2017-01-26

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Reckoning with rain

GUEST OPINION /// Dangerous winter


Risk is a fact of life for outdoors enthusiasts, and smart people know they should always weigh the pros and cons when they venture into the wild. In Southern California this winter—with an onslaught of powerful rainstorms arriving in rapid succession—residents are reveling in the abundant moisture. But the running creeks, waterfalls, slick boulders, puddle-filled depressions, eroded slippery trails, rock […]

Keeping a healthy fear of the flu

Other Side of 50

It had been a long time since I’d been around someone with the actual flu, but over the New Year’s holiday two of my friends came down with the virus. Now I can clearly see I hadn’t given the flu enough respect. One friend is a working mom with two children under the age of 8. The other is a […]

Up, up and away with SpaceX launch



EYES ON THE SKIES—The Oak Park High School Rocket Team travels to Vanderberg Air Force Base on Jan. 14 to witness the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch. District Superintendent Tony Knight said their clothing vibrated from the sound waves event though they were three miles away. The Falcon 9 deployed 10 satellites and landed on an offshore platform. At right, […]

Ban on burns lifted



The Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD), in cooperation with Cal Fire, has lifted the suspension on burn permits in the county. With controlled fires allowed to resume, officials say property owners and residents are advised to use extreme caution when conducting agriculture burns, and must follow all guidelines and maintain control of their fires at all times. Individuals can be […]

Wig and Stache Party in March



The Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club will present a Wig and Stache Party from 7 to 11 p.m. Fri., March 10 at the Four Seasons Westlake Village, Two Dole Drive. The event will have a raffle, dancing and silent auction. Net proceeds will benefit Many Mansions, Triunfo YMCA, Conejo Free Clinic and Cancer Support Community. Tickets are $80 and include […]

High School Highlights



Agoura Chargers Fri., Jan. 27: Finals Last day of semester Sat., Jan. 28: ComedySportz fundraiser/G building/6 p.m. Mon., Jan. 30: Staff development day-no school Tues., Jan. 31: IB info night/ main stage/6 p.m. Wed., Feb. 1: Spring athletics parent meeting/main stage/6 p.m. Calabasas Coyotes Fri., Jan. 27: Finals Last day of semester Mon., Jan. 30: Staff development day-no school Oak […]

Klubhouse finances improve



Jeff Rubin, director of community services for Calabasas, announced that the city-owned Klubhouse preschool has greatly improved its financial standing. In May 2016, Calabasas officials threatened to close the preschool operations at Creekside Park on Old Topanga Road or transfer the operation to a private provider due to persistent revenue shortfalls. The school offers developmental and academic enrichment programs to […]

A cutting-edge story about surgery

Family Man

There’s another dimension of surgery beyond that which is known to the patient. According to the guy in the hospital who kept referring to himself as my bartender, I, the patient in this case, wouldn’t remember my procedure because I was going to get some kind of anesthetic that causes amnesia. “I don’t want amnesia,” I told my wife as […]

Suicide deaths lead to prevention app




Newbury Park resident Christopher Munch was a fourth-grader when his best friend, William, died by suicide in 1995. “We were both 10 years old,” said Munch, now 32. “At that time, we were still very deep in the social stigma of suicide. At school, we never talked about it. Nobody came in to check on the students.” Between 2000 and […]


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