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Tips to avoid seed waste

COMMENTARY /// Eye on the environment

The rain two weeks ago caused calamities to the north, but local hillsides are now sprouting shoots of green. You may be tempted to help nature’s process by spreading seeds on hillsides stripped bare of vegetation, but erosion, flooding, fire danger and weed removal are the possible price to pay for planting incorrectly. Whether on your own slopes or in […]

Green-eyed monster is a primal force

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Othello’

Here’s a quick quiz: What am I talking about if I mention treachery, deceit, invasion of a foreign power, racism, spousal abuse and the sanctity of marriage? No, I’m not referring to issues currently roiling U.S. politics. These are all dominant themes in William Shakespeare’s play “Othello,” which is being performed by the Newbury Parkbased California Shakespeare Company at Playhouse […]

Teens unite in support of Israel

One hundred teenagers came together in the Conejo Valley to show their support and solidarity for Israel at the second annual Unite 4 Israel Day on Jan. 21 at Chabad of Westlake Village in Thousand Oaks. Members of Stand With US, Jerusalem U, Israel Martial Arts Academy and Jewish National Fund gave lectures. An array of workshops included the Taste […]

Changing the Constitution perhaps the only solution

COMMENTARY /// Florida school shooting and gun control

I have spent all of my adult life with one career and one passion: education. I have followed that passion as a teacher, principal, superintendent, parent and grandparent. To me there has been no greater reward or more important job than helping someone learn. I am proud of what I and all of the talented people with whom I have […]

Yellow fellows on the go for Cordasco

STEP UP—Members of the Kevin Cordasco Foundation’s Something Yellow movement say they are looking for members to join their team, Team Concern, to run in the L.A. Marathon on March 18. Through sponsorships and support from family and friends, the team raises funds for cancer research. Kevin was a Calabasas resident who battled neuroblastoma cancer for seven years before dying […]

Comfort food served with a side of history

Acorn Epicurean

The restaurant now known as Dorothy’s Chuck Wagon Cafe in Old Town Camarillo has been there so long that the old Highway 101 ran past its doorstep and local ranchers and residents stopped by often for hearty breakfast and lunch fixings. The cafe opened in 1946 and has gone through several name and ownership changes. Dorothy Johnson has been keeping […]

Purium celebrations across the community

Chabad of the Conejo will host a Mexican-style Purim Fiesta at 4:30 p.m. Thurs., March 1 at the Chabad Community Campus, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. The fiesta will include a Mexican dinner, child and adult masquerade in Mexican attire, a mariachi band, children’s show, kosher piñata and the reading of the megillah (scroll of Esther). Dinner reservations are $18 […]

Cornerstone development ignites spirited discussion

The proposed Cornerstone Project, as well as future projects in that area, will create an absolutely catastrophic and irreversible impact on our region in so many ways. The destruction of the environment and the traffic that will choke off the area alone are enough to cause reasonable minds to put a halt to the project. The true crime will be […]

Parents, teens together to discuss mental health

The Parent-Teen Mental Health and Wellness Summit will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Feb. 25 at Congregation Or Ami, 26115 Mureau Road, Calabasas. The event is open to parents, teens, teachers, therapists and interested community members. The project is a joint effort of the Caring Community Foundation and Congregation Or Ami, and is part of the […]