2016-08-11 E-Edition

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Ditto on development

Thank you for the editorial on Thurs., Aug. 4. The apartments on Driver Avenue and Chesebro are an abomination—a perfect example of poor planning. I am a proponent of land rights both for the individual and the government. I am also an environmentalist. They can go together. Governments need careful planning. They need to think of the cumulative effect of […]

United Way to present Spirit Awards

Gala event will be at Reagan Library

United Way of Ventura County will host the 12th annual Spirit Awards Gala from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 25 at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. A VIP sponsor reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by registration and networking at 6 p.m. and the dinner and awards at 6:30 p.m. The awards recipients are: Jessie […]

Help others through Waffle Wednesday

The Ross Group Inc. will present Waffle Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 17 at 3625 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village. The event will have basketball games, DJ music, ticket auctions, guest appearances and chicken and waffle sliders, with chicken donated by Chick-Fil-A. The goal of the event is to raise $30,000 for www.hoopsofhope.org to help build houses for […]

Bichon buddies

The Bichon Frise Club of Greater Los Angeles will host a Bichon Frise Bash at noon Sat., Aug. 13 at the home of Janice Smets in Oak Park. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by a guest speaker at 1 p.m. The speaker, Kim Rhinhardt, is a professional dog trainer who will share her insights into canine behavior and […]

Upset over sidewalk repair

When the second phase of the original Oak Park homes was completed, the County of Ventura came along and planted trees in all the parkways. Tree planting was followed by a letter informing homeowners that although the county planted the trees, it was the homeowners’ responsibility to maintain them. While many have been removed over the years, a great many […]

An honor to ride

National flag run pays tribute to the U.S. armed forces

Dozens of motorcyclists escorted an American flag down Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley on July 28 to its next stop at the Harley-Davidson dealership in Moorpark as part of the Nation of Patriots’ eighth annual flag tour. Led by Simi resident Gerry Lieberman of the Simi Valley Harley Owners Group and Lyle Michelson of the Orange Coast HOG, the […]

Leonis Adobe celebrates anniversary with barbecue

The 50th Year Celebration Barbecue and Silent Auction for Leonis Adobe will take place on from 6 to 10 p.m. Sat., Aug. 20 on the ranch grounds, 23537 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. This year marks 50 years since the abode was named Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 1. Marshall’s Bodacious BBQ will cook and serve on site tri-tip beef, chicken, potato […]

Pet of the week

GOOD GIRL—Spice is a female black and white German shepherd mix about 6 years old. She is very playful and energetic and loves to play with toys. She has been waiting for her forever home the longest at the shelter. If you would like to adopt Spice ask for ID No. A4686197 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura […]

Using Bernie to help Brownley

When Bernie Sanders was running for president, he urged his supporters to support and work for “down ballot” candidates for state legislative positions as well as candidates running for the U.S. House and the Senate. Now that Sanders is no longer in contention, will his supporters work to elect our representative Julia Brownley? She has been targeted for defeat by […]