Survey shows most MDs still not using RX drug-tracking system

SPECIAL REPORT /// Opioid epidemic

Using the Controlled Substance Utilization, Review and Evaluation System is routine for Carlo Reyes, an emergency room physician at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks. “Because the opiate overdose epidemic is becoming more and more recognized, I’m seeing more emergency physicians taking the initiative to open up the CURES database and make sure the patients they’re treating […]

Longtime St. Jude employee to retire

Charlotte Annino
to leave after 34 years at school

St. Jude the Apostle School is preparing to say goodbye to a staff member who’s been around nearly as long as the school itself. Charlotte Annino, 74, has been the administrative office manager at the Westlake Village parochial school since fall 1983, a year after it opened. She informed school officials of her retirement last year but asked St. Jude […]

Community Chips In

Kudos to Oak Hill school

Oak Hills Elementary School in the Oak Park district is one of 20 schools in the state honored as having an Exemplary Program in Arts Education or Physical Activity and Nutrition. California Distinguished elementary schools were eligible to apply. Oak Hills received the award in Physical Activity and Nutrition. “We know that school offerings outside of core academic subject areas—in […]

Rebuilt home in Las Posas Estates has ocean views, four bedrooms

Features smarthome
technology and LED fixtures

New construction homes are rarely available in an established community like Las Posas Estates. This 1962 house has been completely rebuilt into a brandnew home that sits on almost two-thirds of an acre. The house sits above the street with an approach from a circular driveway. The open-concept floor plan offers seamless transitions between flexible living spaces. Amenities include top-ofthe […]


Agoura Hills On April 30, someone broke into a car in a gated apartment parking lot on Thousand Oaks Boulevard. The thief stole the vehicle owner’s remote to open the gated lot and a set of 10 chef’s knives that were in the trunk, worth $740. There was no damage to the vehicle, so it is unclear how the perpetrator […]

Giver gets Gibbs award for community service

Calabasas resident Howard Schwartz believes in civic responsibility. For the 25 years he’s lived in the community, he has served as a volunteer with the Boy Scouts, the Pumpkin Festival and the Arbor Day celebration, among others. Schwartz, 49, was recently honored with the Carl Gibbs Environmental Excellence Award. Calabasas’ Environmental Commission selected Schwartz to receive the honor for his […]

Students Go Hands-On at Los Robles Hospital

SURGERY UP CLOSE—Isabella Porras, 9, of the Safe Passage program, pretends she’s a patient on the table as nurse Sandra Caimano talks about the catheterization laboratory to youngsters during a tour of Los Robles Hospital April 19 in Thousand Oaks. At left, Justin Quezada, 7, of the Safe Passages program is fascinated. The lab uses imaging equipment to examine the […]

Recognition for district administrators

Las Virgenes Unified School District announced that three district leaders received Administrator of the Year Awards from the Association of California School Administrators, Region 13. The leaders were honored at the Region 13 awards banquet on May 4 in Solvang. The recipients, their titles and their awards are: Ryan Gleason, director of education and leadership. Curriculum and Instruction Administrator of […]

Simple, stylish swaps to refresh and reinvigorate any kitchen renovation

Spring is in full swing, which means it’s time to reinvigorate kitchens with a new look. When planning a refresh, consider these simple, stylish swaps that don’t require investing tons of time or budget. Upgrade kitchen fixtures Faucets often serve as the centerpiece of the kitchen. Replacing an outdated model is an easy way to give your space a facelift. […]