2016-10-06 E-Edition

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Ranchers fearful of mountain lion attacks

Wendell Phillips and Murray Sumner live about a half-mile apart on ranches in the Santa Monica Mountains. They share a passion for raising goats, alpacas, sheep and other livestock on their properties. But now the men are worried about mountain lion attacks on their livestock. The pair addressed a recent Las Virgenes Homeowners Federation meeting about the threat to their […]


Senior Concerns thrift shop sale Senior Concerns’ Bargain Boutique and Thrift Store will host a Holiday Sidewalk Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Oct. 15 at 80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Ste. 150, Thousand Oaks. Shoppers will find an array of decorative holiday items, including wreaths, Santas and trees. In addition, the store has gift items, including pants, tops, […]

Fine Brazilian dining at Moqueca

Acorn Epicurean

The name of this Conejo Valley dining experience dances delightfully off the tongue in the same way its excellently crafted signature dish deliciously tantalizes the palate. Moqueca Brazilian Restaurant is named for its featured fish stew. The recipe comes from the owner’s heritage on the island of Vitória on the southeastern coast of central Brazil, where each family has crafted […]

Support group

The Conejo Valley Arthritis Support Group will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Sat., Oct. 8 at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The guest speaker will be Heather Fitzgerald, licensed dietician. The group meets monthly except during summer months. Membership is $7. For details, call Barbara Collins at (805) 376-3510.

Proposition 67 asks voters to undo plastic-bag ban

Manufacturers want the bags, but conservationists and others do not

The state’s plastic-bag ban is about to be addressed again, which may surprise California shoppers who believed lawmakers already had the final say on the heated consumer topic. The legislature passed a law two years ago banning single-use plastic bags. But a trade group for the plastics industry blocked the move and collected enough signatures to put a referendum—Prop. 67—on […]

Ready for rain barrels

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District is offering its residential customers up to two free 55-gallon rain barrels and a rebate of $125 to have each barrel installed in anticipation of this year’s rainy season. Customers who wish to participate in the program can register at www.LVMWD.com/Rain-Barrels and follow the instructions at the website. Funded by a water conservation grant, the […]

Scully knew how to make it sing

Hot Flashes

My first big purchase in life was a spiffy transistor radio in 1962. With a bucket of loose change saved from polishing silver and sweeping the garage, I picked out the turquoise one with a pretty tan leatherette case. Just right for listening to Chubby Checker on KFWB and, on the other end of the dial, checking in with Dodger […]


THURS., OCT. 6 Trivia Night 6 p.m. at BJs Restaurant, 3955 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. No-host dinner at 6 p.m. Game starts 7:30 p.m. Teams of four play. Prizes to top three teams. Conejo Valley Kiwanis hosts. Proceeds benefit local family and kids services. Cost: $10. Contact: Roger. Phone: 805.746.2584. Web: www.conejokiwanis.org. Marines, FMF Corpsmen 6 p.m. at Elks Lodge, […]

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