2018-07-05

Cooper free on bail, other victims sought



Calabasas resident and former city official Jeff Cooper pleaded not guilty to eight counts of child molestation and is free on bail. Cooper, 66, was arrested June 18 and charged with penetration of a child under the age of 10 and oral copulation with a minor. The alleged crimes took place between 2006 and 2016. Investigators from the Los Angeles […]

Ask seniors what housing features they want, need

Builders gather suggestions


With an eye toward a potential future project, Many Mansions and the Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura paid a visit to Senior Concerns to gather suggestions for features seniors would want to see in a new complex of independent senior apartments. We were delighted to know that a builder had an interest in what seniors would want […]

Rights and guarantees are a benefit that goes along with Medicare

COMMENTARY /// Senior healthcare


As a person with Medicare, do you have any rights and protections? You certainly do. You have rights whether you’re enrolled in Original Medicare— in which you can choose any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare—or Medicare Advantage, in which you get care within a network of healthcare providers. Your rights guarantee that you get the health services the law […]

Signups for school child care

YMCA branches are registering students in kindergarten through fifth grade for before and after school child care programs for the 2018-2019 school year. Triunfo YMCA will offer child care at Yerba Buena, Sumac and Willow elementary schools in Agoura Hills and White Oak Elementary in Westlake Village. A program for kindergartners is offered at all schools. If transportation space is […]

Landmark Sears store closing for good

Was a community mainstay for 50 years


A destination for two generations of Thousand Oaks shoppers, Sears announced today it is closing its store on Hillcrest Drive. Sears Holdings Corp. told employees June 28 that the Janss mall mainstay for nearly 50 years will shutter this fall. “As part of our ongoing efforts to streamline the company’s operations and focus on our best stores, the company on […]

New diaper bank to serve families in need

Conejo Community Outreach, a local volunteer led nonprofit, has launched a community diaper bank, a free resource that will serve residents of the Conejo Valley and surrounding areas. The diaper bank is funded by financial contributions and stocked with donated diapers and wipes available for free to families in need. “I was shocked to learn that there is truly no […]

Support for Parkinson’s patients

The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Fri., July 13 at the Simi Valley Senior Center, 3900 Avenida Simi. Dr. Nader Pouratian, a specialist at UCLA in neurosurgical brain mapping restoration, will discuss deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s patients. He will describe how this treatment lessens Parkinson’s motor symptoms such as stiffness, slowness and tremor. Lunch will be […]

Rising Stock

Agoura grad takes scenic route to a memorable major league debut



Gregg and Randi Stock barely had time to kick off their shoes before the phone rang. Only 20 minutes after completing a six-hour drive from Sacramento to Westlake on June 23, Robert Stock, the couple’s son, was on the other end of the line telling his parents they’d have to brave a few more hours of traffic. Gregg and Randi, […]

Boat safety

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Flotilla 7-3 will teach a one-day, in-depth boating safety course from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., July 7 at the Thousand Oaks Police Department, 2101 E. Olsen Road. The Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed auxiliary component of the U.S. Coast Guard. The beginner boating class will give attendees the knowledge needed to obtain […]

Hard to get housing for homeless vets

Stereotyping and stigmas can make it a difficult task


In my introductory column, Mikey Simpson—a 57-year-old Camarillo veteran who’s been homeless for three years—told me he preferred to live outdoors because of his background as an Army infantryman. But while I drove him to appointments at various VA medical centers, Simpson made it clear to me he wanted to receive a HUD-VASH voucher (HUD: Housing and Urban Development, VASH: […]


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