2006-12-21

Tryouts open for ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ at Conejo Players Theatre

Roles will be triple cast

Conejo Players Theatre will host auditions for “Schoolhouse Rock Live” from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Mon. through Wed., Jan. 1 to 3 at the theater, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Performances will be March 3, 4, 7, 9, 10 and 11. To audition, prepare an uptempo song, showing vocal range and personality. Bring sheet music in the appropriate key; […]

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Pediatric patients receive holiday cheer



Each year at this time, the Triunfo YMCA Trailblazers, a group of boys and girls in the third, fourth and fifth grades and their fathers, perform a community service activity to benefit a worthy cause. This year the group selected Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, the country’s leading pediatric hospital, as the recipient of their efforts. Approximately 100 Trailblazers met on […]

Dance team earns trip to New York

Team raising funds for coming trip

Company dancers from the Agoura Hills Dance and Performing Arts Center recently received top honors at the regional trials in Burbank for the New York City Dance Alliance. They will be showcasing their skills at the national championships in New York in July 2007. Top accolades went to presentations of “Just 4 Fun,” “Courtin’ Time,” “Dancin’ Machine,” “Drumline,” “Straight Up,” […]

Teachers, staff applauded for extraordinary dedication

75 teachers and employees are recognized for work spanning 15 to 40 years

When Nancy Denison launched her career with the Las Virgenes Unified School District in 1971, Richard Nixon was president, Intel’s microprocessor was introduced, a stamp cost 6 cents and rocker Jim Morrison of The Doors died in Paris at the age of 27. Denison and 75 other veteran teachers and employees were among a roomful of educators honored by the […]

Young Life pitches in to help build Habitat for Humanity

Volunteers donate labor, funds

The local chapter of Young Life partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County by providing a day of service at its building site in Oxnard last month. Young Life, a faith-based youth organization, named the event Fall Serve-A-Thon 2006, a combination service project and fundraiser to support the group’s programs for youth in Malibu, Agoura, Calabasas and Pacific Palisades, […]

Advanced jazz band performs at winter concert



ALL THAT JAZZ—Members of the Oak Park High School advanced jazz band relax during the annual winter concert on campus last week. The school’s concert band, beginning jazz band, wind ensemble and members of the dance class also performed. Professional flutist Jim Walker of Oak Park served as guest conductor for the event.

Guest opinion

Drunk drivers ruin the holidays

In California, a staggering 1,574 people were killed and 30,810 were injured in alcoholrelated collisions last year. The fatalities were 7 percent higher compared to those in 2005. Also feeling the impact of these tragic deaths and injuries were family members, friends, employers and others. Another group severely affected are the thousands of local law enforcement and California Highway Patrol […]

Residents can apply for Oak Park planning committee



The Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District announced that it will hold elections in January for five communityatlarge seats on the planning committee. Oak Park residents have until 5 p.m. Fri., Jan. 19 to have their names placed on the ballot for the Jan. 23 election during the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Committee meeting. The planning committee advises the board […]

Breath of fresh air



Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center H2U program will host a free presentation on “Allergies, Pulmonary Disease and How to Maintain Healthy Lungs” with Michael T. Mosher, MD, from 3 to 5 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 4, at the East Campus, 150 Via Merida in Westlake Village. A light supper will be provided at no cost. For reservations, call (805) 370-4888.