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 […]


GOP women to host election forum The Conejo Valley Republican Women Federated will host a forum featuring candidates for the U.S. Senate at a luncheon Fri., May 20 at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Registration and social connections will begin at 11 a.m. with the program and luncheon at 11:30 a.m. The forum will be televised […]

Talk show host to speak at gala banquet

Friends and supporters of Chabad of the Conejo from across L.A. and Ventura counties will join together to celebrate at the organization’s annual Gala Banquet Thurs., May 26, at the Four Seasons Westlake Hotel, 2 Dole Drive. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. followed by the program at 7 p.m. The theme for the evening is “Touching Lives, Building Legacies.” […]

Swimming and lots of winning for Viewpoint

Patriot swimmers continue league supremacy

Swimming isn’t everything— it’s the only thing for the Patriots. Viewpoint’s boys’ and girls’ swim teams rule the pool with smiles and tassels of tresses bleached blond. The Peloponnesian War didn’t last as long as the Patriots’ league winning streaks. The Viewpoint boys have captured 12 straight league crowns. The girls have won 10 consecutive league titles. Between the league […]

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