Health and Wellness

Missionaries feed the body, feed the soul for betterment of community

Couple bakes cake as way to make connection


Devotion to Jesus and a love of baking led a married Camarillo couple to a unique calling in Africa. Richard and Karen Lee have worked as Baptist missionaries for 21 years but at first had no idea the role cake would play in their efforts to spread the Gospel. Richard Lee, 61, grew up attending First Baptist Church in Camarillo […]

New technology is key to recovery

Elena Veytsman did not have a name until she was 7 months old. Doctors in Azerbaijani, Turkey, told her mother that the little girl, born premature, would not survive due to a hole in her heart. Veytsman was born with ventricular septal defect, a birth defect comprising a hole in the wall that separates the two lower chambers of the […]

Car show delivers supplies to local food bank

Y gets lifeguard assistance

The Southeast Ventura County YMCA will receive a $70,000 grant from PoolCorp to help fund the Y’s Safety Around Water program and to pay for the training of its lifeguards. PoolCorp representatives will present the YMCA with a check at 11 a.m. Mon., Nov. 22 at the Yarrow Family Y, 31105 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Westlake Village. The program teaches […]

Pfizer shot ready for kids

The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for children ages 5 to 11 and is available in Ventura County through the Ventura County Public Health Department. Families can contact their medical provider for information about the inoculation. The children’s vaccine is authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup […]

Vaccine clinic offered for LVUSD youth

COVID vaccines for children 5 to 11 years of age have received authorization from the Center for Disease Control and the Food & Drug Administration. The Las Virgenes Unified School District will host a shot clinic for district students and children of LVUSD staff, ages 5 to 11, on Sat., Nov. 13 at A.E. Wright Middle School. Event parking will […]

Superheroes all around

A voice for veterans

Deputies who’ve served in the military offer help to their peers


Ventura County is home to more than 40,000 veterans, and a new Ventura County Sheriff’s Office program aims to assist those who are experiencing mental health crises. Veterans Outreach in Crisis Events, or VOICE, pairs sheriff’s deputies who have served in the military with veterans who call police for help. “It was a no-brainer for us,” said Cmdr. Eric Tennessen, […]

Lots of ways to get a flu shot

This year, the Ventura County Health Care Agency is offering multiple options for receiving a flu shot: through ambulatory care clinics, public health clinics and community clinics and events. While seasonal influenza viruses are detected year-round in the United States, the viruses are most common during the fall and winter. The exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, […]

Players hit the court for Special Olympics

SHOWING SOME LOVE—Above, Lisa Shirtliff, left, and Alexa Foss of Engel & Völkers high five with their rackets during a tennis clinic fundraiser for Special Olympics on Oct 16 at the Lake Sherwood Tennis Club. Real estate agency Engel & Völkers sponsored the event. Bottom, Diana Armstrong-Burns follows through with a nice return. Special Olympics provides sports opportunities for athletes […]


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