2010-12-02 E-Edition

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THURS., DEC. 2 Westfield Holiday Chamber Mixer 6 to 8 p.m. in Center Court near Neiman Marcus, Westfield Topanga Mall, 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park. Calabasas, Canoga Park-West Hills, Woodland Hills- Tarzana Chambers of Commerce. Sixth annual Rose Goldwater Community Service Award at 7:30 p.m. Web: www.westfield.com Time: 6:00 p.m. Date: 12/2/2010 Library Talk At Platt Branch Library, 23600 […]

Extra Help available for meeting drug costs

When you think of November, things such things as Veterans Day, turkey dinners, family gatherings or the start of the holiday shopping season immediately come to mind. But newly entitled and current Medicare beneficiaries considering changes to their Medicare Part D Prescription Drug plan might think of November as decision-making time for Medicare. That’s because the Medicare Part D Prescription […]

Four Seasons gets 5 diamonds

For the third consecutive year, Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village received the Five Diamond award from the American Automobile Association (AAA). By achieving the designation, Four Seasons remains the only AAA Five Diamond-rated hotel in the Conejo Valley. Properties in the running for AAA Five Diamond status are anonymously rated by 75 different benchmarks while the staff is evaluated by […]

Popular barbecue chain expands

Agoura Hills-based Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill Inc. has announced it will open a new restaurant in summer 2011 at the Irvine Spectrum Center in Irvine. Wood Ranch Irvine will be the company’s 14th Southern California location. Including the bar area, the new restaurant will seat about 220 guests. Eric Anders and Ofer Shemtov began the Wood Ranch chain in […]

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Mind the mistletoe

Q: After leaves started falling off the large sycamore tree in my front yard, I noticed that some of the areas of my tree, way up on the top, are still green. Talking to a neighbor, he said the patches are mistletoe. There are three “globs” of it about the size of a basketball in different areas of my tree. […]

Working it out

I’ve hit a dead end in this maze called life. I’m broke and it’s my fault. I work on a job-by-job basis— freelance. I’ve worked really hard and many years to get where I am. At times I make very little money. In the last two months I’ve made no money at all. Okay, I’m not doing so well. But […]

Rotary names Protectors Award winners

Amgen drug approved to help cancer patients

Reduces risk of bone complicatoins

An Amgen-created drug received the green light last month for use by cancer patients to reduce the risk of bone complications. Denosumab, brand name XGEVA, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Nov. 18. This is the second FDA approval for the generic denosumab in the past six months. In June, the FDA approved the protein to […]