‘Little Mermaid’ swims ashore Feb. 25

Actors’ Repertory Theatre of Simi will open its musical production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” at 8 p.m. Sat., Feb. 25 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 Los Angeles Ave. The plays is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale. The director is Disney producer David Daniels, with choreography by Becky Castells and costume design by Lori Lee Gordon. […]

Locals bound for Masters

Five local high school wrestlers from Simi Valley will compete this weekend at the Masters tournament in Ontario. Simi Valley High junior Zane Romney, a 113-pounder, will represent the Pioneers at Citizens Bank Arena this weekend. Romney snared second place at the CIF Coastal Division Wrestling Championships last weekend. Simi Valley seniors Ben Campbell (145 pounds) and Aaron Aguilera (heavyweight) […]

Players get to enjoy Easton experience

BASEBALL Easton Baseball factory is now open to the public

It’s a ballplayer’s paradise inside Easton Baseball’s headquarters in Thousand Oaks. Easton, one of the country’s leading bat makers for baseball and softball, moved into the area from Van Nuys in September. Its high-tech hitting facility, dubbed the Hit Lab, is a hidden gem. Bryan Kaye, Easton’s sales rep for Southern California, said the Hit Lab is open to the […]

Royal girls’ soccer team hits the road

HIGHLANDERS ON PARADE—Rachel Sarahang, left, and the Royal High girls’ soccer team are scheduled to play at 5 p.m. today at Claremont in the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 playoffs. The Highlanders opened the postseason by defeating Crescenta Valley 2-1 on Feb. 16 and Serrano 4-0 on Feb. 21. The Royal-Claremont winner will play the Bishop Amat-Chaminade winner […]

Secret is out

GIRLS’ SOCCER /// Grace Brethren Lancers Lancer girls’ soccer team seeks third straight CIF championship

It’s not a secret anymore — the Lancers are the team to beat. Grace Brethren High’s girls’ soccer team dominated playoff foes the past two seasons while claiming back-to-back CIF-Southern Section Division 7 titles. The squad was bumped up to Division 6 this year to face tougher competition, but foes have fared worse than sailors chasing the enchanting songs of […]

‘La La Land’ is odds-on Oscar favorite

The Movie Nut

The Best Picture nominees this year have something for everyone who loves movies, and while there are clear Oscar favorites — based on other award shows — the Academy sometimes makes a surprising choice. Why not this year? Here are some reasons why each contender should win this weekend — and why it won’t. “Arrival” This movie tugs at your […]

Live country tunes at Club Round-Up

The Kiwanis Club of Simi Valley will host Club Round- Up at 6 p.m. Sat., Feb. 25 in the Arena at the Grand Vista Hotel, 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley. The event will feature live country music by the Chad Watson Band, dancing, line dancing lessons and prizes. Guests must be 21 and over. Attendees at Club Round- Up will […]

Festival showcases young performers

The annual Festival of Arts Youth Movement will return for its second year Saturday to Rancho Simi Community Park. The outdoor event, coordinated entirely by local teens, will feature young performers and student-operated vendor booths. “The nice thing about this event is the students take the lead. They do all the work,” including securing vendors and scheduling performers, said Mary […]

Pets come out to play

Scientific minds at work