Volunteer for National Trails Day

The National Park Service and its partners invite the public to participate in National Trails Day from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., June 6. Volunteers will meet at the Backbone Trailhead parking lot across from Fire Camp 13, 1250 S. Encinal Canyon Road, Malibu. Participants will repair a portion of the Backbone Trail east of Encinal Canyon. They will […]

The Movie Nut

This film is named after a section of Disneyland, but it really embodies the purpose of EPCOT and the spirit of the Kodaksponsored adventure, the original “Journey Into Imagination.” One indication: In the first 15 minutes, the movie features two Sherman Brothers songs, including “It’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow.” The duo wrote all the music for the Imagination pavilion. […]



The idea mentioned in last week’s article on vaccines that herd immunity is a fiction is absurd. Herd immunity is the reason we have nearly eliminated or completely eliminated a number of serious infectious diseases. We would not even be talking about measles or mumps epidemics were it not for misguided and uninformed parents foregoing immunizations for their children. Since […]

Tribute paid to fallen Oak Park High alumnus

Show highlights pottery, woodwork, rugs

An impressive variety of Oaxacan wood carvings, Mata Ortiz pottery and Zapotec rugs will be featured in the Latin American Art Show and Sale from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun., May 30 and 31 at the Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. “The unique and colorful display of pottery and wood carvings makes the […]

Woman finds release from postpartum depression by writing journal

She overcame thoughts of suicide and hurting her children

As Kirsten Falsey pushed her 6-month-old twin daughters on a pair of swings at Moorpark’s Tierra Rejada Park nearly three years ago, the new mother’s focus was not on her smiling girls. She was consumed by her own dark emotions. Suffering from a severe case of postpartum depression, Falsey was having thoughts of harming her twins, Sophia and Simone— and […]

New ballot measure will extend Calabasas open space protection

In addition to choosing two council members in the November municipal election, voters in Calabasas will decide whether they want to continue protection of open space in their community. The Calabasas City Council voted unanimously to place a measure on the November ballot that will seek to add a new layer of defense for the designated open spaces. Officials are […]


Opposing SB277 is complex, but the simplest reason is parents’ rights in regard to their children’s health and the right to an education. If people knew more about the facts instead of the Disneyland-measles hysteria, they would oppose this bill. There is also a similar federal vaccination bill, HR 2232. Only 3 percent have a PBW, and those that are […]

Carnival for a cause

A member of the Conejo Valley Kiwanis Club has formed a nonprofit family foundation, The Matthew Project, to raise money for various charities that support animal welfare and provide aid to families and veterans. The foundation will host a free carnival with bounce slides, obstacle courses, popcorn and games from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., June 6 at Oakbrook […]

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