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Menges running for school board



Linda Menges has an illegal conflict of interest. She is employed by the Las Virgenes Unified School District and is running for election to the Las Virgenes School board. She is a LVUSD clerk. Any school board issue that has a fiscal impact on the budget affects her income, benefits and job security. Because Linda Menges works for the school […]

Everyone will have a ball at soccer fest

League open to kids of all abilities


Joel Bauer said his son, Jace, can be himself when he is out on the soccer field. “Jace doesn’t necessarily love soccer, but it’s an opportunity for him to be with his friends and classmates in a different environment,” the Somis resident said. “He wouldn’t necessarily be able to do that in a typical setting.” Bauer, whose son was diagnosed […]

The family that digs together stays together




From shark teeth in parts of Simi Valley to ancient sand dollars in dry creek beds on Ojai’s Pine Mountain, experienced rock hunters can point the way to places with plenty of prehistoric bones to pick throughout Ventura County. “Most of what you’ll find is somewhat young, relatively speaking,” longtime Ventura Gem and Mineral Society member Jim Brace-Thompson said. “In […]

Freshmen focus

Calabasas girls’ tennis team, with help from rookies, takes Marmonte League by storm



There’s been a monumental turnaround at Calabasas High. Second-year head coach Gerald Mathews has the Coyote girls’ tennis team pawing at a share of the Marmonte League title after finishing in fourth place last season. A vaunted freshman class has Calabasas dreaming big. “There’s been an infusion of talent,” Mathews said. “When you get freshmen that can play it’s a […]

Taking steps to avoid diabetes

Disease prevention



You’re no doubt aware that Type II diabetes is rampant in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 10 percent of California adults in 2013 had been diagnosed with diabetes (types I and II). That is a startling number, and even more so when it’s noted that the rate was just 4.2 percent in […]

Pros and cons on Measure E tax



Measure E is a continuation of the parcel tax that has been in place for the past 12 years, and is now up for renewal. It is not a new tax. These monies are controlled by LVUSD and cannot be taken away by the state. This money helps to provide for smaller class sizes, highly qualified teachers, the arts, athletics […]

Spa day



Here’s a snippet from a recent phone conversation I had with my mother, who speaks with a thick New England accent. Mom: “Yesterday I took Daddy for his checkup with the doctor. The doctor asked Daddy how he was doing. Daddy pointed his finger at me and said, ‘I think she’s had it with me.’” Me: “Why would Daddy say […]

Pumpkins are tops this weekend

Family fun at de Anza Park

The Calabasas Chamber of Commerce and the City of Calabasas will present the annual Calabasas Pumpkin Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Oct. 17 and 18 at Juan Bautista de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road, Calabasas. The entrance is at Lost Hills and Agoura roads. Started in 1972, the event offers two days of family […]

On board for equine swap meet



Bright Star Saddlery will host the annual swap meet and used tack sale for equestrians of all ages and disciplines from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 18 in the store parking lot, 28708 Roadside Drive, Agoura. People in the community can reserve a space and sell, buy and trade anything horse related. The sale will have free raffles […]


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