Tune out those old TV rabbit ears

Analog broadcast a thing of the past

Analog televisions that operated on old-fashioned antennas will be a thing of the past in about a year. On Feb. 19, 2009, full-powered television stations across the nation will switch from analog to digital programming. “This transition will be a historic moment in broadcast television,” said Tom Bienemann, a Federal Communications Commission spokesperson. Digital television will offer improved pictures and […]

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Lower your colorectal cancer risk

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. “Colorectal cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers in the U.S.,” said Dr. James Yoo, assistant professor of surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. “Fortunately, colorectal cancer can be largely prevented with early screening or cured with early detection.” UCLA’s medical department offers tips to lower one’s risk […]

At playoff time, young athletes go to the hoop

Temple celebrates Neighborhood Shabbat

Shabbat this past Friday was celebrated in six different homes in six different neighborhoods around the West San Fernando and Conejo valleys. Prayer services were led by regular Jews. Oneg Shabbat (sweet desserts) baked or bought, was enjoyed potluck-style. No need for the rabbi to lead services at temple, so what’s a rabbi to do on such a Shabbat? My […]

Photo contest displays entries

Winners receive scholarships

A reception and judging of the photography exhibit “From Generation to Generation” will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sun., March 30 at the Agoura Hills Senior Retreat, 5217 Chesebro Road in Agoura Hills. High school and college students with winning entries will receive scholarship awards to continue their interest in the arts. For more information on the exhibit, […]

This Former Oak Park Model Has Been Upgraded

This former model home in Oak Park has been upgraded and features 5 bedrooms, 4 ½ bathrooms plus an office. One bedroom is large enough to be considered a bonus room and includes its own full bathroom. This property is approximately 3699sq ft. and is located on a hill with views of the Santa Monica Mountains over 5 miles away. […]

Oak Park women make beautiful music together

The graceful, mystical qualities of the harp cast a spell on Michelle Tormey and Diane Phillips years ago, creating a strong friendship between the two Oak Park women and inspiring them to share the instrument’s magic with others. Tormey and Phillips play their harps for charitable and community occasions, for private parties and to help people heal. Their repertoire includes […]

Camp reunion brings back memories

The former campers of Calamigos Ranch are returning to the area on Sat., April 5 for a camp reunion. Sixty years ago, using an old Chevrolet converted to look like a covered wagon, Calamigos owner Grant Gerson formed a yearround travel camp that allowed kids to visit sites all over the western United States. The Calamigos Star C Ranch Camp […]

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