Health and Wellness

Teens do bling for Bumblebee

Two Agoura High School students used the pandemic to make lemonade out of lemons for some happy bumblebees. Lily Kamen and Brooke Kinomoto, both juniors at AHS, were inspired by videos posted on social media to start a jewelry-making business last summer. They combined their quarantine time and talents to design jewelry that would raise funds for a local charity, […]

Biotech startup gets cash infusion for gene therapy



High-profile venture capitalist Beth Seidenberg, recently named to Barron’s list of the 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance along with Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, is putting some of her firm’s millions to work right here in the Conejo Valley. Newbury Park-based biotech startup Capsida Biotherapeutics, which is pioneering targeted gene-therapy treatments for rare neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, announced […]

Westminster Free Clinic provides necessities for those in need



On a recent Wednesday, they started lining up under a gray spring sky at the makeshift medical clinic. Some came one by one. Some came two by two. Others walked up with their arms linked. As volunteers in blue and burgundy scrubs performed intake interviews and measured patients’ blood pressure in the church lobby underneath stained-glass windows and a blue […]

Telehealth doctor visits: here to stay?



Changes that have come about out of necessity during the pandemic could stay in place for reasons of convenience or economics even after the health crisis passes. Some businesses have said they’ll continue to allow employees to work from home. Even with vaccinations up and cases down, restaurant and grocery deliveries are still popular. Telehealth is another new way of […]

Healthy sport, big win

CHAMPS—Team Venom, a U-14 club basketball team with players from Calabasas and Agoura Hills, won the 11th annual Kyree R. Brown Memorial Basketball Tournament held at The Map Sports Facility in Garden Grove. After going undefeated in pool play, Venom beat Team Nucleus from Anaheim in the championship game by a score of 49-39. The players are, from left, bottom […]

Stroll healthy for pets, too

POOCH PERFECT—Blanca DeCosta of Oak Park gets more bang for the buck by taking multiple dogs at one time as part of her local dog walking business. She’s also a professional dog trainer.

Belmont Village puts safety, health first

Belmont Village Senior Living communities are celebrating the gift of “community immunity” while putting the spring back in everyone’s steps among the seven Los Angeles area locations: Hollywood Hills, Burbank, Westwood, Thousand Oaks, Calabasas, Rancho Palos Verdes and Encino. “The COVID-19 pandemic has shed a significant light on the dangers of seniors living alone at home,” said Patricia Will, Belmont […]

Workshops for those with cancer

Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will host the following free virtual educational workshops for people affected by cancer. Cancer and the Law: Five Tips in Spanish from 6 to 7 p.m. Wed., April 21. The workshop will discuss the importance of various legal issues that can stem from a cancer diagnosis and five tips on how to approach them. The […]

Finding work through Project Search

People with disabilities helped in obtaining employment


The pandemic interrupted Kevin Clark’s internship at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard last year. The 25-yearold can’t wait to get back to work. The Camarillo resident, who is deaf and nonverbal, always knew he would be a great fit for a workplace; he just needed a chance to demonstrate his positive attitude and skills. That’s when Project Search […]

Milestone heart procedure achieved at Los Robles hospital

Hearts are being healed at Los Robles Regional Medical Center using what the hospital calls a “game-changing device.” Neurologist Gilbert Tausch is the 100th person at Los Robles Regional Medical Center to be implanted with the Watchman-FLX, a Food and Drug Administration-approved implantable device for the treatment of atrial fibrillation, commonly referred to as AFib. “I was taking a blood […]


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