Expert offers tips on how to care for an aging brain

COMMENTARY /// Brain health We jokingly call them “senior moments,” those times when the name of your dentist is on the tip of your tongue but you can’t quite remember it, or a frantic search for your car keys ends when you discover them next to the carton of milk in your refrigerator. Usually, these are common and harmless lapses […]

Rams savor summer camp in Oxnard

COMMENTARY /// Los Angeles Rams Cowboys set the foundation. Rams took over the show. The Dallas Cowboys held their training camp at Cal Lutheran from 1963 to 1989. The Los Angeles Rams, who recently relocated from St. Louis, will spend training camp in late July and August at Irvine before practicing at the Thousand Oaks university during the regular season. […]

If at first you don’t succeed, tri, tri again

Team of local triathletes will compete at Ironman Canada on July 24

Local triathletes are heading to Canada. P5 Racing, a triathlon team which won Ironman Arizona in 2014, will compete at Ironman Canada on July 24 in Whistler, British Columbia. A group of 16 competitors, including P5 founders Scott and Kari Davis, will make the 1,400-mile trek to compete in the 140.6-mile competition. Competitors will swim 2.4 miles in Alta Lake, […]

Permit identification program is for outdoor venues

The Ventura County Planning Division has launched a web badge program to provide a distinction between temporary outdoor wedding and event venues that have been issued permits by the county and those that haven’t. The badges can be used on websites to give the public an easy way to identify and compare permitted venues on the internet. “To be permitted […]

Ventura County gets top financial rating

Annual savings of $1M expected

Ventura County’s credit rating just went up a notch, resulting in an expected savings of $1 million annually in interest on debt payments, officials said. Moody’s Investors Service, a worldwide credit rating business, announced last week that it upgraded the county’s credit rating from Aa1 to Aaa, the company’s highest rating. County Executive Officer Mike Powers attributed the upgrade to […]

Radio station cleans up again

KCLU receives six regional awards

Local National Public Radio affiliate KCLU received six regional awards from the Associated Press and the Radio Television Digital News Association, including news director Lance Orozco’s 10th Pat Davis Reporter of the Year honor, during a ceremony June 18 at the Universal Hilton in Universal City. The station competed in Division B against stations with five or fewer staff members […]

Picnic will help maintain accessible beach trail

Proceeds will go to Rehab Point Project

The 24th annual Ed Hunt Rehab Point Project Picnic will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., July 10 at Oxnard Beach Park, 1601 S. Harbor Blvd., Oxnard. Ed Hunt was a veteran with disabilities who championed a pathway to the ocean for wheelchairs as well as benches and tables in the sand area by the ocean. Donations […]

Usher training set for August

T.O. Civic Arts Plaza seeks new blood

The Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks will offer two training sessions for volunteer ushers for its theaters from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. 17 and 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 20. These sessions will present the information and training necessary to become an usher. Attendance at both training sessions is required. New ushers will also become […]

Big names fill Ventura County Fair lineup this year

Entertainment starts Aug. 3

Third Eye Blind and El Chapo de Sinaloa with Los Rieleros and El Dasa will headline the 2016 Ventura County Fair Grandstand Concert Series. The Ventura County Fair, “A Country Fair with Ocean Air” runs Aug. 3 through 14 at the county fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. The fair will have contests, exhibits, animals and carnival rides. The Grandstand […]


FRI., JULY 1 Westlake Village TGIF 7 p.m. at Westlake Village Civic Center courtyard, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Cabrillo Music Theatre presents “Disney Under the Stars.” Food trucks sell dinner at 6 p.m. Free admission. Phone: 818.706.1613. Web: www.wlv.org. SAT., JULY 2 Thousand Oaks AAUW 9 a.m. at Stella’s Gourmet Restaurant, 2385 Michael Drive, Newbury Park. Informal small group coffee […]