2017-06-22 E-Edition

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A story etched in stone

How an ancient river of magma forever shaped the Conejo Valley

As it travels west out of the Conejo Valley, the 101 Freeway works its way down the Conejo Hills in the shadow of Conejo Mountain. At 1,800 feet tall, the peak separating Thousand Oaks from Camarillo is the highest point in the Conejo Hills. But as formidable as the slope may seem to motorists today, it pales in comparison to […]

Primer on affordable homes

Nonprofit provides working families safe, clean residences

Who lives in affordable housing? The Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation wants to set the record straight. The nonprofit builder said it’s not drug addicts and criminals moving in to affordable housing units. It’s families and farmworkers, seniors and veterans who would not otherwise be able to afford to have a roof over their heads. CEDC, which owns or manages 26 […]

Memorizing Scripture–there’s an app for that

Roots of Faith

In recent columns I discussed how the ability to recall favorite Bible verses can help in one’s daily walk with God. So how do we go about memorizing Scripture? Let’s start with some websites that offer tips on memorization. Find the methods that are most helpful for you. www.navigators.org www.biblegateway.com/blog: “Ten Tips for Memorizing Bible Verses” wikihow.com: “Memorize a Bible […]

101 Freeway Lane closures planned this week

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plans to close all northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 101 (the Ventura Freeway) from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. on three nights this week, beginning tonight, in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. Each night, the full freeway closure will involve only the northbound lanes of the freeway. The closures do not […]

The Dogfather and friends

Calabasas Bark Park produces strong bonds between humans and canines

Although he hasn’t owned a dog for many years, Stan Goldberg still visits the Calabasas Bark Park almost every day to mingle with people and their pets. Family, friends and dogs mean everything for the 78-yearold Old Agoura resident, who is known as the park’s “Dogfather” A dependable, welcoming presence at the park, the retired businessman has often helped human […]

All that swag

Let’s learn how Medicare works with other insurance

COMMENTARY /// Senior health

If your family is anything like mine, everyone has a certain specialty or role in keeping the household running. Since I wash dishes faster than anyone, I’m the family dishwashing expert. I’m also the point man for paying medical bills. My wife and I have separate health coverage, so I have to make sure our providers have the up-to-date information […]

Fun bowl for dog seems to be no fun at all

Family Man

Our pet beagle eats his food fast—really fast. I wondered if we should do something about it. So my wife told a friend, the friend told another friend who was a veterinarian, and the veterinarian told the friend to tell my wife that eating so fast was unhealthy. That’s when my wife came to me with a call to adventure. […]

Funds support 4-H small animal projects

Bank of the Sierra, through its Sierra Grant Program, has awarded a $1,200 grant to the Ventura County 4-H Small Animal Program Development Committee. This grant will fund end-of-year awards to recognize youth for excellence in small animal care and husbandry. 4-H youth share the knowledge they have acquired in their small animal projects with the community through public demonstrations […]

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