2015-04-02 E-Edition

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Two letters recently called for leadership on water conservation and planning in the Conejo Valley. As an Oak Park resident, I too have concerns that our community leaders continue to maintain grass and nonnative plants along miles of Kanan and Lindero roads, requiring expensive maintenance and thousands of gallons of water to maintain a Disneyesque fantasy that we live in […]

Spring will be sprung at thrift shop

Assistance League of Conejo Valley’s Thrift Shop will offer springrelated items and clothing starting Tues., April 14 at 783 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. ALCV’s philanthropy serves nine local communities. The store hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

And a little child shall lead them

‘Chicago’ to razzle dazzle in T.O.

The Tony Award-winning musical “Chicago” will take the stage from April 9 to 12 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thurs. and Sun., April 9 and 12; 8 p.m. Fri. and Sat., April 10 and 11; and 2 p.m. Sat. and Sun., April 11 and 12. Set amid the razzle-dazzle […]

Davis leads surging squad

Agoura High track and field athletes are enjoying strong seasons. Tara Davis, who flashed the University of Texas “Hook ’em Horns” sign to a visitor, is one of the finest track and field stars in the United States. She took first place in the triple jump (40 feet, 11 ½ inches) at the Texas Relays last weekend; that’s the best […]

School crossing guards can fall down on the job

Regarding your article on crossing guards in the March 19 issue, the benefit of the doubt always seems to go to the guard. The assumption is the motorist is at fault. But giving someone a stop sign and yellow vest doesn’t necessarily endow them with any sense of safety in managing a busy intersection with our children’s lives at stake. […]

Life in the Single Lane

The whole shebang

Am I just being silly or unrealistic when I say I want the complete package, the whole shebang, the entire nine yards? What’s wrong with wanting the works with all the fixings anyway, I ask? Of course I’m talking about my perfect-only-for-me partner. Is there even such a person in existence, I wonder? Am I maybe just asking for too […]

The Art of Being

Recognizing the gift each moment bears

“Appreciation of life itself, becoming suddenly aware of the miracle of being alive, on this planet, can turn what we call ordinary life into a miracle.” —Dan Wakefield I am just now coming out of a weeklong physical challenge, having dealt with a nasty little virus that snuck up on me and whacked me upside the head. The most startling […]

Student crowned

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