2008-02-14

Valentine’s Day game plan



Here’s a good starting point for this year’s Valentine’s Day: Men, get a clue. Women, lighten up. After eons of trying you’d think that husband and wife, boyfriend and girlfriend would get it right. But the intergender struggle- that “battle of the sexes”- still continues. According to one definition, love is temporary insanity, curable by marriage. Where there is love […]

Day versus night



Creek ready



After more than seven months of restoration and construction, the city of Calabasas is ready to officially celebrate the reopening of the Las Virgenes Creek. A ceremony and gathering will be held Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the creek project site on Agoura Road near Las Virgenes Road. The event is free and the public is […]

Local teens chosen for YMCA youth government program



Local teens will act as officers and hold key positions at the 60th Annual California YMCA Model Legislature/Court, part of the YMCA’s Youth and Government program. The conference is from Feb. 15 through 17 in Sacramento. For nine months prior to the conference, more than 2,300 California teens meet at 80 YMCAs to learn about state government and discuss the […]

Students encouraged to apply for performing arts scholarship



The Alliance for the Arts, the official fundraising arm of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, has scheduled the second annual Richard Carpenter Scholarship Competition for Sat., May 10 at the Civic Arts Plaza at 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. in Thousand Oaks. The contest is open to middle school, high school and college students throughout Ventura and Los Angeles […]

Lutheran Lenten services



Westlake Lutheran Church will hold Lenten services each Wednesday through March 19 at the church, 2630A Townsgate Road, Westlake Village. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with a worship service to follow. The public is invited and there is no charge. Sunday morning services are 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., with childcare provided. For more information, call (805) 497-4888 or […]

Fluoride is required by law

Guest Opinion

Pursuant to California health and safety codes, all public water agencies serving over 10,000 customers are required to fluoridate their water. With the adding of fluoridation to our drinking water by the Metropolitan Water District, some residents of our community have had some questions about the safety of fluoride consumption for all age groups and particularly to children up to […]

Chocolate is Valentine’s bittersweet surrender

If you're in a mood for romance, open a box today

Love notes and red roses may convey a certain romance on Valentine’s Day, but according to traditional lore- and even medical science- nothing matches the gift of chocolate for its physical and psychological benefits. Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants, those beneficial chemicals that have been shown to help prevent heart disease and cancer. While the long-term benefits of consuming […]

School helps to make Chinese adoptees and parents feel at home



Every Sunday morning at El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, a group of more than 80 children and their parents come from all over the Conejo and San Fernando valleys and beyond to submerge themselves in a culture they want to better understand. The West Valley Chinese Academy, an independent program that holds its classes at El Camino […]

‘Honk’ if you’re happy




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