Responsibility also belongs to cyclists

Auto drivers are warned to “share the road” and be courteous to cyclists. What about these cyclists obeying the rules of the road too. On a recent morning I was behind three cyclists waiting at the left-turn-lane signal at Thousand Oaks Boulevard onto Reyes Adobes. Fine so far. Then I noticed the female cyclist look about and toward her partners. […]

Opposition to Agoura Village East (The Ave)

What’s that old saying—you can have your own opinions but not your own facts? A recent publication by Sheri Carp in the first edition of the Morrison Ranch Magazine supporting the Agoura Village East project would be laughable if not so riddled with factually incorrect statements, (apparent) lies or just plain ignorance of the facts and typos. The author claims, […]

No condos in Old Agoura

In response to the letter writer regarding the vacant lot on the corner of Colodny and Driver, I also live on Colodny and love the site of this beautiful sloping hill and the majestic tree. Within the past week it has been trimmed and looks great. It is a far better looking site than if it had more condos. I […]

Fires are reason enough to stop the building

Apparently the Woolsey fire failed to make an adequate impression on the members of the Agoura Hills City Council, who are still stonewalling and refusing to impose a building moratorium on Agoura Village while reviewing obsolete plans conceived more than a decade ago. Cal Fire estimates the total acreage of fires from 2013 through 2018 at 5,395,088 acres, which means […]

About cheating

I have read so many articles, letters and editorials on the college cheating scandal, focusing on the parents, students, schools, college advisors and the admissions process itself. Certainly blame is everywhere when the end goal is the golden admissions ticket. As a career counselor and the parent of two university graduate young professionals, I think our focus on admissions is […]

Police say adults encouraged teen assault

Girl fight leads to multiple arrests

Four people were arrested this month in connection with a public beatdown that occurred March 29 in Thousand Oaks. The fight, police said, began with an argument between 42-year-old Bridgette Salas of Simi Valley and a 13-year-old girl in the 100 block of W. Hillcrest Drive. Salas allegedly left the verbal confrontation and returned a short while later with a […]

Deputies put ‘wrench’ on Oak Park robbery gang

Burglary crew said to be from Chile

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office announced that deputies made several arrests in connection with a string of home robberies that have plagued the Oak Park community since the beginning of the year. Five individuals associated with a gang that’s been responsible for the crimes were recently taken into custody, Senior Dep. John Chiaramonte said. “A group from Chile was responsible […]

Alzheimer’s Association seeks awareness by the community

Luncheon honors leaders in the fight

Former Westlake Village Mayor Doug Yarrow received an award that was appreciated—but not exactly welcome. “This isn’t a club you want to join,” he said when accepting the Caregiver of the Year award at a luncheon put on by the Alzheimer’s Association’s Central Coast chapter May 10 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. “Anybody who’s a caregiver knows […]

Roses in bloom demand a bridegroom

On the Trail

If I were an impulsive gal and could’ve corralled an impulsive guy to marry me last Friday, we would’ve held our impromptu nuptials smack in the middle of the parking lot of the Shoppes at Westlake Village on Russell Ranch Road. Why such a rash romantic move? Well, for one thing, the sun made a very late appearance in the […]

Something’s missing at CVD this year

commentary /// Conejo Valley Days

Where’s the Conejo Valley in Conejo Valley Days? Don’t get me wrong—the annual Thousand Oaks event is just fine as far as local carnivals go. This year I checked it out on the Friday night of the fourday festival, and I brought my 10-year-old nephew, Skyler, who had a blast. While the majority of the crowd seemed to be high […]