2017-04-20 E-Edition

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Don’t blame bad dogs

L.A. County recently passed a law making dogs that do not pass a temperament test unavailable to animal rescue organizations. I am strongly opposed to this new ruling. Dogs that come into the shelters as strays or are dumped and abandoned by their owner are often scared, stressed, confused and many are abused and starved. They need a chance for […]

Sign-ups open for kids’ sports leagues

Registration is open for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley’s spring 2017 coed Jr. NBA Basketball League and Sunday Soccer League. The sports leagues are open to ages 3 through 12. The Jr. NBA League is held on Sundays from April 30 to June 18 at the Los Cerritos Middle School gym, 2100 E. Avenida De Las […]


THURS., APRIL 20 Camarillo Newcomers Club 11 a.m. at Sterling Hills Golf Club, 901 Sterling Hills Drive, Camarillo. Triathlete and marathon runner Kathleen Broder discusses competing in the Ironman 70.3 at age 69. Open to all new and longtime Ventura County residents. Luncheon cost: $23 members, $26 guests. RSVP required. Phone: 805.383.0401. Channel Islands Gulls 11 a.m. at Wedgewood Banquet […]

Running for good health

FLEET OF FOOT—Students at Sumac Elementary School in Agoura Hills take part in a March 24 Reach for the Stars jog-athon fundraiser held on campus. Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade and students in the Sumac Journeys program ran foot races in return for donations from parents and businesses. Last year’s event raised more than $35,000 for the school’s STEAM, […]

Senate bill would make us less safe

guest opinion

Recent conversations surrounding federal immigration policies have caused fear among segments of the population and debate at all levels of government. One of the most recent and serious legislative entries in the immigration debate is California state Senate Bill 54. Local law enforcement has been repeatedly clear in spoken and written word: We have not and will not be involved […]

Celebrating our Earth

Earth Day is April 22, and the following local events are planned for this weekend. Staff from Ventura County’s General Services Agency will lead a walking tour demonstrating their use of native plants, mulch, composting, efficient irrigation and turf replacement from noon to 1 p.m. Fri., April 21, the day before Earth Day. Reserve a spot by calling (805) 654-2051 […]

‘Voice’ talent at Malibu fundraiser

The Emily Shane Foundation presents its annual spring fundraiser event, Wings Over Malibu, at 6:30 p.m. Wed., April 26 at Casa Escobar in Malibu. The evening will feature hand-crafted cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions and booths from area businesses. The celebrity guest is Trinity Rose from NBC’s “The Voice.” At 13 years old, Trinity became the show’s youngest female […]

Program offers a Chronic Care Management benefit

COMMENTARY /// Medicare

If you have Medicare, there’s a good chance you have two or more chronic conditions such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease or dementia. Two-thirds of the 57 million Americans with Medicare have two or more chronic illnesses, which increases the risk of death and functional limitations, decreases quality of life and leads to higher healthcare spending. Managing chronic diseases […]

Call the stork, new mountain lion born

But, the young female could be a kissin’ cousin

National Park Service researchers, together with biologists from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, recently marked a 4-week-old mountain lion in the Santa Monica Mountains. The good news is tempered by suspicion that the young female is a product of inbreeding. The kitten’s mother is P-23 and the suspected father is P-23’s half sibling P-30. Researchers documented the two […]