Middle East violence brings close friendship to an abrupt end

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It was the summer of 1995 and I was swimming in the pool at Camp JCA Shalom in Malibu with several other 12-year-olds and our counselor, Marla Bennett. Marla, with whom I had become close friends, joined me in nicknaming each other after our favorite foods. She became "Marla-Cheesecake" and I became "Half-Baked-Barri." We joked about the nicknames and cherished […]

Chiropractor improves pain relief formula

Chiropractor Rick Swartzburg has formulated a new product to help people suffering from chronic or occasional pain to gain prompt relief. The product, Therapain Plus, was developed for Relief Mart, an Internet company that offers home health products. Swartzburg, who has maintained a chiropractic office in Thousand Oaks for eight years, is a consultant for the company. He was motivated […]

Agoura High drama team set to perform in U.K.

Agoura High drama team set to perform in U.K. The Agoura High School Drama Department, under the direction of John Kilpatrick, has been selected by the American High School Theatre Festival (AHSTF) board of advisors to represent the U.S. as part of the Aug. 2003 AHSTF program at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. The board reviewed all completed […]

Methodist services listed

Senior Pastor Rob Calderhead will conclude a discussion about "The Gospel in Movies" during his August Film Fest at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services on Sun., Aug. 25 at United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Video clips will be shown from the film "Tender Mercies," a movie that depicts how a down and […]

The butcher of the tree should be fined

The butcher of the tree should be fined I read your paper when I am shopping in Westlake. I wish we had a paper like this in Camarillo! Keep up the good work. I am writing about the butchered oak tree in Calabasas. No one has addressed the real problems here. One is the person who cut the tree. Many […]

The miracle of running

Alternative therapies for cancer prevention, treatment highlighted at convention

The latest breakthrough information on the prevention and control of cancer through nutrition, tests and non-toxic alternative therapies will be highlighted at the 30th annual Cancer Convention presented from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. over the Labor Day weekend, Sat., Aug. 31, Sun. to Mon., Sept. 1 and 2, at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, 333 Universal Terrace Pkwy., Universal City. […]

Calabasas dance students make a splash in Maui

Students of A Step in Time School of Dance, Calabasas, performed as special entertainment on the Norwegian Star which sailed from Maui on June 21. The students performed two different shows on the ship during their days at sea as well as a performance at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center prior to boarding the ship. This performance opportunity came […]

Church fundraiser benefits Cancer Society

‘Improvements’ on Kanan Road made it worse

‘Improvements’ on Kanan Road made it worse Not satisfied with the impossible traffic mess on Kanan Road north of the 101, the traffic management manager of Agoura Hills has implemented "improvements" that now have made Kanan Road south of the 101 unbearable. While admittedly the north side is not really the fault of Agoura Hills and they have done a […]