Careers growing in parks department

Thanks to an innovative public partnership, a growing number of young people are experiencing the rewards of service as members of the Public Land Corps. At the same time, national parks have never looked better. Created by an Act of Congress in 1996, the partnership authorized the federal land managing agencies—National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of […]

Computers can damage kids’ vision, says eye specialist

According to a recent Roper Starch Survey, the average American child spends one to three hours per day on the computer-doing homework, talking online with friends and playing games-often starting at age 2 or 3. However, heavy computer use among children can put them at risk for early nearsightedness. According to a new study by Dr. Pia Hoenig, a pediatric […]

Lindero Canyon M.S. flying high with innovative kite project

Lindero Canyon M.S. flying high with innovative kite project Lindero Canyon Middle School presented its third annual Kite Day event last week, when about 150 eighth graders participated in flying kites they designed and built for the Kite in Flight project in their science classes. About 40 kites were flown on the school’s gym field. Students spent the weeks preceding […]

Oak Park golfer shines in tourney

Oak Park golfer shines in tourney Oak Park golfer Brandon Beck, a junior, finished second in the recent Oak Park Spring Invitational tournament by shooting par 71 at Sterling Hills golf course, at which more than a dozen of the nation’s top golfers competed. Oak Park’s Beck and Camarillo’s Kyle Dowden both fired even par 71 in the 90-person field, […]

Here’s a story we haven’t heard

––– or have we? Once upon a time, a family of limited resources was growing in Southern California. Little money meant no bigger house and no new car, even though every year another baby came along. But every year, the father took all the children five and older to Disneyland. The fourth eldest, Amy, had a fever when she was […]

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Oak Park grad goes to Washington

Christian Chivaroli, a 1998 graduate of Oak Park High School, recently served as an intern for the United States Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. Working in the office of U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the committee’s ranking Republican, Chivaroli wrote memoranda, participated in Congressional staff briefings, assisted during hearings and worked in the area of press relations. Chivaroli, 21, […]

Local grad among musicians performing in Pepperdine show

Mindy Cabral, a graduate of Thousand Oaks High School and former New West Symphony Discovery Artist, is among 35 musicians who will present music ranging from The Beatles to Bjork at 7:30 p.m. on Sun., April 21 in the Smothers Theatre on the Malibu campus of Pepperdine University. Admission to the concert, titled "Iridescence," is free, but those wishing to […]

School drops in on Agoura

Conejo – Las Virgenes Sports Beat

Warrior softball
tied for first place

Conejo – Las Virgenes Sports Beat Warrior softball tied for first place Beginning this week’s play with a 3-1-1 record in the Marmonte League, the Westlake softball team, coached by Garry Fetman, was tied with T.O. for the league lead. After winning two games without a loss at the Daily News Tournament last Saturday, the Warriors improved to 10-3-1 overall […]

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