2016-10-06 E-Edition

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Decries state water policies

Last week, our local water board again did the state’s bidding to promote the governor’s infamous water tunnels. The state’s estimated project cost: $15 billion. But projections to finance, operate and mitigate environmental issues put the real cost at $50 billion. For perspective, that’s $3,900 per household, and California’s total budget is $170 billion. FYI, we only “need” one tunnel […]

Braver y Uncorked fundraiser

Disabled Sports of Eastern Sierra, a charity that supports veterans with disabilities, will host its fifth annual Bravery Uncorked fundraiser from 1 to 5 p.m. Sat., Oct. 8 at the Landing Grill and Sushi Bar, 32123 Lindero Canyon Road, Ste. 109, Westlake Village. The fundraiser will feature sushi, wine tasting, live jazz and a silent auction, including nature photography of […]

Westlake Village celebrates 35th anniversary with family bash

Activities include bake sale, haunted house, The Hodads

The City of Westlake Village and several community organizations will host the annual Westlake Village City Celebration from 3 to 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 15 at the Civic Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. The activities are as follows: White Oak Family Fun Fair: Includes rides like Rat Race and Scat, swings, giant slide, cake walk, old-fashioned carnival games and silent […]

Oak Park honors parent volunteer

DONATING TIME AND TALENT—Shay Hass, front right, accepts the Partners in Giving Award from the Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education at the Sept. 20 meeting. Hass served as treasurer and president of the school’s Parent Faculty Associaton and worked on a variety of events and projects over the years. Hass receives the award for her volunteer efforts […]

Opinion on gun control measure

One of the biggest problems we face in America today is the amount of misinformation swirling around news outlets and social media. It’s a problem because so many take that information as gospel rather than taking the initiative to research for themselves. As I read the article on Gavin Newsom’s proposal of Prop. 63 and the remarks of Toni Wallen […]

Seniors love to meet at the net

T.O. tennis group serves up long friendships

As one of the oldest players in a longtime local tennis league for seniors, Bob Fisher has earned the nickname “Running Bob” for sprinting on and off the court between matches. “Being active and moving around is important—here you get out in the air and you exercise and you’re moving,” said Fisher, 88, of Thousand Oaks, who’s been involved with […]

Calling all fourth-graders to visit parks

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area encourages all fourth-graders to visit the park this year as part of the Every Kid in a Park program. The program gives students along with those accompanying them free access to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters. “A lifelong love of parks and the outdoors usually starts with a school field trip,” […]

New grocer at Promenade

Vintage Grocers replaces former Bristol Farms store in shopping center

A new player joined the Conejo Valley’s competitive grocery store landscape last weekend. Vintage Grocers—operating only in Malibu until now— opened a second store Oct. 1 at The Promenade shopping center in Westlake. Bristol Farms had occupied the 31,000-square-foot space for 20 years until it decided not to renew its least and closed in March. The transition was swift. It […]

Peres eulogy

President Obama’s eulogy at the funeral of Israeli president Shimon Peres, who died on Sept. 28 at the age of 93, was exceptionally moving, profound and visionary. It was probably one of the better speeches he has given during his presidency. It also demonstrated the positive impact this Jewish leader had on so many world leaders and personalities. Peres dedicated […]