2012-02-16 E-Edition

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Mayor recaps active year for Calabasas city government

“Trust, transparency and accountability” should be the hallmarks of Calabasas government, Mayor James Bozajian said during the 14th annual State of the City address last week at the Calabasas Library Founders Hall. “ Adhering to these values helped ensure that our city government properly represents thos e ci t izens whom we are responsible to serve,” the mayor said. In […]

Husband, wife team to discuss ‘silent epidemic’ of self injury

California Lutheran University’s Center for Equality and Justice and Pearson Library will feature “Self-Injury: The Silent Epidemic,” presented by sociologists Patricia and Peter Adler at 7 p.m. Thurs., March 1 in the Lundring Events Center in the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center. Self-injury, or the deliberate destruction of one’s own body tissue, includes cutting, burning, branding and bone-breaking. The lecture […]

Bands needed for St. Patrick’s Day

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center seeks teen bands to perform at its sixth annual St. Patrick’s Day Rock Show from 7 to 10 p.m. Sat., March 17 at 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Demos and applications must be submitted to Brandon Ferguson by Thurs., March 1. To download a band application form, visit www.ahccc.org. For more information, call Ferguson at […]

A clean comedy show

Clean Up Comedy is Ventura County’s newest improv group for adults, presenting familyfriendly comedy with no foul language or crude jokes. Clean Up Comedy is a 90-minute improv show based around audience suggestions, and the actors make up everything on the spot. Audience participation is key. Clean Up Comedy performs at Newbury Park First Christian Church on the third Friday […]

The Breast Center earns distinction

The Breast Center at Community Memorial Hospital was designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the first medical facility in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties to achieve the distinction by the American College of Radiology. The ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound, and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. The Breast Center has […]

19-year-old Christopher Myers dies in Kanan Road car crash

Son of sportscaster Chris Myers loved in the community

    A friend recalls his precocious demeanor and witty ways. Funny with friends but serious about his commitment to caring for animals, 19-year-old Christopher Myers of Oak Park was a college honor student whose bright future was all but assured.    But on Feb. 16, Myers’ car ran off Kanan Road south of Latigo Canyon and crashed into a ravine about […]

Bennett won’t run for Congress

He was considered thefield’s leading Democrat

Steve Bennett has bowed out of the race for the 26th Congressional District, a last-minute move that left the Ventura County Democratic Central Committee unable to endorse a candidate and opened the possibility that another Democrat may step into the already crowded field. Bennett, the Democratic frontrunner and current county supervisor, made the announcement the evening of Sat., Feb. 11—minutes […]

Prepare for disaster with CERT training

The Thousand Oaks Community Emergency Response Team program is a coordinated effort between the Ventura County Fire Department and the City of Thousand Oaks. The next series of classes will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays March 3, 10 and 17 at city hall and Ventura County Fire Headquarters in Camarillo. The CERT program offers disaster preparedness classes […]

Does playing chess prevent Alzheimer’s?

How many of us know what we can do to reduce our risk of Alzheimer’s disease? When I ask groups of seniors that question, some of the more common answers include games such as crossword puzzles, chess, or sudoku. Each one of these answers is right but also wrong, because simply playing games falls short of what we can do […]