2009-02-05

Common illness often misdiagnosed



The numbers reflect the size of the problem—one in five Americans, or 60 million people, have a pituitary disease, and most don’t realize it, said Robert Knutzen of Thousand Oaks. Among the symptoms are headaches, mood swings, memory loss, eating disorders, weight gain, excessive hair growth, weakness in limbs and sexual dysfunction. Knutzen has been working to educate doctors and […]

Monarch gymnasts go for the gold



Athletes from Monarchs Gymnastics in Agoura Hills and Newbury Park brought home many medals at the recent 10th annual Lady Luck Invitational in Las Vegas. More than 1,200 boys and girls competed. Alyssa Gale, 16, of Simi Valley won three gold medals, including one for all-around, in the Level 10 division. Carinne Gale, 13, also of Simi Valley, earned silver […]

Lupin kids fight homelessness



On Jan. 19, Martin Luther King J. Day, parents and kids from Lupin Hill Elementary School in Calabasas joined forces and took part in an urban outreach program of the San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission called Survival Outreach Services (SOS). The program provides hot meals, blankets and a mobile shower to the “chronically homeless” population of the San Fernando Valley, […]

Wanted: Killer of Calabasas canine



On Sat., Jan. 17 my dog was attacked by another dog at the Calabasas Bark Park on Las Virgines Road. Dash died three days later of internal injuries. As soon as my dog was attacked I began screaming and trying to push the attack dog off of my dog. A professional dog trainer who witnessed the attack reported that the […]

Mary Fealkoff



Mary Fealkoff, who won the award for Top Selling agent in August, can be reached at (818) 597-4527.

Mail box thieves strike again



Jack Daniels of Agoura Hills was surprised when he learned that mail had been stolen from his mailbox. After all, he couldn’t miss what he never had. But the news of the theft didn’t come from the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. Instead, Daniels was contacted by the San Gabriel Police Department and told that certain letters with his name and […]

Conejo Free Clinic welcomes new director



The board of directors of the Conejo Free Clinic in Thousand Oaks recently appointed Teresa Seeley as the clinic’s executive director, effective immediately. Seeley succeeds Sharron Baird, co-founder and former executive director. Baird retired from the clinic on Dec. 31, 2008, after 32 years of service. Seeley joined the clinic in 1995 as a volunteer. She became a paid staff […]

Four for the Month



Well, professional football is all but wrapped up for another year. The Pro Bowl doesn’t really count, does it? There are many options to help fill the pigskin void. You could mow the lawn, wash the car, paint the fence, get in shape, play sudoku, throw the ball around with the kids or learn to dominate foosball. Or there’s always […]

Fireballs sizzle, All-Stars shine



No, dogs aren’t a nuisance



I read, with interest, Ms. Fischer’s article regarding dogs at the Oak Park schoolyards (Jan. 29). There are many empathetic school and law enforcement officials who are aware that in Agoura and Oak Park, thousands of acres of play area are dedicated for the use of our children, while there is not one single square foot of off-leash play area […]


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