Rock ’n’ roll fever

Improved Eagles are ranked No. 5 in CIF-Southern Section Division 5

The secret’s out. The Eagles are no longer lovable losers. They can play ball. Oak Park High’s softball team has already won more games than all of last season. The Eagles defeated Moorpark 4-2 on March 19, their first Coastal Canyon League win since April 19, 2016. They’ve won all five of their non-league outings. If they keep winning at […]

Rim of the Valley bill reaches Congress

New national legislation has been proposed that would more than double the size of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. The bill by U.S. senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, and U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, all Democrats, calls for the national park to be augmented by lands that come from a previously designated area known as the Rim of […]

Robot ready to serve, heal

The new and cutting-edge Stryker Mako Robotic Arm is in Thousand Oaks and said to be making an impact on the southern Central Coast Region. The robot, costing over $1 million, was purchased by Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center and placed at the Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital campus to provide greater accuracy to patients undergoing elective total hip, total […]

Give him a shot

Mike Jasper, who trains in Westlake, is heavy underdog against Russian

Mike Jasper is ready to shock the world. The Camarillo native and mixed martial artist will be an underdog in his Bellator debut, a welterweight showdown against former champion Andrey Koreshkov. The American and the Russian will grapple at Bellator 219 on Friday at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula. Fan polls on fight sites and blogs predict Koreshkov, who […]

Sting targets tobacco sale

Sheriff, school district worried about use by minors

Electronic cigarettes, also known as vaping products, are touted as a safe alternative to tobacco. Vape juice comes in flavors that leave behind a more pleasant smell than cigarettes. Also, there’s no secondhand smoke, And while the new way to ingest nicotine appeals to minors, it remains a concern for school and law enforcement officials who are worried about the […]

Conejo Valley student art show brings out best and brightest

Take a walk for Parkinson’s

The Parkinson’s Foundation will host its annual Moving Day, Ventura, A Walk for Parkinson’s to unite the community in the fight against the disease. The walk will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., April 13 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 Harbor Drive, Ventura. Funds raised through Moving Day will support research and community programs to improve the […]

AHS students prove artistic

CREATIVE FORCES—Agoura High School students were recognized for their art submissions in the 2018/19 PTA Reflections program. The theme was “Heroes Around Us.” Top row are, from left, Maxwell Diamond (special artist, literature), Jack Parish Williams (music composition) and Amanda Woodruff (choreography). Front row are Conejo Council winners Jenna Forston (photography), Sierra Schumann (visual arts) and Madison Ferdman (visual arts).

Rams welcome Clay Matthews home

FAMILIAR TURF—Los Angeles Rams General Manager Les Snead, left, Clay Matthews and head coach Sean McVay attend a March 21 news conference at Cal Lutheran University to announce Matthews’ new two-year contract with the Rams. The 32-year-old Matthews starred at Agoura High School and USC, and spent a decade playing for the Green Bay Packers where he became the team’s […]

Safe drinking water a deep subject

Running water is often taken for granted. Thirsty? Grab a glass and turn on the tap. But the delivery of safe drinking water across mountains and desert to millions of Southern California residents isn’t as easy at it seems. The Las Virgenes Municipal Water District serves 75,000 customers in Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Hidden Hills and Westlake Village, as well as […]