2012-02-09

2012-02-09 E-Edition

Love remembered

Couplefinds spark in 41-year marriage


On Jan. 24, 1986, Los Angeles Police Officer Bob Farley was training a new recruit in pursuit maneuvers at the L.A. County Fairgrounds in Pomona when their car slammed into a retaining wall at 70 miles per hour. Farley’s ribs, collarbone, hip and shoulder were broken. He sustained lung and heart damage, requiring six months of hospitalization. He was unconscious […]

Living with autism not an easy task

Part three of a three-part series


Edlyn Peña felt like she had lost some part of her son. Her “a-ha moment” came in January 2010 during a party for Diego’s second birthday. While family and friends gathered to sing “Happy Birthday” to the little boy, Diego looked down at his feet, seemingly unaware of the celebration happening around him. “He wasn’t looking at anyone,” the Camarillo […]

Marine happy to come home



Lt. Col. Russell Todd Zink of Westlake Village returned home to his family on Feb. 3 from Afghanistan after being away for more than a year with his Houston, Tex.-based Marine Corps reserve infantry battalion. Zink is the battalion commander of the 1st Battalion, 23rd Marines, also known as “ The Lone Star Battalion,” comprised of nearly 900 reserve Marines […]

Valentine’s Day for one

Tips to warm the single heart


With Cupid reserving his arrows for dreamy-eyed couples on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day can be a challenging 24 hours for singles. While some celebratory days such as Duck-billed Platypus Day ( Feb. 2) and Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept. 19) have, believe it or not, been given their own billing, “Happy Single’s Day” (the anti- Valentine’s Day) will have […]

High School Highlights



Agoura ChargersFri., Feb. 10: Film festival/7 p.m.Sat., Feb. 11: ComedySportz/6p.m.Mon., Feb. 13: Senior panoramicpictureWed., Feb. 15: Blood drive/8 a.m.Thurs., Feb. 16: Choir concert/7p.m. Calabasas CoyotesFri., Feb. 10: School tour/9:15 a.m.New-student luncheon forincoming second semester students/ 11:25 a.m.Sat., Feb. 11: Cookies for Kids’Cancer bake sale/7 a.m.ACT/8 a.m.NHS tutoring/8:30 a.m.Flag football tournament/Balboa Park/11 a.m.Sun., Feb. 12: Baseball casinotournament fundraiser/4 p.m.Mon., Feb. 13: […]

Auditions open



The Oaks Camerata vocal ensemble, directed by Dr. Brian Driscoll, has a limited number of openings for new members. The next concert will be at 5 p.m. Sun., April 22 at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo. The program will include works by Lassus, Stanford, Durufle, Messiaen and Philip Moore. Experienced singers with the ability to read music can email Susan […]

Calabasas wants better disaster preparation

Offcials nervous about readiness


Preparing for disaster is one of those things that’s often put off till tomorrow. But, without warning, tomorrow may be too late. At a Jan. 23 meeting, members of the Calabasas Public Safety Commission expressed disappointment about an apparent lack of interest from community members in preparing for emergencies. Last year, the city introduced a new disaster readiness program called […]

One newcomer and one incumbent named to Oak Park advisory committee




Four candidates applied for two open seats on an advisory committee that works with the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District to manage parks and recreational programs in Oak Park. At the Municipal Advisory Council meeting on Jan. 25, residents and community leaders selected Michael Sklar, an incumbent who sought reelection on the committee, and Wendy Bani, a mother who […]

Singing valentines for hire



Singing valentines will be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tues., Feb. 14. A quartet from the award-winning Agoura Hills Harmony Chorus can come to a home, school, office, restaurant or hospital or make a valentine phone call. Cost ranges from $15 to $40. To book an appointment, call (805) 452-6775 or email valentine@ahhchorus.net, or order online at www.ahhchorus.net.


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