Fit 4 The Cause names new directors

Dr. Lester Summerfield and Dr. Jill Stocker are the two newest members on the board of directors of Fit 4 The Cause, a Conejo Valley-based nonprofit that provides fitness training and nutrition education for those who cannot afford or attend traditional gyms under usual circumstances Summerfield has been a licensed psychologist and practicing in the Conjeo Valley since 1979. He […]

Row, row, row your boat in Conejo Valley

Harrison Zilli dips his oar in the water and completes his first five strokes, rowing across an open marina with the wind whipping across his face. That’s when the adrenaline rush kicks in and he’s in his element. “Once you are pulling hard and see and feel the water whizzing by, it’s really exciting. You are rowing next to sailboats, […]

Turn up the heat by adding hot peppers to the garden

Don’t be afraid to add a little spicy heat to your meals this season by growing a few hot peppers in the garden or containers. It’s easier than you think, and many of the hot pepper myths floating around the garden are simply not true. Don’t worry about your hot peppers heating up your sweet peppers. Peppers are normally self-pollinated. […]

Civil war in the Marvel universe

The Movie Nut

There’s an African proverb: “When elephants fight, the grass gets trampled.” Or, as Iron Man puts it: “You try to save as many people as you can. Sometimes, that doesn’t mean everybody.” With recent superhero battles in Washington, New York and Segovia, there’s been too much collateral damage; the government believes more oversight is necessary. The bureaucrats have a plan. […]

Free skin exams available in T.O.

One in five Americans develop skin cancer

The Center for Dermatology Care will offer free skin exams for residents from 5 to 7 p.m. Thurs., May 19 at the center, 267 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Patients must make a reservation in order to attend the event and schedule for a skin exam. Attendees will be educated on the prevention and detection of skin cancer, and also […]

San Miguel Island to reopen to the public

San Miguel Island, part of the Channel Islands National Park, will reopen to the public Tues., May 17 in time for Memorial Day. San Miguel Island is owned by the Department of Defense, which is represented locally by the commanding officer of Naval Base Ventura County. In April 2014, the naval base asked the National Park Service to discontinue recreational […]

Bringing families together

Live as beacon of peace in angry times

Roots of Faith

Years ago a friend gave a me a mug inscribed with the Serenity Prayer: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” The back of the mug reads: “Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time, accepting […]

Coyotes do the right thing

Calabasas junior varsity baseball players volunteer with Westhills Champions

At first glance, it was just another practice at the Westhills PONY Baseball fields. Student-athletes worked on their swings at the dish, scooped up ground balls in the infield, shagged high bloopers in the outfield and worked on efficiently rounding the corners on the base path. Calabasas High junior varsity baseball players were all over the field, but the Coyotes […]

Agency’s projects help improve quality of life

EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT /// Contributing to preservation

Improving quality of life in our county is the number one priority of the Ventura County Public Works Agency. Every time we begin to plan a new project, we ask ourselves, “How will this not only enhance the environment or our infrastructure, but also keep our residents safer and healthier in the long run?” Over the past year, we are […]

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