‘We’ve got to catch this guy,’ girl’s grandfather says

A man believed to have exposed himself to two young girls in separate occurrences Oct. 4 is still on the loose. “At this point, we’ve had the public give us some tips and we’re following a few leads, but we don’t have a suspect yet,” said Detective Tim Lohman of the Thousand Oaks Police Department. “It’s an active investigation.” Driving […]

Souvenir shopping made easier

Flying Squirrel

Imagine you’re at the airport in Hawaii, Vancouver, Cancun or even Paris. It’s the end of your trip and your flight home boards in an hour. Look around. What do you see? You’re likely to see places to shop—souvenir stands, in particular. Convenient places stocked with items themed to the area you’ve just visited. Let’s unpack this for a moment. […]


THURS., OCT. 12 Somis Thursday Club 11:15 a.m. at 5380 Bell St., Somis. Local women’s club. Colleen Robertson, principal/superintendent of Somis Union School District, discusses future of the new school. $15 at door for catered lunch. RSVP requested. Phone: 805.388.1275. Email: crusin222 @gmail.com. Moorpark Democratic Club 7 p.m. at Meridian Hills Rec Room, 6801 Breezy Glen Drive, Moorpark. Social time […]

Kids face digital dangers, but parents can help

Children, some as young as 4 or 5, are being raised on a diet of media, and experts say that it’s up to parents to control how much and what kind of content is digested by youngsters and teens. A panel of experts discussed the changing world of media and what it means to the developing minds of children at […]

Viewpoint seeks second league title

Boys’ cross country runners also eye run to state

Viewpoint High’s boys’ cross country team is on pace to claim its second league title in program history. The Patriots, who captured their first league crown in 2010, have won the first two Gold Coast League cluster meets this season. They’re one victory away from achieving what senior captain James Smathers once thought was unthinkable. As a freshman, Smathers helped […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A vehicle parked on Trailway Lane was vandalized on Sept. 29. Someone left deep scratches in the vehicle, causing $8,000 in damage. A drone worth $1,000 was stolen from Sumac Park on Sept. 25. The drone was left on a table while the owner used the restroom. When he returned the drone was gone and there was nobody […]

Farm day

The fifth annual Ventura County Farm Day barbecue will be at 5 p.m. Sat., Nov. 4 at Hansen’s Agricultural Research and Extension Center, 14292 W. Telegraph Road, Santa Paula. Over 20 farms around the county will open so the public. Free farm tours will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The barbecue will feature farm-to-table salads, tri-tip and chicken, […]

Novice breadmaker rises to the occasion

Convectional Wisdom

The first time I tried to make a loaf of bread from scratch, it was not pretty. It was during the 10th week of a 20-week semiprofessional baking course I took for fun in the fall of 2015. We were baking rustic country loaves with dry yeast, and even though I had followed the recipe to the letter (or so […]

Tech tips for parents

Initiate “device-free zones,” such as at the dinner table. Do not allow children to have cellphones until they are in sixth grade. This rule is flexible depending on individual family situations. Have regular “family movie nights” where parents and children engage in discussions about plots, characters and stories. Parents must put down tech devices—the highest correlation of technology abuse is […]

Why kitty carries that primordial pouch

You know that piece of skin that hangs down under your cat’s belly? The one that sways from side to side when he or she walks or runs? Well, it’s not fat and it’s not because he or she has been neutered. It’s called the primordial pouch and can be seen in both males and females. People make fun of […]

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