Celebrate Recovery Month

September marks the 18th annual National Recovery Month. Narconon Arrowhead provides free addiction counseling and referrals to more than 11,000 treatment options across the country in addition to free seminars and lectures provided to schools, church groups and others. For information, call Narconon Arrowhead at (800) 468-6933 or visit www.stopaddiction.com.

Free workshop on home ownership

The Area Housing Authority will present a free workshop, “A Path to Home Ownership,” from 6 to 7 p.m. Tues., Sept. 18 at the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce, 2400 Ventura Blvd. The class will inform low- and moderate-income households of local, state and federal programs that help with the financing of a home. The class also includes an overview of […]

Map the past with local group

The Ventura County Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat., Sept. 15 at the Ventura LDS Family History Center, 3501 Loma Vista Road in Ventura. Sandy Lewis, an engineering librarian for UCSB, will discuss “Mapping the past: a visual addition to your family history.” She will show how to use online mapping tools in […]

Sleep Therapy Centre uses holistic methods

The TMJ and Sleep Therapy Centre of Conejo Valley treats snoring, sleep apnea, CPAP intolerance, TMJ issues, migraines and headaches using FDAapproved appliances and a variety of holistic, noninvasive methods. Dr. David Shirazi is a licensed dentist and acupuncturist serving at the center. The center is at 558 St. Charles Drive, No. 201, Thousand Oaks. Call (805) 496-5700 or visit […]

Weekend schedule

Agoura at Camarillo Friday, 7 p.m. Calabasas at Hueneme Friday, 7 p.m. Westlake vs. Saugus Friday, 7:30 p.m. Atascadero at Thousand Oaks Friday, 7:30 p.m. Fairmont Prep at Viewpoint Saturday, 1 p.m.

Learn mountain bike skills

SAFETY FIRST- Mark Langton of Thousand Oaks, center, and Ezra Dweck of Studio City, right, teach mountain bike skills to a group of cyclists gathered at Malibu State Creek Park on Saturday. The free classes are held the first Saturday of every month starting at 9 a.m.

Voters should clean house

Members of the state Legislature should hang their collective heads in shame that they couldn’t pass a budget until Aug. 21, more than 50 days after the 2007-08 fiscal year actually began. Due to their ineptitude and that of the “governator,” who finally signed the $145-billion-plus budget Aug. 24, the hospital in Thousand Oaks, Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, […]

Fire department welcomes new information officer

Bill Nash has joined the Ventura County Fire Department to serve as its public information and marketing officer. His position supports the efforts of Capt. Barry Parker in working with the media for both emergency and routine public information matters, and he will also support the marketing activities of the department by helping to manage internal and external communications. Nash, […]

Coping with hearing loss

More than 28 million Americans have hearing loss, and a growing number of them are baby boomers. As a generation raised on rock ‘n’ roll and other loud noise, this group possesses a young state of mind but is often in denial about growing older and the damage it has done to its hearing. Inevitably, the condition will worsen unless […]

First Neighborhood celebrates 40th anniversary

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