Bridge will improve habitat

Your article about the Liberty Canyon wildlife crossing quoted my husband, Larry Brown, as saying “we do not want to turn the Santa Monica Mountains into the petting zoo from hell.” What he meant was, nobody is trying to increase the mountain lion population that is already there. What he wanted to get across is that those who are afraid […]

Autumn in the garden

GROWTH PATTERN—At top, Lidia Toledo clears her garden space during the Oak Park Community Garden open house Oct. 14. At right, 10-year-old Tristan Parino helps out with a friend. The Oak Park garden is an Activity Committee of the Community Foundation for Oak Park. The garden is on land owned and operated by the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District. […]

Radio drama reveals ‘Houdini’s Secret Life’

Dial into the magic of radio when “Criminal Minds” star Joe Mantegna hosts “Houdini’s Secret Life,” which is set to air seven times on NewsTalk 1590 KVTA. The radio drama is a joint presentation of Every Now and Then Theatre in Ventura and Conejo Players Theatre in Thousand Oaks. The 60-minute, commercial-free drama will air on KVTA at 5 and […]

Raiders’ squad goals

Revitalized Moorpark College squad had only two golfers last season

Georgia Shevitt swings a mean driver for the Raiders, but she’s an Eagle at heart. Shevitt, a freshman standout for the Moorpark College women’s golf team, donned an Oak Park High girls’ golf hat before teeing off for a Western State Conference match at Simi Hills Golf Course on Oct. 23. Shevitt warmed up with teammate Brooke Logsdon, a former […]

Dogs walk to help other animals

KINDNESS UNLEASHED—Above, members of the Oak Park High School SPAE Club (Students Protecting Animals and the Environment) along with community members and their pets stroll through the neighborhood in the Oct. 21 Walk for the Dogs event, which started at the high school. At right, Agoura resident Susan Bernstein and her dogs Juno, a licensed therapy dog, and Xena take […]

Dog adoption

This is in response to Lisa Switt’s letter regarding her attempt to adopt a dog from Life Animal Rescue. I’m not sure why you were expected to take two dogs, unless the one you wanted was part of a bonded pair. I am a volunteer foster for Simi Valley Missing Pets, and we have on rare occasion wanted to place […]


Charity run The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center will present the 13th annual Calabasas Classic Run Sun., Nov. 12 at 100 Civic Center Way, Calabasas. In addition to 5K and 10K courses, there will be a 1-mile fun run through city streets. The event is open to competitive and noncompetitive runners. Race times are 8 a.m. for the 5K, 9 a.m. […]

Crime solving without a script

The Conejo Improv Players will debut a one-act, improvised Agatha Christie-style mystery at 7 and 9 p.m. Sat., Nov. 4 at the Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. “Two Detectives” will be completely made up on the spot. The audience will suggest a location where a murder has happened, and the troupe will create an entire story […]

The dudes abide

LIFE’S A BEACH—Westlake High’s varsity boys’ beach volleyball team won a Marmonte League title and finished the regular season with a perfect 16-0 record this fall. Pictured above, from left, are Warriors Blake Crisp, Devon Johnson, Michael Shahidi, Ian Guss, Trever Nachimzon, Aaron Li and coach Ryan Casey. Westlake’s junior varsity squad took silver at the league tournament while finishing […]

Lotsa oohs and aahs at puppy auction

DOG GONE CUTE—Left, a Boys & Girls Club volunteer shows off a Shih Apso puppy that sold for $3,500 at the organization’s Oct. 21 gala fundraiser in Westlake Village. The pup is a hybrid of Lhasa Apso and Shih Tzu parents. Barkworks and the Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital donated the dog for bidding. Below, the little guy is ready for […]

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