2016-12-01 E-Edition

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Retiring state Senator names her final Volunteer of the Month

FAREWELL—Retiring state Sen. Fran Pavley, right, names Kathy Colman, an artist and resident of Old Agoura, as her final pick for the 27th Senate District’s Volunteer of the Month. Colman created a series of drawings that show the mountain lions known to have lived and died in the local Santa Monica Mountains. The money raised from the sale of Colman’s […]

A taste of fun at the Turkey Bowl

FOND MEMORIES—At top, Oak Park High School football alum Monte McNair forces a fellow former player, Matt Koller, to drop the ball during the championship game of the Nov. 24 Shawn Rishko Memorial Turkey Bowl at the high school. McNair and Koller graduated with Rishko from OPHS in 2002. Above, players celebrate after winning the championship game. The Turkey Bowl […]


U.S. Air Force Airman Sebastian M. Davies graduated from eight-week basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Davis is a 2016 graduate of Oak Park High School. The airman is the […]

Dr. Ebert Gives You a Very Good Reason to Smile

Daniel Elbert, DDS, of Thousand Oaks Smile Design gives the following healthy reminder why good oral hygiene is critical. Recent research indicates that oral infections, predominantly gum infections, may be connected to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, preterm births and increased thickness of blood vessels in the neck. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, at least 90 percent of systemic diseases […]

Don’t forget to shop small for the holidays

Shoppers nationwide got their annual call to arms during last week’s Black Friday craziness. In some locations they took their lives in their hands amid the rabid crowds looking for killer deals. The Oaks mall, for one, is certainly not for the faint of heart this time of year. But it’s exciting, we’ll give it that. Once again, the nation’s […]

Lois Judson McDonald

April 6, 1938 - October 30, 2016

Helping kids, one book at a time

The community is rallying to help a local family continue a book drive that benefits hospitalized children. The third annual book drive will take place 2 to 5 p.m. Wed., Dec. 7 at Founders Hall in the Calabasas Library at 200 Civic Center Way. The drive supports Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Literally Healing program, which provides new books to young […]

No More Chronic Head and Neck Pain

Dr. Savitha Siddappa in Thousand Oaks offers a comprehensive treatment program for patients suffering with chronic pain relating to headaches, migraines, tension and whiplash. Siddappa uses a combination of proven therapeutic, state-of-the-art techniques to evaluate and treat patients with pain or discomfort caused as a consequence of improper muscle forces in the mouth, neck and head area. “This treatment is […]

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