Leg discomfort could signify heart disease

You’re out walking or you’re at home, climbing the stairs. Your legs or feet ache. Maybe they start to cramp. You get relief when you stop moving because the pain goes away. It’s just part of aging, right? Not necessarily. Discomfort in your legs or feet during the day could indicate something serious—Peripheral Arterial Disease or P.A.D., which affects an […]


Jacob, Isabella continue to top baby name list

Social Security has announced the top 10 baby names for boys and girls in 2010. Jacob and Isabella are once again king and queen of the crib. This is the 12th year in a row on our list for Jacob and the second for Isabella. The new number two for girls is Sophia. The only new name to crawl into […]

On a clear day, go visit the turtles

Christian athletes host banquet

The Ventura County chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host its inaugural 2011 Victory Drive and Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Padre Serra Parish–Serra Center, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo. A VIP reception will begin at 5:45 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m. Former pro football players Chris Thomas and Bob Gagliano will be the guest speakers. […]

Have a heart at fundraiser

The American Heart Association will present the Ventura County Heart Walk on Sat., Aug. 27 at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. Janss Road, behind the library in Thousand Oaks. Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. The opening ceremony will be at 7:30 a.m. with the 5K Walk/Run at 8 a.m. The event will also have a one-mile Survivor Route, kids’ […]

Religious learning

I read with great interest the article by Stephanie Bertholdo titled “No temple affiliation needed at Hebrew school.” In addition to noting that the highlighted teacher in her article is pictured with children who are members of local synagogues, as an ordained congregational rabbi I am the first to admit that a synagogue or temple is not needed to learn […]

Disability doesn’t hold him back

With Villa Esperanza’s help, Tye Horn has advanced at work

Tye Horn sets goals and achieves them. Horn, who has mild developmental disability, was hired as a parking lot attendant at Home Depot in Newbury Park when he was 19. After pushing carts for nearly a decade, he set his sights on moving inside and becoming a cashier. “I said, ‘I’m up for anything.’ I didn’t know anything about money […]

A Prince of a pooch

Critter Tail

I can’t understand why Weimaraners aren’t part of the “designer dog” club. Their neutral taupe fur lends elegance to any decor, and there is even a Benjamin Moore paint color named after them. Their stance is regal, their expression comical. Think Alfred E. Newman with panache. Prince (pronounced “Prerinse”) belonged to a psychiatrist and was driving him insane. For $40, […]

Mah jongg tournament

The Women of Congregation B’nai Emet will host a mah jongg tournament from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Aug. 28 at 9 W. Bonita Drive, Simi Valley. $36 includes continental breakfast, two sessions of play, salad lunch buffet and prizes. To RSVP, e-mail Ruth Ann Rossman at rupee24601@gmail.com or call (805) 581-3723.