These parents flunked badly

Practically from the day they are born, children are taught the meaning of honesty. It’s the pillar, the very foundation, of good parenting: Tell little Johnny never to lie, cheat or steal. When kids reach school age, they’re told to seek help from teachers and peers if they need it but to do their own work, turn in their own […]

The many highs and lows of caregiving

Other Side of 50

Recently my mother returned home to New Hampshire after two wonderful weeks visiting me and my husband here in California. I had lots of goals for the visit, and we accomplished many of them. Two remarkable things happened that I did not plan for. Because we finally had some quality time together, my mother opened up about some of the […]

Coldwell Banker WLV agent receives honors

Donna Benevento of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Westlake Village was recognized for her 20 years of service by the Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of Realtors at the recent installation and awards luncheon at the Westlake Village Inn. “Donna is passionate in serving her clients’ real estate needs. Tenacious when it comes to details, she is devoted to offering an […]

Rare ducks pay visit to Oak Park

SWIMMING ALONG—Oak Park resident Maju Venkat, a biologist with the County of Ventura, captures shots of two duck species at the Oak Park Community Park pond. One is a female wood duck, above, and the other a red headed male duck, right, both rare in Ventura County. Venkat said, “It is important for the community to recognize what a jewel […]


Show some love to Senior Concerns

June event needs volunteers

In preparation for the Ladin Subaru 26th annual Love Run on Sun., June 2 in Westlake Village, Senior Concerns is seeking individual volunteers and volunteer groups from employers, service groups, other nonprofits and faith-based organizations to work in a variety of race day roles. Volunteer groups can assist with race day check-in and packet pick-up, work as course monitors; staff […]

Lydia Gable Realty ranks high on real estate agent list

Ranked No. 74 in LA Business Journal

The Los Angeles Business Journal recently ranked the Lydia Gable Realty Group as among the best of the best in the real estate industry. They are ranked No. 74 in all of Los Angeles and surrounding areas as one of the top residential real estate agents by sales volume. The Lydia Gable group is the No. 1 real estate team […]

Class is for the birds

The Conejo Valley Audubon Society, in conjunction with the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden, will offer a series of three classes from 8 to 10 a.m. on bird identification for beginners and introduce attendees to nearby birding locations. Dee Lyon, longtime birder and conservation chair of CVAS, will present the first class on Sat., March 16 at the botanic garden, 400 […]

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