2016-07-28 E-Edition

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Oak Park’s Valley View Park gets new playground

The playground at Valley View Park in Oak Park is about to undergo a major overhaul. The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District last week approved a $200,000 renovation project that will include demolition of the park’s old play equipment and concrete play area. The new playground will include a tot lot, pre-teen play structures, two swing sets and a […]

Travel is getting easier every year

Flying Squirrel

There’s a lot to complain about in the world of travel. We have to arrive at the airport incredibly early. Our flight gets delayed. Weather problems cause us to miss a connection. We have to wait forever for the hotel shuttle. Our hotel room isn’t ready. The beach doesn’t look anything like in the brochure. We can’t find a recliner […]

Astronomy lesson at star festival

The National Park Service, in partnership with the Ventura County Astronomical Society, will present the annual Summer Star Festival from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sat., July 30 at Paramount Ranch, 2903 Cornell Road, Agoura. Attendees can observe deep space objects with high powered telescopes, hear from experts about stars and get a constellation tour. Kids can make a bracelet that […]

Making plans early to deal with end-of-life intervention choices

COMMENTARY /// Senior healthcare

My mom, 88 stubborn years old, still lives on her own in a big house with a cat that loves to get underfoot. Because I work in healthcare, I have an all-too-vivid recognition of the perils that can befall someone in her situation. So, posted on her kitchen bulletin board is a bright pink sheet of paper called a POLST. […]


Agoura Hills A vandal caused $ 200 in damage shattering the window of a car parked in the 28900 block of Marlies Street July 11. A thief removed fuses from the engine of a car parked on Oak Creek Lane July 7. A burglar stole a $2,000 Louis Vuitton purse containing a $2,000 Bottega Veneta wallet and an $800 deck […]


YMCAs are hiring Branches of the Southeast Ventura County YMCA are looking to add childcare staff before the 2016-17 school year. The Ys are accepting applications for directors, assistant directors, teachers and teachers’ aides. Childcare locations are in Agoura Hills, Westlake, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark and Simi Valley. Applicants who have completed college courses should provide a copy of their most […]

New West Symphony announces 2016/2017 concert schedule of classics

The New West Symphony’s 2016-17 Masterpiece Concert Series will take place at 8 p.m. on upcoming Saturdays at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd., featuring guest conduct ors, award- winning soloists and works by the world’s greatest composers. Highlights will include the New West Symphony debut of Van Cliburn International Piano Competition winner Vadym Kholodenko playing […]

Dinner seminars provide information on peripheral neuropathy and treatment options

Program avoids using medication or surgery for patients

The Ventura Spine and Nerve Center offers monthly seminars for patients suffering from peripheral neuropathy. Steven Alff, a chiropractic doctor who has been the center’s director since 1982, has noticed more and more people in the past decade have been affected by the condition. The top symptoms are tingling sensations in the feet, legs, hands or arms; sharp shooting or […]

Violent attack

A 23- year- old man was charged with trying to kill his former girlfriend with a machete last week in Agoura Hills, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said. The incident occurred just before 7 a.m. on July 18 when Travis Anthony Hunter allegedly entered the woman’s home on Via Amistosa and attacked her while she was still in […]