Health and Wellness

After the wildfires, what’s next for clean air?

COMMENTARY /// Fires and the environment


Because wind carries smoke to areas hundreds of miles away, residents who live beyond a fire’s boundaries remain at risk. Much of the smoke from wildfires comes from burning wood, similar to what’s found at a bonfire. And just like bonfires, whose particulate emissions per minute equate to about three average diesel big-rigs or the secondhand smoke from 800 cigarettes, […]

Helping youth to manage

Kids may still be affected by 2018 events



How are our kids, one year out? As fires again rage in our backyard, it feels too familiar, too soon. Only one year ago, our community experienced twin tragedies. The terror of the mass shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill brought our darkest night. Less than 24 hours later, the devastating flames of the Woolsey fire lit up that dark […]

Fitness franchise expands into Moorpark

Fitness 19 Moorpark has opened at 543 Los Angeles Ave., Moorpark, in the Mission Bell Plaza. The gym is running new membership specials through the end of the year. The Moorpark gym makes six Fitness 19 locations in Ventura County. For an indoor cycling or Zumba class, a session on the Hydro Massage recliner, or hitting the bench press and […]

Support for suicide survivors

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will present a Survivor Day event Sat., Nov. 23 at Engage Therapy, 660 Hampshire Road, Ste. 100, Westlake Village. Registration will be at 8:30 a.m. Survivor Day runs from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event provides an opportunity for suicide loss survivors to come together to find connection, understanding and hope through their […]

All in pink

FOR A GOOD CAUSE—Agoura/Westlake Travel Baseball Team Prime All American goes all out to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. The entire team, including the coach, wore pink shirts, socks and wristbands to every game and tournament for the whole month.

More expansion in store for ever-evolving hospital

Part two of a two-part series on Los Robles Regional Medical Center’s 50-year history


Faced with an ever-shifting legislative landscape and challenges both external and internal, Los Robles Regional Medical Center is in an almost constant state of change. What’s clear is that parent company HCA Healthcare— which owns over 180 hospitals across the U.S.—is moving the Thousand Oaks-based medical system forward. A series of major renovations began in 2004, and in 2010 the […]

A hospital is born as the Conejo Valley comes alive

Part one of a two-part series


With assassinations of two national leaders and war raging in Vietnam, 1968 was a tough year for the U.S., but in the Conejo Valley, the newly chartered city of Thousand Oaks was busy taking shape. Development was moving full steam ahead. The Eichler homes (featuring a renowned architectural style) had just been built off Lynn Road at the old Janss […]

Health center receives quality awards

Clinicas del Camino Real was recently awarded four Quality Improvement Awards by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. According to the administration’s press announcement, “The (awards) support HRSA’s goal of promoting a value-based payment system improving the quality, breadth of services, modernization, efficiency and overall value of primary healthcare delivered by health centers.” Specifically, Clinicas was recognized for Health […]

Conference to address cognitive decline

The health and wellness team of the Thousand Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church will host a half-day conference honoring National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month from noon to 4 p.m. Sun., Nov. 3 at the Reagan Library, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. The conference, also sponsored by Loma Linda University Health and Adventist Health Simi Valley, will address healthy lifestyle solutions for […]

Resources for Medicare

Clinicas del Camino Real Inc. will host a Senior Medicare Resources Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., Oct. 27 at Del Sol Park, 1800 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard. Attendees can get information about Medicare from experts and also receive assistance enrolling in a plan. Mariachi Real and Trio Los Príncipes will provide music. A free raffle of a […]


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