2015-04-09

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End-of-life bill gives terminal patients a choice

SB 128 addresses ‘Civil Rights issue of the century’


Everyone must make difficult choices at some point or another in life. But the decision of how and when we die is rarely our own. “This is the Civil Rights issue of the century,” said Christy O’Donnell, a former sergeant with the Los Angeles Police Department and attorney who is battling stage 4 lung cancer, which metastasized to her brain. […]

A passion for Ping Pong




The sound of happy voices and the clickety-clack of ping pong balls resonated inside the Oak Park Community Center last week as a dozen children buzzed to and fro in a friendly round of table tennis. Ping pong, or table tennis, can improve reflexes, hand-eye coordination and balance. In addition to toning a person’s upper and lower body, the sport […]

Light at the end of the freeway

101-23 construction making progress


For the first time since work began over a year ago, improvements near the 101-23 interchange in Thousand Oaks are becoming visible to passing motorists. Last week, the first of several sound walls went up next to the 101 Freeway at Hampshire Road—an important sign of progress for the two-year, $40-million expansion effort that seeks to ease congestion at the […]

Woman charged in fatal hit-and-run



A Westlake Village woman accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of an accident after hitting and killing a pedestrian pleaded not guilty in court March 25. Victoria Lundberg, 22, is accused of striking Nina Hughes of Thousand Oaks with her car as Hughes walked east across Westlake Boulevard outside of a crosswalk some time […]

Sheriff’s Blotter



Agoura Hills A $1,000 laptop computer and $1,500 digital projector were stolen from a car parked on Lake Lindero Drive March 28. The culprit caused $500 in damage to enter the vehicle. A person caused $ 100 in damage writing graffiti on a wall and cabinet at an office building in the 29200 block of Canwood Street March 28. Someone […]

Creek going back to natural state




A public hearing in Agoura Hills on March 25 discussed how the concrete flood channel that carries a portion of Medea Creek through the city will be restored to its natural state. The project involves removing a portion of the creek’s concrete liner to improve wildlife habitat, city engineer Ramiro Adeva told the City Council. About 425 feet of the […]

Dear reader . . .



Did you know April is National Card and Letter Writing Month? Probably not. The art of letter writing—once the primary method by which the story of our lives and the history of nations passed among generations—has mostly been replaced by emails and text messages. No more will we experience the great correspondence that used to take place between friends and […]

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FOR THE RECORD



Norm Buehring, who was quoted in the March 26 article about the Lost Hills bridge improvement groundbreaking in Calabasas, is vice president of the Community Association of Saratoga Hills. Candice Weber is the president. The two changed positions in January.