2019-07-11

A tree falls in Agoura

On Mon., July 8 at about 8:45 a.m., Agoura Hills lost a beautiful tree, an old neighbor, living in Reyes Adobe Park near the sidewalk along Rainbow Crest Drive. It was a large tree with its boughs leaning toward the street. It was home to many tree squirrel families, now homeless. What was its crime? Its undoing? Yes, it was […]

Fireworks decision backfired

My family and I were very disappointed that our Agoura Hills leaders decided to cancel the fireworks show this year. There are very few hometown traditions in Agoura Hills, and this is one that we look forward to every year. What’s most frustrating is that none of the reasons given for cancelling the fireworks show stand up to scrutiny. Regarding […]

Helping the homeless

No one accepts change easily. When change is indicated we typically have to be forced into it either by someone or some event. Therefore, providing the homeless with the means to stay on the street will only perpetuate their situation. Instead, over the objections of the courts—which actually think they are helping the homeless by demanding tolerance—they need to be […]

Where are the Oak Park funds?

It has been nine months since the Woolsey fire and it is way past time for Oak Park’s damaged duck pond at Oak Canyon Park to be fixed by Rancho Simi Rec and Park District. And they should have funds to fix it. In October 2017, there was $2.5 million in the Oak Park Capital Project budget to build a […]

Reparations will balloon the debt

Giving reparations to descendants of slaves makes no sense. Our current national debt is $22 trillion, a figure that’s expected to increase by $1 trillion annually. Taxpayers would become indentured servants trying to find trillions more to fund reparations. Imagine the bureaucracy that would have to be created to decide who would qualify for reparations and the amount each person […]

Petition wants cougars listed as endangered



A pair of environmental groups has petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission to list mountain lions as an endangered species, arguing that six genetically isolated cougar populations throughout the lower half of the state are threatened by extinction. The petition is co-sponsored by the nonprofit organizations Mountain Lion Foundation, based in Sacramento, and the Center for Biological Diversity, based […]

Longtime B&GC supporters stand up for kids

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley will recognize longtime supporters of the clubs, Cal and Marje Johnston, as honorees during the 17th annual Stand Up for Kids Gala Dinner and Auction from 5 to 9 p.m. Sat., Sept. 14 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. The gala, themed “Believe,” will showcase the clubs’ programs and […]

When used furniture has been all used up

COMMENTARY /// Eye on the environment


Bobbie Morgan, who has owned One Mo’ Time consignment store for 38 years at the same location in Ventura, has seen some disturbing changes in recent years. First with clothing and now with furniture; she has to turn away far more material than she accepts as items are being more cheaply made. Jeanne Bulmer, a managing partner with Rebound Stores, […]

Borderline survivor opens bridal shop



Taylor Young believes fairy tales can come true. The 23-year-old is, after all, seeing her dreams become reality as she prepares to open her own business in the heart of downtown Moorpark. In less than a week, Young will welcome brides into Ever After Bridal, an independent boutique at 690 Walnut St. The boutique itself is full of magic with […]

Rosemary Ann Gabledon

January 20, 1953 - May 26, 2019

Rosemary Ann Gabledon passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side in Westlake Village on May 26, 2019 after a long illness. She was a loving daughter, sister, mother, wife and grandmother. Rosemary was laid to rest next to her late husband, Albert Gabledon, on May 30, 2019 at Assumption Cemetery in Simi Valley. Rosemary is survived […]


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