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Da Vinci exhibit: shedding light on the Renaissance genius

Reagan Library display features immersive historic and scientific activities, engineering marvels, artwork and artifacts


Emotional paintings depicting the essence of being human, terrifying war machines and beautiful set designs: These are just some of the familiar treasures from Leonardo da Vinci. The artist is perhaps one of the most intelligent and gifted talents of all time, said Massimiliano Lisa, director of Leonardo3, a private research center and museum in Milan, Italy, dedicated to studying […]

Memorial Day in full color

29th Conejo Valley tribute features an appearance of the B-25

Oak Park High rocket team soars in national competition



The Oak Park High School Aviation and Rocket team reached for the stars when it competed in the Team America Rocketry Challenge, a national competition, on May 18 in The Plains, Va. Seven teams in Southern California were among the 101 national finalists in the challenge, which was sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association. The ninth- through 12thgrade students on […]

New board members join philanthropic group

Ventura County Community Foundation has added five new members to the board of directors. The new board members are Mike Powers, CEO for Ventura County; Sean Leonard, president and CEO of S.L. Leonard & Associates; Jim McGee, chief operating officer of Dyve Biosciences; Geoff Dean, retired Ventura County sheriff; and Veronica Quintana, senior manager at CBIZ and Mayer Hoffman McCann […]

White Oak Elementary celebrates half a century of ‘specialness’



Schools are the fixtures of any community—kids pass through them on their way to adulthood and maybe some of them end up sending their own children to the same schools they attended. A campus facade may change, get an upgrade, but for the most part things stay the same. So much so that they can become invisible, just another piece […]

Borderline victim Noel Sparks remembered as being an ‘angel’



Tony Sparks, 65, says becoming a dad for the second time at the age of 43 changed his life in ways he never imagined. With a baby on the way, he found a new focus and was determined to make sure the child would never want for anything. “I didn’t grow up until 21 years ago,” said Sparks, who had […]

Fused glass exhibit you can’t refuse to check out

Blazing Star Arts will present a Nature In Glass show and sale of original fused glass artwork from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues., June 4 through Sat., June 29 at the Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas. The community is invited to a Meet the Artists Reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sat., June 8. […]

Painter to give demo at dinner

Westlake Village Art Guild will have a dinner and art demo by painter Mary Neville on Tues., June 4 in Los Robles Greens’ West Banquet Room, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Check-in will start at 5:30 p.m., followed by a buffet dinner at 6 p.m. and then the art demonstration. Abstract artist Mary Neville is a Southern California native. […]

Making a greater contribution to Uganda

Thousand Oaks-based The Greater Contribution nonprofit will host its 13th annual fundraiser from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Sun., June 9 at the Lundgren Center, 130 Overton Court on Cal Lutheran University campus in Thousand Oaks. The event will include: a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception; African jewelry for sale; a walkthrough display of various aspects of the program; and videos […]

Explorer program seeks camping gear donations

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Program is seeking the following items that can be donated to the Thousand Oaks Police Charitable Foundation. Donated sleeping bags or tents for use in the Explorer camping program can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through May 25 at the Thousand Oaks Police Station, 2101 E. Olsen Road. The […]


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