Living and loving with cancer

Wendy Basil, MA, will lead a free workshop addressing the intimacy issues of couples facing cancer diagnosis and treatment. The workshop will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Mon., Sept. 10 at The Wellness Community Valley/ Ventura, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. Basil will lead a discussion that will explore the emotional and physical aspects of intimacy,changes that can occur […]

Stress reduction classes scheduled

An eight-week comprehensive MindfulnessBased Stress Reduction course will be offered free of charge to cancer patients and their family members from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 25 through Nov. 13 at the Wellness Community Valley/Ventura, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village. The classes will be led by veteran yoga and stress reduction teachers Catherine Baum and Anne Gessert. For registration, […]

Travelers should follow these health tips

The key to healthy, fun traveling is to plan ahead. This is particularly true for those taking medications which, while meant to keep one well, can actually pose health risks due to travel and exposure to sun. Try these tips: •Always keep medications handy. Medications should always be kept in carry-on luggage to avoid the possibility of them getting lost […]

Pirates plan to invade Ojai

The 16th annual Gold Coast Pirate Faire will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the weekends of Sept. 22 to 23 and 29 to 30 at Lake Casitas Recreation Area in Ojai. Costumed pirates will recreate a 15th century pirate village . Battle reenactments and demonstrations will occur throughout both days. The event will include an outdoor market […]

Author says sparks still fly at 60-plus

After 44 years of marriage, Cissy Wechter found herself somewhere she never thought she’d be again- in the dating world. When her husband died, Wechter felt certain she’d be content alone. But a couple years later, in her early 60s, she decided to dive back in. “After two years of adamantly declaring I’d never even want to have a cup […]

September events for Westlake Rotary Club

Every Wednesday at noon, the Rotary Club of Westlake Village meets at the North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village to discuss local and worldwide topics of interest. The September programs are: Sept. 5, Bill Flanagan will talk about his experiences with Lockheed’s SR-71 Blackbird. Sept. 12 will be a visit from Rotary’s district governor, Jane McClenahan; and Sept. 19, […]

Triunfo YMCA swim team is expanding

Program goeyear-round

The Triunfo YMCA, serving Westlake Village, Oak Park and Agoura Hills, is expanding its swim team program to a yearround schedule. After a successful summer program, the Triunfo YMCA Otters will practice and compete in swim meets throughout the year. Team members are between the ages of 6 and 14. The team will practice three times a week at Westlake […]

Courtroom artist to sketch at meeting

The Westlake Village Art Guild will meet for a buffet dinner at 6 p.m. Tues., Sept. 4 at Naylor’s Banquet Center, Thousand Oaks Inn, 75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Courtroom artist Bill Robles will give a demonstration starting at 7 p.m. Robles will showcase the art of on-the-spot illustrating. Music will be provided by The Silver Strings. The […]