2016-12-15

Hospital’s stroke center is accredited

Los Robles is first medical center in Ventura County to earn honor

Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center has been awarded the Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DNV GL-Healthcare. Los Robles becomes the first hospital in Ventura County to achieve this accreditation, and one of 14 hospitals in California to be named a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The accreditation reflects the highest level of competence for the treatment of acute stroke events. Comprehensive […]

Don’t blame the cougar



The owner of these poor alpacas states, “I don’t know what to do.” Isn’t it obvious? Get rid of these defenseless animals before another gets killed. The cougar is only doing what is natural in the wild. Vaughn-Perling made the decision to keep those poor creatures unprotected in this environment and now she wants outside help to fix her problem. […]

Free to ride

There’s a new ‘sheriff’ in town

TRAILBLAZERS—The Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship organization sponsors an event Dec. 10 at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills. At left, participants return from a trail ride. Right, 4-year-old Gigi Lorenzana of Woodland Hills rides through the western-themed town at the ranch. Founded in 1994, Ride On teaches adaptive horseback riding to kids and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities. The staff […]

OPHS ballet star



ON STAGE THIS WEEKEND—Lexi Garfinkel, left, a sophomore at Oak Park High School, plays Clara in the Sun. Dec. 18 performance of “The Nutcracker” at the T.O. Civic Arts Plaza. Talia Lebowitz, right, will play Clara in a Sat., Dec. 17 show. The girls are with California Dance Theatre. Pro dancer Chasen Greenwald, the Nutcrakcer Prince, is also pictured.

Happy holidays from Willow school



JUST WHAT I NEEDED—Laurel Byrne of Agoura Hills shops for a recycled cotton canvas tote from Tamar Wong with Hello Happy Town during the Dec. 9 Willow Elementary School Holiday Boutique. Numerous vendors were present at the day-long boutique that raised funds for the Agoura Hills school.

God speed, John Glenn



With John Glenn, who died last week at age 95, some famous phrases come quickly to mind. “They don’t make them like that anymore.” “The Greatest Generation. “The right stuff.” Glenn came to be the personification of those traits when he became the first American to complete an orbit of the earth in the Friendship 7 spacecraft. He was the […]

Never forget

Holocaust survivor to speak in T.O.

Holocaust survivor James Bachner will discuss his new book “My Darkest Years” from 2 to 3 p.m. Sun., Dec. 18 at the Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. Admission is free. To reserve a spot, call (805) 381-2744.

‘Fame’ musical to play in Thousand Oaks



“Fame” just might live forever. The musical drama, about teens studying at a prestigious performing arts school in New York City, began its life as a big screen movie starring Irene Cara in 1980. The film was a hit and so was the soundtrack. The title song, performed by Cara, reached No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and won an […]

Middle school teacher nabs district’s highest honor




Carrie Trupp, a veteran math teacher at A.E. Wright Middle School in Calabasas, nabbed 2016-17 Teacher of the Year distinction for the Las Virgenes Unified School District. She was one of 16 teachers in Los Angeles County to earn the honor out of 73 teachers nominated. Trupp, who teaches math to students in sixth through eighth grades, was paid homage […]


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