2016-02-18 E-Edition

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Robotics team receives financial boost

ROBOTS RULE—The Oak Park High School robotics program, run by Erik Amerikaner, receives a $5,000 donation from Michael Bastine, director of Center 4 Applied Competitive Technologies. The money will be used for students to compete in robotics competitions.

YMCA basketball taking league signups

The Triunfo YMCA is signing up participants for its co-ed spring basketball league. Boys and girls ages 3 through 14 are eligible. Divisions are ages 3 and 4; 5 and 6; 7 and 8; 9 through 11, and 12 through 14. A skills assessment day will be Sun., Feb. 21 at Deerhill Park, 6700 Doubletree Road, Oak Park. Assessments will […]

Lindero Canyon models Google with student invention opportunities

Karrie DeMarco conducts her eighth-grade STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) class at Lindero Canyon Middle School in Agoura Hills like a day at Google, where employees are allowed to spend 20 percent of their time on the job implementing their own big ideas. The tech giant’s famous management philosophy has taken off in DeMarco’s elective class like gangbusters. In […]

Instruments are works of art at exhibit

Lucy and Ethel. The Oscars and the red carpet. Wine and cheese. Each has earned their rightful place in popular pairing history. The Museum of Ventura County’s “Art and Artisans” exhibit hopes to do the same. “Duets: Art and Artisans in Harmony,” on display through March at the 102-year-old museum in the city of Ventura, pairs more than 20 hand-made […]

Teens present ‘Guys and Dolls’ in Agoura

The Agoura Community Theater, in cooperation with Curtain Call Youth Theatre, is selling tickets for the teen performance of “Guys and Dolls” in the Agoura High School Performing Arts and Education Center, 28545 Driver Ave. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee Feb. 25 through 27. The musical, acted by teens ages […]

Drama gives insights into life and dying

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’

“ Tuesdays With Morrie” is sports journalist Mitch Albom’s emotional memoir of his weekly encounters with Morrie Schwartz, his sociology professor at Brandeis University nearly two decades earlier and now in the throes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease). The book was published in 1997, with a popular television movie starring Hank Azaria and Jack Lemmon broadcast […]

The yellow brick road runs to T.O.

Conejo Players Theatre will present the musical “The Wizard of Oz” from March 11 through April 10 at 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. There will be no show Easter Sunday, March 27. The play is based on the book by L. Frank Baum with music and […]


The Agoura Hills Library offers the following activities at 29901 Ladyface Court. In addition, book donations can be dropped off at the Book Cellar or library to help fund programs. For large-collection pickup, call (818) 584-7219. For more program information, call (818) 889-2278. A new Book Club for fourth- and fifth-graders will discuss “Mr. Lemoncello’s Library” by Chris Grabenstein at […]

Learn about dinosaurs at Oak Park Library

The Ventura County Library System will host an Education Through Nature presentation titled “Dynamic Dinosaurs!” at 2:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 21 at the Oak Park Library, 899 N. Kanan Road. The free event is for all ages. Attendees can become paleontologists by examining museum-quality replicas of real dinosaur fossils. They will understand the concept of extinction and have the opportunity […]