Children’s quilts on display at Stagecoach Inn

An exhibition of children’s quilts will be featured from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Aug. 17 and 18 at Stagecoach Inn Museum, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Both antique and modern quilts will be displayed. There will also be story hours, during which listeners will see quilts made from book illustrations. Viewing the quilts and touring […]

Sibling rivalry or

sibling abuse? All brothers and sisters at times have disagreements. But sometimes the fighting and name-calling isn’t rivalry but abuse. The damage that it does can last a lifetime. Research involving more than 2,000 families found that children are the most violent members of American families. Violence that occurs between or among children in a family sibling violence or sibling […]

College students at risk for meningitis

A number of parents are getting together to protect the college-age children of others. One of them is Lynn Bozof. She says her son Evan did not have to die. She made sure he had every vaccine necessary before he started college, but no one told her about the vaccine to prevent meningococcal meningitis. If she had known, Evan would […]

Fundraiser at Santa Monica Pier helps Children’s Hospital

Tickets are currently available for the third annual "Party on the Pier!" event benefiting Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA. The family fun day will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Sept. 22 at Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier. It will feature unlimited rides, carnival booths, snacks, entertainment and music. Tickets are $50 adults, $20 children ages […]

UCLA hosts two free health lectures this month

UCLA will sponsor a free public lecture, "Herbal Medicines: An Update for Cancer Patients," from 7 to 9 p.m. Tues., Aug. 20 at the RPB auditorium at Stein Plaza at UCLA in Westwood. Lecturer Michael Rotblatt, M.D., an herbal medicine expert, is assistant clinical professor of medicine at UCLA. He will present the latest scientific information on the effectiveness of […]

Local doctor succeeds with groundbreaking procedure

Local doctor succeeds with groundbreaking procedure The first stent graft repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm in a hospital within the Ventura County and West Los Angeles County areas was recently, successfully performed by David J. Newman, M.D. and his team at Los Robles Regional Medical Center. This relatively new procedure, first reported clinically in 1991, has gained tremendous enthusiasm […]

Adaptability is key to getting ahead at work

Adaptability is key to getting ahead at work An unwillingness to try new things could harm your career prospects, a new survey suggests. More than one-third (35 percent) of chief financial officers (CFOs) polled recently said embracing change is a critical success factor for employees. Twenty-seven percent feel a desire to learn new skills is the most valuable characteristic. The […]

American work force more loyal, more satisfied

According to a "Mood of the American Workforce" survey taken in the weeks following the Sept. 11 attacks, U.S. workers were found to be more loyal, more satisfied and generally pleased with their employer’s response to the terrorist attacks. The poll, conducted by Spherion Corporation and Harris Interactive, found that a sizeable number of employers helped their employees cope with […]

Soka offers workshop

Crafts instructor and jewelry designer Terri Holtzman will lead a workshop on "French Ribbon Art: How to Create a Victorian-Styled Poinsettia Brooch" from 7 to 9 p.m. Wed., Aug. 28 on the Soka University campus, 26800 W. Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. Workshop participants should bring scissors, a ruler, straight pins and a writing pen; a hot-glue gun is also recommended, but […]