Making memories outdoors

Intensive care unit for youth opens at Los Robles

The county has a new pediatric intensive care unit, meaning very ill children no longer have to travel to Los Angeles or Santa Barbara for critical treatments. On the very day Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks opened its new four-bed PICU, it admitted its first patient—and doctors there have been caring for kids every day since, […]

Seniors look back and ahead

Sara Garfinkle Sara, 18, said she transferred to HS@MC two years ago because she wanted the challenge of college while a high school student. The Simi Valley resident not only graduated with a 4.2 GPA, but did so while taking honors classes, volunteering as a math teacher at Monte Vista School, tutoring fourththrough 12thg rade stu- dents in math and […]

Like family

Two longtime CHS staff to retire this year

Community High School will bid farewell to two longtime staff members who have been with the school since the start more than 30 year ago. Health and P.E. teacher Mario Porto and office manager Eileen Bianchi announced in April they will both retire after more than 30 years. Porto, a Thousand Oaks resident, said he began teaching at the continuation […]

Hungry to help

Food pantry opens at Moorpark College

A full-time student at Moorpark College who works part time to make ends meet, Crystal Cassese is grateful for a food bank on campus that helps her put food on her table. “I don’t have a lot of financial assistance from family . . . so this really helps because I don’t have to worry if I’m going to spend […]

Avoid the rush and arrive early for summer flights

Flying Squirrel

You’ve probably heard about the delays at airports nationwide due to Transportation Security Administration checkpoint backups. Over the last month, passengers in Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta and New York have missed flights because of extremely long security lines, More TSA screeners are being hired, but they are neither fully trained yet nor in sufficient numbers to mitigate challenges with summer 2016 […]

They’re rich with Information

Engelbert Humperdinck live in concert in T.O.

Engelbert Humperdinck will bring his classic hits to the Kavli Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 21 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 T.O. Blvd. For over 40 years, Humperdinck has sold more than 150 million records, garnered four Grammy-Award nominations, earned a Golden Globe for Entertainer of the Year, certified 63 gold and 24 platinum records, and […]

Getting Into Character

Kudos for care to stroke patients

Simi Valley Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. To receive the award, hospitals must achieve […]