2013-03-28

2013-03-28 E-Edition

Ceremony makes sure homeless vet not forgotten



Patriot Guard Riders, a motorcycle organization supporting veterans, roared their Harleys onto the grounds of Pierce Brothers cemetery on March 21 to pay tribute to a fellow soldier who died alone and destitute on the streets of Los Angeles. Terry Pierce, a homeless Vietnam veteran, served in the U.S. Army between 1966 and 1968. He died Feb. 1 at the […]

PLANTING FOR THE FUTURE—



Childhood friends develop tele-medicine tool to improve communications between doctors, patients




Between office hours and hospital rounds, a primary care physician’s workday involves dealing one-on-one with an ongoing stream of patients. In addition, doctors often spend nights and weekends on call, taking messages from answering services and talking to patients over the phone. Two Westlake High School graduates have developed a hightech way to improve communication between on-call doctors and their […]

Young musicians wow at festival



New year, same story: Eagles keep soaring

Oak Park boys’ volleyball is No. 1 in Division 2 poll

The Eagles aren’t just flying. They’re soaring. The Oak Park High boys’ volleyball team, ranked No. 1 in the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 coaches’ poll, crushes Tri-Valley League enemies with the ruthlessness of Vlad Putin pulverizing innocuous female punk bands. Oak Park puts its 59-match league winning streak on the line at 6:30 tonight against rival Oaks Christian on the […]

Prop. 30, boom or bust?

Some school districts cry foul in distribution of funds


Despite the passage of Proposition 30 last November, Las Virgenes school officials continue to worry about their district’s financial health. Prop. 30, the income and sales tax increase to benefit public education, was billed as a cure for ailing budgets, but how much revenue the schools will actually receive remains to be seen. At a March 12 board of education […]

Residents lend a hand to help nature thrive



While birds chirped vigorously in the background, adults and children planted about 150 coastal oak saplings on a hillside at Gates Canyon Park. Hosted by the City of Calabasas, the tree planting on March 23 commemorated Arbor Day, an annual holiday when Americans plant trees coast to coast and learn how to care for them. The oak saplings will take […]

The Other Side of 50



Accidental caregivers Our new house brought with it many new things: a new address, a new location and new neighbors. I find it odd that people in the market for a new home would spend so much energy deciding on the location and price but give so little attention to who their neighbors might be. Some neighbors change lives forever. […]

New musical is ‘off the charts’



Hillcrest Center for the Arts and Rolling Catfish Productions will present the world premiere of “Off The Charts,” a quasi-musical comedy/drama in two acts, from March 29 through April 14 at the Theater on the Hill in the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Show times will be 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 […]


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