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Westminster 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship Jan 13th, 2017

A Ventura County resident will be competing in The 2nd Annual Masters Agility Championship at Westminster in New York City on Saturday, Feb. 14, the opening act of the famed Westminster Week and its celebration of dogs. Colleen Thurston and her Labrador Retrievers, Lacey and Maggie, will be among the...

Dog Tales Nov 13th, 2012

This is based on a true story. The author has changed names and other information to preserve confidentiality. Thursday. Two o’clock. New Patient. Five-year-old Luke is anxious and vigorously opposing his mother’s effort to move him towards the consultation office. But then, a dash to the window where he sees...

Sanjay and Me Nov 13th, 2012

It’s not everyday I get to have my picture taken with a neurosurgeon. Sanjay Gupta presented at the UC Santa BarbaraArts & Lectures Series, Sunday October 21, on “Medicine and the Media.” The Santa Barbara County Medical Society and Cottage Health System sponsored a pre-presentation luncheon with a close up...

Hug Your Legislator Dec 13th, 2011

At a recent fund raiser for my favorite Assemblyman, Das Williams, I was greeted with a big hug. That’s one reason he’s my favorite. We were there for Das when he first ran for the Assembly in 2010 and we were here again this year to assure that he won...