2017-01-26

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Scammed over and over again



On the morning of Jan. 24 I received a telephone call at 8:30 a.m. The caller stated that because I was a loyal UPS customer I had won $3 million and a new car from UPS. The caller stated that they had sent three letters to me confirming the prize. However, because I failed to respond I would have to […]

CROP Walk organizes



The annual Conejo Valley CROP Hunger Walk is an event that raises money to promote food security and responses to disasters in America and the world. New groups are being sought to join over 400 walkers from 35 other groups in the annual CROP walk March 5. Those interested in ending world and local hunger can attend the organizers’ breakfast […]

Rollin’ with Rita Rudner




It’s only fitting that Rita Rudner’s Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza appearances coincide with Valentine’s Day weekend. The wry stand-up comic, 63, has built her career on making comedic hay of relationships, including her three-decade union with British writer-director Martin Bergman. “In Hollywood, a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk,” Rudner has joked. Her two performances on Feb. […]

Freeway changes prove beneficial



I would like to commend Caltrans for the way the 101-23 improvement project turned out. While I’m aware that the transition from the southbound 23 to the westbound 101 is bit more dangerous than it was before, I feel that all of the other transitions are much better and dramatically safer than they were. I’m aware of delays in landscaping […]

Campus event highlights green living




Community members will have a chance to test drive electric cars and bicycles; build and race solar-powered model cars, and learn about native wildlife and plants at the sixth annual Super Saturday sustainability fair and recycling drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Feb. 4 at Oak Park High School, 899 N. Kanan Road. The free event, presented by […]

Pet of the week



ON A HAPPY NOTE—Figaro is a male brown-and-white Italian greyhound mix about 4 years old. He is very sweet. If you would like to adopt Figaro ask for ID No. A5018146 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare. lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

New water picture emerges



As I type this letter, California is about halfway through the rainy season. The total water supply in the state reservoir systems is 97 percent of its historic average. Snowpack is on pace to match its best season since 1983. Yet since the early 1980s, the state’s population has nearly doubled, while our state water system has barely expanded, certainly […]

History lesson is on target



1776—Top, fifth- grader Alejandro Linares takes aim during the Jan. 17 Walk Through the American Revolution project at White Oak Elementary School. Left, fifth-grader K.J. Khurana portrays Marquis de Lafayette. Below, the program is explained by Jey Roy, presenter for California Weekly Explorer, the sponsor of the interactive educational experience.

A moment of reflection



DOUBLE VISION—In the last few weeks, Ari Bialo has seen up to a dozen of these American white pelicans at Calabasas Lake. They are the largest birds in North America. Bialo took the opportunity to capture an image of this graceful creature using his iPhone.


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