2019-02-14

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Charity League’s Day of Giving

The Conejo Valley Chapter of National Charity League Inc. will host its Day of Giving event on Sat. and Sun., March 2 and 3 at La Reina High School, 106 W. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. The event will start on Saturday with a boutique featuring over 20 vendors. In addition, there will be a silent auction and VIP cocktail party […]

They got the beat: heart health

The West Hills Hospital and Medical Center will host a free Heart Smart community health event from 2 to 5 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 21 at Corporate Pointe at West Hills, 8413 Fallbrook Ave. Healthy snacks will be served. The schedule for seminars is: 2 p.m.: Hands-only CPR demo and discussion. West Hills Hospital’s cardiac catheterization lab team will show the […]

Winter playoffs leave local teams out in the cold

Winter has been cruel for Acorn high school sports teams in the playoffs. Calabasas High’s boys’ basketball team, the Marmonte League champions, lost to Crespi 75-63 in the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 first round last weekend. Boys’ basketball teams Oaks Christian (Division 2AA), Thousand Oaks (3AA) and Newbury Park Adventist (5AA) also faltered in the opening round. In girls’ basketball, […]

Yes, guns kill people

I’m a little worried about people who don’t understand that guns actually do the killing of people. How many crazy people without a gun have shot and killed someone? I think that would be zero. Yes, let’s give more resources to mentally ill people, which I think you are if you want to kill yourself and others. But let’s spend […]

Girl Scouts use food to give thanks

MEALS ON WHEELS—Ninth-graders Hannah Fishman, Anna Hiskey and Alexandra Lynn (center) of Girl Scout Troop 7836 of Agoura Hills recently deliver dinner and breakfast to the firefighters of L.A. County Fire Station 71 in Malibu. As part of a post-Woosley fire thank you, the Girl Scouts-Las Virgenes Service Unit organized Meal Trail. The girls prepared the dishes, then took the […]

Keeping your healthcare costs down

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Most doctors accept Medicare as full payment for their services. But some accept it only for certain services, and others don’t accept it at all. What does this mean for you? If you have Original Medicare, it means you should try to use doctors, hospitals, medical equipment suppliers and other healthcare providers that participate or “accept assignment” in Medicare. Such […]

Wood Ranch home has low HOA, backyard pool, spa, fire pit

Monthly association fee is $34; outside yard is set up for entertaining

At the southwestern end of Simi Valley, the master-planned community of Wood Ranch was developed in the mid-1980s. The community offers its residents many options for work commutes to cities in both Los Angeles and Ventura counties, numerous tourist destinations to visit, parks and trailheads for hiking, and schools at all levels of education. This four-bedroom, three-bath house has 2,774 […]

Debunking your water bill

Beware— the number of residents on your household has a huge impact on your total Las Virgenes Municipal Water District water bill. Why? Because the water budget and the sanitation charge (sewerage) are based on that number. A LVMWD family of four’s minimum water bill will be at least $96.69—$67.27 sewerage and $29.42 “readiness to serve” charge—even if they use […]

Military Tribute Gala to benefit For The Troops’ package service

Event takes place at Reagan Library

For The Troops will host its seventh annual Military Tribute Gala at 5:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 23 at the Reagan Library Air Force One Pavilion, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. The event will honor American World War II and Korean War veterans as well as all veterans. The evening will feature entertainment and dinner. In addition, live and silent auctions […]


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