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Childhood exercise matters, but so does diet



“Eh, who cares?” That’s likely the reaction most people had to the recent California Department of Education announcement on how students did on the annual Physical Fitness Test. The test, usually given during P.E. to fifth-, seventh- and ninth-graders, is a way of tracking the physical fitness of public school students. They are measured for aerobic capacity, body composition, abdominal […]

King and queen of the Mardi Gras Ball



Hugh and Keets Cassar will be honored for their years of public service during the 25th annual Community Conscience Mardi Gras Ball on Sat., March 4 at a new location, North Ranch Country Club, 4761 Valley Spring Drive, Westlake Village. The Cassars have been named king and queen of the ball, the annual fundraiser for Community Conscience Human Services Center […]

Attending Senior Congress makes sense for older adults

Program will look at aging process in new ways


“Making Sense of Your Senses” is the theme of this year’s Senior Congress at St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 5801 Kanan Road in Westlake Village, where experts will discuss eye and ear conditions, the sense of intuition and other older adult related topics from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 1. “When we were brainstorming this, we thought about […]

Rockin’ in the free world

Adam Hess leads Westlake boys’ basketball team with versatile skills



Adam Hess stands alone in the Westlake High gym. Wearing jeans and a purple-and-green tie-dyed shirt, Hess calmly dribbles a basketball and hoists shots. Outside the gym, students talk loudly during lunch, but their chatter is muffled by monolithic glass doors. Basketball is a frenetic game, a wonky kaleidoscope of motion, sound and tension. Hess doesn’t mind these few moments […]

Cartoon



Inspirational message



CAN-DO SPIRIT—At top, Nick Vujicic, who was born without arms and legs, receives a hug from 10-year-old fourth-grader Julia Cimino following an assembly Jan. 11 at White Oak Elementary School in Westlake Village. The Australian-born Vujicic is a Thousand Oaks resident and world-renowned motivational speaker. He leads the evangelical ministry, Life Without Limbs. Below, White Oak students react to the […]

Precise diagnosis needed for pain relief

COMMENTARY /// Back pain


Chances are you’ve seen a doctor for back pain or you know someone who has. Back pain is one of the top reasons people seek professional care. And it’s not just a medical problem: Work absences, reduced productivity and other factors related to back pain cost billions of dollars every year. When a person goes to a doctor with chronic, […]

Midfielder leads Coyotes on pitch

Senior is trying to elevate Calabasas boys’ soccer team to first win this season



Barbod Noorabadi is having fun on the pitch. A captain and midfielder for the Calabasas High boys’ soccer team was in a jovial mood at practice this week. When a photo opportunity arose, the senior turned to his teammates for a quip. “Hey!” the 17-year-old hollered. “Do I look good?” He chuckled and jogged off the field toward the home […]

Coffee with the council member



Please join me for my first constituent coffee, or as I like to refer to it—Coffee with Alicia— at 9 a.m. Fri., Jan. 20 at the Corner Bakery at the Commons. As we enter 2017, I look forward to getting together with my fellow residents and hearing about any local happenings or community issues of importance to you. I believe […]


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