2014-11-20 E-Edition

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One Agoura Hills senior reaches the age of 106

Margie Green lived through two world wars and one of the worst tyrants in history to arrive at her 106th birthday last month. Born Oct. 6, 1908 in Vienna, Austria, Green now lives at Meadowbrook Senior Living in Agoura Hills. Her nephew Avinoam Zerkowitz put together a recent birthday party with a DJ, waltz dancing and a cake with little […]

Granting wishes, bringing smiles to kids during the holidays

To fulfill its mission to bring joy and hope to children with lifethreatening medical conditions, Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties needs help stocking their toy shelves for the holidays. Elizabeth Arellano, organization development coordinator for the nonprofit serving Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, said giving out toys is just one of the life-enhancing experiences volunteers can bring to families during […]

Pet of the week

Parish boutique rings in the season

Guitar Night returns to Bogies bar

Carl Verheyen, Dave Marotta and Walfredo Reyes Jr. will present a Guitar Night at 7:30 p.m. Tues., Nov. 25 at Bogies at the Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road. There is no cover charge. Special guest is guitarist John Jorgenson who had collaborated with Elton John, Bonnie Rait, Bob Dylan and Luciano Pavarotti. Jorgenson was also a member of the […]

Park district says soda is OK

Oak Park had wanted machines with water only

Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District rejected the recommendation of an Oak Park planning committee to stock only water and not soft drinks in park vending machines located adjacent to Oak Park Schools. The committee’s five board members recommended the district eliminate soda and other high-fructose drinks from vending machines in parks connected to schools. The move reinforces the school […]

The OTHER Side of 50

Testing for Alzheimer’s

I know many people who worry about getting Alzheimer’s because a grandparent, parent or sibling suffers from it. When keys are lost, eyeglasses are misplaced, or things historically recalled are forgotten, family members of those with Alzheimer’s or other dementias often wonder if they, too, have the disease. But according to the Alzheimer’s Association, the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s […]

Retiring employee present for growth of school district

Petrash managed construction, lawsuits during her tenure

Kathy Petrash warned her coworkers at Las Virgenes Unified School District that she did not need—or want—a retirement party. But her colleagues didn’t listen. They tried to masquerade a retirement party as a Halloween bash on Oct. 31, but when Petrash got wind of the scheme, she quickly put a kibosh on the plans. The Halloween party was held and […]

Persons of all faiths to give thanks

People of many faiths will come together this month to worship in a spirit of gratitude on Thanksgiving eve. The annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Celebration will be held at 7 p.m. Wed., Nov. 26 in the chapel at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1600 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. The service will have music from a combined congregational […]