2017-10-26

Thoughts about wildlife bridge

I cannot think of a better use for $60-million big ones than to be dedicated to this project on behalf of the area’s wildlife. I am also delighted that Caltrans will oversee the project. One can envision the plethora of traffic signals and signs that will alleviate the crossovers. All this is due to wildlife having insufficient room to roam […]

Fell in love with fall, once upon a time

Hot Flashes

Between gazing at pumpkin porn on my phone and slathering copious amounts of sunblock on my body, I’m trying to be fallish, here in our blow-torched survival zone from Calabasas to Camarillo. You getting fried into the groove? You know the one, where your skin cracks like the floor of Death Valley? Where life in a wind tunnel makes you […]

Large-scale art on display

“Bold and Beautiful,” a new exhibit featuring large-scale works by seven painters and one photographer, is on view through Mon., Dec. 11 in the Galleria at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts , 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Guests can meet the artists during a free reception from 4 to 6 p.m., Sat., Nov. 4. The show features pieces […]

Last week’s top performers

Spencer Lin, QB, Agoura: The Charger threw for 240 yards and four touchdowns, and he added two more rushing scores in a huge 44-28 win against Royal. Kurtis Thoegersen, WR/S, Agoura: The senior caught two passes, both touchdowns, and he snagged his second interception of the season. Calabasas running backs: Julien Stokes, a freshman, had 22 carries for 117 yards […]

New design, remodel center opens in Westlake Village

Store is the go-to place for projects inside the home and outside as well

FIXING IT UP—Above, guests gather at the grand opening of the 4,500-square-foot JRP Design and Remodel Center Oct. 19 in Westlake Village. The company specializes in home remodels, room additions, kitchens, bathroom and exterior renovations. Below, some of the granite used in JRP’s kitchen design work. The business is at 26490 Townsgate Road, Ste. 600.

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

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