2015-04-09 E-Edition

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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. […]

Sheriff’s department seeks new recruits

In an effort to boost its ranks, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department will host a job fair Sat., April 11 at its headquarters in Whittier. Established in 1850, the agency employs about 10,000 people. Dep. Mike Woodard of the Lost Hills station said law enforcement careers offer diverse, stimulating and rewarding work opportunities. Candidates must be 21 and over when […]

More cutbacks at BofA

Later this month Bank of America will reduce by another 114 the number of employees in its Simi Valley-based legacy asset servicing division. In March, April, September and December of last year, BofA laid off a total of 259 Simi Valley employees in the division. The banking giant created the division to handle default mortgages when it took over nearly […]

Girl Scout troop earns Silver Award

Everything is awesome

When teams win championships, players yell, “We’re going to Disneyland!” If the Coyotes capture a crown, they’ll holler, “We’re going to Legoland!” “We go by the motto, ‘Everything is awesome when you’re part of the team,’” said Lindsay Feder, a senior shortstop for the Calabasas High softball team. Head coach Barbara Hofer, who was walking by, busted up in laughter. […]

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 […]

Service with a heart

Sisters of Notre Dame convey God’s message of hope through education, healthcare and social ministries

Nuns are the hands, the eyes and the heart of God. Founded in Germany in 1850, the Sisters of Notre Dame is an international congregation of nuns doing work in 18 countries on five continents. They have ministered in California for more than 90 years, offering God’s message of hope through education, healthcare, social ministries and missionary activity. “There are […]

Tourism website wins award

The Conejo Valley Tourism Improvement District has earned a silver award from the Sacramento Ad Club for its website, www.Conejo.com. The ADDY awards annually recognize the best in advertising in local chapters of the American Advertising Federation. With a silver medal, Conejo.com is qualified to move into the second tier to compete against winners from other clubs in district competitions. […]

Philharmonic presents young soloists

The nonprofit Thousand Oaks Philharmonic will showcase eight young Ventura County musicians in its upcoming Opus 42 concert. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Fri., April 17 at the Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive and repeated at 2:30 p.m. Sun., April 19 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum Theater, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. […]