Summer singing Emmanuel Church in Thousand Oaks is seeking singers to join the summer choir during July. Singers who enjoy worshipping through music and the fellowship of other music lovers can perform with Emmanuel’s summer choir. Rehearsals begin at 8 a.m. with the service following at 9 a.m. Sundays beginning July 1 in the sanctuary at 588 Camino Manzanas. The […]

Brittle bones could shatter a life

COMMENTARY /// Medicare

Every year, more Americans are diagnosed with osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to weaken and become more likely to break. You may not know that you have this “silent” disease until your bones are so weak that a sudden strain, bump or fall causes your wrist to break or your hip to fracture. Medicare can help prevent or detect […]

Overwhelmed by Agoura Village

Agoura Hills, the gateway to the Santa Monica Mountains, is going to go through many changes. The first planned development, called Cornerstone, has been delayed due to the lack of transparency, inadequate reports and the destruction of the complete knoll to make it look like a parking lot. Is it a preview of things to come? Will the city and […]

Enjoying the simple pleasures together

Other Side of 50

It’s been four months since my father passed. My first visit home since then is for his celebration of life. There are almost 100 guests coming to an afternoon event in my mother’s backyard garden. My sisters, mother and I have been preparing for months. It’s a Cape Cod-themed event, complete with mini lobster rolls. My parents spent their honeymoon […]

Maintaining a spiritual attitude about finances and giving

Roots of Faith

In the comic novel “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” Douglas Adams writes: “Most of the people living on it (Earth) were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it […]

Hospital uses new procedure to correct weak heart valves

Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks has introduced a new procedure, the MitraClip, to correct mitral regurgitation, which is the leakage of blood backward through the heart’s mitral valve every time the left ventricle contracts. Leakage can increase blood volume and pressure in the area. The increased blood pressure in the left atrium can increase pressure in the […]

Not happy with Cornerstone

The editor asks if the Cornerstone vote was “hubris,” which is a Greek word meaning “arrogance so great it leads to one’s downfall.” The members of our City Council who voted for Cornerstone project ignored the community and approved the worst-case scenario there. Instead of listening to the community and requiring an environmental document that would have looked at lowerdensity […]

Swim school offers water safety event

Aware of the recent tragedy regarding Olympian Bode Miller’s daughter, who fatally drowned in a backyard pool, Daland Swim School will host a summer pool safety event from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sat., June 23 at the Thousand Oaks facility, 135 E. Wilbur Drive. The swim school will offer free CPR classes, a water safety test, lifeguard rescue presentations and […]

California Catholics to observe 9 days of prayer for immigrants

During weekly living-room prayer meetings, parishioners of St. Mary Magdalen Church in Camarillo gather to offer prayers of intercession. Recently, their petitions to God have been directed toward undocumented immigrants. “We are praying for them,” said Olga Dennis, president of the church’s 15-member Grupo Guadalupano prayer circle. “It’s very sad what is happening with the children.” Like Dennis, Catholics and […]

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