2020-01-30

AT THE LIBRARY

The Agoura Hills Library will offer the following free activities at 29901 Ladyface Court. Every Friday at 9:30 a.m., “Music N Motion” for babies and toddlers ages 9 months to 2 years and their caregivers. Sat., Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. Children ages 7 to 12 can learn how Ground Hog Day relates to weather and make a ground hog […]

Contest ready for entries

The 11th annual poster contest for the 2020 Ventura County Fair is under way. The contest is open to artists in grades five through 12 who reside in Ventura County. The theme is “A Country Fair with Ocean Air” and will serve as a guideline to the imagery. Artwork can be traditional, whimsical, clever and stylized in any way the […]

Soccer teams taking sign ups

Registration is underway for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley’s spring soccer league. Open to ages 5 through 9, the league will run from March 29 to June 7. Teams will play at Sumac Elementary School, 6050 Calmfield Ave., Agoura. The fee is $120, which includes uniform, award, plus individual and team pictures. Financial assistance is available […]

Daughter must care for mom, brother

Dealing with sudden, unexpected health issues


This month, another adult child was drafted into the world of caregiving. Her name is Janet, and she is a 50-something schoolteacher with a husband and two adult children. One would think that the most logical subject of her caregiving would be her frail 86-year-old mother who lives 2,000 miles away. And in some ways, you would be right. But […]

Starting the New Year right

FAMILY UNIT—Staff and parents with the Jefferson Boys & Girls Club came together as a team to help a family over the 2019 holiday season. A parent employed by True Partners Consulting recruited the consulting firm to sponsor a family in need. As a result, the Hernandez-Cortes family received gifts for their children, resulting in a spirited holiday for the […]

Another first in the treatment of brain injury

Thousand Oaks resident Craig Winter was watching the Thanksgiving Day parade on TV last year when his wife noticed that his breathing became labored. A few moments later, the left side of his body went flaccid. His wife called 911 and a short time later the 55-year-old Winter would become the first stroke patient in California to be treated with […]

County goes red for heart healthy month

February is American Heart Month. The Greater Central Coast Division of the American Heart Association has opportunities for Ventura County residents to raise awareness of good heart health. STEM Goes Red from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wed., Feb. 5 at Cal Lutheran University, Lundring Event Center, Thousand Oaks. The event will help women to explore careers in science, technology, […]

Sprinters’ delight

Agoura, Oaks Christian chase league and CIF titles



The water is perfect. This is the golden age of high school girls’ water polo in Acorn country. Agoura and Oaks Christian are both ranked in the CIF-Southern Section Division 1/2 poll. Moorpark, which is closing in on a school-record for wins in a single season, occupies space in Division 4’s top 10. Rio Mesa, which has already guaranteed itself […]

Tales from the crypt: Lions seek escape route

Oaks Christian will try to dig its way out of Marmonte League cellar



The Lions have three Marmonte League games left to play. Oaks Christian High’s boys’ basketball team can’t help but let its mind wander to one thought. Wait till next year. The Lions, 9-15 overall and 0-5 in league, currently occupy the Marmonte basement. Three of five league losses have been by single digits, however. At this point, this pride of […]

Eagles play their best soccer in overtime

LIVING ON THE EDGE—Oak Park High girls’ soccer senior Lauren Battin, right, controls the ball against Buena’s Jocelyn Ortega during the Eagles’ 2-1 win last month. At press time, Battin scored six goals. Oak Park, which is 3-0-1 in Coastal Canyon League overtime or double overtime matches this season, plays at 6:45 p.m. Friday at Royal. The Eagles wrap up […]


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