2017-02-02 E-Edition

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Hope springs eternal as rain quenches thirst

There is beautiful clarity after a rain here in Westlake Village. You can see for miles beyond the hills newly speckled with homes that appear over the vista. Even the birds are happier as they chirp and tweet so merrily, so seemingly grateful for a spray of sunshine as well. It’s easy to be at one with nature on such […]

Volunteers preserve Habitat’s 100th house

More than 30 volunteers stirred up a whirlwind of activity as they pitched in last Saturday to spruce up a home in Oak Park. Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County, with help from Boys Team Charity, a service organization for boys and their parents, and St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, provided plenty of positive energy while performing home repairs and […]

Forecast to look at Trump economy

The Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks will host its 2017 Economic Outlook Forecast breakfast from 6:45 to 9 a.m. Fri., Feb. 10 at the Lundring Events Center at Cal Lutheran University’s Sports Center, 130 Overton Court on the Thousand Oaks campus. The focus this year is on the post-election economy and financial markets. Two Conejo Valley economic experts will serve […]

Turf upheaval

It’s sad to see a nice community park being destroyed, at least to my eyes. Triunfo Park has offered neighborhood and community people tremendous enjoyment and fun. I’d like to ask Conejo Recreation and Park District to come to its senses and realize that turf removal has been done in unfair proportion compared to other parks and should be stopped. […]

Guild to present Messiaen masterpiece

The Epiphany Music Guild will present Olivier Messiaen’s masterpiece “Quatuor pour la fin du temps” (Quartet for the end of time) at 7:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 12 the Church of the Epiphany, 5450 Churchwood Drive, Oak Park. A complimentary reception will precede the concert at 6 p.m. A pre-concert discussion of the history and music of the piece will be […]


The liberals’ complaint

I continue to be amazed at the liberals’ idea that a failed Trump presidency is a win for America. In that spirit, liberal bullies, aided by a biased press, dominate the news with a cacophony of bitter, derisive and vindictive language. Women march through the streets of L.A., laughingly hurling insults, shouting obscenities, and threatening the president’s safety. This is […]

New soloist at temple

Temple Ner Simcha has added a new member to its leadership team, cantorial soloist/ song leader Benny Lipson. Lipson will be leading Shabbat, festival and bar/bat mitzvah services along with Rabbi Michael Barclay, Cantor Sam Glaser, rabbinic intern Jodi Spindell, musical director Mat Gurman and percussionist David Zasloff. A native of Los Angeles, multi-instrumentalist Lipson performs in various settings across […]

Pet of the week

WHAT A FINE GIRL—Brandi is a female brown tabby domestic shorthair mix about 5 years old. She is very sweet. If you would like to adopt Brandi ask for ID No. A4391706 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Pets may have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.