2016-04-07

2016-04-07 E-Edition

Out of darkness and into light

Community embraces Autism Awareness Month


April is National Autism Awareness month and next week the community will be introduced to one local group giving new hope to people with the disorder. The event, put on by the Autism Spectrum Disorder Supports group, is titled “Wear Your HeartWings” and will feature live entertainment, celebrity guests, a costume contest, auction, art, food and drinks. It runs from […]

SOAR campaigners gain signatures for ballot




Advocates of Ventura County’s 20-year-old open space law have submitted over 35,000 signatures— thousands more than required—on petitions seeking to extend the initiative through 2050. Organizers needed to gather at least 19,987 valid voter signatures, or 5 percent of the county’s approximately 396,000 voters, for the proposed measure to qualify for the November ballot. On March 29, campaigners for the […]

Briefs



Joy to be unleashed at special prom The Special Needs Ministry at Calvary Community Church will host “Joy Unleashed,” its inaugural prom for young adults with disabilities, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sat., April 23 at the church, 5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village. Approximately 200 volunteers will do hair and makeup, provide dresses and tuxedos, and drive the more than […]

Register for summer camp



Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley invite the community to a Summer Open House Sign-Up Day from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fri., April 22 at the Marion and John E. Anderson Youth Center on the campus of Los Cerritos Middle School, 1980 E. Avenida de las Flores, Thousand Oaks. Families can learn about the clubs’ summer camp options […]

Temple to celebrate spring festival of Passover



Temple Etz Chaim invites the community to participate in Passover services and a community Passover Seder. Passover is a festive celebration that commemorates the story of the Jewish people gaining freedom from Egyptian slavery. All events will be at the temple, 1080 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Beginning with Siyum B’chorim/ Service of the First Born at 6:45 a.m. Fri., […]

CIF champion coach will step down from Oak Park post at end of season



Patrick Quinn will step down as head coach of the Oak Park High boys’ volleyball team at the end of this season. “It’s time for me to go,” Quinn said. Quinn, 65, coached the girls’ volleyball team at the school for 13 years. This is his 10th and final season with the boys’ squad. Quinn’s son, Adam, a former Oak […]

Agoura in Rams’ playbook

NFL team moves into new headquarters


The National Football League’s Los Angeles Rams opened for business Monday in Agoura Hills after signing a five-year lease agreement for space at an office park on Agoura Road across the street from City Hall. The team’s marketing, finance and other administrative departments will work out of an office at 29903 Agoura Road temporarily until tenant improvements are completed on […]

Family marks matriarch’s 105th birthday

Faith, serenity and a love of song contribute to Caterina Calandra’s longevity


A cheerful woman who loves to sing, Caterina Calandra reached a milestone April 2 when she turned 105 years old. Though her cognitive abilities are diminishing, her spirit shines brightly in vibrant and telling eyes. In 2011, Calandra commemorated a century of existence at the Calabasas Country Club with some 50 friends and relatives. This year’s celebration was a quiet […]

Hints on how to make Medicare’s hospice benefits work

COMMENTARY /// Healthcare for the elderly


Choosing to enter hospice care can be a wrenching decision for yourself or a loved one. Hospice is intended to help terminally-ill people live out their lives as comfortably as possible. It doesn’t focus on curing disease and it’s not only for people with cancer. Medicare’s hospice benefit covers care, and you shouldn’t have to go outside of hospice to […]


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