2017-03-16 E-Edition

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First Agoura Village project gets final OK

City Council turns down an appeal

The Agoura Hills City Council denied a request to stop the Cornerstone retail and residential development following a contentious eight-hour meeting that began March 8 and spilled over into the next day. The vote was 3-2. The city planning commission approved the 8-acre project on the southeast corner of Agoura and Cornell roads Jan. 5, but Snowdy Dodson, chair of […]

Civil grand jury seeks applicants

The Ventura County Superior Court of California is taking applications for the 2017-2018 civil grand jury. The application deadline is Fri., April 7. Applicants must be U.S. citizens 18 years of age or older, be in possession of their faculties, and of ordinary intelligence, sound judgment and good character. In addition, applicants must have been residents of Ventura County for […]

The healing power of art and journaling

Agoura Hills resident creates a faith-based women’s workshop

The emotional scars caused by a spouse’s infidelity can run deep. In addition to creating resentment and anger in a relationship, betrayal shatters a person’s ego and cripples their self-worth, said Jacqueline Sarnecky of Agoura Hills. Sarnecky said she knows the depth of such pain, having divorced her husband two years ago as the result of an alleged infidelity and […]

Cardiac arrest victim can ‘stay alive’ to the beat of disco song

COMMENTARY /// Hands-only CPR

Most of us would agree that cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, is a great skill to possess. For various reasons, however, only a small percentage of people are certified in the technique. But did you know that in just minutes you can learn a less-complicated but equally lifesaving technique called hands-only CPR? Unlike conventional CPR, which combines chest compression with mouth-to-mouth […]

Joshua Thai selected as Lost Hills Sheriff’s captain

Replaces the retired Pat Davoren

Joshua Thai of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been promoted to captain of the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, replacing Pat Davoren, who recently retired. Thai is one of three sheriff’s lieutenants who were interviewed by local city managers and representatives of the third and fifth L.A. County supervisorial districts that contract with the sheriff ’s department for law […]

Fueling up on junk food no longer works

Hot Flashes

About 35 years ago, a needlepoint pillow rested comfortably on our living room couch, strategically placed by Mom. “Screw the golden years,” it declared. Never one for subtleties, Mom must have thought “Home Sweet Home” was just for the Catholics across the street who went to church every Sunday and smelled like incense. OK, maybe I’m not golden yet, but […]

Going Irish

Treatment available for leg and back pain

Alexander P. Hersel, M.D. and Bradley Spiegel, M.D. of Pain Management and Injury Relief Medical Center have achieved results for back and leg pain with a new treatment. The center offers minimally-invasive, 10-kHz high-frequency therapy spinal cord stimulation. This FDA-approved therapy is backed by 24-month clinical data with proven efficacy in patients suffering from low back and leg pain. According […]

Woman is 105 years young

In 1939, on the eve of World War II, Marta Broido, 27, did her part to help 650 Jews escape Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. Last week, she celebrated her 105th birthday at Sunrise Senior Living in Thousand Oaks. Broido was born Marta Steiner on March 6, 1912, in central Europe. She grew up in Czechoslovakia and enjoyed a comfortable childhood in an […]