Cougars’ plight

The pending proposed project to create a wildlife bridge to the Santa Monica Mountains is full of good intent. I was saddened to learn about the desperate plight of the mountain lions’ struggle to survive. I attended a few meetings and listened to the biologists, and made myself present at various events. I also began to read reports and research […]

Howl-O-Ween for pets and their peeps

The Howl-O-Ween Trick or Treat and Pet Parade Extravaganza will run from noon to 3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 28 in the Barkley Pet Hotel and Day Spa lobby, 31166 Via Colinas, Westlake Village. The runway costume pet parade will begin at 1 p.m. followed by trick-or-treating with treats for dogs and candy for people at the Barkley and VCA Westlake […]

Photographer puts North Korea in focus

National Geographic photographer and photojournalist David Guttenfelder, who focuses on global geopolitics and conservation, will share photos and stories in a presentation titled “A Rare Look: North Korea to Cuba” at 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 27 at the Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Until recently, Guttenfelder spent his entire career working and living […]

Week 8 scores

• Westlake 42St. Bonaventure 18• Agoura 44Royal 28• Oaks Christian 23Camarillo 21• Simi Valley 21Oak Park 14• Calabasas 44Newbury Park 24• Viewpoint 42McAuliffe 6• Moorpark 43Thousand Oaks 0

Eye On Local Area Stocks

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 […]