2017-04-13 E-Edition

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Don’t close the book on libraries just yet

Libraries have come a long way in American history, but some people feel libraries are history due to the onslaught of digital content. When Benjamin Franklin and a group of his friends founded the Library Company of Philadelphia in 1731—about 40 years before the signing of the Declaration of Independence—they effectively established America’s first lending library. At the time, reference […]

The 1, 2, 3 of finding ‘The One’

Single Files

People often ask me where I get the ideas for my column. I have to admit that sometimes it’s a challenge and then, at other times, inspiration flows through me like a river down a mountainside. I also rely on messages from readers for suggestions and ideas, so please keep those cards and letters (and emails) coming. I thank one […]


Free lecture on massage during and after cancer

Free community lectures on oncology massage and lymphatic system support will be given from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mon., April 17 at Cancer Support Community, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wed., April 19 at Simi Valley Aspen Outpatient Center, 2750 Sycamore Drive. The facilitators are Steve Romey and Wendy Kunkel. Romey is a certified […]


Spoiler alert on the amount of food waste

COMMENTARY /// Eye on the environment

Do you throw away food when it reaches the expiration date printed on the package? Food industry groups recently adopted labeling standards phasing in terms better than “expiration.” By next year, most food will say either “use by” or “best if used by.” The former will indicate potential problems if kept longer, and the latter will indicate minor concerns such […]

Pet of the week

FLUFFY PUPPY — Ophelia is a female cream Pomeranian mix about 2 years old. She is a bit shy, but warms up quickly. If you would like to adopt Ophelia ask for ID No. A5046476 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare. lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

Eagles kindle brilliant brainwaves

Don’t challenge cerebral Oak Park baseball players to round of ‘Jeopardy’

Baseball isn’t brain surgery. But there might be future brain surgeons, diplomats, generals and world movers and shakers on Oak Park High’s baseball roster. The Eagles dazzle on the diamond, but they are the Glitterati of Galileo’s Galactic Generation off the field. Paul Ranieri has a 4.18 gradepoint average and wants to study statistics in college. Trent Haines, who has […]

Protecting the social welfare

In response to Kenny Lindberg’s article on the possibility of losing Meals on Wheels, a society is only as strong as it treats the weakest among their people. Our so-called president and his goon squad all have very small hands. Fred WallinWestlake Village

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