2016-10-27 E-Edition

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More freeway frustration

Recently, the construction project on 101 Freeway between Westlake Boulevard and Moorpark Road was completed. K-rails were removed; the lanes were restriped, and the previously closed lanes were opened. After waiting four months since the final concrete was poured and the work appeared to be done, we can see that the project is finally finished. There is even an orange […]

It’s the edge of the world—not

Hot Flashes

This was the land of gnomes, misanthropes and trolls, Mom believed. “In that Conejo Valley, they have fires,” she said. “And you can’t find a decent Cobb salad.” That was back in 1983. “You’ll have to go into L.A. to buy a pair of Ferragamos!” Heavens, what kind of place doesn’t sell Ferragamos or make Cobb salad? You’ve lost your […]

App challenge opens

Students can create software for contest

The office of U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley is accepting entries from eligible students in the 26th District for the Congressional App Challenge, an annual competition for high school students to create and submit their software applications. The deadline is Wed., Nov. 2. The competition aims to engage students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) and encourage young programmatic talent. Individuals […]

Church sponsors support group for LGBTQ community

Simi Valley’s United Church of Christ is providing support to members of the LGBTQ community through a new support group called Families and Friends Living United in Diversity. “We are here to stand beside those who have been rejected because of their gender or sexual identity, and (we) have open ears, minds and hearts for those who have loved ones […]

Stop paying for Oak Park excess

When the designers of the Oak Park Unified School District proposed our own school district, they did an extensive analysis of the area that would be incorporated. This included the current population, ages of adults and students, average students per household, expansion into undeveloped areas, etc. The study indicated the student body would increase for a given period and then […]

Service project has a feminine touch

Women make hygiene kits to send overseas

Hundreds of young women in developing countries will soon be receiving washable, reusable, feminine hygiene kits manufactured in the homes of women throughout the Conejo Valley. Sponsored by the women’s organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Newbury Park, on behalf of Days For Girls International, women of many faiths provide these products that enable young […]

Make a difference for someone with memory loss

COMMENTARY /// Dementia

If you have an aging parent, friend or other loved one, you are well aware of the inner struggle between respecting the person’s privacy and making the decision to step in when you see potential danger in their future. One common circumstance that gives rise to this dilemma is when you realize your loved one’s lapses of memory or bouts […]

Fall classes begin at the Jewish Academy

The Conejo Jewish Academy will be starting its fall semester with many learning opportunities offered to the community at large. Unless otherwise noted, all classes meet in the Center for Jewish Life, 30347 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. The following are a few of the study groups and courses. To have a catalogue mailed, call (818) 991-0991 or view the information […]

Opinions about recent Oak Hills parking lot fight

Let’s recap the “confrontation” at Oak Hills Elementary, shall we? A parent, with grandmother riding shotgun, knowingly breaks a traffic rule designed for general safety and efficiency, then overreacts when taken to task for her rule-breaking by contacting the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, which does not file a report on her overreaction. Grandma admits that daughter was in the wrong […]