2014-02-20

Eye on the Conejo



A fantastic fundraiser Tommy Lasorda, former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, was the guest speaker at a recent fundraiser for Mary Health of Sick in Newbury Park. I attended as the guest of fellow Kiwanian Jack Tucker, who knows I’m a true-blue Dodger fan. Lasorda, known in the baseball community simply as “Tommy,” didn’t disappoint. He told jokes and […]

Coyote Classic champs maul the competition



You’d be nuts to try, but she did, and it worked




With nut allergies on the rise to the point where some schools have banned all peanut products from campus, it was only a matter of time before somebody with a concern for health would cook up an alternative product. Agoura Hills resident Katalin Jambor, 59, has invented a new taste treat she calls SuperButter. The creamy spread captures the flavor […]

ACORNBITS



At its recent meeting, the Calabasas Environmental Commission discussed ways to reduce the use of anticoagulant rodenticides in the community. The rat poison can also harm large carnivores and other wildlife. In September 2013, the City Council adopted a resolution discouraging the use of anticoagulant rat poison within Calabasas. The council asked the Environmental Commission to develop a plan to […]

Competition wants high school artists



The office of Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Thousand Oaks) will participate in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. This competition is open to all high school students attending high school in the 26th Congressional District of California. Submissions are due by Mon. April 21. The winning entries from last year’s competition are hanging in the House of Representatives. For more information about […]

First-graders are first in division



Health Chat offers tips on keeping teeth healthy



Jane Lee, DDS, will discuss the latest dental treatments and procedures for better oral health care at a Health Chats event from 9 to 10 a.m. Thurs., Feb. 27. The seminar will take place on the lower level of The Oaks mall in front of Macy’s Men and Home Store, Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Refreshments will be served. Oral health […]

Community still seeking resolution in Rocketdyne cleanup case

Toxic materials reportedly recycled, not destroyed


It’s been more than 50 years since radiation leaks occurred at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in the hills of Simi Valley, but efforts to clean up the site and stop further toxins from leaching into the soil are far from over. A panel of speakers that included a doctor, a professor and experts from the Department of Toxic Substances […]

Calabasas seeks ways to encourage voting




Voter apathy is a nationwide problem that is often manifested locally where voter turnout appears to have reached an all-time low, Calabasas officials said at a recent City Council meeting. The council recently contemplated ways to increase voter participation in the city. Mayor Fred Gaines said many voters don’t go to the polls for local elections because the races don’t […]

Library events



The Agoura Hills Library willoffer the following activities at29901 Ladyface Court, AgouraHills. Call (818) 889-2278.The Teen Graphic NovelClub’s selection for February is“Sunny” by Taiyo Matsumoto.Teens can read the book, submitfeedback and enter an opportunitydrawing in the teen area.The Teen Advisory Boardwill meet at noon Sat., Feb. 22,followed by a Teen Game Tournament at 2 p.m. Challenge otherteens in the Winter […]


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