2015-12-03 E-Edition

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We gnash our teeth all the time about the good and the bad of the digital age. Through all its misgivings, the Internet has given us some amazing tools: electronic bill-pay, for one. The online bill-payment service used by banks makes it easy for consumers to write and deliver electronic checks seamlessly. You’d think everybody would be on board with […]

Love and the single life is like a box of chocolates

Single Files

Someone recently sent me a bunch of fun psychological “facts” that I found most interesting. Many applied to singles as well those in relationships. One item, for example, stated that “chocolate discharges the same chemical in your body as when you feel love.” Although most of us who like chocolate are aware of this fact, I wonder what happens when […]

‘Dance Moms’ star on stage at The Canyon

YULTIDE JOY—JoJo Siwa, the 12-year-old star of the TV series ”Dance Moms,” will host a Holiday Bash at 2 p.m. Sun., Dec. 6 at The Canyon club, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills. The family event will feature dancing, singing, storytelling, a Q&A with JoJo and homemade cookies, brownies and hot chocolate for all. A limited quantity of VIP tickets also […]

Audubon on the go

The Conejo Valley Audubon Society will host these field trips to view birds, wildlife and plants. For times, location, parking fees and more information, call the respective trip leader. Sun., Dec. 6 at Hansen Dam. Trip leader is Matthew Page; call (805) 990-6534. Sat., Dec. 12 at Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park. Trip leader is Linda Easter; call (805) 482-7537. […]

Political Cartoon

Gaines saw LVUSD through recession

As Jill Gaines steps down from the Las Virgenes Unified School District Board of Education, she can look back at a tenure that helped see local schools through tough economic times with few ill effects. Gaines launched her eightyear stint on the board in December 2007, at the start of what is now being called the Great Recession. The national […]

Registration open for kids winter break camps

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley will host the following two-week Winter Break Camps in from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21 to 24 and 28 to 31. They will close at 3 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 24 and 31. Camp is free to members enrolled in the clubs’ after school program. The drop-in rate is $40 […]

In touch with charity

THE SEASON OF GIVING— TouchCommerce, the Agoura-Hills based website optimization firm, recently collected more than 500 pounds of food to donate to the FOOD Share food bank. From left: TouchCommerce CFO Tony Rodriquez, outgoing Agoura Hills Mayor Illece Buckley Weber, City Manager Greg Ramirez, CEO Bernard Louvat and COO Rick Hoefert.

Field-lab article hits home

I just want to respond to Melissa Simon’s strong article on the Santa Susana Field Lab. The photo of Ralph Powell, who worked there and who lost his 11-year-old son to leukemia, led me to write this. I was brought up in Culver City with three younger brothers. The youngest, Gary, died of leukemia before the age of 8. The […]

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