Wildlife bridge is our bullet train

The ground hasn’t been broken yet and already Caltrans estimates the cost for the wildlife bridge exceeds the original estimate by 20 to 40 percent. Sound familiar ? Appears the bullet train contractors are at it again. Vince VespeAgoura Hills


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Paco on Jan. 9, 2019. Paco was a truly incredible dog and we loved him so much. We were blessed to have him by our side for the past 8½ years. He came into our lives unexpectedly when he was between 4 and 6 years old. Not […]


A musical set in ‘Utopia Limited’ Political chaos and plutocracy abound when the oppressed king of a south seas island tries to save himself in the 1893 Gilbert and Sullivan musical “Utopia Limited,” running March 8 through 24 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Girton-trained daughter Princess Zara brings in experts in six […]

Future bright for young business leaders

The Future Business Leaders of America club at Calabasas recently saw 18 of its 47 members qualify for the upcoming state competition. The following students earned the honors going forward: Brandon Goldflam, Sydney Goldflam, Sindhu Srivas, Kevin Fisher and Alexander Kahn. In other CHS news, the Unstrumental music group became the first group ever to win first place in back-to-back […]

Cost overrun

Not “if” but “when”—are you kidding me? Reading this article I found myself increasing irritated by the vagueness of facts, accountability and gross ignorance that Ms. Pratt-Bergstrom and her foundation, along with her “partner” Caltrans, so seamlessly skirt around. Don’t get me wrong. I am for protecting all wildlife and natural open space. We certainly need it with the overwhelming […]

At the library

The Calabasas Library will offer the following free programs at 200 Civic Center Way. For more information, visit calabasaslibrary.org or call (818) 225-7616. Thurs., March 7 and 21 at noon, Yoga and You. Bring a yoga mat/large towel. Thurs., March 14 at 6 p.m., the 2nd Thursday book club for adults will discuss “Emma” by Jane Austen. Odile Yerevanian of […]

Sushi lovers try out tasty vegetarian menu


In a pickle

The members of my family are 18-year residents of Oak Park. During that time we have played tennis on the courts at Deerhill, Indian Springs and Mae Boyar parks, most recently about three times per week. On Feb. 21, the Rancho Simi Recreation and Parks District voted to change the usage of the courts at Deerhill Park from multi-use for […]


Pioneering women In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, several Dining for Women chapters will gather that Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lundring Events Center at Cal Lutheran University, 3405 Mountclef Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The event is free to the public. Refreshments will be provided. A televised panel discussion titled “Women as Agents of Change” […]