2011-12-01 E-Edition

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Watch out for holiday scams

As the holidays approach, criminals are looking for creative new ways to steal from citizens. Recently, victims are being called by people claiming to be members of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. According to the department, one scammer has even said he’s the sheriff himself. The scammers tell the victims to provide money for a family member who is in […]

Let Conejo Players entertain you with ‘Gypsy’

Play review

“Gypsy,” the musical based on the life of burlesque star Gypsy Rose Lee, has often been called “the perfect Broadway show.” Critics have likened it to “King Lear” and “Death of a Salesman” in its depiction of a fractured family and its struggle to stay together. The Conejo Players Theatre’s current production, which runs through Dec. 10, delivers on all […]

Boutiques will benefit nonprofit groups

•A holiday boutique and showcase will take place to benefit Youth Musical Theatre from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Dec. 4 at Woodland Hills Community Church, 21338 Dumetz. The event will have handmade items and food for sale. Entry to the boutique is free. Lunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the cost of $8 […]

Cyberbullying program slated

Congregation Or Ami Center for Jewish Parenting will present a program on “Understanding and Addressing Cyberbullying: What Families Don’t Know Will Hurt Them” ” at 7 p.m. Wed., Dec. 7 at Congregation Or Ami, 26115 Mureau Road, Ste. B, Calabasas. The speakers are Eva Vega- Olds, project director of A World of Difference Institute, and Matt Friedman, associate director of […]

Arsenal annihilates all who enter the pitch

Kenneth C. Johnson

What is cyanide fishing?

Dear EarthTalk: I heard of a practice called cyanide fishing, which is used mostly to collect aquarium specimens, but I understand it is also used to catch fish we eat. Isn’t this very unhealthy? — Phil Seymour, Albany, N.Y. Cyanide fishing, whereby divers crush cyanide tablets into seawater in plastic squirt bottles and puff the solution to stun and capture […]

Dog days of winter

Churches provide the power to stop malaria

A trio of Lutheran churches wants residents looking for the perfect gift to skip the mall this year and instead give a present that will turn on lights at a health clinic half a world away. As part of the 2011 Gifts of Hope Malaria Campaign, Mount Cross Lutheran Church in Camarillo has teamed up with Holy Trinity and Ascension […]