In time of need, Chuckey the cat came through, again and again

My precious cat, Mozart, had disappeared. I raised him from a handful to a frisky feline that was loaded with energy, playful and oh, so beautiful to look at. My waiting for Mozart to come home was to no avail. Hoping that some kind soul may have found him and turned him in at the local animal shelter, I also […]

Scouts receive Bronze Award

Hypnotherapy may help cancer patients

Paula Getty-Shearer, a certified hypnotherapist, will lead a free workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 16 at The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. The workshop is for cancer patients and their family members on how to use hypnotherapy and guided imagery to aid recovery. Getty-Shearer received her training at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, the first […]

Ways to protect children from cyber-bullying

Harrassers use MySpace anFacebook to intimidate

Whether i t ‘s e-mail or schoolwork or just having fun, most children nowadays spend time online almost every day. While the Internet is a great place for youths to find information, share ideas and meet new people, parents should talk to their children about how to keep safe online. Kids who talk to their parents about Internet safety are […]

Open house

Congregation Or Ami, a Reform synagogue, will hold an open house at 6:30 p.m. Fri., Aug. 10 at 26115 Mureau Road, Ste. B, Calabasas. The Celebration Shabbat service will follow at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (818) 880-4880 or e-mail kathy@orami.org.

HOA regulations can be draconian

It was with great sadness I read your article about the Wear family and their friendly HOA, which is potentially forcing them to get rid of one of their beloved dogs. Yes, CC&Rs are supposed to be read and observed by all residents of each community which has such CC&Rs. However, what is clearly happening across our area is an […]


For a long time, Mark Evans, an agent with Prudential California Realty’s Thousand Oaks Regional office, tried to find a way to be of assistance to the blind. His wife, Diane, who is a first-grade teacher in the Conejo Valley, has a co-worker who has been involved with Guide Dogs of America for a number of years. Guide Dogs of […]

Auditions for dancers

The Academy of Dance and School of Performing Arts will hold auditions for the jazz, hiphop, tap, lyrical and ballet companies for the 2007-08 season. The dancers compete at local and regional competitions throughout the year. Beginning, intermediate and advanced dancers are welcome to audition. All will be considered based on their auditions. Auditions will be on Mon., Aug. 27 […]

Learn to ‘veggify’ your child’s diet

Helping a child develop a voracious appetite for vegetables is not the easiest of tasks. In fact, 69 percent of mothers believe their children are eating too few vegetables. This notion is backed by data from the American Dietetic Association, which says 70 percent of children ages 2 to 9 are falling short of the recommended daily servings. So what’s […]


THURS., AUG. 9 Dance Delight Moorpark College Dance Department presents Summer Dance Concert, 8 p.m. today, Friday, Saturday. Performing Arts Center, 7075 Campus Road. Original works by student choreographers, guest artists, faculty. $16 adults. $9 students, seniors, staff. (805) 378-1485, www. moorparkcollege.edu/pac. FRI., AUG. 10 All That Jazz Camarillo Art & Jazz Festival starts today, free concert 7:30 p.m., Constitution […]

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