Family Men

No Peeps, please

Easter’s here and that means Cadbury Creme Eggs, those wonderful chocolate-shelled eggs with that amazing white and yellow fondant filling. Easter just isn’t Easter without my favorite confection. I’m a traditionalist. For every one of my birthdays since I was 6 years old, I’ve had my mom’s homemade cheesecake. My mom made it for me annually without exception until I […]

Exploring STEM careers

District OK with new water regulations

David Pedersen, general manager of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, issued a statement saying the district plans to comply with new water conservation measures adopted by the State Water Resources Control Board as soon as the regulations become effective. “As we enter the fourth year of an unprecedented drought, every resident in the LVMWD service area has a role […]

Dig In For Arbor Day

Applicants sought for grand jury

The Ventura County Civil Grand Jury is still accepting applications for new jurors to serve from July 1, 2015 to July 1, 2016. Applications must be received by Wed., April 15. The civil grand jury is an allvolunteer watchdog group that investigates public complaints; researches and writes reports; and makes recommendations about all aspects of local and county government such […]

Signing up open for Y’s summer swim program

The Triunfo YMCA is signing up participants for its summer swim classes and swim team. Two-week swim sessions begin Mon., June 15 with the last swim session starting Mon., Aug. 10. Swim lessons will take place at Agoura High School, 28545 Driver Ave. Parent/tot lessons are for parents and their children ages 6 month to 3 years. Preschool and school-age […]

Scholarships for performers

The Westlake Village Community Foundation is accepting applications for its 2015 scholarship program. The foundation is offering up to two, $1,000 scholarships to Agoura High School graduating seniors who have had significant involvement in either the music or the performing arts programs; are residents of Westlake Village, and have plans to attend a four-year university, a community college or arts […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A shoplifter stole two bottles of beer valued at $6 from a liquor store in the 5200 block of Kanan Road March 19. Calabasas A thief stole a $40 teapot and a coin pouch containing about $20 in change from an unlocked car parked on Mulholland Highway March 19. Someone stole a checkbook from an unlocked car parked […]

Still time for kids to join sports leagues

Registration is underway for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley’s spring 2015 coed Jr. NBA Basketball League and Sunday Soccer League. The Jr. NBA Basketball League is open to ages 3 to 10. The eight-week session will run Sundays through June 7 at the Los Cerritos Middle School gym, 2100 E. Avenida de las Flores, Thousand Oaks. […]

Getting to the root of the problem

The trouble with Devil Weed

Arundo donax is also known as “devil weed” because it causes so many problems, spreads easily and is difficult to kill. It looks like bamboo, growing up to 30-feet high, mainly along the shores of local river banks. It can grow thick enough to change the course of streams and crowd out native vegetation. Arundo does not provide habitat for […]

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