Sufferers can say goodbye to gout

Recently my office has received many calls from patients with the same complaint: a sudden onset of redness, swelling, heat and, often, unbearable pain originating from the foot without any history of injury or change in routine. After the diagnostic workup I will describe below, these patients, like some 6 million to 8 million fellow Americans (mostly male) ended up […]

Man who robbed cars at hiking trails finally caught

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department arrested a man Jan. 12 for breaking into numerous vehicles parked at local hiking trails. According to authorities, convicted burglar and Newbury Park resident Troyan Duss, 43, used the purses, bank cards and cash stolen from the trailhead parking lots to support his drug addiction. Duss was on parole after serving a third of his […]

CHEVRE Club’s creek clean-ups

February’s walk marks Jewish Arbor Day

The CHEVRE Club, a volunteer project of Chabad of Oak Park, announces its upcoming Medea Creek clean-up events. Jewish Arbor Day will be honored from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Sun., Feb. 8. The event will feature a discussion of Tu B’Shevat ( Jewish Arbor Day), which takes place this week, while detailing the different species of trees along Medea Creek. […]

Tuba recital at CLU

California Lutheran University will present its inaugural faculty tuba recital at 8 p.m. Fri., Jan. 27 in Samuelson Chapel on the Thousand Oaks campus. Music instructor Michael D. Hart will play the tuba, and lecturer Eric Kinsley will perform on piano at the concert. Compositions include Paul Hindemith’s landmark work for tuba, Sonata for Bass Tuba and Piano; Bruce Broughton’s […]

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Boys’ basketball report

Phi Slama Jama. Showtime. Lob City. In Ventura County, it’s simply called solid basketball. Local high school boys’ teams are enjoying a hoops renaissance. The days of one or two powerhouses running amok in the Marmonte League have followed the triceratops to extinction. Calabasas, Royal, Westlake, Thousand Oaks, Agoura and Moorpark are all ranked in their respective divisions within the […]

Westlake City Council sets goals for coming year

New code enforcement practices, regulations on digital signs, and budgeting priorities for capital improvements are among the goals of the Westlake Village City Council for the coming year. The council debated during its meeting last week whether to create an ordinance that would penalize business and property owners who apply for building permits after changes have been made—a violation of […]

Westlake Village city food programs offer something tasty

The City of Westlake Village will offer a variety of community programs in the coming weeks. Events will be at the Westlake Village Civic Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. •Jan. 28: Resident Pie Cook-off and Kitchen Utensil Swap from 1 to 3 p.m. in the community room. Residents can bring home-made pies for judging by food experts or swap kitchen […]

Westlake High students make California All-State bands

Nine Westlake High School musicians have been accepted into the 2012 California All-State Music Ensembles. Ben Goldberg, clarinet; Eric Langlois, trombone; Maegan Richards, bassoon; Arabella Williams, French horn; and Sean Wooldridge, trombone, made the High School Band. Four out of the 20 All-State Jazz Band members are musicians in the Westlake High School Studio Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of […]

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