Luncheon to honor caregivers

A Caregivers Matter . . . Conejo Cares program and luncheon will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sat., Jan. 30 at Los Robles Greens, 209 Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The event will honor family members who are caring for aging loved ones. The program is being hosted by: Senior Concerns; the cities of Agoura Hills, Westlake Village […]

Girls have the right stuff

TIP-TOP TEAM—The Agoura Ronin girls’U-10 Extras of AYSO Region 4 went undefeated and also won 37-5 the Simi Valley New Year’s Tournament Jan. 21 to 2. Top row from left: asst. coach Tom Robertson and coach Dan Naftzger. Second row: Kitty Dimond, Lily McNabb, Stella Leff, Emma Natfzger and Lili Sturgeon. Bottom row: Sydney Robertson, Jamison Ferris, Alexa Nicholson and […]

Iverson is the answer, too

Boys’ basketball rookie sensation makes trek to Lions’ den from Roberto Durán Arena

Iverson Molinar has traveled 3,964 miles to join the Oaks Christian High boys’ basketball team. The 15-year-old, who grew up in Panama City, Panama, moved to the United States four months ago. He’s thankful for the smallest treasures, things most American basketball players take for granted, like a hardwood floor. “Most of the courts (in Panama) are cement,” Molinar said. […]

Porter Ranch gas leak victims breathe easier in Conejo

The gas leak at the Southern California Gas Company’s Aliso Canyon facility in Porter Ranch has residents in the north San Fernando Valley fleeing. And many of the families have landed in the Conejo Valley. Gov. Jerry Brown declared the Oct. 23 leak a state emergency as a gas well deep in the ground began belching methane gas, which is […]

There is a time and a place

Hot Flashes

It’s not as if I’m stuffy. Because you could say with some degree of accuracy that my childhood was colorful. How many kids watched their mother receive a chastity belt from her friends for her 40th birthday— and saw every man at the party get a key? Dad’s antics were no exception. When he devoured a bowl of mom’s bombastic […]

Teammates are highfliers

HAWK-EYE VIEW—The Lady Hawks recently won the AYSO Region 4 girls’U-10 regular season league championship. The team members are: coach James Stephens, Ava Klein, Katarina Modrzejewski, Stella Helm, Natalie Whittle, Caroline Stephens, Desirae Valdez, Tristan Parino, Janelly Hwaynate and Hope Hunt.

New year but same resolution to lose weight? Here’s how to do it

COMMENTARY /// Weight loss

We’re a week into the new year, and if one of your resolutions is to lose weight, you may already be facing some challenges sticking to the goal you so optimistically embraced on Jan. 1. It’s not easy to change habits related to food. First of all, don’t become discouraged if you’re struggling. You may not make the best choices […]

Getting better all the time

Big cat is on the mend

National Park Service researchers recaptured the Griffith Park mountain lion known as P-22 last month, and report that he appears healthy and has recovered from a serious bout with mange believed to be caused by rat poison. “He’s gained some weight, his tail has filled out, and he no longer has skin lesions and scabs across his body and face,” […]

Free seminars on parenting skills

Temple Etz Chaim’s Early Childhood Center will host a series of free parenting seminars, starting Wed., Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. with “What is Self-Esteem and Why Do We Need It?” in the Wolfson Auditorium at 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Bette Levy Alkazian, parent and family coach of Balanced Parenting, will teach parents how to raise kids to […]

Make-A-Wish seeks new Wish Granters

Spanish-speakers needed

Make- A- Wish grants the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives. to enrich their lives. Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties is accepting applications for volunteer Wish Granters. Wish Granters meet with the wish child and their family to learn the wish of the child. They go out in teams of two to work with a wish family. […]

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