Grocery list to prevent diabetes

Healthy eating may keep disease at bay

For those with a family history of diabetes or anyone who has been told by a healthcare professional that they’re at risk for type 2 diabetes, it’s important to take steps now to reduce risk. Studies show that people at high risk for type 2 diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of the disease if they lose as little […]

Sure-handed Bick primed for a breakout season

Gridiron impact report: Calabasas Coyotes

Shane Bick hasn’t played one down of varsity football. But the Calabasas High tight end and strong safety is already being pegged by head coach Larry Edwards as an integral player for the 2009 Coyotes. “I expect him to do what he did over the summer,” Edwards said. “He had an outstanding summer offensively and defensively.” Bick, 15, will be […]

Cats audition for reincarnation

Play review

Cabrillo Music Theatre’s production of “Cats” is a remarkable rendering of the venerable hit that prowled Broadway for a recordsetting 18 years beginning in 1982. Although its incredible run has since been surpassed by “Phantom of the Opera,” it remains the standard bearer in London, where it ran for 21 years. The show at Thousand Oaks Civics Arts Plaza is […]

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Pregnant women and coffee

Small amount considered safe

Here’s eye-opening news for many motherstobe: Experts at the American Dietetic Association address the question of whether pregnant women can safely drink coffee in a new book. “Expect the Best: Your Guide to Healthy Eating Before, During, & After Pregnancy” by registered dietitian Elizabeth M. Ward gives practical advice based on the latest scientific research about the relationship between diet […]

Westlake golfer shines at Simi tourney

Aaron Smith of Westlake won the Simi Valley City Amateur Golf Championship by five strokes Sunday at Simi Hills Golf Course. Smith posted a 12-under-par 130 during the two-day event. His rounds of 6-under-par 65 each day gave him the victory over Paul Misko of Thousand Oaks and Chris Russo of Westlake, both of whom finished at 7-under-par 135. The […]

Fond farewell

Though our family is not affiliated with St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, we have attended numerous events at the church—happy occasions, notso-happy occasions. When I learned of the untimely passing of Father O’Dwyer, my heart and kind thoughts went out to the church, its members and those dear to Father O’Dwyer, and there were many. I recall when an individual went […]

Learn to play bridge in eight-week class

Hetty Kallman will be teaching an eight-week duplicate bridge course from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays, starting Aug. 14, at the Westlake Village Community Center, The cost is $5 for senior residents and $35 for non-seniors or non-residents. Kallman has been teaching this class for five years. She is an ACBL accredited teacher and life master of bridge. Students represent […]

Stress is blamed for pesky gray hairs

Cell stress, that is

Can you blame annoying jobs, unruly kids and family emergencies for a silverstreaked head of hair? It turns out that those evermultiplying graying hairs that tend to crop up with age really are signs of stress, reveals new research recently published in the science and medical journal Cell. However, the stress in question is stress on cells in the body, […]

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