2012-11-29 E-Edition

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Richard Bloom maintains narrow lead in Assembly race

In the latest vote tally, Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom has widened his lead against Betsy Butler in the race for California State Assembly District 50—but it’s not over yet. The race between Bloom and Butler was deemed too close to call on Election Day, Nov. 6. Since then, officials at the Los Angeles County recorder’s office in Norwalk have […]


Savvy Seniors lunch and registration Calabasas Savvy Seniors will present a luncheon and class registration at noon Wed., Dec. 12 in Founders Hall behind the Calabasas Library, 200 Civic Center Way. Jackie Goldberg, also known as The Pink Lady, will present “Get Up, Get Out, Get a Life: Humor in Aging.” Attendees can also register for Savvy Seniors winter classes, […]

New Mommy & Me program offered at Living Oaks Church

Living Oaks Church will start a new Mommy & Me and Mom’s Morning Out program in December. The programs are designed to partner with parents and children in a fun, interactive and educational environment. Mommy & Me, for parents with children ages 3 and younger, will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. starting Dec. 4 in 1033 Business Center Circle, […]

Owl doesn’t give a hoot if it’s a bird bath

DIRTY BIRD CLEANS UP— Paul and Juli Scrivano saw this hawk sitting in a bird bath at their Agoura Hills home. The couple’s yard is a playground for birds and squirrels, and perhaps the hawk was looking for an opportunistic meal. “We shooed him on his way after a nice little bath,” the couple said.

Learn the signs of Alzheimer’s

This holiday season become educated about the warning signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, is a condition that robs people of their memory and thinking skills and is ultimately fatal. Visiting with relatives over the holidays may raise questions about the physical and cognitive health of family members. Although some change in cognitive […]

Agoura begins park repairs

The Agoura Hills Department of Community Services will be doing annual maintenance to these parks: Chumash Park, Old Agoura Park ball fields and all of Morrison Park. These areas will be closed from the first week of December through the end of February. The purpose of the closures is to reseed and rehabilitate the grass areas. For details, call the […]

Memorial Honors Detail gives military send-off to veterans of U.S. armed forces

The melody sounded clear and plaintive from the rear of the Ventura church. Wearing his Marine Corps blue dress uniform, John Walker, a Vietnam veteran, played taps on his bugle while mourners stood with hands over their hearts. The final notes floated away, leaving many to wipe away a tear. Within moments, Joe Saenz and Jim Knapp—both retired service members—ceremoniously […]

Bunny Brigade more than hoppy to help shelter rabbits

Simi Valley residents Chris and Rusty Lane live on Running Creek Court, a somewhat rural part of town abutting rolling hillsides. Because of their location, the Lanes often see wildlife passing in and out of their neighborhood. But they couldn’t believe their eyes a few weeks ago when they saw nine bunnies hopping in a patch of HOA-tended grass around […]

Culture classes earn Golden Bell Award

Sean Mogavero, 14, started eyeing his future in seventh grade when he took Intro to Chinese at Medea Creek Middle School. Now a freshman at Oak Park High School, Sean is well on his way to becoming fluent in Chinese, a skill that he believes will come in handy when he enters the workforce after college. Students like Sean are […]