2014-07-03 E-Edition

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Ghost bike memorial gone missing

Someone removed a white ghost bike memorializing the spot where cyclist Milton Olin was struck and killed by a sheriff’s patrol car on Mulholland Highway in Calabasas last December. The city has been tending to the landscaping area around the bike and was very sensitive to the importance of this memorial to the family. “We are upset by its disappearance […]

Dance classes for wellness

Final session is a potluck party

The Cancer Support Community Valley/ Ventura/ Santa Barbara will offer a free six-week series of classes titled Dance 4 Wellness with Maria Durant from 6 to 7 p.m. on Fridays from July 11 through August 15 at 2360 Townsgate Road, upstairs inside Elite Fitness Plus, in Westlake Village. Movement, play and the company of others can boost the immune system […]

Teacher earns award with kid-friendly lessons

Robin Paul, a science teacher at Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills, has received a 2014 Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence. The Amgen program recognizes K-12 science teachers who engage and motivate students through creative classroom science lessons. Paul received an unrestricted cash award of $5,000. Lindero Canyon Middle School Principal Abbe Irshay also accepted a cash award […]

County selects new provider for Oak Park Dial-A-Ride, shuttle services

As of July 1, Oak Park has a new operator for its on-call transportation services and the Kanan Shuttle. Ventura County has contracted with the City of Thousand Oaks to offer local public transportation service through Thousand Oaks Transit. Thousand Oaks also provides bus service for the City of Moorpark. Some vehicles have been specifi cally assigned to Oak Park. […]

The Other Side of 50

What’s that you say? It always surprises me when new information about the aging process comes my way and a previously puzzling situation suddenly makes sense. I call it the “aha” moment. This week’s “aha” moment, which involved my father-in-law, occurred as I read an article titled “Hearing Loss, Undiagnosed and Undertreated,” in a journal called Today’s Geriatric Medicine. I […]

What Medicare covers in the hospital

One of Medicare’s most important benefits is helping to cover your expenses if you need to be hospitalized. But what exactly is covered and how much do you pay? Medicare helps cover certain services and supplies in hospitals. To get the full range of benefits, you must have both Medicare Part A, which is hospital insurance, and Part B, which […]

Afiery big-rig accident

Authorities arrested the driver of a big-rig truck on suspicion of DUI on Sunday after a crash on the 101 Freeway in Westlake Village. The accident occurred just west of the Lindero Canyon Road interchange shortly after 9 p.m. Police say the driver of the truck lost control of the vehicle, which ran into the center divider then caught fi […]

Zumba at ALS benefit

The ALS Association Golden West Chapter will present a Zumbathon and Family Fun Day fundraiser from 3 to 5 p.m. Sun., July 13 at Gateway Church, 2946 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Activities will include Zumba, a magic show, animal petting zoo, bubble mania and food. Proceeds will benefit the local Golden West Chapter’s Care for Kids Program. For more information, […]

How will we care for the caregivers?

Families must deal with growing senior population

A tsunami is coming and the community may not be prepared, according to Andrea Gallagher, president of Senior Concerns. The organization, which supports seniors and their caregivers, met with Conejo Valley government, health and nonprofit agencies on Monday to talk about providing care for the elderly in the face of a looming crisis: The number of seniors in need is […]

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