2016-11-03 E-Edition

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Oak Park considers leaf-blower ban

Should leaf blowers, lawn mowers and professional yard maintenance be banned in Oak Park on weekends? The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council has been mulching over the issue for the past three months. Council Chair Alon Glickstein said many people have come to him over the years to express their concerns about the noise and disruption that professional gardeners cause […]

Daylight saving time ends Saturday night

‘Fall back’ at 2 a.m.

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sun., Nov. 6. Before going to bed the night of Sat., Nov. 5, remember to “fall back” and turn clocks back one hour. While the change to standard time will provide more light in the morning, the evening darkness will arrive noticeably earlier. Arizona and Hawaii are the only two states that don’t […]

Comparing local skilled-nursing facilities

Other Side of 50

An individual typically takes one of two paths to a skillednursing facility: straight from the hospital or from home when they become too frail or sick to care for themselves. In the first case, when the stay is for temporary doctor-ordered rehabilitation, the patient rarely has a say about which facility they’re transferred to. Instead, the decision is based upon […]

T.O. clinic offers free services

The Conejo Free Clinic provides free mammograms, PAP testing and comprehensive health screenings and diagnostics to uninsured and underinsured women of any age at 80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Ste. 102, Thousand Oaks. Doctors, nurses and support staff volunteers from Los Robles Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, Amgen, UCLA Health and private practice are on hand to care for patients who are without […]

Doom squad

Don’t be scared, Patriots just plan to take over local girls’ tennis scene

Nothing brings a team together like fear. Fear brought the Viewpoint High’s girls’ tennis players together at Universal Studio’s Halloween Horror Nights on Oct. 7. The Patriots all huddled together while tiptoeing through spooky mazes. The scary encounters with zombies and monsters made for one memorable night. Watching Delaney Eagle, a junior singles player, shriek was everyone’s favorite part. “She […]

Both SOAR measures fall short

With four years left until the countywide urban-growth restriction known as Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources, or SOAR, expires, there is still an opportunity to make what has been a good policy even better. But it won’t happen on the 2016 ballot. Competing open space initiatives, Measures C and F, both miss the mark in their attempts to strike […]

Check out behind the scenes with K-9s, deputies and SWAT

Residents can visit law enforcement open house at Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station

Policing is more than deputies patrolling their beats. Officers, detectives and civilians work together to solve crimes and protect the community. The public can learn about what happens behind the scenes during an open house at the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., Nov. 5 at 27050 Agoura Road, Calabasas. The free event will include […]

Medicare 101

Medicare expert Samuel Schwartz will present “Medicare 101,” a free program, at 2:30 p.m. Sun., Nov. 13 at the Oak Park Library, 899 N. Kanan Road. Schwartz will explain who is eligible for Medicare, when to enroll and the special-needs plans. Questions will be answered. For more information, call (310) 773-1602.

Support for the woman diabetes sufferer

Diabetes Sisters PODS group of Ventura County/San Fernando Valley, a support group for women with Type 1 diabetes, will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mon., Nov. 7 in Agoura Hills. The group will discuss successes, challenges and frustrations in living with this chronic disease, along with tips about healthy eating, exercise, special techniques, tips, technology and ideas. For more […]