2014-12-25

Cougar photo stuns community

Lion spotted in homeowner’s back yard


A young female mountain lion is back at home in the Santa Monica Mountains after venturing into a Newbury Park neighbor hood last Friday. California Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel identified the 75-pound cougar, first reported by homeowner Sherry Kempster, as “P-34,” a female lion born 14 months ago in the nearby mountains. She had been tagged as a […]

Life in the Single Lane

Reasons for the season

It wasn’t until I was about 5 years old that I discovered not all families on my block celebrated Weihnachten. And although I wondered why Santa, also called St. Nicholas in our household, always snuck in during bath time so I could never catch him in action, I really didn’t question why I got to open gifts on Christmas Eve. […]

Tip of the cap




Decorate the Christmas tree, light up the menorah and nestle kindling in the fireplace—it’s time to celebrate a great year in sports. Local teams and athletes in Acorn country flourished in 2014. Keeping everyone happy for the holidays is no easy task, and it certainly is impossible to squeeze every notable accomplishment into a single catalog of the year’s top […]


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