2010-02-25

Lots of love



What a wonderful community we have. I would like to publicly thank several local businesses and merchants, as well as community members in general, who have shown that a little effort goes a long way toward making a difference in the lives of others. During the holidays, Mark Medcalf and the staff of Seven Oaks Rehabilitation Center in Westlake Village […]

Learn the sport of curling at open house



The Iceoplex Curling Group will host a curling open house at 9 p.m. Sat. March 6 and 20 at the Simi Valley Iceoplex, 131 W. Easy Street, Simi Valley. Curling is a Winter Olympic event that has been called “shuffleboard on ice.” Teams of four players take turns sending 42-pound granite stones down the ice toward the target at the […]

Heavy lifting during creek cleanup day



High school lacrosse teams gain credibility by switching from club status to CIF



As a head coach, Tyler Gilbert sees the excitement surrounding lacrosse and the game growing in popularity. “It’s fast-paced,” says the Agoura High School lacrosse coach. “It’s exciting, and I think what draws people to it is it combines a lot of the elements of other sports. You have the speed and grace of soccer and basketball, ball movement like […]

Are you off (or on) your rocker?



I can’t believe that Monique actually wanted a pair of them. By “them” I am referring to the newest trend in shoes: rocker bottoms. These are the same shoes that I could not get my arthritic patients to wear a few years ago. Now they are de rigueur by fashionistas like Monique: a woman who, despite being a mother of […]

The anatomy of faith



“Faith is a bird that feels dawn breaking and sings while it is still dark.” —Rabindranath Tagore “Faith is daring the soul to go beyond what the eyes can see.” —William Newton Clark “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” —Hebrews 11:1 What does faith mean to you? My dictionary says that faith […]

Water facilities tour tomorrow



The Las Virgenes–Triunfo Joint Powers Authority will conduct a free public tour of its wastewater treatment and recycling facilities from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Feb. 27. The tour will begin at Las Virgenes Municipal Water District headquarters, 4232 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas. Participants must be 12 years old or older. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an […]

Schillinger publishes book on autism



Mary Schillinger, assistant superintendent for Las Virgenes Unified School District, has written a book on autism that covers many aspects of school programs for autistic students. Autism is a brain disorder that often affects a child’s ability to communicate and develop relationships with people. Schillinger said the seeds to write “The Administrator’s Guide to Building and Maintaining a Comprehensive Autism […]

Baby Joey Run for SIDS scheduled

Food, entertainment, prizes at event

The Josephine DeMello Foundation will sponsor the second annual Baby Joey Run for Life 5K SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) and Infant Loss Run/Walk on Sat., March 13 at Constitution Park, 1287 Paseo Camarillo, Camarillo. On-site registration starts at 8 a.m., and the run will begin at 9 a.m. The event will also have entertainment, food and prizes, including Disneyland […]

Youths will miss meals to raise world hunger awareness



Members of the youth group at The Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal) will host a “30 Hour Famine” on Fri. and Sat., Feb. 26 to 27 to raise funds and increase awareness in the fight against world hunger. Funds raised will go to World Vision, originator of the 30 Hour Famine as an international youth movement to combat hunger. The […]


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