2013-06-13

Bickford is No. 10 pick in baseball draft

. Pitcher goes to Toronto; Pittsburgh nabs Calabasas’ Landecker

Phillip Bickford could be taking his talents to Canada. Bickford, a right-handed pitcher for the Oaks Christian High baseball team, was selected 10th overall by the Toronto Blue Jays during last week’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Bickford, a Newbury Park resident, must decide to go pro or play for Cal State Fullerton, which was eliminated from the NCAA […]

Savvy citizens smart about senior center development

Group planning for new facility behind city hall


The older citizens of Calabasas envision their proposed new senior center as a state-of-the-art gathering place with opportunities galore for the over-55 set. The senior center will be built behind the Calabasas Civic Center. To get the project moving, a Savvy Senior Task Force will host two workshops later this month to obtain feedback and ideas on what amenities, programs […]

The Other Side of 50



Dogs get dementia too My cocker spaniel Buddy is the love of my life—but don’t tell that to his cocker “brother” Rolo. Buddy was my first dog and is even dearer to my heart because he is a Senior Concerns’ dog. Ten years ago Buddy was rescued from the pound by an employee of Senior Concerns. Three years later Buddy’s […]

Red Storm team makes a splash



Coloring indicates poor bloodflow




COMMENTARY Podiatry The color of feet “The two colors we do not like to see are white and black” I sometimes say to my surgery patients when they ask what to look for after surgery. “Pink is good,” I say, meaning good blood flow to the feet. Lack of blood flow results in a white toe or limb, and black […]

Bennett selects Sonoma State



Agoura High senior Sydney Bennett committed to play women’s basketball at Sonoma State University. Bennett helped the Agoura girls’ basketball team win a CIF-Southern Section Division 3AAA championship this winter. Bennett was a team captain this season. Bennett led the Chargers with 6.9 rebounds per game, and she also chipped in 5.5 points, 1.7 steals and 1.6 assists per outing.

16 arrested at checkpoint



Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Malibu/Lost Hills Station conducted a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint on Fri., June 7, but none of the 16 arrests that were made were for drug or alcohol impairment. The checkpoint on Malibu Canyon Road north of the Pacific Coast Highway stopped just over 1,300 drivers. Of those, 10 were arrested for […]

Teen volunteers are needed



Teens who want to volunteer in their spare time are being sought by the Calabasas Community Services Department. Participants in the 2013 Summer VolunTEEN program will assist in a variety of summer activities, including camps, sports programs, special events and office work at locations such as city hall, Calabasas Chamber of Commerce and Calabasas Pharmacy. The program will give teens […]

Pinto Pirates ride to victory



Common symptoms of heart disease



A little knowledge can be a lifesaving thing. Too often, people use “ sudden cardiac arrest” and “heart attack” interchangeably, but they shouldn’t. A heart attack is when blood flow to the heart is blocked, and sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart malfunctions and suddenly stops beating unexpectedly. A heart attack is a “circulation” problem and sudden cardiac arrest […]