Reflections on the New Year

BIRD IN PARADISE—An egret sees double as it flies over calm Lake Lindero in Agoura Hills,flush with new rain. The recent downpours have helped replenish local ponds, steams and lakes. The rain is expected to return this weekend and continue into next week.

Norman Boone Hatch

Norman Boone Hatch (Buck), 87, of Oak Park peacefully passed away of natural causes on Jan. 1, 2019. He is survived by his three sons Richard (Rick), Carlton (Scott), and Bennett (Clay) and his spouse Loren. He was born on July 18, 1931. He attended Portales High School in Portales, New Mexico and graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with […]

Doctor’s vision helps treat glaucoma

COMMENTARY /// Aye, aye doc

A lady came to our office with her daughter. On examination of the mother, we found she had glaucoma and had lost a lot of vision due to the disease. The daughter asked if she was predisposed to developing glaucoma and was there anything she could do to prevent it. This led us to educate her on the various nuances […]

Ways to create a peaceful home office retreat

In today’s increasingly digital world, it’s no surprise that more employees are opting to work from home. While there may be a shift of physical locations—from the office building to the home— productivity is still paramount, making the need for quiet home workspaces more important than ever. “As urbanization continues, builders and developers are focused on optimizing available land, which […]

Murder charge filed

Prowler tied to Malibu Canyon burglaries and other shootings

With what are believed to be both the murder weapon and the man who pulled the trigger in custody—the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office on Monday filed charges against 42-year-old Anthony Rauda for the 2018 shooting death of a camper at Malibu Creek State Park. Tristan Beaudette, a 35-year-old Irvine research scientist, died while sleeping with his two young […]

Brett Charles Beers

It is with great sadness, the family of Brett Charles Beers announces his passing on December 28, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. Brett was born April 21, 1966 and grew up in Oak Park and later moved to Camarillo. He greatly loved the outdoors including hiking, camping and fishing on the ocean. Most of all, he enjoyed playing […]

Adventists host free talk on anti-aging, longevity

Television pastor John Bradshaw of “It Is Written” and Thousand Oaks nutritionist Dr. John Westerdahl will give a presentation titled “Anti-Aging Secrets” at 12:45 p.m. Sat., Jan. 12 at Thousand Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church, 480 W. Gainsborough Road. The two-hour program will discuss the scientific and practical lifestyle approaches to longevity and anti-aging. A complementary vegetarian luncheon featuring foods and […]

Cornell’s Old Place spared the worst of Woolsey fire

Small enclave was surrounded by flames

As Cornell residents evacuated in the face of the Woolsey fire, some had to drive over Morgan Runyon’s fire hose as it stretched across Mulholland Highway. The Old Place proprietor was manning the nozzle at the end of thousands of feet of 1½-inch fire hose Nov. 9 in his bid to save the iconic mountain restaurant his father founded in […]

Kanan’s road to recovery following Woolsey

Kanan Road is one of the primary thoroughfares for Southern California commuters headed to the coast. It also runs through Woolsey fire ground zero, where hillsides were laid bare, guardrails destroyed, power lines interrupted and road signs warped. It will take time for the greenery to return, but other repairs are underway—work crews are fixing the road, erecting new guardrails […]

Fighting for the firefighters

SPARRING FOR A CAUSE—After their dojo (training facility) was spared during the recent fires, the crew at Israeli Martial Arts Academy Westlake Village, above, wanted to show their appreciation to the firefighters. At their December Fighting for Our Heroes fundraiser, the martial artists gave at least $20 each to see how long they could spar. The teens made it 50 […]