2010-07-01 E-Edition

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Heschel West creates new giving program

When Lilly Fuller was a kindergarten student at Heschel West Day School last year, she had a big idea. Lilly took the Jewish concept of tikkun olam to heart. The phrase means “repairing the world” and Lilly decided she wanted to do her part to improve the lives of others. She told her teacher that she was saving money in […]

Salsa chefs share recipes

Amateur salsa chefs are invited to submit their own concoctions in the 2010 Great Oxnard Salsa Challenge Amateur Recipe Contest on Sun., July 25 at the Oxnard Salsa Festival. Pre-registration by July 9 is required for all contestants. Winning salsas will be selected in several categories including Best Red, Best Green, Best Fruit, Best Mild, Best Medium, and Best Hot. […]

Teen murder caused broken hearts, broken lives

15 years later, families’ ordeal still not over

In April of this year, the anguished parents of Brandon Hein received the news they were dreading: They learned their son’s final appeal with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals had been denied and that he must remain in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. Although Hein won’t get a new trial, his sentence of life without parole for […]

It’s a class act

My children attended Class Act for many years, from elementary through high school, and had nothing but marvelous, creative and enriching experiences. Your reviewer appears to have missed the point. Class Act offers opportunities for kids of all ages who either do not have access to theater programs at their schools or who might be inexperienced, feel nervous or for […]

Super season for Oak Park lacrosse team

At the Library

The Calabasas Library at 23975 Park Sorrento St. will present the following events. All events are free and no tickets are needed. For more information, call the library at (818) 225-7616 or visit www.cityofcalabasas.com/ library.html. •The library will kick off its summer reading program with “Volcanoes in Story and Science” presented by Richard Wade at 4 p.m. Wed., July 7. […]

‘Rock For Autism’ musical at The Canyon

Joanne Lara, founder and director of the nonprofit Autism Movement Therapy Inc., will present “Rock For Autism,” a musical benefit for children with special needs, from 6 to 11:30 p.m. Wed., July 14 at The Canyon club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. The house band for the evening will be The Vibe Tribe, one of L.A.’s leading rock ’n’ roll […]

Welcome to ‘fracture season’

In some parts of the country, people say there are really only two seasons: winter and construction. Add a third: “fracture season,” say experts in children’s health at American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wis. “Of all the walk-in injuries seen in clinics from play equipment, fractures account for 25 to 30 percent of them,” said Dr. Blaise Nemeth, a […]

A history lesson about Japanese internment camps

Before World War II, the Oriental Exclusion Acts prohibited the naturalization of Asians and denied them real estate ownership. Also before WWII we had broken the Japanese diplomatic code and sundry other military codes. We had the names of U.S. residents, designated Japanese spies and saboteurs, but we took no action in order to keep our code-breaking secret. Instead, military […]

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