Calabasas to begin restoration of Las Virgenes Creek

City banks on hope that the changes will bring Mother Nature back

The California Coastal Conservancy has approved a $327,000 grant application submitted by the city of Calabasas to finance the Las Virgenes Creek Restoration project. These funds, coupled with $187,000 from the Department of Water Resources and $515,000 from the State Water Resource Control Board, will allow the city to go forward with the long-planned creek restoration. In 1977, more than […]

Safeguards to prevent child drownings

Summer has arrived and UCLA emergency physicians remind parents how to prevent drownings and water-immersion injuries involving children. These unfortunate events most often occur in the summer months, which are filled with water activities. In Los Angeles County, approximately 70 percent of child drownings occur during June, July and August, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. […]

Chronic pain common in workplace

Persistent chronic pain among fulltime U.S. workers has risen dramatically in the past 10 years, with workers in chronic pain choosing to go to their jobs rather than call in sick. In fact, a recent survey found that chronic pain was more common in the workplace in 2006 than it was in 1996 (26 percent versus 19 percent), leading to […]

Local grad heads to Beijing, China

Cassandra France, 2004 graduate of Agoura High School, will graduate with honors this June from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. She will receive a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a minor in theater. France served as vice president of community service for Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, Bible study leader for Poly Christian Fellowship and resident adviser at […]

Chili Peppers remain red hot

THEY’RE ON FIRE- The Red Hot Chili Peppers are on a roll. The girls’ soccer team recently won three tournaments in a row, including the Santa Clarita Soccer Showdown and the Oxnard Sports Cup. Pictured in the back row from left to right are Jay Kerner, Cameron Cooper, Annie Lee, Avni Keshap, Amanda Apelian, Madison Lyon and head coach Jim […]

What’s new on DVD this month

Film and television author Randy Williams reviews the latest movies, television shows, documentaries and music programs now available for purchase online or at your retail store. Dreamgirls (Dreamworks)- This is a two-disc, widescreen showstopper edition of the film about the dreams of a trio of female singers, which won a Golden Globe as Best Picture and earned Jennifer Hudson an […]

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Oak Park nixes cell tower

After hearing from concerned residents, the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council agreed unanimously not to support a proposed 80-foot communications tower with 12 T-Mobile cellular antennas at Fire Station 36 on Deerhill Road. As a result, T-Mobile is exploring other nearby potential sites including the water tower above the Regency Hills neighborhood and a hill adjacent to the Shadow Ridge […]

A master of mind over matter

We all have the ability to read other people’s minds, according to Marc Salem, a New York-based mentalist who will perform soon at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Through psychological games and visual cues, Salem’s show, “Mind Games Extra: On Second Thoughts,” demonstrates how important it is to be able to understand others. Presented by Chabad of the Conejo, […]

What to look for when joining a gym

Choosing the right health club isn’t always simple, especially with high pressure sales offers and confusing ads. The experts at the Better Business Bureau offer these tips: +Determine your goals. Do you want to lose weight, increase strength or fine-tune a skill? Do you want to achieve this through weight training, yoga, swimming or other techniques? If you have a […]

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