2016-10-20 E-Edition

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Share the wealth

I just returned from a lovely tour of Eastern Europe. My only disappointment was the stingy and self-absorbed behavior of my fellow tour travelers. We saw much poverty. Ragged and probably homeless people were selling many small items to make a little money to survive. For example, one elderly crippled woman was selling T-shirts for $5. Our tour guide reminded […]

Puma paintings

Kathi Colman, an Old Agoura resident and artist, has a new title: Puma painter. Colman garnered the moniker when she was selected by the National Wildlife Federation to paint about 50 mountain lions that have been tagged by the National Park Service over a decade as part of a study on how the cats are faring in a land-locked mountain […]

Clubs seek volunteers

LEND A HAND—Individuals who are looking to get involved in the community and who want to make a difference in the lives of young people can take part in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley. The clubs seek volunteers, high school age and older, to assist with tutoring, sports, mentoring and enrichment activities. To download a volunteer […]

Open house

Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will host a free open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Sat., Nov. 5 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Guests can meet the psychosocial staff, advisory oncology doctors, board members, nutritionists and mind-body instructors involved with the community. Attendees can also learn about the free programs available to families affected by cancer. Appetizers and […]

Let’s keep the mountains wild

Guest opinion

When mountain lions kill domestic animals like goats and alpacas, it’s bad news for the pet owner who lost an animal under their care. It’s also bad for the mountain lion because it teaches him that unprotected animals make easy meals. And that’s bad for all of us who care about coexisting with native wildlife in the Santa Monica Mountains. […]

More on pumas during wildlife week

A group of hikers kicked off Urban Wildlife Week yesterday in Agoura Hills at the proposed site of the Liberty Canyon Wildlife Crossing. Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, California regional executive director of the National Wildlife Federation, said the hikers will trek to King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas and continue to Topanga Elementary Charter School, where a kickoff party has been planned. The […]

Magical Day of Hope to raise funds for cancer research

Susan Moses was profoundly affected when, 29 years ago, her friend’s 7-year-old son Geoffrey died from neuroblastoma. “Geoff and my son were best buddies,” said the Oak Park resident. “I can’t help but think of him as I’ve watched my son grow up, graduate college, get married and become a father.” Years after the child died, Moses saw an ad […]

Dancing for joy as a way to praise God’s goodness

Roots of Faith

Where did we get the idea that religion had to be gloomy? Pop culture depicts the faithful as dreary spoilsports who pronounce doom on anyone having fun and God as a scorekeeper who will tally up each sin on Judgment Day. Truth is, God wants us to be joyful. Our relationship to God is a serious matter, but what attracts […]

Against Oak Park school bond

For the fourth time the residents of Oak Park are being asked to approve a bond measure for our schools. Almost half of the students in the Oak Park schools do not even live in our school district. The state does contribute some funding toward their teachers’ salaries, but their families pay nothing to the school system. We, the residents […]

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