Why are many trees dying?


One by one, big trees are disappearing, the sound of songbirds replaced by the buzz of chain saws and crews cleaning up dead branches. According to the U.S. Forest Service, 102 million trees have died in forests across California since 2010 due to heat, drought and infestation from beetles and other bugs. Many heritage oak trees in the Santa Monica […]

Aging gracefully is more than just being OK with wrinkles, gray hair and extra pounds

Other Side of 50

Earlier this year, history.com cited the “7 Most Contentious U.S. Presidential Elections.” The current election had not, at that point, made the list. I think it is safe to say that during this past presidential race, very little grace was shown at a time when our country could have used courtesy and goodwill from our candidates. As two senior presidential […]

Riding for a cause

WHEELS IN MOTION—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley receive 50 bicycles donated by world-champion Peter Sagan whose popular race, the VIP Charity Ride, took place last month in Westlake Village. The charity ride helps to raise funds for children.

Pushing 40!

HAPPY 37—Dave Warman is the owner of one of Agoura Hill’s oldest businesses, Agoura Meadows Health Foods, near Vons in the Agoura Meadows shopping center. The store has served the community for 37 years, stocking a large selection of vitamins, supplements and nutritious foods and juices for a healthy lifestyle. Helping Warman run the store over the years has been […]