2016-12-08 E-Edition

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Don’t blame the lions

What is wrong with our elected officials and the community do-gooders? First build a glorified animal mating overpass and spend $60 million in money we do not have. Now, we are allowing nasty hunters with guns to shoot P-45. Let’s get real and lock the doors, buy alarms and be sure of who we are killing. Take a lesson from […]

Rockin’ the field

GIRLS RULE—The Rocking Road Runners from Agoura Hills celebrate their U-10 division title in Region 4 of the American Youth Soccer Organization. Dave McLaughlin coached the girls.

Great fare for foodies and finicky eaters

Agave Maria’s in Camarillo offers more than just Mexican food

If you’ve been yearning for some great family-friendly food and a delightful patio restaurant experience in Camarillo, Agave Maria’s is the place to go. Here you can bring even the most finicky eaters, dieters, health-conscious diners and foodies alike because this establishment knows what customers want. Owner Tracy Jeffares has over six years of experience catering to the taste buds […]


Government’s mixed message

Let me get this straight. The government wants us to pay $60 million for a bridge across the 101 Freeway so that wildlife, including the few mountain lions that live in this area, can safely cross from one side of the freeway to the other? Didn’t the government just issued permits that will allow rangers to hunt and kill those […]

Bringing Christmas to families in need

A local nonprofit is working to ensure that area families are able to provide toys and gifts for their children this Christmas. The Community Christmas Shoppe, a program of ACTION, is the organization behind this countywide holiday effort. More than 50 churches throughout Ventura County are contributing to setting up a local “shoppe” for families in need who have been […]

Sensitive tale of marriage in ‘Loving’


In some ways, “Loving” is just the story of a woman who wanted to be able to go home; its telling makes it a home-cooked feast in a fast-food world. Three years ago, in his movie “Mud,” writer-director Jeff Nichols showed what it was like to be young, to be poor and hopeful, to be living on a dream. He […]

Pet of the week

SWEET BOY—Grant is a male cream and white beagle mix about 1 year old. He is playful and sweet. He likes to play ball and walks well on a leash. If you would like to adopt Grant, ask for ID No. A4991394 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http:// […]

Help on the way

Sometimes a hero shows up in the most unexpected places. Here is a brief story of a man who really made a difference. A couple of days before Thanksgiving, my dad, who is two weeks shy of 100 years old, and I headed out for lunch at Paul Martin’s in Westlake Village. Unfortunately, when walking from the car to the […]

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