2013-05-09

2013-05-09 E-Edition

Cancer support group reaches out to community

Gala honorees have ‘personal vendetta’ against the disease

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara honored five area residents at a gala fundraiser last week for their support in fighting the disease. The honorees are “heroes” in the ongoing battle against cancer, said Steve Spector, CSC chairperson. “Our vision is that no child, teen or parent faces cancer alone,” Spector told the nearly 400 guests who attended the May […]

Where the gravel road may lead

Man tells of an adventure that took him around the globe on a motorcycle

Rene Cormier is more than a motorcyclist. He is a traveler extraordinaire living on the edge with fuel running through his blood. Cormier, 43, is has been visiting BMW motorcycle dealerships across the nation to share his oncein a-lifetime adventure and his book, “The University of Gravel Roads: Global Lessons From A Four-Year Motorcycle Adventure.” The book chronicles Cormier’s four-year […]

The Other Side of 50



The overstuffed sandwich generation Three years ago, my sister Carla became an official member of the sandwich generation. The sandwich generation refers to people who care for their aging parents while supporting their own children at the same time. It was around then that Carla and I and our other sister, Paula, had a discussion with my parents about moving […]

Coyotes make history on volleyball court



Program of sacred music



St. Mel Catholic Church’s Music Series will host an evening of choral selections titled “Sacred Moments from The Opera” at 7:30 p.m. Sun., May 19 at 20870 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. St. Mel’s choirs, director Francesco AlleRuzzo, and the San Fernando Valley Master Chorale from Pierce College, directed by Terry Danne, will present these and other works: “Messa Di Gloria” […]

‘Dear Cancer, it’s me’



This year, the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara conducted an essay writing contest asking area students to express how cancer has affected them personally. The title of each essay was “Dear Cancer, it’s me.” Veronika Kruger, a sophomore at Oak Park High School, won the contest. Veronika’s father and mother both had the disease, and her mother died. Mother’s Day […]

Restaurant showed grace under fire




The Camarillo Springs wildfire that consumed 24,000 acres and threatened 4,000 homes in Camarillo, Newbury Park, Hidden Valley and Lake Sherwood brought out the best in a local business. Stonefire Grill, a restaurant chain owned by sisters Mary and Maureen Harrigan, was supposed to cater a Westlake High School band banquet on May 3 when the school canceled the event […]

Tips for a healthy heart



Getting on the road to a healthier lifestyle is as easy as takingbetter care of one’s heart.Since heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, it’salways a good time to take stepsto reduce the risk of heart disease:Get plenty of exercise, atleast 30 to 60 minutes most days.Sessions do not need to be allat once; several 10-minute sessions […]

Warriors, Lions winfirst-round matches



The Westlake and Oaks Christian high school boys’ volleyball teams advanced to the second round of the CIF-Southern Section playoffs. The Warriors take on Redondo Union on the road tonight at 7 in a Division 1 match. “We’ve had big road games before,” Westlake head coach Doug Magorien said. “It’s going to be a very tough environment. We’re considered the […]


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