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Los Robles Regional Medical Center and Blue Shield reach a deal



Patients with Blue Shield Covered California or off-exchange individual Blue Shield plans will have full in-network access at Thousand Oaks’ Los Robles Regional Medical Center beginning July 1. Following a four-year impasse, HCA Healthcare, Los Robles’ parent company, announced this week it had reached a deal with the insurance provider to allow those with Blue Shield coverage to return to […]

Using Lasik to fix astigmatism

COMMENTARY /// Aye eye, Doc


After many years of research and clinical testing, the ability to fix astigmatism with lasik eye surgery has finally materialized. In order to comprehend this journey and understand how elimination of astigmatism is possible, it’s important to review some basics, such as understanding astigmatism, its manifestations as well as how lasers treat nearsightedness and astigmatism. Astigmatism is a condition of […]

Sounds of refreshment

The Global Truth Center will host a special sound bath meditation led by Eric Matthew Sedorovitz from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Fri., June 29 at 880 Hampshire Road, Ste. V, Westlake Village. Part meditation and part listening exercise, sound baths are said to be restorative musical performances using Himalayan singing bowls, crystal bowls, gongs and biosonic tuning forks. Participants lie […]

Pet of the week

INQUISTIVITE—Bruno enjoys being with cats and other dogs. He is lively and fun and might be possessive of his home. To adopt Bruno ask for ID NO. A5169915 at the Agoura Hills Animal Care Center, 29525 Agoura Road. Pets may have already been adopted, so check http://animalcare.lacounty.gov before visiting the shelter.

Keep furry friends safe on the Fourth



The Fourth of July, with its noisy celebration of fireworks and firecrackers, has a reputation as the day more pets are lost or killed than any other day of the year. What can you do to make sure your pets are safe and don’t become casualties on Independence Day? First, make sure your pet’s ID/ microchip is up-to-date. If your […]

LVUSD wins grant to fight nicotine use

Las Virgenes Unified School District announced it has been awarded a $1-million state grant to combat nicotine use by students. The funds come from Proposition 56, the $2 per pack cigarette tax approved by voters in 2016, known as Proposition 56. LVUSD is one of only five school districts in the state to win the grant. The school district said […]

Funding for nurses

The award-winning nursing program at California State University Channel Islands will receive a $200,000 grant from the Dr. Richard Grossman Community Foundation to support student scholarships. Grossman, who died in 2014, was a burn reconstruction pioneer who opened the Grossman Burn Center in Los Angeles in 1969. He and his wife, Elizabeth Rice Grossman, lived in Ventura County. The foundation […]

End-of-year heroics

Center wants student help

The Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center Joint Powers Authority is accepting applications for the Agoura Hills student member and Calabasas student member position on the board of directors. The board acts as the governing and policy making body of the authority in the operation, control, improvements and planning of the center, personnel and fiscal operations. Student members are non-voting members appointed […]

Church brings hope to those behind bars



If you ask the Rev. Ken LaMont, there is no place God can’t go—even behind bars. For more than 15 years, a small group of members from Newbury Park First Christian Church where LaMont serves has made monthly treks to the pre-trial detention facility at the Ventura County Government Center as well as the Todd Road jail in Santa Paula. […]


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