Graveyard shifts may hurt hearts

Shift work not only can lead to errors and accidents at the workplace, but could explain the reason night shift workers have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study published recently in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Nerve and chemical messages that control the heart’s activity seem to stick closely to a 24-hour pattern, regardless […]

Here’s a list of schools participating in this year’s “Santa Comes to Agoura” effort and the items they’re after. All items should be new and in original packaging.

Here’s a list of schools participating in this year’s "Santa Comes to Agoura" effort and the items they’re after. All items should be new and in original packaging. Agoura High (Nonperishable fruits and vegetables, canned or dried) Brookside Elementary (Boxed and canned drinks such as juices, water, coffee, tea and powered beverages) Lindero Canyon Middle (Nonperishable breakfast foods such as […]

Church will meet Sunday in members’ homes

Calvary Community Church members and attendees will meet in more than 200 neighborhood homes at 10 a.m., Sun., Nov. 5, instead of meeting for services at the Westlake Village church. Calvary Connects is a one-time event whose purpose is to help all members of the Calvary "family" to meet, connect and get to know other members who live nearby. The […]

Stop development

How many of us moved here to escape the choking congestion and gross overbuilding along so much of Wilshire or Ventura boulevards? My family and I did, and we haven’t looked back, but we won’t have to if the (Agoura Hills) city council and Dan Selleck have their way. Either the council doesn’t have its finger on Agoura [Hills]’s pulse, […]

On the Trail

The Rue of Little Buckaroo

The runty little mare named Gracie had a bad attitude — only the wrangler failed to mention this. With each leg up he offered to a bunch of tender-footed city kids, he’d merely nod and pronounce, "Nice horse. Have a good ride," then swat our mounts’ ample rears, jolting them into a trot not one of us was skilled enough […]

The Perfect Home For First Time Buyers

The Perfect Home For First Time Buyers This darling home, perfect for the first-time homebuyer, retirees or college singles, features 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths in a single story. The large living room has a wood-burning fireplace, and the home has newer interior paint, newer carpeting, maple hardwood floors and remodeled baths. The acoustic ceilings were made smooth. Additional features […]

Learning about Lost Hills Station

OPEN HOUSE–Dep. Fred Keelin, member of the Special Weapons and Tactics team (SWAT), lets 9-year-old Cub Scout Jonathan Harris of Westlake Village examine a fully packed ballistic vest and protective helmet at Saturday’s Lost Hills Sheriff Station’s Open House. Members of SWAT, as well as the Bomb Squad, Helicopter Squadron, K-9 Unit, Mounted Posse, Mountain Rescue Team, Arson Watch and […]

Coast Guard seeks candidates

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is currently accepting and processing applications to the class of 2005. Applications must be submitted to the Director of Admissions prior to Dec. 15. Candidates must arrange to participate in either the SAT I or ACT prior to or including the December 2000 administration. Appointments are based on the candidate’s high school record, performance on […]

Here’s how to reduce fat intake

Genetically determined hormones and brain chemicals influence constant hunger and can cause binge eating. And genes program people’s bodies to put on weight in certain places. But medical and behavioral interventions can fight genetic factors, according to board-certified physician Dr. J. Pervis Milnor III and psychologist Greg Little in their new book "It Can Break Your Heart: What You and […]

Fire department pays visit to Medea Creek Middle School

Media Creek Middle School recently had a visit from the Ventura County Fire Department, but it was neither a fire nor a false alarm that brought them there. Fire department personnel showed students how learning in school applies directly to careers when young people get older. It was the idea of Debbie West, science teacher, to give her students a […]

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