The OTHER Side of 50

Aligned in death Death is a certainty for all of us, but the “where” and “how” are increasingly our own choice. I’ve been in the room for a handful of deaths and have heard clients and friends recounting stories about many more. Contrary to what some may believe, there are good deaths. Hildy’s was one. Hildy was the elderly neighbor […]

All about teamwork

Report shows decrease in AIDS/HIV

Ventura County saw a signifi cant decrease in the number of new HIV and AIDS cases in 2013, according to an annual report. The HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report by the Ventura County HIV/AIDS Advisory Committee showed the number of newly infected individuals with HIV in the county dropped from 46 in 2012 to 29 in 2013, while new AIDS cases dropped […]

Drive to library and see famous cars

Vehicles used by presidents, popes and stars at Reagan exhibit

Rare, historical and iconic cars from real life, TV and movies will be on display in the “Amazing Automobiles: The Ultimate Car Exhibit” from Oct. 28 through May 1, 2015, at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. The exhibit is in partnership with the Petersen Automotive Museum to showcase some of the Petersen’s cars during the time that […]

Political Cartoon


Jay Lewitt coached our son in baseball, and one of the qualities about him that impressed us most was his integrity. Sharing that with the team was probably more important than any baseball skills he taught the kids. So when Jay told us that he was running for election to the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District board of directors, we […]

Serving in Uniform

Michael Ellison of Calabasas was commissioned as a second lieutenant of field artillery in the U.S. Army after completing the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program and graduating with a bachelor’s degree from the UCLA. Ellison will be assigned to Fort Sill, Okla. He will be branched to a specific corps in the Army to serve on active duty […]

Youth Congress Leadership Program accepting applications

The Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation is accepting applications from students in grades nine through 12 who are interested in the Youth Congress Leadership Program, which will kick off in November. The foundation has been sponsoring the program for six years. According to Karen Malatesta, the foundation’s executive director, the program helps students develop effective leadership skills through an inside look […]

Beating breast cancer

The 18th annual free Breast Cancer Awareness event titled “The Power Of Pink: How We Can Cheat, Treat and Beat Breast Cancer,” sponsored by Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., Oct. 18 at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. A panel of medical experts will present the latest clinical […]


THURS., OCT. 9 Woodland Hills Republican Women Fed. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Road. Guest speaker is Neel Kashkari, candidate for state governor. Review of November ballot propositions. Luncheon cost: $25. RSVP requested. Contact: Jane Leisure. Phone: 818.225. 0843. Simi Settlers Amateur Radio Club 7 p.m. at Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida […]

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