2009-07-16

School trustee’s daughter killed in auto crash

12-year-old was on vacation in Italy

Alanna Moorman A summer vacation in Italy ended in tragedy for two local residents Sat., July11. Alanna Moorman, 12, daughter of Dave and Kristy Moorman of Agoura Hills, and Teresa Amati, 43, of Westlake Village died in a car accident in the southern Italian town of Turi. Dave Moorman is the president of the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board […]

Learn the skinny on fats



When it comes to maintaining a healthy diet, all fats are not created equal. A common misconception is that all fats are bad, when in fact some fats are essential and are needed for energy, vitamin absorption and cell function. Humans should consume fewer saturated and trans fats. These can contribute to increases in blood cholesterol, which leads to a […]

Big – and little – winners



Ride the rails this summer



The Fillmore &Western Railway offers the following train rides this month. All trips depart from and return to the Fillmore station. For information or reservations, call (805) 524-2546 or (800) 773-8724 or visit www.fwry.com. •July 19, 26: Weekend Scenic ExcursionWine and Honey Express. Ride through Heritage Valley fruit orchards. Stop at Loose Caboose Garden Center and Gift Emporium, and Bennett’s […]

Victim seeks driver of hit and run



On Fri., July 10 at approximately 10 p.m. at the bottom of the Lindero Canyon off-ramp, a white Toyota Land Cruiser with large chrome after-market wheels lost control of the vehicle and hit my car. Instead of stopping, the person continued to drive. The hit and run SUV should have damage on the driver side and one of his wheels […]

Detention teens get reprieve



Teenage boys incarcerated at Camp David Gonzalez received a welcome summer break as rambunctious rescue dogs and shiny motorcycles were brought to the Calabasas juvenile detention camp on Sat., July 11. The Summer of Success festival, which also featured food, music, entertainment and several cool cars, was put on by New Visions Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to […]

Wellness Community raises $125,000 for free programs



Community supporters came together in June to attend The Wellness Community Valley/ Ventura’s 18th anniversary Celebration of Life Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. The event raised more than $125,000 for the organization’s free programs of support and education for people with cancer and their families. The evening began with a cocktail hour with live entertainment from […]

Badminton becoming a big hit in community

It's a good way to keep in shape, players say

Titan Balandra glides across the badminton court. He gently taps the shuttlecock over the net before whacking a hard liner for another point. Then, Balandra accidentally hits the shuttlecock into the face of a boy in a Dodgers T-shirt. Who knew badminton was a contact sport? Actually, it’s not. But the sport is quickly gathering a loyal following at the […]

Citrus Festival is sweet, juicy



The 42nd annual Citrus Festival of Santa Paula will take place July 17 to 19 at Harding Park, 1300 E. Harvard Blvd., Santa Paula. Hours are 5 to 11 p.m. Fri., July 17, and noon to 11 p.m. Sat. and Sun., July 18 and 19. The theme this year is “Sweet Fruit, Sweet Life.” Activities include headline entertainment, carnival rides, […]

Girls lacrosse wants level playing field



This letter is in response to your July 2 article, “Lacrosse teams get thumbs up for CIF play.” As parents of players on the Oak Park girls lacrosse team, we were delighted to see that lacrosse is being upgraded to CIF status at more high schools in the Conejo Valley. However, we were distressed at the last sentence of the […]


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