2014-04-24 E-Edition

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Dababneh campaigns in West Valley race

Matt Dababneh’s political goals are ambitious but straightforward. The state Assembly member running for re-election in the 45th District wants to make higher education more accessible, to keep the film and TV industry local, and to improve the state’s business climate in order to spur job growth. About a dozen people attended a town hall gathering in Calabasas on April […]

A season of rebirth

SPRING HAS SPRUNG—At top, kids race to collect Easter eggs during the Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District Spring Egg Hunt and Arts and Crafts Show at Mae Boyar Park in Oak Park on April 19. The event featured fun for all ages, including egg hunts, train rides, a climbing wall and multiple vendors. Above left, little Lia searches for […]

Community SchoolHouse for Learning

Work Smart Inc., the umbrella corporation for Camp Helping Hands, a summer day camp for children, announces another venture: Community SchoolHouse. Launched in September 2013, Community SchoolHouse teaches and serves homeschooling families through a service-learning philosophy and global focus. Specialty classes are provided on site, online and around town. In addition to courses for homeschooling students, Community SchoolHouse provides consultation […]

Christian scouting group recruiting girls

American Heritage Girls Troop CA1412 will host an open house and bring a friend night at 6:30 p.m. Thurs., May 1 at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church, 2475 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. American Heritage Girls is a national Christian scouting experience for girls ages 5 to 18. The members earn badges, go camping five times a year, and host family […]

Revered coach will be celebrated on Sunday

Mark Davis, a beloved baseball coach in the Conejo Valley, will be honored during a ceremony on Sunday. Davis died from an apparent heart attack on Jan. 18 at the age of 51. His family and friends have organized the Celebration of Life of Mark Davis, which will be at 10 a.m. Sun., April 27 at the Westlake First Neighborhood […]

Earthquake preparation

The recent series of earthquakes in Southern California are a reminder that we live an area where temblors aren’t just a possibility but a fact of life. An “Earthquake Threat in Southern California” presentation will be given from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mon., April 28 at Calabasas City Hall. The event is open to the public. Call Debbie Larson […]

Flying Squirrel

Vacation pictures What’s the best part about being on vacation? Being on vacation, of course! What’s the second best thing? Looking at your vacation pictures— if you have pictures you enjoy looking at, that is. If you’re like me, you take hundreds of pictures on a weeklong vacation, but when you get home, you find only a small percentage you […]

Workouts at Boxing Club Pack a Punch

TITLE Boxing Club offers total body boxing and kickboxing workouts called the Power Hour, which burn up to 1,000 calories in an hour. These workouts focus on intense, fun and effective group boxing exercises for men and women of all ages and skill levels. The Power Hour is an interval-based workout program that combines bouts of cardio and boxing exercises […]

Diet and exercise advice from the expert

Q: I’m 55 and have been a couch potato most of my life. My husband recently had a heart attack, with a long recovery after surgery. I want to exercise with him, but I worry about having a heart attack myself. What should I do before I start? A: You’re right to be worried. Heart disease is the most common […]