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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 […]

Chabad welcomes High Holidays with online, in-person events

With the High Holidays approaching and COVID-19 creating difficulties for many in joining a traditional synagogue service, Chabad of Agoura Hills will provide a variety of holiday services designed to meet the needs of the Jewish community. Chabad services are open to all Jews regardless of affiliation. To provide services while keeping everyone safe and respecting individual circumstances and preferences, […]

Agents of healing to bridge the divide

Spending time in prayer, Bible study is important in fighting hate, racism



Small acts of kindness and love, the Rev. Reggie Mercado of Fountain Foursquare Church said, can make the greatest difference in fighting hate, racism and injustice. “There’s this call from God for us to just love people,” said Mercado, the senior leader of the Moorpark church. “When we talk about the racism that happens before us, Jesus gave the solution […]

Parents are always teaching their children

COMMENTARY /// Faith in life


Late last month I listened to a concerned parent as they bemoaned the challenges of navigating virtual school. This new reality has left parents and students alike feeling like fish out of water, wondering if they will survive. While none of us think this way of doing school is ideal, I believe that we have been given an incredible opportunity […]

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 […]

Community colleges feel the pinch too



During times of economic uncertainty, people return to college campuses to learn new skills and pursue different career paths. Amid the financial turmoil created by the Great Recession in the late 2000s, for example, enrollment levels for undergraduate students surged by 33%, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The greatest increase occurred at community colleges, which are more […]

Mattress store brings ministry



The message in the store window facing the 101 Freeway at the Wendy Drive exit in Newbury Park changes every few months. Since the COVID-19 pandemic slowed life—and the economy— in Ventura County, the painted signs at American Mattress Man have assured passing motorists on the 101 Freeway that “This too shall pass” and “We stand united in love.” Over […]


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