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Church’s Palm Sunday plans rile residents

Members invited to receive Holy Communion while abiding social distancing guidelines

Millions of Christians around the world will spend today, Palm Sunday, watching church service and taking communion from the comfort of their homes as they seek to abide stay-home orders intended to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Thousand Oaks City Councilmember/Pastor Rob McCoy has other plans. McCoy’s Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park has invited its parishioners to partake […]

Doctors say there’s not enough ventilators to handle COVID surge

For those few patients who experience respiratory failure as a result of COVID-19, having a ventilator can mean the difference between life and death. But there’s a critical lack of the breathing aids in Ventura County and elsewhere around the nation now, when they’re needed most. In a letter to the public released March 28, Drs. Daniel Cox, Nessa Meshkaty […]

County takes control of Motel 6

Will house at-risk homeless people

In a move to prevent rapid spread of the coronavirus through the East County and to protect homeless people who are most vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19, Ventura County has opened a new shelter at an old facility. Under direction from the state, the county is leasing a Motel 6 in Newbury Park for use during the current public […]

Ladyface watches over us

Iconic Agoura Hills mountain offers calm reassurance

GREEN WITH ENVY—The dark peak in the middle is the profile of Ladyface lying on her side, with sharp nose, tiny lips and rounded forehead pointing toward 10 o’clock. The hike to the top is challenging but fun. The approximately 5 inches of rainfall in March have given the local hills new life, but unfortunately most trails are now closed.

Restaurants adapt during crisis

With revenues slashed, take-out and delivery prove valuable

People are homebound, but they still need to eat. And although dining out is no longer an option, residents can still go to many of their favorite local restaurants for some grab-and-go. In these unusual times, restaurants are having to rely on takeout and delivery service as their only source of income. It’s been easier for some than others. Emil’s […]

Resident innovative with masks

Hospitals around the country are stretched to the limit coping with the coronavirus pandemic, and after hearing from a nurse friend that Cedars-Sinai Medical Center was running out of face shields, Calabasas resident Jeremy Reitman decided to help. Reitman, 40, owns a 3-D printer and put it to use printing plastic face shields. He posted a photo of his selfmade […]

Beach, park closures bring stark new reality

All Los Angeles County beaches and parking facilities were closed to the public on March 27 in response to overcrowding by people seeking an escape from the coronavirus lockdown. Hiking won’t be an alternative. L.A. and Ventura County trails inside the California State Parks (Malibu Creek and, Point Mugu) and federal Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area systems are closed. […]

First Los Robles coronavirus patient back at home recovering

FREE Mother of two beats the disease

Every experience offers a lesson, as Oak Park resident Karen Stauffer can attest. The 57-year-old Hollywood talent scout and nanny is at home recovering from a five-day stay at Los Robles Hospital where she was treated for coronavirus. She survived her ordeal, but her journey back to health has been a difficult one. Her advice to the community? Stay at […]

Community finds a way

Love and kindness prevail during difficult times

Sheriff keeps eye on coronavirus violators

More boots on the ground

As coronavirus continues to spread through local communities, police are taking extra steps to keep the population safe. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said his department is modifying how it interacts with the community in order to protect both the deputies and the citizens they serve. Precautions with the public are being taken and more deputies are being called […]

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