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She’s only 13 but already has three associate degrees

Student started college at age 8


Sriya Kalyan is 13 years old, but the Medea Creek Middle School student already has three college degrees under her belt. At the Moorpark College graduation ceremony on May 17, Sriya was presented with associate degrees in social and behavioral sciences, humanities and natural sciences. Sriya began attending Moorpark College when she was all of 8 years old. “Twice a […]

Cool kids can code in camp

Robotics & Things of Simi Valley, in its 24th year, will hold its Super Science and Technology Hands-on STEM Summer Camp at the Courtyard Marriott, 191 Cochran St., Simi Valley. The camp enrichment curriculum in the morning sessions has a split curriculum for boys and girls in grades K-1, grades two to five and grades six to eight. The code […]

Seniors there they go!

Viewpoint school


The graduating seniors at Viewpoint School were awarded their diplomas June 8 in a ceremony at the campus in Calabasas. As the Class of 2019 moves on, some graduates will travel afar while others will continue their life journey closer to home. Daniel Cashdan Graduate Daniel Cashdan, 18, is bidding goodbye to California. He’ll be going to New York State […]

Baseball mother goes to bat in fight against cancer



If it weren’t for baseball, Christine Porter wouldn’t be who she is today. The 49-year-old mother of two credits playing the sport (baseball, not softball) as a child with giving her the strength to face the many curve balls life has thrown her way. Since January she’s been dealing with her biggest opponent yet: cancer. “My family is used to […]

New exec at West Hills Hospital

Isaiah Zirkle was named the new chief operating officer at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center. As COO, Zirkle is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations at the acute care hospital, including areas such as patient satisfaction, quality of care, physician and staff relations and organizational culture. Prior to joining West Hills, Zirkle served as vice president of operations at MountainView […]

Healing the scars of Borderline, Woolsey fire

Calabasas Behavioral Health and BrainsWay will present a forum titled “After the Smoke Clears” from 3 to 9 p.m. Wed., June 19 at Sagebrush Cantina, 23527 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. Free to the public, the event will provide residents with self-help tools, resources and support as they continue to recover from the psychological scars the 2018 Woolsey and Hill fires as […]

Dementia workshop

The Alzheimer’s Association will hold the second of three workshops of Living with Alzheimer’s, Middle Stages from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tues., June 18 at the Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. Caregivers and professionals will discuss behavior changes, medications, home safety, driving, living alone and wandering for those caring for Alzheimer’s patients. For more information or to register, […]

Pet of the week

OFFICIAL GREETER—Affectionate Amber likes to interact with visitors who enter the Habikat room. She enjoys lap time and petting from those that spend time with her. She should become a successful member of a household with children and other cats. Meet Amber, ID No. A5282339 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been […]

Course on developing a healthy spiritual life

The Thousand Oaks Seventhday Adventist Church will offer a free, eight-week Spiritual Wellness series to the community from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays from June 14 through Aug. 2 at the church, 480 W. Gainsborough Road. Pastor Jim Ayars, a local pastor known for his weekly religious radio broadcast, Windows on the World on KDAR-98.3 FM, will lead the sessions. […]

Confirmation youth receive blessing


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