2015-07-24

Medicare, Medicaid launched 50 years ago

Programs cover over 1 million people


It’s easy to forget that before 1966 roughly half of all American seniors were uninsured and living in fear that the high cost of healthcare could plunge them and their families into poverty. Few of us remember that not long ago far too many disabled people, families with children, pregnant women and low-income working Americans were unable to afford the […]

Redman has memorable year from the hill



Former Camarillo High baseball standout Blake Redman had a breakout season on the mound for the Oxnard College baseball team. Redman, 20, carried the Condors to a share of the Western State Conference North Division title. He earned conference Pitcher of the Year and Co-Player of the Year honors for his efforts. The 6-foot-3, 175-pounder went 13-1 from the bump, […]

East County Outlaws in a nutshell



The Los Angeles Kings High School Hockey League’s inaugural season begins in September. The league’s local team, the East County Outlaws, will practice and play home games at the Iceoplex in Simi Valley. Practices start next month. Here’s a look at the roster: Head coach• Zach MargesonAssistant coach• Scott JonesGoalies• Max Jetter• Jacob PalmerDefensemen• Max Brewster• Hunter Cox• Joseph Herrel• […]

The puck stops here

East County Outlaws hockey team, sponsored by L.A. Kings, will playfirst game in September


Traditional sports, including football, basketball and baseball, dominate the Acorn country landscape. The Los Angeles Kings want to give area athletes another option with the creation of the Los Angeles Kings High School Hockey League. “Before, we didn’t have teams that would directly tie hockey to the local hockey community or to specific high schools,” said Chris Crotty, the director […]

Blood donations needed



The American Red Cross is taking blood donations to help offset a seasonal decline in donations. Donors of all blood types are needed. To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross blood donor app, visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) RED CROSS (733-2767). Upcoming blood donation opportunities: Fri., July 31 from 1 to 7:15 p.m. at Rancho Santa […]

Deputy director of healthcare agency retires

Recruitment is underway for replacement

The Ventura County Health Care Agency announced that Meloney Roy, licensed marriage and family therapist, retired from her position as deputy director effective July 15. In April 2014, she filled the position left by Barry Fisher, who became the agency director. Previous to her role as deputy director, Roy was the Ventura County Behavioral Health director. She joined the organization […]

Bariatric services program earns accreditation



The Ventura County Health Care Agency announced that Ventura County Medical Center’s Bariatric Services Program has received a Comprehensive Center accreditation by the American College of Surgeons Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. In partnership with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the award acknowledges that VCMC meets the needs of patients by providing multidisciplinary, […]

Three-bedroom home in Wood Ranch on cul-de-sac



This three bedroom, two bath home has approximately 1,500 square feet and is in Wood Ranch on a cul-de-sac. One bedroom and bath are downstairs. There are wood floors and a stacked stone fi replace. The master bedroom has a balcony overlooking the private backyard. The yard has an above ground spa. There are closet organizers in all the bedrooms […]

Justine David joins White House Properties



Ruth Rose and Linda Hutchings of White House Properties announce that Justine David will be joining them. David has many years of residential real estate experience, and now she adds leasing and property management to the team. “I am excited to be working with Ruth and Linda. They are extremely professional and successful agents who have an incredible work ethic,” […]

UpgradedThousand Oaks home has in-ground spa and rock waterfall



This upgraded home is on a cul-de-sac street in Thousand Oaks. The house is two stories, with vaulted ceilings and many windows to create a bright interior. The floor plan has a formal living area and formal dining, plus a separate family room and breakfast area. The bright kitchen has a skylight window, plenty of counter and cabinet space, and […]