THE Other Side of 50

Building bones At age 35 I found out my bones weren’t as strong and healthy as a normal 35-year-old’s. Back then, almost 20 years ago, on my first appointment with a new doctor, one of the forms I was asked to complete was a checklist of 13 risk factors for osteoporosis. I read down the checklist. Am I female? Check. […]

Waxman again for U.S. Congress

Rep. Henry Waxman will keep his longtime job as U.S. Congressman now that the ballots have been counted in Tuesday’s election and his victory secured. The veteran Democrat was put to the test by challenger Bill Bloomfield, a Republican-turned Independent in the newly formed 33rd Congressional District. District 33 includes Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Malibu, West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Westwood […]

Iconic music recalls sounds of ‘60s, ‘70s

CONCERT REVIEW The Desert Rose Band

In his long career, Chris Hillman has been an integral part of three musical revolutions, a feat few musicians can claim. As an original member and bass player for the Byrds, he helped pioneer folk-rock in the mid-’60s. In the early ’70s, he joined the Flying Burrito Brothers, which melded progressive country music with rock. Then, in the ’80s, Hillman’s […]

Making a monster win

The British are coming to CLU venue

Areté Vocal Ensemble will open its fourth season with “The British Are Coming!”, a concert of British music by The Beatles and a 20th century composer known for his choral works, at 2 p.m. Sun., Nov. 11 in Samuelson Chapel, south of Olsen Road near the corner of Campus Drive at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. This is the first […]

Chefs create gingerbread houses for charity raffe

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/ Santa Barbara will present its fifth annual gingerbread house event from 1 to 5 p.m. Sun., Nov. 11 at 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Gingerbread houses created by chefs from Mastro’s Steakhouse, Hyatt Westlake Plaza, North Ranch Country Club and Let’s Get Cookin’ will be on display. A drawing will be held for the chance […]