Expert offers advice and hope for ageless intimacy

Seminar looks at sex over 65

Sex. It’s a subject every adult knows about. For many over 65, however, having it—or even talking about it—can be so difficult that it can make them hesitate to even broach the topic. But as Americans are living longer, healthier lives, the need for intimate contact remains an important part of their lives. Ken Madan, a certified senior adviser who […]


Heading to Havana

A travel destination that inspires the most curiosity these days is one that is among the least visited by Americans. The destination to which I’m referring was reportedly visited by an estimated 63,000 Americans in 2014-15, though many of them may have done so illegally. Yes, I’m talking about Cuba, located just 90 miles from Key West, Fla. As a […]


Winery to host lecture and film series The Chabad Jewish Centers of Camarillo, Oxnard and Ventura will present a lecture and film series at Herzog Wine Cellars, 3201 Camino Del Sol, Oxnard. The first event Mon., Nov. 2 will start at 6 p.m. with a Wine and Mini-Bites Reception followed by a free screening of “Beneath the Helmet: From High […]

Pastor said Bible verse has been comfort in times of tragedy

Proverbs 3:5-6 helped him come to terms with lack of control

The Rev. Mike Somers of Crossroads Community Church knows firsthand the pain and suffering one feels when they lose a loved one. His wife, Barbara, passed away earlier this year after battling a debilitating illness that had confined her to her bed for four years. In addition, his close friend died earlier this month. “When it seems like you have […]

New health office opens

Community Memorial Health System has opened a Midtown Medical Group office in Ventura at 2721 E. Main St. The office offers a referral network of doctors and specialists and access to state-of-the-art healthcare technologies at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura. The office accepts most private and managed care insurance plans, including Seaview HMO. For more information or an appointment, call […]

School district at odds with gas company

Study confirms pipelines a danger to students

It’s meant as an annual practice drill, but the Great California Shakeout exercise earlier this month drove home an unsettling reality for Somis Union School District Superintendent Colleen Robertson. Should a real quake rupture the gas lines buried 30 inches below ground on either side of the campus, Robertson said, she’s certain she would have no safe place to evacuate […]

Six decades of service above self

Foster parent orientation next month

Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families will offer a Foster Parent Orientation for anyone interested in finding out what it takes to become a foster parent in Ventura County. The orientation will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 12 at 975 Flynn Road, Camarillo. In addition, the Casa Pacifica Angels and Neiman Marcus Topanga will present […]

The Acorn’s guide to what’s going on

FRI., OCT. 30 Halloween Spooktacular 3 to 5 p.m. at Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, 27040 Malibu Hills Road, Calabasas. Trunk or treat with local businesses. Games, prizes, candy, popcorn,fire engines and a foggy forest. Contact: Jenna. Phone: 818.880.2993. Email: jenna@ahccc.org. Web: www.ahccc.org. Trunk Or Treat 4 to 6 p.m. at Louisville High School, 22300 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills. Bounce house, […]