Dangers of sleep apnea

The not-so-silent killer

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a disorder in which patients snore and hold their breath (apnea) during sleep. Patients with OSA have extra tissue in their upper airway from the nose to the vocal cords. The airway of patients is also loose, floppy and more easily collapsible than the airway of persons without OSA. The OSA patient has to work […]

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Westlake singer making his mark at a young age

When Andrew Muccitelli of Westlake Village was 3, he was already singing around the house—but he wasn’t humming toddler tunes. Andrew, now 13, said he loved Cher. “I saw Cher’s ‘Farewell Tour’ (on TV) and it captivated me,” he said. “I got obsessed with singing and Cher.” Andrew’s interest in singing continued to develop over the years, and he is […]

LA Zoo welcomes springtime babies

Visitors to the Los Angeles Zoo can see several new babies on display this spring Chimpanzee baby: Born March 6. The baby chimpanzee is the first born at the zoo since 1999. Her mother is Gracie. The Los Angeles Zoo is home to 15 chimpanzees, one of the largest troops in the nation. Chimpanzees are on the endangered species list. […]

Family feels at home in Agoura IHOP

The life of a restaurateur is a labor of love, and the Wickens family, owners of the International House of Pancakes in Agoura Hills, love what they do. For close to 25 years, the family run business has had a family member on duty at all times. Three generations of Wickenses, often working side by side, have served in the […]

Take Your Acorn on Vacation

Shotsfired in Calabasas

The Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station is seeking the public’s help in identifying the person who apparently fired a gunshot at a car on the 101 Freeway in Calabasas. At about 4:30 a.m. May 17, a woman driving a silver PT Cruiser called authorities to say that someone fired a shot at her vehicle while she was driving east on the […]

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