Decries GOP hypocrisy on tax plan

After approving the most bloated budget in history, Congressman Steve Knight voted with California’s enemies on a tax plan to limit our income tax, property tax and mortgage interest deductions. This will hike our taxes and drop our property values. Those with excessive student loan, healthcare and wildfire— but not hurricane—expenses will also lose. Prominent Republicans Issa, McClintock and Rohrabacher […]

Song circles for December

Songmakers hosts free acoustic music song circles throughout the area for singers, instrumentalists, singer/ songwriters and listeners at all levels of ability. For more information and addresses, call the respective circle leader or go to Songmakers.org. Agoura Hills Acoustic Music Club will host a song circle and potluck dinner Tues., Dec. 19 in a private home. Potluck dinner or feed […]

Turn on the bright lights

Lions will try to win their eighth section title in program history

It’s all part of the mythology now. Oaks Christian High’s football team trailed Upland by three touchdowns in the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 semifinals last weekend. Upland was in the red zone, at the 15-yard line, ready to extinguish the Lions and their season. Upland didn’t score on that drive, and Oaks Christian rallied for a 31-24 win on Nov. […]

Gas tax revisited

I read your recent article regarding the new gas tax and DMV fee increases which took effect on Nov. 1. Rob McCarthy’s article was very informative and straight forward. I enjoyed reading it. However, it did leave me with a couple of questions. It appears that the gas taxes collected in the past years have been regularly diverted by Sacramento […]

Harbor to light up for holidays

Tons of snow available for play at park

Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard will kick off the holidays with its 52nd annual Parade of Lights from noon to 8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 9. Santa Claus and his reindeer will ride through the sky at 7 p.m. to mark the beginning of the parade of decorated boats, starting in front of Peninsula Park and heading to the Main Channel. […]

Gone too soon

Brenden Daley, who had stint with Atlanta Falcons in NFL, dies at age 26

Brenden Daley lived and breathed football. In the spring, Daley helped Ventura College football players prepare for the upcoming season as the Pirates’ strength and conditioning coach. When the former Moorpark High and University of Hawaii linebacker got an offer to play for the Bismarck Bucks in the Champions Indoor Football League in June, he jumped at the chance to […]

Representative says relief for middle class a myth

COMMENTARY /// Republican tax plan

President Trump said the tax cuts would be huge. They would go straight to the middle class and everyone would get a $4,000 raise. The plan would create jobs and spur growth. And all of this would be done without adding any more money to the national debt. Listening to the rhetoric, the plan sounded quite glorious. The president is […]

Celebrity cougar captured in color

Mountain lion P-22 has captured the attention of Hollywood actors and filmmakers, local politicians and conservationists. He crossed two of Los Angeles’ busiest freeways to make Griffith Park his home and has made the national headlines. P-22, Griffith Park’s resident mountain lion, has inspired more than 50 emerging and established artists and writers to create a coloring and activity book […]

The world’s a stage

Oak Park, Oaks Christian, Viewpoint runners compete at state meet in Fresno

Long distance running takes commitment, perseverance and talent. It also takes heart. Katie Hamiter, an Oak Park High senior, literally gave every ounce of energy during the CIF State Cross Country Championships last weekend in Fresno. The Eagle pushed herself to a season-best time of 20 minutes, 42 seconds in the race. She nearly collapsed after crossing the finish line. […]

Reagan Library seeks docents

The Reagan Library in Simi Valley is accepting docent applications for weekday and weekend shifts in 2018. The opportunity is suitable for retirees, working professionals, college and high school students who are at least 16 years of age and who like history. The library staff is interviewing applicants for the next training class, which begins in February. For more information […]