2016-02-04

Los Robles Hospital earns approval



This year Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks became the first Ventura County hospital to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for its total joint replacement program for hips and knees. This award is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. Los Robles Hospital underwent an […]

With skunks,first impressions may stink




Beastly mamas with the wildest lifestyles may make the most devoted mothers. In the animal world, at least. Yet for all the lessons and precautions she provides, her little ones often have minds of their own. An encounter with a merry band of skunklets last spring as I was introducing my new dog to local trails served as a good […]

Storm causes power outage



A pair of power outages Sunday affected nearly 2,000 Edison customers in Agoura Hills and Calabasas. The incidents occurred when strong winds coupled with rain caused trees to fall on power lines. There were two separate, major outages, said Lauren Bartlett, spokesperson for Southern California Edison. The first began shortly before noon and affected 878 customers in the western portion […]

Super Bowl of sustainability fairs on Saturday



Oak Park High School will present a Super Saturday Sustainability Showcase from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Feb. 6 on its great lawn at 899 N. Kanan Road. A recycling drive will also take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the same day at the OPHS parking lot. The showcase will feature a variety of live animals, including […]

YMCA golf classic seeks sponsors, players



The Triunfo YMCA is seeking sponsors for its third annual golf classic, “On Course For A Cause,” taking place Mon., April 18 at the North Ranch Country Club, 4761 Valley Spring Drive, Westlake Village. Proceeds will benefit the Triunfo Y’s childcare, summer camps and youth and adult enrichment and fitness programs. There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities, including a […]

Students receive hands-on lesson in politics and history




History came alive at Oak Hills Elementary School last month when the fifth grade became a township, with Principal Erik Warren as the self-appointed governor and Oak Park Unified School District Superintendent Tony Knight portraying an unfair king. Students learned firsthand about the Boston Tea Party and taxation without representation, and got a lesson in frustration when the politicians didn’t […]

Pet of the week



LOVES TO PLAY—Gracie is a female white and gray tabby domestic shorthair mix about 4 years old. She gets along well with other cats, dogs and children. She has a heart condition that requires inexpensive medicine. If you would like to adopt Gracie ask for ID No. A4887492 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have […]


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