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More info about chickenpox



Caroline Aslanian ( May 11 letter) has it backwards. If someone is ill with chickenpox as a child, that person is much more likely to develop shingles late in life, not less likely. Although a child will likely recover from chickenpox, the virus that causes it remains in the body for the rest of the person’s life. Later in life, […]

Yes, chivalry still alive

Single Files

For singles who are tired of this newfangled dating world that consists of getting to “know” people in an impersonal, no-eye-contact cyberworld, then meeting for quickie coffee dates for mutual size-ups, this column is for you. For those, like me, who miss the good old days when a man might show up for a date with flowers or woo a […]

Building a healthy core isn’t child’s play

COMMENTARY /// Fitness today


Exercise is a dance. Think about it. Invariably performed to music, whether you’re stepping, stabilized or stationary, no matter what type of movement is involved, you match it to the rhythm of the beat. You don’t have to be in a dance class for this to be true. As long as we’re looking at the core of it, let’s look […]

Fairgoers loved the Conejo Valley Days



Last Thursday evening a social-skills group that I run for teens and young adults had the most amazing time at Conejo Valley Days. We were fortunate to be the guests of Frank Akrey and could not be more grateful. My kids had the best time. They went on all the rides, ate fun carnival food and played all the games. […]

Special-needs kids get first dibs at CVD




Imagine a carnival without the crowds. No waiting to ride the bumper cars or order a hot dog—just step right up to the front of the line. For special-needs children in Thousand Oaks, this dream becomes reality for one day every May. For the past 37 years, Conejo Valley Days has invited the youngsters to its midway the day before […]

Oaks Christian’s dancing with this star

Centerfielder helps baseball team qualify for CIF-SS Division 2 postseason tango



Rhylan Thomas seeks serenity on the baseball field. He doesn’t mind the “Dancing with the Stars” camera crew that has invaded the friendly confines of Leko Field on this glorious Friday afternoon. He patiently waits for practice to start. There are outside distractions galore, but Thomas is singularly focused on playing the game the right way, and that’s through finding […]

Mountains Fund honors environmental champions




Spring showers and a Chumash prayer ushered in the who’s who of environmental champions honored at the second annual Santa Monica Mountains (SAMO) Fund spring celebration May 7 at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas. Activities were held in the Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center at the ranch. Organizers of this year’s event showcased the dedication of 11 female leaders […]

Kids dig The Garage



The Garage at the Agoura Hills Recreation and Event Center will host these events for youths at 29900 Ladyface Circle. The cost is $10 preregistration and $12 at the door. For more information, call (818) 597-7361. The second annual fifth-grade dance, Sock Hop!, will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Fri., May 19. The fifth-grader with the craziest socks will […]

There’s a new sheriff in town

Calabasas seizes Marmonte League boys’ tennis crown



Westlake High dominated the Marmonte League boys’ tennis circuit year after year. Westlake won the past four league titles. Just when it seemed like no one could knock the Warriors off their perch, Calabasas rose to the occasion. The Coyotes defeated Westlake twice this season en route to a Marmonte League championship, ending the Warriors’ dominance with an impressive display […]


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