2014-02-13

2014-02-13 E-Edition

Ready, willing and able

Young people with mental and physical challenges look for their place in the workforce. More doors are opening.

First of two parts As the economy continues to sputter, young adults with physical and mental special needs are among those who must work hard to find a job. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is more than double that of the able-bodied work force. But with the right kind of help […]

Proposed toll lane discussed



Exclusionary access is never the right answer. Taxpayer funds built these freeways, yet HOVs and toll lanes—being studied for the Conejo Valley—exclude certain drivers from using them. Since the goal is to encourage more people to travel by mass transit and eliminate the need for more freeway lanes, the solution is to incentivize the use of the mass transit system. […]

Family Men



The call My 10-year-old son got his first real crush on a girl at school right in time for Valentine’s Day. Ah, that first crush—I remember mine. I was probably the same age. I never told a soul about it. The girl certainly never found out. My second crush was easier. My best friend got me the girl’s number. It […]

Pet of the Week



Oak Park Eagles hire new football coach

Tim Kenney will lead team set to graduate 20 seniors

Oak Park High has selected Tim Kenney to lead the school’s varsity football team. Kenney replaces former head coach Terry Shorten, who led the Eagles to an 11-2 record, a Tri-Valley League championship and a semifinal appearance in the CIF-Southern Section Northwest Division playoffs this fall. Kenney was most recently offensive coordinator and director of football operations at Campbell Hall, […]

Swift and suave grace the modern-dance floor



About drought



Although Gov. Brown has declared a drought emergency, no long-range plans have been announced, nor has the public been asked to voluntarily reduce water consumption. This could be done by alternating lawn watering, less use of in-sink food disposals and no driveway car-washing, for starters. When food shortages occur and the prices soar, blame will rest with our shortsighted elected […]

Players are stars of the diamond



Blue-eyed valentine is full of love




Love takes many forms, and humans are fortunate in being able to express in poetry and song the depths of their affections. In the past 10 weeks I have come to share my life with a kind and sensitive soul unable to verbalize his feelings on Valentine’s Day. He also can’t order rose bouquets, purchase heart-shaped candy boxes or mail […]


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