2011-07-28 E-Edition

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Plastic bags not all that bad

This letter addresses my concerns regarding the ban on plastic grocery bags in Calabasas. Prior to the ban, I reused the plastic grocery bags as liners for the trash containers. I also reused them when walking my dog. Now I am forced to buy two different types of plastic bags for these purposes. The way I see it, I am […]

Tall tales, movie nostalgia in area mountains

Hupa storyteller, artist and astronomer Kat High will give a performance and discuss Native American stories from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sat., July 30 at the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center at Lynn Road and Via Goleta, Newbury Park. An interactive astronomy program will follow. For decades, High has led various art, science, and craft workshops. She is also […]

ABCs of Medicare

Betty Berry gave a recent seminar in Thousand Oaks for people on Medicare or for people like me. When you turn 65, you qualify for Medicare. Notice that I avoided saying that I’ll turn 65. The reason is simple: If you feel young like I do, it’s depressing to admit you qualify for things like Medicare. Before we get into […]

Litvak leaves Chargers for USC

Dustin Litvak nurtured the Agoura High boys’ water polo program into a powerhouse. Litvak has stepped down as head coach of the Charger boys’ water polo and swim teams to become an assistant coach for the USC men’s and women’s water polo squads. “I enjoyed my time at Agoura,” Litvak said. “I felt like it was a risk I needed […]

‘Inconvenient’ DUI checkpoints okay

Almost all of us who drive have been stopped in a DUI/ California driver’s license checkpoint or maybe pulled over by an officer and checked out for one thing or another. They may seem inconvenient at first; after all, we are going somewhere, right? We have things to do; we have people to see. Having these DUI/ CDL checkpoints are […]

Girl Scouts lend a hand

Evening golf tourney to benefit hospice

The Loving Heart Hospice Foundation “Lights Out” golf tournament will take place Sat., Aug. 13 at Simi Hills Golf Club, 5031 Alamo St., Simi Valley. The proceeds support terminally ill low-income Ventura County hospice residents. Players check in at 7:30 p.m. with putting contest at 7:45 p.m. Shotgun start at 9:30 p.m. This is a “no frills” nine-hole scramble golf […]

Class coaches teens on cooking in college

Teens age 13 and older are invited to the Surviving Dorm Life Cooking Program from 1 to 3 p.m. Sat., July 30 at the Agoura Hills Library, 29901 Ladyface Court. Prospective college students can learn how to eat smarter, discover “brain foods” that relieve stress and make snacks. Participants can create their own snack and enter the “Best Brain Food” […]

Place the onus on drunk drivers

You write that the law-abiding should sacrifice so that police can catch drunk drivers. Please write an editorial placing the blame where it belongs—on drunk drivers and those who enable their driving while intoxicated. Drunk driving does not have to be a fact of life. Increase the punishment on drunk drivers who are caught in a normal traffic stop. If […]