Okay to light up, but not in this town

The day California pot users and growers have long been waiting for arrives on Jan. 1. Full legalization of marijuana comes to the state on that day following a yearlong rollout period that was put into place to make sure Proposition 64—approved by voters in November 2016—hits the ground smoothly. It probably won’t. As with alcohol, people will consume cannabis […]

Edward Prince Oviatt

November 30, 1933 — October 29, 2017

Church comes clean and puts a new ‘spin’ on homeless ministry

After Salvador “Indio” Florez became homeless, he spent a lot of time in the Launderland Laundromat on Avenida de Los Arboles. The 55-year-old died in March of natural causes, but for members of Thousand Oaks’ Anthem Church, his memory lives on in the Laundry Love ministry he helped bring to the Conejo Valley three years ago. Laundry Love is a […]

Top 5 features millennials look for in a home

Openfloor plan and a home office are necessities

For generations, homeownership has been part of the American dream. For most Americans, it’s the largest, most significant investment they’ll make, and because homeownership is the best way to grow their wealth, the most important investment as well. As the youngest generation of new homeowners, millennials are entering the housing market and are eager to get a home to fit […]


Limbering up in Limbo Land

Single Files

If you’re single again, there’s a good chance you’ve lived in a place I call Limbo Land before being on your own. This locale offers three distinctly different areas in which people live. First, there’s the blissfully unaware town of Limboville, where one person in a couple can exist and go about their daily business, even quite happily. Secondly, the […]

Workshop looks at housing needs

A homelessness interfaith community action event will take place from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sun., Dec. 3 at congregation Or Ami, 26115 Mureau Road, Ste. B, Calabasas. Jews, Christians, Muslims, Baha’i and other faith groups will gather to learn what can be done about homelessness in Los Angeles County. The event will also provide an opportunity to build interfaith relationships. […]

2017-11-30 E-Edition

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Abuse must stop

It’s about time something is done about the abuse of women and men. We’ve always suspected there was truth behind the casting couch, and it’s not just the movie industry that is guilty. The politicians have a similar mentality, and even our president has been recorded bragging about groping women’s breasts and buttocks, and so far 14 women have come […]


Essay contest Decibel Hearing Services will give away a pair of hearing aids to the winner of an essay contest in December. Participants can enter themselves or someone they know in the contest by submitting an essay to Decibel. The essay should describe an individual that puts other people first and participates in their family or community while facing challenges […]

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