2013-12-19 E-Edition

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Future of Classic races uncertain

City exploring options to continue popular fundraiser

With more than 2,700 runners and 200 volunteers, the 10th annual Calabasas Classic that took place on Nov. 10 at the Calabasas Civic Center was another success for the Talbert Family Foundation and all those involved, said Jeff Rubin, director of community services for the city at a recent Parks, Education and Recreation Commission meeting. The 5K, 10K and family […]

Camp Bow Wow celebrates

What’s New On DVD?

The holiday season offers a great time to turn to the latest DVDs as gift-giving ideas. The following are some of the latest titles for your stocking-stuffer consideration. “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (Paramount) In the “Rich Mahogany” Edition Blu-ray, Will Ferrell stars as Ron Burgundy, San Diego’s top-rated newsman in the male-dominated world of broadcasting in the ’70s, […]

Medicare and preventative services

You may have heard about “preventive health care,” but what does that mean? At its most basic, preventive health care means living a healthy lifestyle. Eat a balanced diet. Exercise regularly. Maintain a healthy weight. And stop smoking. Like anyone else, people with Medicare can benefit from healthy living habits. And Medicare also covers a variety of screenings and tests […]

University On Wheels rolls in

Brandeis National Committee, Conejo Valley Chapter, will present University On Wheels, an afternoon with Maura Jane Farrelly, associate professor of American studies and director of the journalism program at Brandeis University, at 1 p.m. Wed., Jan. 8 at the Grant Brimhall Library in the Marvin Smith Community Room at 1401 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Farrelly will discuss the history […]

Know facts about teen medicine abuse

While millions of Americans safely rely on over-the-counter cough medicine to temporarily relieve cough symptoms, approximately one out of 20 teens reports abusing it to get high. Teen medicine abuse of prescription and OTC medicines is a real problem among today’s youth. Teens access these medicines from home medicine cabinets, and mistakenly believe that abusing them is “safer” than other […]

Ready or not

Conejo Valley survivalists won’t be caught unprepared in an emergency

By most standards, Justin Rovnac and Steve Snow have achieved comfortable lifestyles. Stable work, families, a few dogs and homes in Ventura County. But both men are preparing for several frightening “what if” scenarios. Unlike the “preppers” profiled in National Geographic Channel’s new series “Doomsday Preppers,” the two do not live in fear of government overthrow or nuclear warfare. But […]

Medications can help stop blood clots

More than 2.5 million Americans have atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat that disrupts the flow of blood through the heart. AF can cause blood clots to form and lead to a stroke. Blood thinning medications, also known as anti-coagulants, stop clots from forming and can mean the difference between life and death. Unfortunately, some people with AF still don’t take […]

Kids, canines and Kris Kringle

HAPPY HOLIDAYS—Left, Chrissy, a 3-monthold pit bull, enjoys a warm and fuzzy moment with Santa at Camp Bow Wow’s fourth anniversary holiday celebration on Dec. 14 in Agoura Hills. Employee Rick Remedi is Santa. Kids are smitten by the holidays, too. Below, Stanislaw Sobotka introduces his 1-year-old grandson, Landon, to Frosty the Snowman following a holiday pancake breakfast at the […]

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