Highs and lows amid the virus crisis

Other Side of 50

Lately a lot of people have been asking me how I’m doing. They know I work with seniors. I’ve been answering that question by simply saying we’re very busy. I’d like to elaborate, but the truth is, I’m having a hard time processing all I am feeling. There are a lot of challenging, and some heartbreaking, situations that have come […]

Conejo Valley arts council plans ahead

The Arts Council of the Conejo Valley has taken recent steps in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to postponing its upcoming events, the council is asking its 76 members to share creative ideas among themselves and with fellow arts nonprofits. The arts council is asking how it can provide assistance to its members. “In addition to local, state […]

Lynn Jones

(1921-2020) Westlake Village

Evelyn (Lynn) Hargreaves Jones passed away on April 2 at the age of 98. She was born in Los Angeles on October 16, 1921 to Richard Hargreaves and Grace Bryan Hargreaves. Lynn graduated from Fairfax High School before attending USC. She often shared stories about going to football games and enjoying the company of her Delta Gamma sorority sisters. With […]

Sun sets on local surfing

THE LAST WAVE—A surfer rides a wave April 3 at Surfer’s Knoll, Ventura Harbor. State beaches in L.A. and Ventura counties, as well as campgrounds and many trails, remain closed to the public. Some surfers are still getting out, although a paddle boarder was arrested last week while on the water in Malibu.

Travel team wins big

Each year, many youth basketball players from Oak Park, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village will try out for the AYBA basketball travel team. Only eight core and three alternate players will be selected. Seasons run from November through March. This year’s play ended early because of the pandemic, but was still a big success. Each season, all grade travel teams […]

Distiller changes from spirits to sanitizer

Spirits distiller and Camarillo native Aaron Bergh has suddenly found himself producing a different product for an entirely new clientele—first responders, government agencies and charities in desperate need of bulk hand sanitizer. “It concerns me that our community servants don’t have sufficient sanitizer at a time when they need it more than ever,” said Bergh, known for his craft gins […]

Student caught in pandemic returns home

Before it turned into the critical pandemic that it is today, the novel coronavirus forced people to make quick decisions—which supplies to stock up on, whether to buy masks, whether to cancel vacation. College students had to make another choice: Whether to return home. Agoura Hills resident Tylor Armstrong, 21, was faced with that choice, but the stakes were a […]


Liberal arts major Maya Kamen and journalism major Brianna Gabriel of Westlake Village made the fall 2019 dean’s list at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Faith Beisel of Oak Park and Rebekah Hoos, Amanda Miuccio and Jenelle Smith of Agoura Hills earned fall 2019 dean’s list honors at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif.

Virtual care the healthy way to go during coronavirus lockdown

Exer Urgent Care recently launched VirtualCare by Exer, an online urgent-care service providing real-time access to a doctor via video chat with a smartphone, tablet or computer. With shelter-in-place mandates, the online service provides patients with diagnosis and treatment from Exer’s team of medical providers from their homes. VirtualCare is an extension of Exer’s patient access options and will refer […]


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