JPL designer to discuss robots in space exploration

. Discovery Center talk on Feb. 6

The Discovery Center for Science and Technology will present “Robots and Humans: Exploring Our Horizons in Space” at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 6 at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 T.O. Blvd. Michael Sander, retired manager of the Exploration Systems and Technology Office of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will give the presentation. The lecture is part […]

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Emerson Painter is a third-generation wrestler. His father, Chris, and grandfather, Earl, grew up with the sport in Colorado. The Calabasas High sophomore captain grapples at 132 pounds. He’s fast and strong, and he’s embraced his leadership role. He’s lost 35 pounds since he started wrestling, and he tirelessly works on improving mentally, physically and technically. The honors student with […]

Plot thickens in 44th Assembly race

He is a Ventura County Community College District trustee who guided the district when three local colleges stood to lose their accreditation in 2012. She is a Port Hueneme City Council member who helped lead efforts to obtain $2 million in federal funds to stop beach shoreline erosion threatening to flood city streets and properties. Democrat Bernardo Perez and Republican […]

Bella Vita dinner

The Bella Vita Italian- American Social Club will have a dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Fri., Jan. 31 at the St. Jude Church Hall, 32032 Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village. The menu will consist of short ribs, mashed potatoes, green salad, rolls and butter, and dessert. The meeting will include a Chinese auction. Guests can bring any items they do […]

After long journey, Indy is going home

Indy, a pit bull that was severely burned after someone lit fireworks attached to his body last July 4, has found a home. After six months of intensive care and rehab, Indy was offi- cially adopted Jan. 15 by Jenny Mandel, a veterinary technician at Westlake Village Animal Hospital. Indy has had his ups and downs during his journey. He […]

Captains lead the way for Chargers

Framer and Friedman boost boys’ basketball team’s backcourt

Kevin Framer and Kyle Friedman go way back. They started playing basketball together in the fourth grade with the Valley Thunder travel squad. They are now senior cocaptains of the Agoura High boys’ basketball team. Framer roams the perimeter for 3-point shots. Friedman distributes the ball at point guard. It hasn’t always been sunny in Seattle for the Chargers, who […]


Driest winter on record poses new threat

As the drought in California drags on, consumers are being told to back off on their water consumption before supplies trickle away. Following two years of already lower than average rainfall, 2013 went down as driest year in California history. This year the snowpack in the state’s mountains remains far below normal, reservoir levels are low and firefighters remain on […]

Mureau Rd. subject to closure

Pipeline construction along Mureau Road in Calabasas will make it necessary for overnight traffic closures on a segment of that roadway from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Friday. The section of closed road lies between Crummer Road to the west and Round Meadow Road to the east. “We apologize for any inconvenience during the construction period,” said David […]

YMCA basketball sign-ups underway

The Triunfo YMCA is signing up boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade for its spring basketball league. The eight-game season will run from March 23 through May 24, with playoff/championship games beginning May 25. Games will be played on Sundays at Agoura High School, 28545 W. Driver Ave. Skills assessment days will be from noon to 4 p.m. […]