Room to roam

Offcials push for wildlife overpass at Liberty Canyon

Liberty Canyon Road under the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills is one of the only places left in the area where mountain lions and other animals can move in and out of the Santa Monica Mountains. But the roadway can be deadly. Last October a mountain lion was struck and killed near the Liberty Canyon interchange as it tried to […]

Ask the Arborist

Water trees, not golf courses Just keep your eyes open as you drive through the Conejo Valley and you’ll have no difficulty spotting all the dead trees. I was going from Sunset Hills to Newbury Park on back streets recently and counted no less than three dozen dead trees, mostly pines. And take a look at all the dead oaks […]

Grand jury applicants sought

The Ventura County Civil Grand Jury is accepting applications for new jurors to serve from July 1, 2014 through July 1, 2015. April 15 is the deadline for submissions. The civil grand jury is an all- volunteer public watchdog group that investigates complaints from the public; researches and writes reports; and makes recommendations about all aspects of local and county […]

Proud seniors compete

Ms. Senior California of America Inc. will present the Ms. Senior Conejo Valley preliminary pageant at 1:30 p. m. Sun., May 18 at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Women who are American citizens at least 60 years of age will compete for the title of Ms. Senior Conejo Valley 2014. The top two finalists […]

Hot Flashes

Jean Over the Activia display at Albertsons, we ran into each other. Cart to cart, hot flash to hot flash, Yoplait to Go-Gurt, seems we were both trying to cool our jets in the yogurt department. Already blind as bats, our vision was further bamboozled by 1,000 varieties of fermented stuff in fruity-oh-rooty flavors with itsybitsy tiny labels. Oy gevalt, […]

Lots of fun on Dr. Seuss’s day


Food bank is part of $1-million challenge Cash donations made to Manna, the Conejo Valley food bank until April 30 will be counted, dollar for dollar, toward The Feinstein Foundation’s 17th annual $1-million challenge. Rhode Island philanthropist Alan Shawn Feinstein is trying to raise money for hunger relief organizations throughout the United States. The foundation’s goal is to help organizations […]

Active adults to meet

Ventura County Over The Hill Gang, a group for active adults age 50 and over, will have a pot luck and general meeting at 2 p.m. Sun., March 16 in Camarillo. The group is for people who enjoy hiking, bicycling, cultural events, dining and other activities. RSVPs are requested by Thurs., March 13. Event address will be given at time […]

Little spellers excel

The Woodland Hills Woman’s Club hosted its 50th annual Spelling Bee on Feb. 22 at St. Bernardine’s Parish Center. More than 90 students in the third, fourth and fifth grades from eight schools competed. The club members presented all winners with medals and small cash awards. The spelling bee winners are as follows: Third grade: Gold medal, Ohr Ohana (Woodland […]

How to stay sssafe in rattlesssnake country

Here are some quick facts to help keep you safe in rattlesnake country. In searing temperatures, rattlesnakes find it just as unbearable to navigate on baking surfaces as a bare-footed human would. So they seek out cool shade. In garden areas, look for rattlers near hose spigots, miscellaneous lumber or flowerpots, and under decks and shrubbery. It is helpful to […]