2012-03-15

Facts andfigures about Alzheimer’s



According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2012 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, California leads the nation as the state most impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The report, released March 8, states 5.4 million Americans and a half-million Californians are living with Alzheimer’s disease. By 2025, those numbers will increase to 16 million Americans and 660,000 Californians unless efforts are […]

Healthcare’s latest episode makes us all feel ill



Local residents got a little taste of what the national healthcare crisis is all about with word this week that Los Robles Hospital and Anthem Blue Cross had reached an impasse in contract negotiations and terminated their long-running agreement for patient services. The finger-pointing saw each side blaming the other for escalating costs. Caught in the middle, of course, are […]

Beware prison phone scam



The Ventura County district attorney’s office is advising the public to be aware of a telephone scam where the victim is deceived into dialing the star symbol and two numbers—*72— before dialing the full number. This scam allows prison and jail inmates as well as other con artists to place collect calls that are billed to the victim’s phone account. […]

Nanogenarians gather for lunch



Calabasas seniors invited for lunch



Savvy Seniors for ages 50 and up will host a luncheon and class registration for Spring/ Summer programs at noon on Wed., March 28 at Guido’s Italian Cuisine, 23436 Calabasas Road, Calabasas. Attendees can meet instructors, get information about classes, and watch a cooking demonstration by Chef Eleano. The cost is $20 for threecourse lunch. To sign up for the […]

Camping out for cupcakes



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Westlake man guilty in foreclosure scam



John Marcus Desenberg of Westlake Village pleaded guilty March 8 in federal court to two counts of mail fraud involving a home foreclosure rescue scheme. Desenberg’s company on Hampshire Road in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks, Creative Lending Solutions, targeted distressed homeowners and told them he had investors willing to purchase their financially troubled properties, according to a statement […]

Spring means it’s time for Girl Scout cookies



Digging Dr. Seuss




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