Health and Wellness

Into the light

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide can be prevented. The annual Ventura County Out of the Darkness Community Walk, hosted by the Greater Los Angeles and Central Coast Chapter, will be held at 9 a.m. Sat., Sept. 15 at Constitution Park, 1287 Paseo Camarillo, Camarillo. Speakers at the walk will include Jena […]

Getting in shape

Striding through Sherwood for the hungry

5K race at scenic golf course to support FOOD Share

The PGA’s Invesco QQQ Championship returns to Sherwood Country Club in October for the third consecutive year, and with it, the inaugural Dole 5K Family Run and Walk on Sat., Oct. 27. The run, which coincides with the tournament’s second round of competition, will offer participants a scenic view of Sherwood Country Club’s front nine. Race-day registration begins at 6 […]

Benefit for heart, lung diseases

Los Angeles-based Pacific Mesothelioma Center will host its seventh annual 5K walk/hike fundraiser from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 21 at Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura. On-site registration will open at 8:30 a.m. The hike starts at 10 a.m. The day will begint with a 5K or 1-mile walk/hike at the ranch. Bingo with prizes will be […]

Power up with sports drinks, powders

Critical need to replacefluids sweated out during exercise

COMMENTARY /// Physical fitness We hit the gym, the track, the pool and the court and we do it because we want to gain muscle and lose fat, but what else do we lose when working out? Our energy stores are depleted, and our bodies excrete fluids through perspiration. We need to replace those fluids and refuel our muscles. Lately, […]


Heart full of sole The American Heart Association will host the 2018 Ventura County Heart and Stroke Walk Sat., Sept. 15 at Cal State Channel Islands, El Dorado Park, Camarillo. Festivities start at 8:30 a.m. The 5K walk starts at 9:15 a.m. The event is among 300 Heart Walks held in communities across the nation. The Heart Walk is open […]

They battered the competition

No fun having pesky ants as roommates

Bad juju

Most normal people have roommates. I have rue-mates. They arrived without a stitch of luggage or a dollar in their pockets to pay their share of the rent. They are ants. I’ve been housesitting my friend’s lovely home in Thousand Oaks. All was going well until the mercury soared. The current scorecard is: Human, zero and going loco; ants, 263,794 […]


Dealing with diabetes Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will hold free classes on diabetes on Wed., Sept. 5 at these times and locations: From 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Camarillo Community Center, room 3, 1605 Burnley St. From 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. The class introduces basic information about type 2 […]

Put disease on the mat

When she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Jennifer Parkinson decided to come out swinging. Parkinson, a Newbury Park resident, was diagnosed with the condition when she was 32. She’d started showing symptoms two years before that, and by the time she was diagnosed she could barely walk and had to leave her career as a nurse because of the disease’s […]

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