Not all residents oppose bridge

Your editorial last week made it sound like residents in Liberty Canyon oppose the wildlife bridge over the 101 Freeway. I think it is safe to say that the majority of our Liberty Canyon residents fully understand how important this crossing is and support it. We are in a unique position here. The crossing will not only enhance the environment […]

Scout earns Gold Award

Lydia Bachman, 17, of Troop 60083 in Westlake Village recently earned her Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouts. For her Gold Award project Lydia, a senior at Oaks Christian School, taught a group of girls from low-income families the importance of establishing healthy eating habits. The girls learned about the food groups and how to create a balanced […]

Johnson is the ‘workhorse’ who delivered

The Movie Nut

Whatever else you say about Woody Harrelson, you must say this: He makes eclectic choices in movies. In just the past year, he’s appeared in “The Edge of Seventeen,” “Wilson,” “War for the Planet of the Apes,” “The Glass Castle” and now the title role in “LBJ.” His quirkiness underlines each role—but to this one he also brings his Texas […]

Lake Sherwood estate with upstairs loft

Private backyard features rock waterfall and spa

This single-story, 2,782-square-foot estate has a rock waterfall, spa and barbecue center in the private backyard. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom property sits on a corner lot on a small cul-de-sac in the Meadows, a gated neighborhood in Lake Sherwood. The great room has volume ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, wood floors, a fireplace, custom built-ins and mantel, and views of the patio. The […]

Prohibitive cost

Three things are missing from the debate over the bridge project: a pencil, math knowledge and common sense. I suggest taking the pencil, dividing the cost of the project ($60 million) by the number of animals potentially saved (60), and looking at the per animal cost with common sense. This exercise would suggest that $1 million per animal might be […]

New Medicare cards will be issued next year

Other Side of 50

The average American visits a doctor four times a year. Seniors visit a doctor nearly twice that much. At each visit, we are asked to show identification and insurance card. For most adults 65 and over, that’s their Medicare card. It’s always been a catch-22. Seniors need to show their Medicare card at the doctor’s office and at the hospital, […]

Where have all the folk musicians gone?

Hold your head high, folk fans: The Kingston Trio is teaming up with the Lovin’ Spoonful’s John Sebastian for a concert that’s being dubbed “The Folk Reunion.” The show will take place at 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 12 in the Kavli Theatre at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. In 1957, the Kingston Trio’s original lineup—Dave Guard, […]

Three-bedroom mobile home has sun room, washer/dryer

A three-bedroom, two-bathroom mobile home is for sale in Ventu Estates. The spacious 1,512-square-foot home has a large master suite at one end and two good-size bedrooms at the other. The central living space flows into the kitchen and provides access to the large covered deck that has views of the hills. The house comes with a washer/dryer and refrigerator […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Calabasas Someone broke into the construction site at 23500 Park Sorrento and stole $20,000 worth of condensers and $2,000 worth of copper pipe. The theft took place the night of Oct. 30. On Oct. 30, a thief stole two light fixtures worth $1,300 that were left in the alley behind the performing arts education center at Calabasas High School. A […]

Find lost items by using new website

COMMENTARY /// Eye on the environment

Lost items are usually found but often not reunited with their former owners. Establishing a lost-and-found at your business, venue or other publicly accessed location is a popular customer service and employee-relations practice, and donating unclaimed items to thrift stores reduces waste. For example, items lost on county property, such as the Ventura County Government Center, are held for 90 […]