2002-01-17

McClure carries Olympic flame



McClure carries Olympic flame A 16-year-old Oak Park girl carried the eternal flame of the Olympics this week in Los Angeles. Ashley McClure carried the torch on a short leg of its 13,500 journey across the continental U.S. to Salt Lake City in the 2002 Olympic torch relay as the progression made its way through Los Angeles and Ventura counties […]

Kids shouldn’t neglect fruit, veggies during winter



By Elizabeth Pivonka, Ph.D. The good news is that eating lots of fruits and vegetables can help prevent many of the nation’s most deadly and debilitating diseases. The bad news is that less than 75 percent of Americans eat the minimum five servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Children miss the 5 A Day mark by more than one-and-a-half […]

WHS remembers car crash victims



A tree was planted in the Memorial Garden at Westlake High School (WHS) in memory of Jordan Bass and Kenny Glass, two students who died in an automobile accident on Dec. 28. The Bass and Glass families are working with school administration in establishing memorial scholarships on behalf of both students. The Jordan Bass Memorial Scholarship will go to a […]

‘Life’ to be discussed



"Life" is the subject of this week’s Bible lesson-sermon at the 10 a.m. service on Sun., Jan. 20 at the Christian Science Church, 305 Conejo School Road, Thousand Oaks. The keynote text is from Romans 6:23. Sunday School for youth up to age 20 is also 10 a.m. Wednesday testimony meetings are at 7:30 p.m. Childcare is provided both days. […]

Thanks for helping



I would like to thank the wonderful young lady and gentleman who helped us on Wed., Jan. 9, at the intersection of Canwood and Kanan. I was driving my son and his friend home from gymnastics. The boys were sucking on jawbreakers (not a good idea in a car—shame on me), and my son’s friend began to choke. I took […]

Ready for launch



Vitamins from food probably work better



Providing your body with the nutrients you need for a healthy lifestyle may be as simple as learning your ABCs—vitamins A, B and C, that is. "In today’s hectic world, many people are not eating well-balanced meals that would naturally provide the vitamins and minerals their bodies need to function properly," said pharmacist Sarah Matunis, R.Ph. "For some, there may […]

Annual ‘Principal for a Day’



Annual ‘Principal for a Day’ event is Feb. 6 Community members to learn the challenges, excitement that face principals The Las Virgenes Unified School District will present its seventh annual "Principal for a Day" program on Feb. 6. Community members in various professions are offered the opportunity to learn the challenges and excitement facing principals in a public school system […]

Calvary Website to reveal new assessment tool Adults can evaluate their spiritual progress and make spiritual growth a priority this year



Calvary Website to reveal new assessment tool Adults can evaluate their spiritual progress and make spiritual growth a priority this year Calvary Website to reveal new assessment tool Adults can evaluate their spiritual progress and make spiritual growth a priority this year Calvary Community Church has recently introduced a new tool for adults interested in assessing their spiritual progress and […]

On the Trail

Hazards of a Hiking Life
Here are some of the occupational hazards of a hiking life:


Hazards of a Hiking Life Here are some of the occupational hazards of a hiking life: Puddle Perils. A few days after a heavy rain, the local utility road we like to hike seemed dried out enough to re-visit. The soft earth bore deeply etched imprints of a variety of wild passersby—deer, quail, coyote, raccoon. At the base of a […]


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