Author studies dementia among indigenous people

Jonathan Yahalom, a 2003 graduate of Oak Park High School, has published a book that studies issues of caregiving in a rural Mexican community —and sheds new light on how the people in the region cope with age and memory loss. Published by University of Oklahoma Press, the book is titled “Caring for the People of the Clouds: Aging and […]

Pickleball players learn rules of the game

Think about consent and sexual assault and what they really mean

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The past two years have brought about a sea change in awareness about the issue, including the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements. The new mores have led to a domino effect of comeuppance for habitual offenders across many walks of life. Some cases are no-brainers (Bill Cosby), while others are fraught with uncertainty and […]


Boy Scout Troop 730 of Newbury Park recently recognized Cade Creason as its 142nd Eagle Scout. The troop has been around since 1971. During Cade’s scouting career, he’s backpacked over 400 miles and spent 100 nights camping. He’s participated in four week-long backpacking treks, including ventures to Mount Whitney, Lake Tahoe and Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. Cade also […]

Actresses ‘seize the day’ in energetic show

play review /// ‘Newsies’

There is something refreshingly brazen about a Catholic college prep school for young women putting on a production of the male-dominated musical “Newsies,” so when it was announced that La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks was doing just that, we had to check it out. “Newsies” relates the true story of the New York newsboys strike of 1899, when […]

Life in the fast lane

Swim squads gear up for league finals next week

The talent pool of swimmers is deep in Acorn country. Oaks Christian High’s boys’ swim squad, which shared a Marmonte League title last spring with Thousand Oaks, is loaded with standouts. “There’s a bunch of guys contributing,” said Steve Reardon, the Lions’ fourth-year head coach. “We’re not really overwhelming people with stars. It’s a team effort.” Westlake’s girls, the defending […]


Easter is coming: Why are we afraid?

Roots of Faith

Jesus rose from the dead and his disciples were afraid. In Matthew’s Gospel, when the angel rolled back the stone covering the entrance of Jesus’ tomb, the Roman guards assigned to watch for grave robbers “were shaken with fear of (the angel) and became like dead men” (Matthew 28:4 NABRE). The angel said to the women who had come to […]


THURS., APRIL 11 Brandeis Conejo Valley Chapter 10 a.m. in Agoura Hills. Orientation coffee to introduce interested people to the club. Address given on RSVP. Contact: Elaine Leff. Phone: 805.876. 0303. Email: elainel@socal.rr.com. Somis Thursday Club 11:15 a.m. at 5380 Bell St., Somis. Joan Woodward gives a program on “The Irrepressible Kathy Van Slyke.” Lunch cost: $15 at door. RSVP […]

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