2012-06-28 E-Edition

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Agoura grad heads to White House

. Program prepares future leaders

Aaron Fisher, resident of Westlake Village, received an appointment to the 2012 White House Internship Program. The mission of the program is to prepare those devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities. A White House Internship provides an opportunity to gain professional experience and build leadership skills. Since graduating from high school, Fisher has worked with leading digital communications […]

Valley girls are, like, the best ever

Autistic man leaves his comfort zone to help others

Alan Baker, 20, runs more than five miles a day on his home treadmill. The autistic man from Thousand Oaks stays inside and avoids crowds because he feels it’s easier for him to function. But on June 3, Baker clearly left his comfort zone and impressed all when he participated in the 2012 Love Run for Senior Concerns in Westlake […]

Broadway Revue to benefit House of Hope

Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertoire Company will present “Love Never Dies,” a Broadway revue to benefit Our Community House of Hope, from 8 to 10 p.m. Sat., June 30 at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Joanna Bert, Sydney Bowling, Isabel Galvin, Patricia Lathrop McPherson, John and Rebecca Pillsbury, Linda Smith and Zach […]

Report confirms value of mentor program

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America COMMENTARY

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America recently released data that shows statistically significant improvements for youth during the first year of enrollment in the organization’s nationwide mentoring program in three targeted outcome areas: educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors including truancy, gang involvement and drug use; and socio-emotional competency. Youth progress in these areas is also linked to longer-term outcomes, […]

Mets play like the summer of ’69

Healthy hair for teens

Playback returns to The Promenade

Family Men

Summer planners To my wife and 8-year-old son, summer has endless possibilities. They want to do something. They want to do everything. About a week ago, we were mailed the city’s “Summer Guide to Mind- blowing Fun.” This guide gave my wife and kid lots of ideas for the summer. “We don’t have money for all these ideas,” I said. […]