2015-07-09

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Life sentence



A 27-year-old woman was sentenced last week to a pair of consecutive terms of 25 years to life in state prison for the fatal shooting of her mother in Woodland Hills, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said. On Feb. 13, 2013, Laura Purviance lured her 61-yearold mother, Caroline Purviance, into her bedroom and then shot her in the […]

The OTHER Side of 50

What else isn’t she telling me?

Every morning while walking my dog, I call my mother from my cellphone. We talk about many things, but in particular my mom’s side of the conversation focuses on my sisters and their families and how she and my dad are doing. In our conversation I hear about the outcomes of my parents’ doctor appointments, what they had for dinner […]

Brent’s Deli mounts comeback




The operator of a popular local deli says he is committed to winning back the public’s trust after the restaurant was linked to a salmonella outbreak in late 2014. Marc Hernandez, operating partner at Brent’s Deli, which has locations in Northridge and the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks, said his staff has spent the last several months fielding questions from […]

Somers is now in season

Former Eagle sharpshooter now leads Oak Park girls’ basketball team


Erin Somers should bring her ID to games. A photographer mistook Somers for a player during team picture day. She had to convince him she was head coach of the Oak Park High junior varsity girls’ basketball team during the 2010-11 season. “The running joke is that I look like I’m 18,” Somers said. Somers, 25, still looks like the […]

Time for change, in $10s, of course



The U.S. Department of the Treasury said last week it plans to redesign the $10 bill by 2020. Typically, such an announcement by Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew would be buried somewhere in the back pages of the newspaper, as the Feds—mostly to introduce new technology to thwart counterfeiters—have regularly issued redesigns of all denominations since the U.S. Treasury was founded […]

Fundraiser for hospice



The Loving Heart Hospice Foundation will host the Summer Evening Salsa Soiree from 6 to 8 p.m. Sun., July 12 at 1434 La Jolla Drive, Thousand Oaks. Guests can take part in a taco dinner, unlimited margaritas, silent auction, raffles and entertainment. Donations of over $100 will be eligible for prizes such as jewelry and gift baskets. To attend, RSVP […]

Customers upset over salmonella outbreak



Although customers may be returning to Brent’s, questions linger as to why the county’s Environmental Health Division did not notify the public about the salmonella outbreak last year. The decision to not issue a press release had to do with timing, said Elizabeth Huff, the division’s manager of community services. The agency received notice at the end of June 2014 […]

Coyotes show they care



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