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Child care available for families in need

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley announced that some of its club sites will remain open on a limited basis to accommodate school closures and meet the childcare needs of the community. But others will close. Officials say they adjusted their club openings in alignment with the recommendations released by the State of California Health and Human […]

Passover teaches the best cure for slave masters is prevention



As the world marshals to slow the spread of coronavirus, one thing has become clear: preventing contagion is easier than curing it. Draconian measures have been put in place, locally, nationally and globally. Travel has been curtailed. Large gatherings banned. All in the name of prevention. Because COVID-19 has reminded us what has always been true: The best way to […]

Berry recipe contest ready to blast off

Entry applications are available for the 37th Annual California Strawberry Festival’s Berry Blast Off Recipe Contest. Strawberry-themed recipes that show exceptional creativity and culinary flair will be selected to compete in the contest. Submissions must be original and non-baked strawberry dishes. Entries can include sauces, desserts, entrées, dips, drinks, jams, spreads, appetizers or snacks— any food or drink creation that […]

B&G Clubs remain open on limited basis

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley announced that some of its club sites will remain open on a limited basis to accommodate school closures and meet the childcare needs of the community. But others will close. Club officials say they adjusted their club openings in alignment with the recommendations released by the State of California Health and […]

Traveling… to victory

CHAMPS—The Agoura Youth Basketball Association forth/fifth grade girls’ travel basketball team, aka the AYBA Ballerz, went undefeated on the way to winning the championship at the TVT Invitational on Feb. 29 and March 1 in Burbank. From left are: Riley Greenwood, Zoe Feldman, Mckenna Ireland, Stella Lee, Julianna Korbekian, coach Jeffrey Feldman, Sienna Liotta, Siena Ostick, Natasha Bommareddy, Christiana Berger […]

Army general finds healing in unusual place

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The third column in our series on healing has a difficult patient who complained that the treatment was worse than the disease. In 2 Kings chapter 5, Naaman is the army commander for the King of Aram (Syria). He was rich, well-respected and had everything going for him—except good health. He was inflicted with leprosy, a word that referred to […]

Sunday services go online

Chalice Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Conejo Valley has suspended its in-house Sunday services at 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park, in response to the coronavirus emergency. Services will continue online. Each week, Chalice will notify members and friends if the 10 a.m. Sunday service will be livestreamed on Facebook or accessible via the video communications website Zoom. The virtual […]

COVID-19 impacts college admissions, high school testing dates



Schools across Ventura County and the nation have been shutting down to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. How long closures will remain in effect is a question that district leaders can’t answer, which means California classrooms could be quiet well into April. High school students are faced with the additional problem of having to plan for college placement […]

Scholarships available for teachers of agriculture

The Ventura County chapter of California Women for Agriculture promotes agriculture awareness and education within the community. The organization also offers scholarships to teachers and educators for the Ag in the Classroom Conference, an annual three-day conference where teachers and education professionals can learn about agriculture. Attendees will be provided with tools, tricks and curriculum to enable them to bring […]

Health officials advise not to test unnecessarily

Unless they’re having trouble breathing or keeping fluids down, local residents should not call 911 nor should they visit an emergency room seeking COVID-19 testing, Ventura County public health officials are saying. “Please do not call 911 to request testing for COVID-19 and please do not go to our emergency rooms unless you are seriously ill and require emergency care,” […]


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