2011-04-14 E-Edition

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College grads get creative to find work in chosen field

Employment statistics took a turn for the better in March as employers nationwide added more than 210,000 jobs and unemployment dropped to 8.8 percent. Yet prospects remain bleak for recent college graduates who must compete against older workers who are holding onto their jobs longer. Slow job growth leaves few open- ings for both educated and uneducated workers. But three […]

Understanding Social Security, retirement

Plan for other income as well

Figuring out retirement For almost every American worker, Social Security is part of the plan for a secure retirement. If you are among the roughly 95 percent of workers in the U.S. who are covered under Social Security, here’s a primer on retirement coverage. When you work and pay Social Security taxes, you earn “credits” toward Social Security benefits. If […]

A living legend

Lego camp is slated for Agoura Hills

Children can learn how to make a motorized machine out of Legos during spring break. The Agoura Hills Department of Community Services will offer a Bash ‘Em Bots Lego camp for ages 7 to 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. Mon. and Tues., April 18 and April 19 at the Agoura Hills Civic Center Community Room, 30001 Ladyface Court. Campers […]

Chargers sticking to the plan

Practice pays dividends for Agoura girls’ lacrosse team

In its first season as a CIF-sanctioned sport, the Agoura High girls’ lacrosse team is enjoying success under the direction of first- year head coach Kate Lampert. Entering the week, the Chargers were 12-2 overall and 10-0 in a CIF-Southern Section independent league. Oak Park, Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park are the other local independents. Agoura has embraced Lampert’s team […]

Speeders not welcome in ‘hood

The speed bumps along Lake Lindero Drive as well as Passageway Place are no longer effective. Over the years the concrete has settled, the paint has faded and cars just fly over them. The bumps do not slow down the delivery trucks either. When the vehicles drive over the bumps, it sounds like they are losing their parts. There are […]

Players needed for annual Hoopfest

When he fell during a pickup basketball game his teammates teased him about being a “middleaged jock.” When the resulting limp didn’t go away, when it became worse, when the foot drop developed—the teasing stopped and the long ordeal began. Ernest Wallengren, or Coach Ernie, his players called him, had developed a neurological illness that would sideline him from his […]

Why not a berry blast for recipe contest?

Community members are invited to submit recipes for the 28th annual California Strawberry Festival Berry Blast Off contest. Two finalists will face off before judges and patrons during the festival May 21 and 22. Everyone who submits an entry will receive a complimentary ticket to festival. The contest is open to any type of non-baking strawberry recipe such as sauce, […]

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