2011-11-17 E-Edition

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Fire station responds quickly

You can only imagine my face when I looked outside and saw that a pipe had broken and was flooding my backyard. The normal thing to do would be to try to shut off the water main, which I couldn’t budge. I immediately contacted Las Virgenes Water District and to my amazement the emergency number gave a recording stating that […]

San Fernando Valley Scouts collect food for needy

The San Fernando Boy Scouts, along with Cub and Girl Scouts, will present the annual Scouting for Food campaign on Sat., Nov. 16. Grocery bag “door hangers” were distributed throughout local neighborhoods in the Western San Fernando Valley on Nov. 12. Residents can fill up those bags and any additional bags with nonperishable food items. The filled bags should be […]

Calabasas City Council approves new mural the library

Turkey Bowl games honor friend lost to bi-polar disorder

The 2011 Turkey Bowl Thanksgiving Day football tradition launched by Oak Park High School graduates Matt Koller and Monte McNair returns to the high school this year. The Thanksgiving Day event will pit OPHS graduates from the past decade against each other in a friendly round of flag football. Koller, who graduated in 2002, said 16 teams will participate in […]

They are dealing with suicide

I am concerned about the impression that the recent Acorn article, “New treatment for depression,” might leave for many of your readers. This community is at a critical point in dealing with depression and suicide. We don’t know exactly what causes depression so we don’t have a cure. We only have a variety of treatment options. Your article gives an […]

Singers to perform in regional choir

Remembering loved ones

Hospice of the Conejo will present its 31st annual Tree Lighting and Speaking of the Names Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Tues., Nov. 29 in the food court patio at The Oaks, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive. Names of loved ones being remembered are written on stars displayed on the Tree of Life, a symbol of caring during the holiday season. These […]

High school support group to meet

YANA brings teens together

The Ludington Institute for Family Enrichment (LIFE) is offering a weekly support group called YANA (You Are Not Alone) for high school students in the Conejo Valley from 3 to 4:30 p.m. every Sunday at the Ludington Institute, 875 S. Westlake Blvd., Ste. 311, Westlake Village. The group will be facilitated by Alan Ludington and Risa Grubeger. In response to […]

Suicide Survivors Day Nov. 19

Many members of our community have been affected by suicide, most recently by the suicides of local youths. Those left behind struggle for answers, while grieving the loss of someone they loved. Survivors are often times confused about suicide and the stigma surrounding it. They often feel they are somehow responsible. Research shows that more than 90 percent of people […]

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