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Spring fling in Westlake

The City of Westlake Village will host the inaugural Spring Fling in the Park from 2 to 5 p.m. Sun., April 7 at the Westlake Village Community Park, 31107 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The new state-of-the-art park facility has volleyball courts, turf soccer and baseball fields, two tot lots, a skate park, fitness equipment and a walking trail. The event will […]

Oak Park students are winners at science fair

More than 600 youth take part in county competition

The winners of the 2019 Ventura County Science Fair were announced during an awards ceremony March 25 at the county’s Conference and Educational Services Center in Camarillo. Awards at the 65th annual fair were presented in 14 science and mathematics categories. Among the winners were Oak Park High School students Rushil Janguli in engineering, Kevin Ma in mathematics and Abheerava […]

Good game, good health for these young stars

Tips on staying healthy in flu season

It’s not too late to get your shot for influenza

As of March 11, Ventura County has seen 10 influenza-related deaths this flu season, which started in October. Last year at this time, there were 46 deaths resulting from complications from the influenza virus. Many deaths seen during a flu season occur in people who have multiple health issues, such as diabetes, dementia or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Dr. Robert […]

Robot ready to serve, heal

The new and cutting-edge Stryker Mako Robotic Arm is in Thousand Oaks and said to be making an impact on the southern Central Coast Region. The robot, costing over $1 million, was purchased by Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center and placed at the Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital campus to provide greater accuracy to patients undergoing elective total hip, total […]

Take a walk for Parkinson’s

The Parkinson’s Foundation will host its annual Moving Day, Ventura, A Walk for Parkinson’s to unite the community in the fight against the disease. The walk will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., April 13 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 Harbor Drive, Ventura. Funds raised through Moving Day will support research and community programs to improve the […]

Pet of the week

HOT DOG—Ruffalo, handsome as he is, has not let his good looks go to his head. He is still the same down to earth, ball playing, water romping, and just maybe the best real room cuddler at the care center. Meet Ruffalo, ID No. A5239433 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Pets may have been adopted, […]

Squirrel of the Month

JUST HANGING AROUND— Zac Reeder of Agoura Hills introduces Bojangles, the family’s unofficial pet who lives in the backyard of their home. Bojangles enjoys climbing, sunbathing and playing with his reflection in the home’s windows.

Scout project helps animals

Camille Busco recently earned a Gold Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouts USA. The Royal High School senior remembers the moment when she visited the Ventura County Animal Shelter asking to volunteer, but was denied because she was under 18 years old. When returning home, she thought about other individuals who had probably been turned down for volunteering opportunities […]

Local United Methodist pastors react to church-wide gay ruling



Days after the United Methodist Church voted to uphold the denomination’s bans on gay marriage and the ordination of gay clergy, rainbow table runners adorned the altar at Moorpark United Methodist Church. The worldwide Methodist church voted to affirm that “homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching,” as stated in its Book of Discipline, the denomination’s governing rules, at a special […]


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