Food for thought

Since the early 1990s, Americans have unknowingly been eating genetically modified food (GMOs). GMOs were approved by the FDA without human studies and have grown in use exponentially in the last two decades. According to the Grocery Manufacturing Association, 80 percent of packaged foods contain GMOs. It is estimated that 85 percent of U.S. corn is GMO. A GMO is […]

Taking a trip down ‘Avenue Q’ with Sean Harrington

The performers stand quietly at attention in a row, mouths agape, waiting for the director to show up. They are unable to move, not just because they’re stuck on poles, but because they have only a head and a torso. No, it’s not some perverse murder mystery. The performers are puppets, created by Simi Valley theater genius Sean Harrington for […]

Practicing the power of presence

“How often do you have to practice the presence of gravity? All the time! Any time you forget about gravity, and fail to practice your relationship with it, you fall on your face. So it is with practicing the presence of God. We are told to ‘pray without ceasing.’ It could be said the reason we have problems is that […]

Nice day for a dip in the ocean

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Sheriff ’s run for diabetes research

Disabilities awareness Shabbat

The community is invited to a special Shabbat to celebrate the fourth annual Jewish Disability Awareness Month at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 24 at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Among the speakers will be 7-year-old congregant Joshua Goldenberg of Simi Valley, who will discuss his project of bringing Braille to grocery store shelves locally and nationally. […]

Smooth sailing for Pavley— or not?

Fran Pavley, the Agoura Hills resident who rose from school teacher and town mayor to become a leader in the state Democratic party, plans to run for office this year in a district with more Republican voters than she’ s ever faced before, but the GOP competition to defeat her so far hasn’t materialized. Pavley, who’s served in the state’s […]

Sheriff’s Blotter

Agoura Hills A burglar stole a $3,000 bicycle from the garage of a home in the 29100 block of Garden Oaks Court Feb. 10. A $90 navigation system was stolen from a car parked in the 29000 block of Indian Ridge Court Feb. 9. Someone caused $1,000 in damage to the convertible roof of a Mustang parked in the 6200 […]

Lecture on hormone imbalance

Christine Farrell, co-owner of Bioidentical Wellness in Westlake Village, and Christine Lang of Intuitive will give a lecture titled “Finding Balance on the Hormone Roller Coaster” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mon., Feb. 27 at the Center for Spiritual Living, 880 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. The talk will cover the issues of hormonal imbalance from perimenopause through menopause as well […]