Manna’s new executive director on a mission to feed the hungry

In October, not three months into her role as executive director of Manna, Jennifer Schwabauer witnessed a frantic father come through the door. “He said, ‘I have three kids at home, I just got off work, my (hours) got cut back and I don’t have any food in the house,’” she recalled. “I thought he was going to burst into […]

Understand risks, options with GERD

Acid reflux

Most people think of heartburn as just an annoying discomfort, but when it’s a symptom of ongoing acid reflux, there are associated risks most people aren’t aware of. If you are one of the millions who suffer from daily symptoms of acid reflux, also known as GERD—gastro-esophageal refl ux disease—you already know the impact on your quality of life. Some […]

‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ kicks off Yerba Buena’s arts program

The Yerba Buena Elementary School community has launched new program called YB BEAT– Bridging Arts and Technology. The After-School Enrichment for Performing Arts is one of the many ways in which YB BEAT supports the students’ artistic and creative abilities. YB BEAT’s first production is Washington — Andrea Irving’s classic director, After- story, “The Legend Theater Arts of Sleepy Hollow” […]

Sign fatigue

Does anyone else think the number of Polan/Bowman election signs littering our streets and sidewalks was excessive? It was crazy. It’s a shame anyone won that race. Both candidates should have been fined for excessive ridiculousness. Then, to read in your paper that the signs were being stolen, how petty/crazy is that? Is there a limit to the number of […]

Holiday Fantasy

Recovery group to meet

SMART Recovery is a free, sober social support group that meets every Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 30101 Agoura Court, Ste. 103, Agoura Hills. SMART, which stands for Self- Management and Recovery Training, is a “crosstalk” process group that uses cognitive behavioral therapy to empower individuals struggling with addiction to take charge of their own recovery. The goals […]

High School Hi Lights

Agoura Chargers Fri., Nov. 16: ComedySportz/G building/6 p.m. Mon., Nov. 19: Fall break-no school through Fri., Nov. 23 Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Nov. 16: Last day of club donation drive NHS meeting/11:30 a.m. Turkey Bowl basketball game/11:30 a.m. Fall play/7 p.m. Sat., Nov. 17: Boys’ basketball garage sale Fall play/2 and 7 p.m. Sun., Nov. 18: Boys’ basketball garage sale Mon., […]

Farewell to water board member

With this election finally behind us, the real work is now ahead of everyone. It’s our leaders role to lead, and the public’s role to not just watch, but participate, and keep our elected officials on the best path. I want to take a moment to say a special thank you—to Joe Bowman. For those of you that don’t know, […]

Santa on his way back to Agoura

Santa may be the busiest guy around the holiday season, but he is taking his time out of his toy-making schedule to once again help the Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club host the 33rd annual Santa Comes to Westlake/Agoura and Beyond food drive. This year’s non-denominational event takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. Sat., Dec. 1 in the Agoura […]

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