2013-01-23 E-Edition

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Calabasas election ignites

Candidates come under scrutiny prior to March 5 City Council contest

The politics in small-town Calabasas often pack a big punch, especially during election time when City Council candidates look for any edge they can find. In the March 5 Calabasas City Council election, challenger Jody Thomas will join incumbents James Bozajian, David Shapiro and Mary Sue Maurer in a battle for three seats on the panel. The battle lines are […]

Sheriff’s juvenile intervention team guides parents

Puberty is fraught with possibilities and temptations. Teenagers and their parents will likely face conflicts during this period of growth and experimentation, but communication, respect, discipline and consequences are essential to make sure kids stay safe, said speakers at a recent parenting program hosted by the sheriff’s Juvenile Intervention Team at the Malibu/ Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. About 50 people […]

The Other Side of 50

Bridging the elder communication gap

Each time I think of my mother in-law, Mary, in her assisted living facility, I feel sad. While today she is in a safe, nurturing environment and is surrounded by people she now calls her friends, I wish the journey we traveled to get her there hadn’t been one filled with anger, anxiety and frustration. Previously, Mary lived in an […]

Cold hands, warm hearts at Coats for Casa

SELPA program on community resources

The Ventura County Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) will host a program titled “Ventura County Children’s System of Care-Agency 101” from 8:30 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wed., Jan. 30 at the Ventura County Office of Education Conference Center in Salons A, B, and C at 5100 Adolfo Road, Camarillo. Information for professionals working with at-risk […]

Focus group

Meeting will address cleanup efforts at Santa Susanafield lab

Oak Park residents have been affected

The Department of Toxic Substances Control is planning a public meeting regarding the effort to clean up the Santa Susana Field Laboratory. The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wed., Jan. 30 at DTSC’s regional office at 9211 Oakdale Ave. in Chatsworth. DTSC is the state agency overseeing the ongoing cleanup of the Santa Susana Field Lab. […]

It’s Cookie Time

The Movie Nut

This is a thin story with too many loose threads, partially developed characters and potentially interesting ideas abandoned too soon. What should have been a tight thriller turns into a movie that follows as crooked a path as the politician whose story it tells. The underbelly of New York City looks slick and polished in the neon light—although most of […]