2011-12-22 E-Edition

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Lights, Laughter, Latkes

Celebrating eight bright nights

Changing of the guard

A happy holiday can be healthy

While for many the holiday season is a time filled with family gatherings and favorite foods, those who are cooking may be glad to learn meals can be made healthier without sacrificing taste or fun. Here are hints on how. Swap out ingredients for healthier options without forgoing flavor. Choosing foods that reduce calories and fat won’t make meals less […]

The environment affects human health

Dear EarthTalk: Aren’t environmental issues primarily about health? Detractors like to trivialize environmentalists as “tree huggers,” but the bottom line is that pollution makes us sick. Wouldn’t people care more if they had a better understanding of that? — Tim Douglas, Stowe, Vt. No doubt many of the ways we harm our environment come back to haunt us in the […]

Agoura to consider ban on carry out plastic bags

The City of Agoura Hills joined Heal the Bay in its effort to reduce the use of plastic and paper bags at grocery stores. In a fifth annual “Day Without a Bag” campaign Dec. 15, Heal the Bay and the city distributed reusable, environmentally friendly grocery bags to City Hall, the library and the recreation center on Thousand Oaks Boulevard. […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura A burglar stole two luggage cases worth $300 from a car parked in the 5100 block of Clareton Drive Dec. 13. The culprit caused $300 in damage shattering a window to get into the car. A thief stole a $2,300 computer, $600 worth of clothing and a $2,500 purse containing $1,000 in cash, a checkbook and credit cards from […]

Acting for autistic children

The Acting Academy for Autism is a Gold Coast Theatre Conservatory program for highfunctioning third through eighthgraders with autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. The program’s spring session will run from Jan. 30 through April 23. Classes will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays at the Discovery Center for Science and Technology, 43 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. The […]

Education foundation donates $100,000 to school district

The Friends of Oak Park Schools Education Foundation presented a $100,000 check to the Oak Park Unified School District Board of Education on Dec. 6. Barry Myerson, chair of the Friends of Oak Park Schools, said the donation will be used to support school programs in the upcoming school year. “ The funds donated by Friends of Oak Park Schools […]

Applicants sought tofill vacancy on Calabasas City Council

The Calabasas City Council is now accepting applications to fill a seat recently vacated by Councilmember Jonathon Wolfson. A lawyer and former member of the city’s planning commission, Wolfson was elected to the council in March 2005 with his term set to expire in 2013. He resigned on Dec. 15 because he is moving to Bell Canyon. At a meeting […]