2016-05-19 E-Edition

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NASA continues field lab demolition

About 20 minor structures will be demolished

The second round of demolition is well underway at the Santa Susana Field Lab, and NASA officials expect to complete the phase by summer 2017. The razing is part of the ongoing cleanup efforts at the former rocket engine test site in the southern hills of Simi Valley. Peter Zorba, SSFL project director for NASA, said demolition began in late […]

Game on for seniors

Registration open for elder athletes

Registration is open for the 2016 California Senior Games Championships, a series of competitive sporting events for athletes ages 50 and older, from May 27 to June 26. Deadlines and entry fees vary for the competitions in nearly 30 categories at 24 venues in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. These games are qualifying events for the biennial National Senior Games […]


Playing jazz with the master Calabasas High School Jazz will host jazz saxophonist Walter Smith III in a joint performance at 7 p.m. Sat., May 20 at the CHS Performing Arts Education Center, 22855 W. Mulholland Hwy. Smith will also work with the students in classes during the day. A performer, composer and educator, Smith resides in the Los Angeles […]

Innovators honored in Ventura County

Ventura County’s most innovative educators who have excelled in supporting career and technical education were honored recently by VC Innovates at a luncheon at the Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo. Education Awards were presented to representatives from each of the 14 VC Innovates partner schools and school districts. The local honorees for the Education Pathfinder Award for 2016 are: […]

‘Dear Cancer, It’s Me’ essays see disease as both friend and foe

Sometimes the worst in us brings out the best in us. Like a silver lining in the face of death? Maybe. Diagnosed at 14 months old with stage 3 neuroblastoma, Danielle Rosoff’s life was about to end before it really began. Against the odds, Danielle beat the disease, and today the Calabasas High School sophomore lives cancer-free. Her warm, friendly […]

Lacrosse champs

NUMBER ONE—The Agoura Youth Lacrosse elementary school girls’team was recently crowned the California Lacrosse champs. Back row, from left: Vanessa Clarke, asst. coach Natasha Cannon, Talia Swindal, asst.coach Melissa Shanahan, head coach Sue Calder, Dara Wahler and Jordyn Fairly. Middle row: Anneliese Hatfield, Beth Forsyth, Whitney Shanahan, Brooke Norton and Stella Helm. Front row: Quinn Heffernan and Amelia Anhalt.

Western fence lizards are good neighbors

CRITTER TAIL /// Our reptilian friends

Henry is a western fence lizard who lives in the vicinity of one of my garden benches. He’s a friendly fellow, not skittish at all. The bench is one of those glider-types that rock back and forth. When the dog leaped off the bench this morning, it seemed certain that a lightweight like Henry—who favors the weathered wood armrest—would be […]

Boy handles hair loss with dignity

Speaking in front of a large group of people can be intimidating, particularly if the presenter is young and he looks quite different from the rest of the crowd. But for 8-year-old Jesse London, who was diagnosed with alopecia about three months ago, addressing the school assembly gave him an opportunity to gain acceptance and raise awareness about a little-known […]

T.O. arts fest seeks talent

The 13th annual Thousand Oaks Arts Festival is calling for artists and performers from Ventura County and the greater Conejo Valley to participate in the arts event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 17 and 18 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and The Lakes shopping center. The festival will feature over 60 visual arts exhibitors, live performances […]

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