These shots aren’t just for kids


If you’ve had children, you know the drill when it comes to vaccines. The process starts at birth and continues into the college years. After that, you’ve made it and it’s all done, right? Not exactly. You might be surprised to hear that the importance of being vaccinated doesn’t end with adolescence. There are a great number of diseases adults […]

Measure E, for and against

As our state continues to shortchange our children, our community has stepped up to fill the gap with local funding that stays with our students. Measure E, a $98 per parcel tax renewal, is on the Nov. 3 ballot. It is not a tax increase but an extension that keeps our school district strong and in demand, which in turn […]

White elephant sale

During a conversation I was privy to recently among a group of single women, one lady said she was no longer with her ex because she felt they didn’t have the “connection” she ultimately desired. But she was quick to point out that he nevertheless was a lovely man—for someone else. Also, although not a dealbreaker, she said, a small […]

Sandy win

BEST AT THE BEACH—The Westlake Boy’s Junior Varsity sand volleyball team went 11-1 to win the Marmonte League. They also made it to the final round of the JV Tournament of Champions. Team members are, back row from left: Kyle Yoshimoto, Mason McElvain, Devon Johnson and head coach Carrie Wright. Front row: Michael Shahidi, Aaron Li, Trevor Nachimzon and Jeffrey […]


Screening of coming-of-age film Cal State Channel Islands’ Center for Multicultural Engagement will screen the coming-of-age film “Mosquita & Mari” from 5 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 5 in the Petit Salon at 1 University Drive, Camarillo. The story follows two teen girls growing up in East Los Angeles who struggle with the pressures of school, poverty, undocumented status and […]

Free memory screenings in Westlake Village

Nearly half of all people age 85 and older have Alzheimer’s

Senior Helpers and Senior Concerns will present free memory screenings from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wed., Nov. 4 at 31255 Cedar Valley Drive, Ste. 303, Westlake Village. This is an opportunity for anyone concerned about memory loss or experiencing warning signs of dementia; whose family and friends have noticed changes in them; who believe they are at risk due […]

Likes incumbent candidate in Westlake Village

Ned Davis has matured into a solid and thoughtful leader. I was present at his initial swearing in and have personally observed him on the council and in action for eight years. While he does wallow in the process, he usually comes to the best vote for Westlake Village. Now, if he would please resurface the streets and not continue […]

Young squirrel could use a parachute


A long derelict water tank looms above my backyard, its corrugated metal growing more rusted and faded with each passing season. No one seems to know its origins or history, but my rural Agoura community (now a mobile home park) was once a hot-springs resort. Perhaps in that era of wellness-seeking tourists flocking to the countryside, the tank served as […]

Thrift shop cleans up

Senior Concerns’ Bargain Boutique and Thrift Store will sponsor a seminar on the art of “decluttering” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 5 at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks. Teine (Dana) Kenny, a certified professional organizer, and Senior Concerns president Andrea Gallagher will lead the event, which was inspired by Marie Kondo’s best-selling book, “The Life-Changing Magic […]

Getting to the root of the problem

SALON SALUTE—The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Rootementary, a new fast-service hair-coloring salon, Oct. 15 at 2900 Townsgate Road, Ste. 100 in Westlake Village. Pictured is co-owner Guy Matthew Dee, former owner of Guy Matthew Salon and Day Spa in Agoura Hills. Rootementary offers quick root touch-ups, highlights and full cover coverage at modest […]

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