2016-05-05 E-Edition

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Almonds are a drought-buster

Recent letters have shown what a small impact Gov. Brown’s restrictions have accomplished in the total picture of California’s water use. Cutting 25 percent of residential usage— which is only 20 percent of total usage—meansonlya5percent reduction overall. Meanwhile back at the almond ranch, during 2015, another 60-thousand acres of almonds were planted. That will require about 180,000-acre feet of water […]

Cruisin’ California for charity

Cruisin’ the Conejo, Ventura County’s largest charity bike ride, begins at 6:30 a.m. Sat., May 7 at Skyworks Solutions, 649 Lawrence Drive, Newbury Park. Now in its 32nd year, the event offers five scenic routes of 35, 62, 100 and 125 miles. Parents and kids can register for a 10- mile Kids Cruise, which rolls at noon. All rides are […]

Fertility event offers new hope

Classes mix music with storytelling

The Arts for All grant from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission was awarded to Las Virgenes Unified School District to provide a three-day workshop at the district headquarters called “Scoring a Story.” The matching grant allowed the district to train 20 teachers in teaching methods that incorporate music and music theory into the classroom writing program. Andrew Grueschow, a […]

Movie fun with ‘SpongeBob’

The City of Agoura Hills Department of Community Services will screen the first film in its summer Movies in the Park series Sat., May 14. “SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge Out of Water” will begin at dusk at Reyes Adobe Park, 30400 Rainbow Crest Drive, Agoura Hills. The movie is free to the public. For details, call the Agoura Hills Recreation Center at […]

Asleep at the wheel

Where are all of the watchdogs that we are paying for? They must have joined Rip Van Winkle. The Exide plant has gone for 30 years without permits or proper permits, and none of these watchdogs did anything. The City Council had to approve the zoning. Building and Safety had to issue a permit. The AQMD is suppose to monitor […]

Taking advantage of Medicare benefits

Have you recently enrolled in Medicare or will you in the near future? If so, let me be the first to say welcome. What should your first step be as a new Medicare beneficiary? I recommend taking advantage of the “Welcome to Medicare” preventive-care benefit. During the first 12 months that you have Medicare Part B, you can get a […]

Big Brothers Big Sisters host VIP Experience

Wine and food tastings during Conejo Valley Days

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County will host the inaugural VIP Experience from noon to 6 p.m. Sat. and Sun., May 14 and 15 during the 60th annual Conejo Valley Days. CVD will take place at Conejo Creek Park South, Janss Road at the 23 Freeway exit in Thousand Oaks. VIP Experience guests will have access to exclusive wine […]

Greenest kitchen on earth

The Green Restaurant Association recently announced that the Muse School Kitchen is the Greenest Restaurant in the World. Muse is now upgraded to a 4 Star Certified Green Restaurant with over 550 Green Points, 185 Green Points more than last year’s 4 Star restaurant. Muse, a private Calaba- sas school founded in 2006, took two main steps to reduce the […]