2012-08-09

The Movie Nut



“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” Directed by: David Bowers Starring: Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Devon Bostick MPAA rating: PG for some rude humor Running time: 94 minutes Best suited for: those looking for family entertainment during these “dog days” of August Least suited for: teenagers, families without kids, and those who like movies with a “bang,” not a […]

Concerned about the senator’s mail



Recently I and a number of other Democrats have received information letters about local issues from Sen. Strickland. What is curious to me is that previous to his running for Congress, I have never received any correspondence from his senatorial office. While the information does not mention that he is a candidate for Congress, clearly he is trying to influence […]

Hospice leader steps down

Retiring director worked hard to advance hospice’s noble mission


Maria Prescott knows firsthand the pain of losing a loved one. In 1969, after three weeks of active duty in Vietnam, her older brother, Eddie Heath, was mortally wounded while on a reconnaissance mission. He was 28 years old. “It was a shock,” said Prescott, who was 23 at the time. Devastating, too, was the lack of response from her […]

A wonderful concert in T.O.



Conejo Recreation and Park District’s free 2012 Summer Concerts in the Park Series will present Carolyn Wonderland at 5 p.m. Sun., Aug. 12 in the natural amphitheater at Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks. Austin-based singer, songwriter and musician, Wonderland will blend Southern vocals with whistling skills. Her songs have been featured on “Homicide” and “Time of Your […]

Patients would benefit by greater access to 90-day prescriptions

COMMENTARY Healthcare


California faces serious health and budget issues. Access to services, including preventive care, is critical to keeping healthy people well and to keeping those with illnesses from becoming sicker. Yet years of budget shortfalls have severely limited the funds available to invest in health programs. And drastic cuts to the Medi- Cal program now threaten millions of vulnerable low-income patients […]

Concert to honor Russell Garcia



A free celebration concert honoring Russell Garcia will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sun., Aug. 12 at The Canyon club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. Garcia was a well-known composer, arranger and conductor. Actor Rainn Wilson will speak about the Mona Foundation, which builds schools in Third World countries; it was Garcia’s favorite charity. Kristy Corwin-Dupont, Garcia’s granddaughter, and […]

Says time for Waxman to go



To the voters of Agoura Hills and Calabasas: My name is Arthur Christopher Schaper, and I am resident of Torrance, Calif. At first, it may seem strange receiving a letter from a resident of the South Bay, but following the noble and necessary redistricting efforts of the California Nonpartisan Redistricting Commission, every city along the Santa Monica Bay— from Palos […]

Premier bridal show coming to Westlake



The Bridal Premiere Bridal Show will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Aug. 19 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Tickets are $10 at the door or $ 8 in advance at www.bridalpremiere.com. The event will showcase more than 70 exhibitors, including bridal and tuxedo shops, bakeries, caterers, DJs, florists, invitations, photographers, […]

Family barbecue at the YMCA



Guildlines for safer grilling



Cooking outdoors is in at any time of year. When grilling, it’s important to follow the guidelines from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing food poisoning. When shopping, buy cold food such as meat and poultry last, right before checkout. Separate raw meat and poultry from other food in the shopping […]


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