For Steinhardt

Here is why I am voting for Barry Steinhardt: Raising water rates in the Las Virgenes Water District does not solve the problems caused by the current drought. What will help us is a leader who understands that we cannot continue down the same path of raising rates and increased usage. For the last four years, Barry promised and fulfilled […]

Suburban wildlife oasis

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In Dee Lyon’s lush front yard, the birds chirp happily. Lyon’s Thousand Oaks property is accredited with the National Wildlife Foundation because it provides food, water, cover and places for birds and other wildlife to raise their young. A retired attorney and avid bird watcher, Lyon has traveled around the globe to observe her feathered friends in their natural habitats. […]

Countdown to math contest

Students in Oak Park and neighboring cities will test their math skills while raising funds for local schools in the Mathnasium’s Tri- Mathlon contest that will take place Sun., Oct. 19 at the Oak Park Mathnasium Learning Center, 630 Lindero Canyon Road, Oak Park. The competition is open to second- and fifth-grade students at all levels. In addition to winning […]

School bands get in step for competition

Six high school marching bands from across Southern California will perform in the Marching Band Open Series at 6 p.m. Sat., Oct. 18 field show competition at Thousand Oaks High School Stadium, 2323 N. Moorpark Road. Gates open at 5 p.m. The TOHS Lancer Band will host the competition. El Camino Real, Moorpark, Newbury Park, Westlake and William S. Hart […]

Wild things are dealing with drought too

The breeze that coursed through a recent afternoon in rural Agoura felt as if it had shipped in directly from Hades after a detour through Okefenokee Swamp. It seemed impossible that humidity as viscous as honey could coexist with swirling, parched air particles. A window foolishly left open “for some circulation” admitted a waft of smoldering warmth that could have […]

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