2012-08-09 E-Edition

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Fan of Chick-fil-A

I never knew that Chick-fil- A existed until they donated 36 sandwiches to my grandson’s work party for his Eagle Scout project. They were delicious, but I did not know where the store was located. The company’s owner, a follower of the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible, made a statement that marriage was reserved for the union […]

Bodybuilder, health devotee puts his cancer on the mat

Calabasas man encourages others to lead healthy lifestyles

For Calabasas resident Robert Blackstone, good health and physical strength are not just random gifts attained through sheer luck and good genes. With proper exercise, nutrition and state of mind, everyone can enjoy optimal health, said the 42-year-old bodybuilder and martial arts expert who had stage 4 lymphoma 15 years ago. Although doctors gave him a 20 percent chance of […]

Stopping to smell the roses

Lutherans host dog-gone good fundraiser

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Thousand Oaks men’s group had another successful year at the Scandinavian Festival selling Viking Dogs as a fundraiser for local charities. Jerry Miller, Thrivent/Conejo Valley Chapter volunteer treasurer, recently presented checks for $ 1,100 to Mike Mathews, general manager of Manna, and Diana Ortuno, program manager at Lutheran Social Services. Clarence Single, Holy Trinity Lutheran […]

Master classes for actors at Hillcrest

Theater professionals cover auditions and show business

Musical theater professional Robert W. Schneider will host three master classes for actors on Sat. and Sun., Aug. 11 and 12 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. On Saturday, Schneider will offer the class “Your College Audition” from 10 a.m. to noon, and “The Business of the Business” from 1 to 3 p.m. […]

Kids abuse creek

My husband, daughter and I recently moved to the neighborhood of Oak Park. Our home overlooks Medea Creek so we have a really good view of the people crossing through it. When we first moved here, we noticed two young boys around 7 or 8 years old playing in the creek with no parents around. They said they were catching […]

Westlake author pays visit to heyday of rock ’n’ roll

Debra Davis remembers the first time she was on a private jet with The Rolling Stones. She walked to the back of the plane to find the room where guitarist Keith Richards spent much of his time. When she entered the room, she saw a large circular bed with five seat belts across it. “I better stay close to the […]

The Other Side of 50

Seniors struggle financially

Today’s news stories speak volumes: Seniors struggle to make ends meet. More elderly people find they can’t afford not to work. Baby boomers are compelled to support parents. While a growing number of seniors can’t make ends meet, according to the Elder Index, in Ventura County a whopping 47 percent of seniors don’t have enough retirement income to adequately meet […]

Worship by the sea

The Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue will host Shabbat on the Beach services at 7 p.m. every Friday through Sept. 7 at Westward Beach in Malibu. All are invited. Guests should dress warmly and bring chairs. For more information, call (310) 456-2178 or visit www.mjcs.org.