2011-04-28 E-Edition

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Suffering patients denied medical pot

Regarding the April 22 article, “Westlake Village Bans Medical Pot Dispensaries,” cancer is hell. Chemotherapy is its waiting room. In an evil twist, not only does chemotherapy induce nausea, vomiting and explosive diarrhea, but antiemetics—drugs meant to stem these—often exacerbate them. Chemotherapy’s side effects can sometimes be controlled with medical marijuana. We were lucky. Our family didn’t have to brave […]

Girl Scouts seek nominees for awards

Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast has announced the opening of the nomination process for the 2011 Women of Distinction Awards. The annual luncheon benefitting Girl Scouts will be on Sept. 16 at Las Posas Country Club, Camarillo. The community recognizes and celebrates outstanding women at the Women of Distinction Luncheon while supporting the friendship and leadership development opportunities Girl […]

Navy Mud Run is a challenge

Registration is open through May 2 for the annual NCTC Mud Run at 12:30 p.m., Sat., May 7 at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme. The race is open to the public for individuals 16 years old and older. Check-in will begin at 10:30 a.m. All visitors ages 18 and up will be required to present a picture ID at […]


THURS., APRIL 28 Thousand Oaks Personal Computer Club Meets at Goebel Senior Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Judy Taylour, president of Santa Clarita Valley Computer Club, discusses free PC software programs. Phone: 805.495.8053 Contact: Eli Spater Time: 6:00 p.m. Date: 4/28/2011 Sons of Norway Norseman 91 Lodge 6 to 9 p.m. at First Neighborhood Clubhouse, 31830 Village Center […]

Oak Park netters control the court

Oaks Christian- OPHS matchup on Time Warner television

The Eagles have one goal: Just win, baby. The Oak Park High boys’ volleyball team reached the CIFSouthern Section championships in four of the last five seasons. The squad trudged home empty-handed each time. “When you’ve been to three straight CIF finals, you can only have one goal,” head coach Patrick Quinn said. “Try and get back and win it.” […]

The latest scoop

Whoever recently decided they are going to walk their dog(s) along the east side of Kanan Road between Thousand Oaks and Laro and use the tree wells as their dogs’ personal toilets, show some common courtesy, obey the law and pick up the poop. Unbelievable. Ken Berkman Agoura Hills

Two local teams poised to race in solar boat contest

Students learn engineering basics while building solar vessel

Teams from Oak Park High School and Camp David Gonzales, a juvenile detention facility in Malibu Canyon, will test their engineering skills at the annual Solar Cup competition sponsored by Southern California Metropolitan Water District and local water agencies. Solar Cup is a seven-month program in which teams of students build and race solar-powered boats. It culminates with three days […]

Assistance League presents tour of special kitchens

A boutique will sell quality wares

Assistance League of Conejo Valley will present the second annual Kitchen and Cooks Tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sun., May 15. The event will showcase five home kitchens: a 1930s Malibou Lake chalet in Agoura, a recently redecorated singlefamily home in Agoura Hills, a waterfront home on Westlake and two distinctive homes in North Ranch. Each home […]

THE OTHER Side of 50

Eat well and live longer

Imagine popping a pill that is scientifically proven to increase longevity, reduce your chance of developing Type 2 diabetes, reduce your chance of becoming obese and lower your risk for heart disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Sound too good to be true? Even if it were possible, who would want to miss the sheer enjoyment of savoring a good meal while […]