2009-11-19 E-Edition

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Local high school playoffs awash in triumphs and tough losses

Workshop slated on colorectal cancer

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura will host a free workshop, “Frankly Speaking About Colorectal Cancer,” from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Sat., Dec. 19 at the Jennifer Diamond Cancer Foundation, 9410 Owensmouth Ave., Chatsworth. Heinz-Josef Lenz, MD, will explore treatment, side-effect management and psychosocial aspects of the illness. Lenz is professor of medicine,, medical oncology at Keck School of Medicine at USC […]

Kids can take part in Christmas program

The children’s Sunday School program at Church in the Canyon will present the Christmas pageant “The Not So Silent Night” at 11:30 a.m. in the church sanctuary, 4235 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. Children in the community are invited to participate in the pageant. Practice for the play has begun and will take place weekly until the event. Rehearsals will be during Sunday […]

Students learn the value of recycling

DO THE RIGHT THING— Mari Pratt, committee co-chair of the YB Green Recycle Day at Yerba Buena Elementary School, shows fifth-grader Nico Chamberlin where to place his recycled trash. Students at the Agoura Hills school collected 3,250 plastic bottles and 3,600 aluminum cans in recognition of America Recycles Day on Nov. 15.

Free entry to Magic Mountain with new toy

Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia will offer free admission to anyone bringing a new, unwrapped toy valued at $15 or more to the theme park on Dec. 5, 6, 12 and 13. The toys are being collected for the park’s annual Toys for the Holidays drive. The price tag or receipt should be brought with the toy. The UPS […]

New club feeds interest in botany at Oak Hills Elementary

Every Wednesday at lunch Tommy Cobain eats quickly, then spends the rest of his recess with fellow Oak Hills Elementary School fifth-graders digging in the school’s greenhouse and garden beds. Tommy is a member of the Oak Park school’s new Botanic Society, a lunchtime club open to fifthgraders. The students are learning botany by growing vegetables, herbs, flowers and exotic […]

UCLA gets grants for stem cell research

Three scientists with the Broad Stem Cell Research Center at UCLA were recently awarded grants totaling $49.2 million to use leading-edge stem cell science to develop new therapies for diseases such as sickle cell, HIV/AIDS and brain, ovarian and colorectal cancers. In all, 14 disease team grants totaling more than $250 million were awarded by the California Institute for Regenerative […]

Called to the Torah

Marti Rose Stein was called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah of The Center for Early Jewish Education in Thousand Oaks on Nov. 7 in a service celebrated at The Renaissance Hotel in Agoura Hills.  She is the daughter of Helane and Steven Stein of Agoura Hills and an eighth-grader at Lindero Canyon Middle School.

Manna event has taste of success

A night full of fun and games and close friends helped bring more food to Manna, the Conejo Valley’s food bank. Local resident Tomas Kovar invited a group of 18 to his house for a potluck dinner and an evening of board games. The cost to participate: $10. Then, after calling Manna and finding out what the food bank’s clients […]