2015-06-04 E-Edition

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Drilling for water

Lake running low, new source needed

Drilling is underway along Triunfo Canyon Road in Westlake Village to find a new water source for depleted Westlake Lake. Built in the late 1960s, the man-made lake relies on underground water during dry months. The freshwater lake has eight miles of shoreline and contains about a half-billion gallons of water when full. It is surrounded by more than 1,300 […]


This is why pro-vaccine legislators and parents should oppose SB 277, the bill that eliminates the personal exemption for the shots. SB 277 is not needed. The current system is working. The California Department of Public Health says vaccination coverage is at all-time high and exceeded herd immunity levels and California leads the nation in vaccines rates. SB 277 violates […]

Life in the Single Lane

I think of you in silence, I oftenspeak your name.All I have are memories and apicture in a frame.Your memory is a keepsakefrom which I’ll never part.God has you in His arms, Ihave you in my heart. Above is a portion of a poem submitted by a widowed reader who had a lot to share on the subject of loss. […]

Series brings Broadway tours to Thousand Oaks

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical “Jersey Boys” makes its Ventura County debut as part of Theater League’s 2015-16 Broadway in Thousand Oaks Series. The series is comprised of: “Elf” running Nov. 19 to 22. The Broadway holiday musical is the tale of Buddy, an orphan child who crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. […]

Remodeled Lynn Ranch home with pool, spa, and media room

This remodeled Lynn ranch home is in gated Rancho Dos Rios in Lynn Ranch. This house has five bedrooms and five bathrooms in approximately 4,997 square feet of living space on a nearly half-acre flat lot. There is a pool, spa and a newer addition containing guest quarters with separate entrance. The huge bonus media room/ game room has a […]

Markers tell a story about development

But Calabasas not using the story poles enough, critics say

Residents who spoke at a Calabasas City Council meeting last week said only story poles can accurately demonstrate the impact a proposed development will have on a neighborhood. Story poles—wooden shafts with red ribbons strung between them—are used by planners to illustrate the bulk and height of a structure before it is built. A few prominent examples can be seen […]

The case against vaccinations

“We do not believe there has been a sufficient showing of need at present to warrant conditioning access to education on mandatory vaccination” states the ACLU in its letter of concern to Sen. Pan. In other words, the state has shown no compelling interest. And there’s a reason for that: California has some of the highest vaccination rates in the […]

Go Team

Hands-on instruction in photography for teens

The City of Agoura Hills will have a free career workshop for youth interested in commercial photography from noon to 3 p.m. Sat., June 6 at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center, 29900 Ladyface Court. Craig Mathew from the Brush and Key Foundation will lead the workshop, at which a panel of experts will teach participants about wedding, car […]