Don’t blame the intersection

Below your photo of the crosswalk where the Iskander children were tragically killed, the caption read: “the city . . . has promised to install signal lights.” This is highly inadequate. How would traffic lights prevent a driver who—allegedly— committed a hit and run while speeding and under the influence? Cue the lawyers who blame the intersection. America has a […]

Beware the Brandywine dog

On Thursday evening, Sept. 30 around 6 p.m., I was walking our dogs when the smallest one was savagely attacked by a non-restrained, free running, over 50-pound pit bull that rushed out of a house on upper Brandywine Drive. I was concerned for our poor dog’s life. Our poor bichon was very badly bitten and needed extensive hours of long […]

Safe living among coyotes

It is important to keep coyotes “wild” in our community and take steps to prevent coyote conflicts and habituation. Coyotes are vital as they help us control rodent populations in our neighborhood. We need them to stay focused on natural food sources so we can peacefully coexist with them. If you leave bird seed, squirrel feed or pet food out, […]

Objections to the SSFL story

The article written by Melissa Simon on the Santa Susan Field Lab was rather informative until she interviewed Brian Sujata. Mr. Sujata worked for Boeing for 16 years, and now volunteers for the Department of Toxic Substances, both organizations that do not want the cleanup of the SSFL. Removing the said buildings isn’t a cleanup; it’s simply part of the […]

Time to rethink desalination

Conserving water is not enough to fend off our impending crisis. You can empty a bucket with an eye-dropper or kick it over—either way, it will stay empty if there is no water to refill it, and the County of Ventura is doing nothing to create a new supply of potable water. All they are doing is praying for rain. […]

Earth in a heating trend

We have all heard of Al Gore’s film “An Inconvenient Truth.” With all the hysteria around “climate change,” the real truth is that predictions by scientists and computer modelers falsely said that we would all be dead in 10 years due to global warming. This did not happen. Why? Because the software was flawed. If the equations are changed ever […]

Says vaccine bad for certain ages

The data on the COVID vaccines shows them to be amazingly effective and safe. Although it’s true that the vaccine has been the source of some negative outcomes, this is true of all medicines and treatments. It is also true that the virulence of the virus is highly age-dependent to the point where it eventually become less lethal than even […]


Agoura Hills On Sept. 25 a vandal broke a couple of windows and stole a $300 purse, makeup and other items from a car parked at a hotel in the 29000 block of Agoura Road. A vehicle was burglarized on Heather Court on Sept. 20. A person drove over three mailboxes and stands on Mulholland Highway on Sept. 12, causing […]

COVID long-hauler stared down death

Conejo resident documents near fatal experience

When death from COVID-19 came knocking, Neal Murphy was prepared to let it in. The 76-year-old biologist and former dentist contracted the virus in March 2020, likely while on a commercial flight to visit his son, Ryan Murphy, a physician at University of Utah Health. Neal Murphy ended up in the ICU—and for a time under his son’s care. The […]

‘Spelling Bee’ musical is letter perfect

Oak Park High School will present the Tony Award-winning musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at 7 p.m. Thurs. to Sat., Oct. 14 to 16 with a matinee at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 at the school’s Performing Arts Pavilion, 899 N. Kanan Road. The play, winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Book, was written by […]