2016-01-14

2016-01-14 E-Edition

Porter Ranch gas leak victims breathe easier in Conejo




The gas leak at the Southern California Gas Company’s Aliso Canyon facility in Porter Ranch has residents in the north San Fernando Valley fleeing. And many of the families have landed in the Conejo Valley. Gov. Jerry Brown declared the Oct. 23 leak a state emergency as a gas well deep in the ground began belching methane gas, which is […]

There is a time and a place

Hot Flashes

It’s not as if I’m stuffy. Because you could say with some degree of accuracy that my childhood was colorful. How many kids watched their mother receive a chastity belt from her friends for her 40th birthday— and saw every man at the party get a key? Dad’s antics were no exception. When he devoured a bowl of mom’s bombastic […]

Teammates are highfliers



HAWK-EYE VIEW—The Lady Hawks recently won the AYSO Region 4 girls’U-10 regular season league championship. The team members are: coach James Stephens, Ava Klein, Katarina Modrzejewski, Stella Helm, Natalie Whittle, Caroline Stephens, Desirae Valdez, Tristan Parino, Janelly Hwaynate and Hope Hunt.

New year but same resolution to lose weight? Here’s how to do it

COMMENTARY /// Weight loss


We’re a week into the new year, and if one of your resolutions is to lose weight, you may already be facing some challenges sticking to the goal you so optimistically embraced on Jan. 1. It’s not easy to change habits related to food. First of all, don’t become discouraged if you’re struggling. You may not make the best choices […]

Getting better all the time

Big cat is on the mend

National Park Service researchers recaptured the Griffith Park mountain lion known as P-22 last month, and report that he appears healthy and has recovered from a serious bout with mange believed to be caused by rat poison. “He’s gained some weight, his tail has filled out, and he no longer has skin lesions and scabs across his body and face,” […]

Free seminars on parenting skills



Temple Etz Chaim’s Early Childhood Center will host a series of free parenting seminars, starting Wed., Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. with “What is Self-Esteem and Why Do We Need It?” in the Wolfson Auditorium at 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Bette Levy Alkazian, parent and family coach of Balanced Parenting, will teach parents how to raise kids to […]

Make-A-Wish seeks new Wish Granters

Spanish-speakers needed

Make- A- Wish grants the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives. to enrich their lives. Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties is accepting applications for volunteer Wish Granters. Wish Granters meet with the wish child and their family to learn the wish of the child. They go out in teams of two to work with a wish family. […]

Pet of the week



IN A PIG’S EYE—Stacy is a female, black and white potbelly pig about 10 years old. She is an indoor pet needing some TLC. If you would like to adopt Stacy ask for ID No. A4909793 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http:// animalcare. lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

Brady gun group brings message to Oak Park

Meeting looks for solution to gun violence


The Second Amendment needs protection, says a man whose mother was murdered by gunfire, but common sense about firearms is critical, too. Christian Heyne and his father, Tim, were among two dozen people at a Jan. 9 meeting in Oak Park hosted by the Ventura County Brady Campaign Chapter to Prevent Gun Violence. The nonpartisan Brady Campaign is named for […]


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