2014-02-20

Young people with disabilities are ready, willing, able to work

Early intervention, support and internships can help the disabled find their role in the workplace


Second of two parts Students start their learning young, and that includes children with disabilities who find out quicker than most about the importance of long-range goals. Luckily, there is support. All public school districts offer the IEP, or individualized education program, which allows educators and parents to identify learning disabilities in children and create a plan for students with […]

Calabasas artist to appear at Art Guild event



Westlake Village Art Guild will present an impressionistic oil painting demonstration with Lynn Gertenbach on Tues., March 4 in the West Ballroom at Los Robles Greens, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the demonstration from 7 to 9 p.m. Gertenbach is a member of the California […]

Agoura welcomes South Korean baseball team

Chargers split doubleheader with Yatap High of South Korea in memorable baseball exhibition


Separated by continents, language and cultures, teenagers from Agoura Hills and South Korea gathered on a baseball field. Agoura and Yatap high schools’ varsity baseball players couldn’t ask each other questions. They learned about each other by playing the game. “Baseball is a universal language,” Chargers head coach Anthony Chevrier said. “Baseball brings people together,” said Jacob Stock, an Agoura […]

Students seek to understand others

Poets, guest speakers will promote empathy awareness


Oak Park High School hopes students will embrace the concept of empathy during Awareness Week, starting Tues., Feb. 25. Organizers of the event refer to the program as “Em(path)y,” indicating it will provide students with “a path toward understanding one another.” According to OPHS counselor Debi Fries, the four-day event will be filled with activities and speakers dedicated to helping […]


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