Health and Wellness

Field lab: Discussion continues over toxic waste cleanup

Debate over conserving artifacts vs. safety

An effort to designate the entire Santa Susana Field Lab site as a Native American cultural district has once again brought up concerns that the agencies in charge of cleaning up the former nuclear energy and rocket engine test site will shirk their responsibilities. NASA, which is responsible for about 450 acres of the 2,850- acre site in the hills […]

Rotary contributes to healthy lunches

FOOD FOR THE KIDS—Calabasas Rotary sponsors a Zoom Comedy Hour to raise funds for the Las Virgenes schools Lunch Service program for children and families in need. The Rotarians club raised $6,400 and came to the district office to present the check. From left: Rotary CBO Karen Kimmel, Superintendent Dan Stepenosky, event chair Todd Gurvis, Rotary treasurer Sally Goyar, LVUSD […]

Urgent care lands in Agoura

American Family Care, a nationwide provider of urgent care and accessible primary care, continues to expand its national healthcare network with the opening of the fourth AFC urgent care clinic in greater Los Angeles. A new state-of-the-art facility is seeing patients seven days a week in Agoura Hills. The independently owned facility is in the Twin Oaks Shopping center next […]

Online auction for pediatric cancer

The pandemic has created challenges for local families battling childhood cancer. During this time, the Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation has been providing services for families, including money for rent assistance, grocery gift cards, additional emotional support groups with licensed therapists, virtual and in-person tutoring, meal and care package delivery, and virtual events to keep kids engaged. The foundation will host […]

Agencies concerned about possible COVID, winter flu mix

Managing one pandemic is already a herculean effort for state and local health departments. But two? That will certainly be a massive challenge. Many health officials are concerned about the possibility of a “twindemic” this fall caused by a second wave of the coronavirus and an outbreak of the seasonal flu. The two health crises, the peer-reviewed Journal of American […]

Program on home care law

Senior Concerns will present a virtual community seminar titled “Legalities of Hiring In Home Care During COVID-19” from 4 to 5 p.m. Tues., Sept. 22 via Zoom. Jonathan Fraser Light, managing attorney with the firm Light- Gabler and specialist in employment law, will lead the discussion. The seminar will cover personal attendant pitfalls, meal and rest break challenges, how to […]


Celebrating hope against cancer The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara invites the public to its Celebration of Hope At Home Affair at 6 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 27 online. There is no charge to attend. The inaugural virtual celebration will have Fran Drescher, a two-time Golden Globe nominee, author and cancer survivor, as the keynote speaker. Drescher, an actor and comedian, […]

Healthy eating at Las Virgenes schools

MEALS FOR STUDENTS—Las Virgenes Unified School District Superintendent Dan Stepenosky, far left, and Karen Kimmel, LVUSD assistant superintendent of business, far right, receive a check donation for from AYBA (Agoura Youth Basketball Association) to help pay for the district’s school meals program.

Los Robles leads way in stroke prevention

Patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation are susceptible to strokes, especially if they are not candidates for blood thinner medication therapy. The Watchman Implant is a one-time, minimally invasive procedure designed to reduce the risk of strokes that originate in the left atrial appendage. Watchman is the only FDA approved implantable device for the procedure. Los Robles Regional Medical Center in […]

Zoom seminar on aging alone

Senior Concerns will present a virtual community seminar titled “Meeting the Challenges of Solo Aging: What You Need to Know to be Prepared” from 4 to 5 p.m. Tues., Aug. 25 via Zoom. The seminar leaders are Sara Zeff Geber, author of the 2018 book “Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers,” and Katie Wiltfong, co-chief executive officer of Solo Aging […]

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