Students Go Hands-On at Los Robles Hospital

Photos by MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers

Photos by MICHAEL COONS/Acorn Newspapers

SURGERY UP CLOSE—Isabella Porras, 9, of the Safe Passage program, pretends she’s a patient on the table as nurse Sandra Caimano talks about the catheterization laboratory to youngsters during a tour of Los Robles Hospital April 19 in Thousand Oaks. At left, Justin Quezada, 7, of the Safe Passages program is fascinated. The lab uses imaging equipment to examine the heart. Safe Passage strives to keep youth out of gangs through free after school and recreation opportunities.