2001-07-19

Agoura High School gets $1,000 for new track



RUNNING WELL TOGETHER—Agoura High School Principal Larry Misel, third from the left, accepts a check for $1,000 from Future Track. It will help pay for an new all-weather track.The private club helps prepare adults and teenagers for competitive running and for overall fitness.

Educator from Agoura leads statewide group



Agoura resident Richard J. Malfatti, Superintendent of Somis Elementary School District, has been appointed chairperson of the Small School Districts Committee for the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA). As a member of the committee, Malfatti will work to advocate small school districts’ issues within ACSA and provide the association’s Legislative Policy Committee with information on legislation that could affect […]

Pierce offers robotics, electronics classes this summer



Los Angeles Pierce College Extension is offering a new all-day summer science camp experience for young adults. Techno Fun 2001 provides participants with an opportunity to design and build their own motorized KNEX Techno-bot while uncovering the latest robotic science. Students will explore EXTREME electronics as they build their own walkie-talkies. The camp is offered July 30 to Aug.3. The […]

Drama students perform children’s theater



Cal State Northridge’s 44th annual TeenAge Drama Workshop (TADW) will present three children’s theatre productions through Aug. 4. The three shows will feature the talents of 83 teenagers between the ages of 12 and 18, as well as TADW’s professional production staff. The shows are "Alice in Wonderland," "Fiddler on the Roof Jr." and a "10 Minute Play Festival" featuring […]

Books can be like magic to your kids



When you’re a kid, summer seems full of endless possibilities for fun, with the lure of beaches, movies and amusements parks. All of which can put a major dent in a parent’s pocketbook. Cal State Northridge professor Barbara Hill suggests one way parents can take their kids on a wild adventure without spending a lot of money. "Introduce them to […]

Another reason to garden: Good health



Though some beautiful flowers may only last a few weeks, the benefits of gardening can last a lifetime. "Many everyday activities, especially gardening, can serve as an excellent form of joint-healthy exercise," said Dr. James Rippe, associate professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. "Gardening provides an adequate and challenging workout, but is not as stressful to the body as […]

ALS discussed



In observance of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Awareness Month, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) has launched a Website devoted to the disorder (a.k.a. Lou Gehrig’s disease.) It’s at www.als.mdausa.org. Gehrig, a New York Yankee first baseman, was known as the Iron Horse for his stamina and hitting power He died at 38 in 1941 as a result of ALS. ALS, […]

North Ranch golf, tea and fashion show to raise funds for ALS victims



North Ranch golf, tea and fashion show to raise funds for ALS victims The ALS Association Greater Los Angeles Chapter is sponsoring two events on Mon., July 23 at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village to benefit patient services for people with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The "Authentic Swing Golf Classic" will start at 9 a.m. […]

Counseling available for addictive disorders



The Family Guidance Clinic of Interface Children Family Services has inaugurated a program for individuals dealing with addiction issues. Treatment specialists will provide educational and therapeutic treatment services for drug and alcohol addictive disorders. Services include direct recovery interventions, recovery support, relapse prevention and sponsorship. Basic underlying issues such as attitudes, self-esteem, internal and external pressures, as well as identifying […]

Avoid summer meltdown with common sense



Some common sense tips from the American Heart Association can help you avoid a personal meltdown as summer heats up. High temperatures can leave you dehydrated in a matter of minutes––increasing risk of heat exhaustion or heat stroke, and you don’t have to be involved in strenuous outdoor activities to face that threat. A leisurely stroll or the usual round […]