2013-07-25

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 […]

College Corner



The new Common Application The new version of the Common Application opens Aug. 1, but smart seniors have already completed the main essay, and they can spend the rest of the summer writing any required supplemental essays, as well as essays for University of California and other colleges. Once school starts, it becomes more difficult to find time to do […]

Improved economy lets Agoura Hills give more to nonprofits

High school will get large share of the city’s donations


The city of Agoura Hills has approved a balanced budget that will allow 17 nonprofit groups, schools and other organizations to receive the financial help are seeking. As part of its new $27-million budget for the coming fiscal year, the City Council allocated $19,250 to organizations that depend on charitable donations to function. Four of the organizations help Agoura High […]

High school students organize golf tournament for diabetes awareness



Eight local teens from Viewpoint and Agoura High schools are banding together to support their friend with diabetes and raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The teens—Brandon Kosikov, Jack Leanord, Michael Lewis, Justin Levy, Tyler Penta, Bobby Webster, Parker Smith and Spencer Bernstein—are hosting a charity golf tournament Mon., July 29. The Living On Insulin Golf Tournament presented […]

That’s putting the cart before the horse



Honor roll



The new local members of the Scholastic Honor Society, the highest academic honor at California Lutheran University, are: Shannon Cordes, psychology major from Simi Valley; Austin Garcia, biology major from Camarillo; Maxine Nelson, bioengineering and multimedia major from Simi Valley; Judith Newlin, English major from Thousand Oaks; Antonella Puglisi, liberal studies major from Thousand Oaks; Brittany Thompson, liberal studies major […]

Manic Monday



Sweet pit bull helps adoptive parent resolve anger issues




When Louis and Eugenie Spirito adopted a pit bull from the Agoura Animal Shelter on April 13, 2009, they saved an animal’s life and embarked on an unexpected journey of self-discovery and healing. “Don’t judge them (pit bulls) by their appearance or reputation. Show them understanding, respect and love, and you’ll get that back and more,” said Louis Spirito, a […]

Pet of the week



CHS alumnus interning at Norton Museum



Eli Heller, a 2010 Calabasas High School graduate and a senior at UC Irvine, is one of four interns from around the country who are serving as curators for a summer exhibition of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Fla. Heller is an aspiring arts writer and editor. The exhibition, which opens Aug. 1, is titled “Little […]


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