Developing young leaders at Reagan Library

COMMENTARY Youth leadership

Children are our future, and the Reagan Library in Simi Valley is working to help youths learn how to lead. On Nov. 11, in collaboration with the Annenberg Presidential Learning Center, the library presented the Reagan Leadership Summit 2017. The inaugural summit for young adults ages 15 to 25 sold out with over 400 attendees. “Our goal is to extend […]


THURS., JAN. 4 Thousand Oaks Stamp Club 6:30 p.m. at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, T.O. Contact: Jeff Goldstein. Phone: 805. 358.6162. SAT., JAN. 6 Thousand Oaks AAUW 9 a.m. at Stella’s Gourmet Restaurant, 2385 Michael Drive, Newbury Park. Informal small group coffee and chat. Interested women can learn more about the group’s community work. Web: aauwto-ca.aauw.net. […]

Winging it for improv auditions

If you can think fast on your feet—and act and sing, too— there might be a spot for you in the Conejo Improv Players. The troupe, under the direction of Jeremy Zeller, will hold auditions at 10 a.m. Sat., Jan. 13 at Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Beginning and advanced improv performers are needed for shows […]

‘Odysseo’ spectacle gallops into the big top

An equestrian show in Camarillo jumped in to provide some relief for victims and first responders of the Thomas fire, the largest in California history. “Odysseo,” which opened Nov. 12 and continues through Jan. 28, hosted a free 55-minute condensed version of its regular show on Dec. 21 for fire victims and first-responders. Also invited were foster kids from Camarillo’s […]

Bobcat sighting in Calabasas

NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T—Tim Umekubo and his son Chris, 30, spot this bobcat relaxing under a tree as they drive to the beach on Las Virgenes Road, between Juan Bautista and Malibu Creek parks. Chris snapped the photos using an iPhone pressed against the lens of his binoculars. Smaller than the mountain lion, bobcats have done a […]

Pet of the week

GOT YOUR GOAT?— Oscar is a white male goat. He is friendly and likes people. If you would like to adopt Oscar ask for ID No. A5109588 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelte r, 29525 Agoura Road. Occasionally pets have already been adopted, so check animalcare.lacounty. gov before visiting the shelter.

Exercising in the new year

FOOT POWER—On Dec. 28 at Morrison Park in Agoura Hills, sisters Ava, 9, and Alexis O’Keefe, 10, of Agoura glide gleefully on the new hoverboards they received for Christmas.

A standing ovation

Local stars earn honors after another memorable season
Eliav Appelbaum

Birds dream of flying. Fish dream of swimming. Hibernating bears lick their chops about riding jet skis on Lake Tahoe while cradling lifetime-supply tankards of honey. And local high school football players dream—OK, maybe they’re just shrugging their shoulders in mild amusement—about becoming Acorn All-Stars. The Acorn All-Star report, first published in 2014, has been incognito the past few years, […]

The future is now

Lions are ranked No. 1 in CIF-SS Division 4 poll

Oaks Christian High’s girls’ water polo team watched the boys’ squad go from cellar dwellers to CIF-Southern Section champions. The female Lions want to make the same leap. The Southern California water polo circuit is certainly paying attention to Oaks Christian, 8-2 overall and ranked No. 1 in the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 poll. “We’re getting a lot of attention […]