2013-07-25

Celebrity Band from TV to perform at benefit for ALS organization




The prognosis is serious for Jamie Daugherty, a Calabasas resident who was diagnosed with an incurable motor neuron disease in January 2012. But even as his body withers, the real estate developer and father of two retains a positive outlook, and endeavors to make a difference for others. Daugherty has always been active in the community. He coaches youth sports […]

Zombies in town



EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS



A performance of note



Woman ‘broke down the walls’ of N.Y. Stock Exchange

Author hosts book signing on Saturday at Promenade


On the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange in the 1960s, women were virtually invisible. Many male stockbrokers considered it bad luck to allow females on the floor, and if there happened to be a woman running around in the hectic and loud marketplace, the assumption was always that she was a stockbroker’s secretary. Usually that assumption was […]

Parade opens county fair



The annual Ventura County Fair Parade, presented by Elks Lodge No. 1430 and led by Grand Marshal Cotton Rosser, will begin at 10 a.m. Sat., Aug. 3 at the corner of Main and Aliso streets in Ventura. Auto clubs such as the Ventura County Model A Club, Viejitos Car Club, SoCal Corvairs, Association de Carros BG and the Nite Life […]

Superhero comes to life in new book




Cancer could not impede Scott Rogers’ imagination and creativity. While recovering from chemotherapy treatments, the 45-yearold Thousand Oaks resident spent his time creating a 32-page, fullcolor comic book. Titled “Bedbug,” the comic features a disabled single father who balances fighting crime with family time. As an Imagineer, Rogers works behind the scenes to create and improve attractions at the Disney […]

Slavin not running for Westlake City Council

Says ‘time for me to move on’


Robert Slavin, a member of the Westlake Village City Council since 2001, announced he will not run in the fall municipal election. Last week, Slavin was among five individuals who pulled nomination papers to run in the November Westlake Village election. The prospective candidates included incumbents Susan McSweeney and Mark Rutherford, and challengers Brad Halpern and Don Rosenberg. A later […]

Bonsai power



Cats with kidney disease sought for clinical trial at local animal hospital



A veterinary clinical trial with 35 study sites in the U.S. and Canada is evaluating cats with kidney disease to determine if they also have hypertension (high blood pressure). The Cat Doctor veterinary hospitals in Ventura and Thousand Oaks are among the practices taking part. Kidney disease and hypertension often occur together, especially in older cats. Hypertension is difficult to […]


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