Defending Sikich and park service

A few points of clarification regarding the local mountain lion issue. Jeff Sikich is a respected biologist with a degree in Environmental Science and Management. He works with the National Park Service researching the impacts of urbanization and habitat fragmentation on mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains of Southern California and is well qualified to discuss mountain lions. Mountain […]

Reign of Terror scares upThomasfire funds

The award-winning Reign of Terror Haunted House will open for one night only to raise funds for families affected by the Thomas fire from 7 to 11 p.m. Sat., March 10 at ROT’s traditional spot at Janss Marketplace, above Gold’s Gym, on Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Bruce Stanton, founder of the annual haunted house, has identified six […]

Teens make all-state band

National debate

If someone lives in a bubble of fantasy, getting all their information from Fox “news” or the Trump White House, it is no wonder that they have no conception of what’s real. Take Brian Goldenfeld’s letter, parroting all the talking points he’d seen at those propaganda sites about the Nunes memo concerning the FBI surveillance of a member of Trump’s […]

No horsing around at fundraiser


Agoura Chargers Fri., March 9: Spring pep rally/10a.m.ComedySportz/black box/6p.m.Sat., March 10: VICE dance/7p.m. to midnightMon., March 12: Late start dayTues., March 13: Junior Java/main quad/10:20 a.m.Naviance for college and careerexploration/A1/6 p.m.Wed., March 14: Pi Day/mainquad/12:30 p.m.Thurs., March 15: Music concert/ main stage/7 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., March 9: End of Spirit WeekPep rally/gym/11:50 a.m.Sat., March 10: Spring dance/ multipurpose room/7 […]

Humanity toward animals

I want to thank Mr. Howard Rosenberg for his thought-provoking letter regarding the killing machines in slaughterhouses. It takes courage to speak up and say it as it is. I highly commend him for it. Many people are aware of the inhumane and brutal handling (killing) of livestock. Most people, however, don’t give it a second thought when they peruse […]

Music fest

Westlake High School’s Associated Student Body will host the inaugural Music Festival to foster awareness and prevention of violence against women and children at 6 p.m. Sat., March 10 at the WHS Carpenter Theatre, 100 N. Lakeview Canyon Road. The family-friendly event will have food, entertainment and music. Speakers from law enforcement, self-defense experts and counselors will make presentations. Proceeds […]

Oak Park 4th in Mock Trial

Trinity Pacific Christian School in Thousand Oaks is the winner of the 2018 Ventura County Mock Trial. The results were announced at an recent awards ceremony at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. The top eight teams are:1. Trinity Pacific Omega Team2. Westlake3. Adolfo Camarillo BlueTeam4. Oak Park Black Team5. La Reina6. Newbury Park Gold Team7. St. Bonaventure8. Santa Susana This […]

Safe city

Calabasas was named the 25th safest city in the state in the National Council for Home Safety and Security’s recently released ranking of the Safest Cities in California for 2018. To identify the safest cities, the council reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics along with its own population data and internal research. Cities were then ranked based […]