In regards to the article published last week, “School Vaccines Yes? No?”—my question is: With all the children who died of measles last year in the Conejo Valley, why are we just trying to ban unvaccinated kids from our schools? The law should ban them from public restaurants, movie theaters, malls, churches/temples, city parks and other places where they may […]

Volunteer for National Trails Day

The National Park Service and its partners invite the public to participate in National Trails Day from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., June 6. Volunteers will meet at the Backbone Trailhead parking lot across from Fire Camp 13, 1250 S. Encinal Canyon Road, Malibu. Participants will repair a portion of the Backbone Trail east of Encinal Canyon. They will […]

The Movie Nut

This film is named after a section of Disneyland, but it really embodies the purpose of EPCOT and the spirit of the Kodaksponsored adventure, the original “Journey Into Imagination.” One indication: In the first 15 minutes, the movie features two Sherman Brothers songs, including “It’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow.” The duo wrote all the music for the Imagination pavilion. […]



The idea mentioned in last week’s article on vaccines that herd immunity is a fiction is absurd. Herd immunity is the reason we have nearly eliminated or completely eliminated a number of serious infectious diseases. We would not even be talking about measles or mumps epidemics were it not for misguided and uninformed parents foregoing immunizations for their children. Since […]

Tribute paid to fallen Oak Park High alumnus

Show highlights pottery, woodwork, rugs

An impressive variety of Oaxacan wood carvings, Mata Ortiz pottery and Zapotec rugs will be featured in the Latin American Art Show and Sale from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. and Sun., May 30 and 31 at the Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. “The unique and colorful display of pottery and wood carvings makes the […]

Woman finds release from postpartum depression by writing journal

She overcame thoughts of suicide and hurting her children

As Kirsten Falsey pushed her 6-month-old twin daughters on a pair of swings at Moorpark’s Tierra Rejada Park nearly three years ago, the new mother’s focus was not on her smiling girls. She was consumed by her own dark emotions. Suffering from a severe case of postpartum depression, Falsey was having thoughts of harming her twins, Sophia and Simone— and […]

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