2012-02-09

Cope with hearing loss



One in five Americans suffers from hearing loss. According to the National Institutes of Health, an estimated one-third of people in the U.S. between the ages of 65 and 75 have some degree of hearing loss. Hearing loss cannot be reversed. Ellen Baker, hearing specialist, will discuss how to prevent hearing loss and how to cope with loss of hearing […]

Son stumping for local tea party



Last month I enjoyed a memorable experience—witnessing my son speak to the Thousand Oaks Tea Party at BJ’s restaurant in Westlake Village. Although Eric Eisenhammer has been the featured speaker at about 100 political functions, this was the first time he had addressed his hometown group. Eric, 29, the director of grassroots operations for the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, graduated […]

More than fresh veggies at farmers market



The Thousand Oaks Farmers’ Market is held Thursdays from 1:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the east-end parking lot of The Oaks mall, 350 W. Hillcrest Drive. New vendors have recently joined the market which offer artisan and whole wheat breads, goat cheeses, and sauces. Les Delices Du Four French Bakery offers more than 35 different breads, most made with organic […]

Save a life, adopt a shelter animal



The Camarillo animal shelter, 600 Aviation Drive, is open to the public every day except Tuesday. To adopt a shelter pet, visit the Ventura County Animal Services website at www.vcas.us to view the animals or call (805) 388-4341. VCAS is also working in partnership with Bark Avenue Foundation to staff a weekend Shelter Hope Pet Shop at the Janss Marketplace […]

Coyote hoops team motivated tofinish strong




Always be closing. The Calabasas High boys’ basketball team can secure an outright Marmonte League championship with a victory in tonight’s regular-season finale at Westlake. Tipoff is slated for 7:30 p.m. Calabasas (22-3, 12-1 in league) is one game up on Royal (19-6, 11-2) in the Marmonte standings. The Highlanders, who lost twice this season to CHS, play at Agoura […]

Cabrillo’s ‘Ring of Fire’ showcases music of Johnny Cash

Show review


“Ring of Fire,” the Broadway show that celebrates the music of country music icon Johnny Cash, endeavors to encapsulate the life and times of “The Man in Black” through the songs of his vast repertoire. Cabrillo Music Theatre brought the production to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza’s Fred Kavli Theatre. Cabrillo’s outstanding cast is headed by Jason Edwards, star […]

Confronting autism



A diagnosis of autism can be one of the most devastating diagnoses a parent can hear. The toll placed on the families and society is staggering. Statistics in the United States report that 1 in 110 children have autism today, and this rate is expected to rise. There are several factors researchers have looked at in attempting to uncover the […]

Gem show will sparkle



The Ventura Gem and Mineral Society will present its 50th annual Gem, Mineral, Lapidary and Fossil Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., March 3 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., March 4 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd. This free show will feature 70 displays of gems, minerals, fossils, rocks and jewelry. Benitoite, […]

Finding safe personal care products

Earth Talk environmental commentary

Dear EarthTalk: I know that there are many issues with personal care products being unsafe for our health, but where do I look to find out what’s safe and what’s not?—Mary Pulaski, Trenton, NJ. The average American uses about 10 personal care products each day, resulting in exposure to some 100 unique chemicals. However, the vast majority of the 12,500 […]

Agoura United gives an All-Star effort




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