2009-09-03

Soccer squad claims Santa Barbara Cup



Doctor attends conference in Paris



Bariatric surgeon Donald Waldrep, MD, of Southern California Advanced Laparo-Endoscopic Surgery, is one of six surgeons in the U.S. selected to participate in an international conference in Paris, France in August. The forum, sponsored by Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc., was a gathering of global weight loss surgery experts who discussed the role of prevention and surgical treatments for obesity. The […]

Early deadlines



Deadlines for the Sept. 10 edition will be moved forward because of Labor Day on Mon., Sept. 7. Letters to the editor and press releases must be received by 11 a.m. today, Sept. 3. Space for real estate ads also must be reserved by 11 a.m. today. Display advertising must be reserved for the Sept. 10 edition by 11 a.m. […]

Students unprepared for practical tasks

Book teaches mechanical literacy

Are today’s young people mechanically illiterate? As some 245,000 recent high school graduates in California go off to college, it’s not an academic question. When their bikes break, toilets clog or cars act up, will they have the ability to put things right? Not necessarily, according to California author Steve Elliott, who witnessed numerous acts of mechanical illiteracy in his […]

New president at Creations



Computer education on the button at Oak Park



Oak Park High School’s computer classes have been revamped to provide students with more advanced training. Computer instructors Patti Pawloski and Erik Amerikaner have added Web design, animation, graphics and programming to their in-depth technology courses. They’ve had the financial support of a state grant and the school’s parent-faculty club. In addition, Oak Park High also has a new arrangement […]

Class on Parkinson disease slated



The American Parkinson Disease Association Regional Information and Referral Center at the Center for Aging Research and Education will host PD 101, a free annual seminar for newly diagnosed patients and their families and for anyone who would like an update on medication management and the latest research, on Sat., Sept. 12 at Northridge Hospital Medical Center in the educational […]

Entries open for fiction contest



The Ventura County Writers Club is sponsoring its 10th annual Short Story Contest with a grand prize of $500, secondplace prize of $250, and thirdplace prize of $125.  All submitted stories must be original and may not have been previously published in any newspaper, magazine or book, whether or not the author received compensation. Submissions may be in any genre. […]

Volleyball team says ‘aloha’



Westlake company flies LPGA



The Ladies Professional Golf Association and ANJET, a Westlake Village-based private jet charter company, announced a three-year partnership that names the local company the “Official Private Jet Service of the LPGA.” Under the terms of the agreement, ANJET will make private jet charters available for LPGA use, as well as have a presence onsite at several LPGA tournaments. ANJET headquarters […]


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