like.” At Costco we ran into […]

Visit to Wall Street for Chamber chair

Westlake consultants will cost

The City of Westlake Village says it will start asking for a deposit to process applications for wireless communications facilities and other land-use matters that require assistance from outside conslutants. Because Westlake Village only has 10 employees, it often uses the consultants to make sure proposed projects comply with architectural, telecommunications and environmental regulations—or to assess proposed subdivisions. Scott Wolfe, […]

Making wishes come true

The United Way of Ventura County has a GiftMatch feature on its website for the community to donate new and gently used items to local organizations this holiday season, as well as all year-round. The site address is www.VolunteerVenturaCounty.org. Visitors at the site can browse a list of agency needs posted by local nonprofits and then contact the agencies to […]

Santa’s minivan is packed!

Cinépolis introduces healthy fare

The Cinépolis Luxury Cinema at The Promenade at Westlake has added vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free items to its regular lobby and in-theater menu. Starters include truffle skinny fries with sriracha aioli and shishito peppers with a ponzu dipping sauce. Now on the Cinépolis salad lineup is a kale salad with carrots, purple cabbage and orange segments and a red quinoa […]