January 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Another hitch in plans for Kelley Road

The Conejo Valley Unified School District’s Conejo Center Drive property is like a beauty queen with many suitors who’s never quite made it up the aisle. More...

Health & Wellness

Proper research critical when choosing later-life care

Proceeding without legal advice not recommended

Moving a parent into a longterm care facility is one of the most difficult decisions a child will ever have to make. More...

Diabetes class offered in T.O.

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association will hold a free diabetes classes from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wed., Jan. 28 at Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

On the Town

A feast for the eyes

Cirque Zíva performs Jan. 28 in TO

Chinese acrobats will spin plates on their heads, jump through hoops and perform feats that defy the limits of gravity in a Cirque Zíva performance at the Fred Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks on Wed., Jan. 28. More...

Cabrillo actors challenged to do more with less

Performance moved into smaller Scherr Forum

Cabrillo Music Theatre’s production of “Company,” which debuts in the Scherr Forum tomorrow, will test the success of an unfamiliar Tony award-winning musical comedy on a new stage. More...

Travis Tritt takes T.O.

Country music legend Travis Tritt will present a solo acoustic show at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 29 at the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Sports

Black Cat Attack on track

Water polo requires endurance, physicality and strategy. It is not a sport for the meek of the Earth, much less the tepid dog paddlers of moderately choppy water. The Newbury Park High girls’ water polo team is in the zone. More...

Lancers throw weight around on wrestling mat

Thousand Oaks needs two more dual wins to capture league crown

The top spot for Marmonte League wrestling is wide open. Thousand Oaks High is making a push to claim the crown. Last spring’s realignment sent defending league champion Royal to the Coastal Canyon League. More...

Soccer stars win in double overtime

REAL GOOD TIME—The Real So Cal girls’U-11 White soccer team won the Legends Cup tournament’s Gold Division bracket in Chino with a double overtime, penalty kick victory in the champ More...

Pets

The adventure of Sugar Boop

Once upon a time there was a sweet little rat named Sugar Boop—yes, a rat! After a family was no longer able to care for her, Sugar Boop was surrendered to Agoura Hills Animal Shelter. More...

Pet of the week

EYES FRONT—Pamela is an altered female brown tabby cat about 4 years old. She likes to cuddle, and she gets along with other cats. To adopt Pamela, ask for animal ID No. More...

Faith

Holy Trinity welcomes new pastor

The Rev. Erik Goehner grew up in a household deeply rooted in the Christian faith. More...

The Art of Being

The eighth wonder of the world is close by

People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering. —St. More...

Briefs

Learn about group trip to Holy Land Rabbi Michele Paskow of Congregation B’nai Emet in Simi Valley will lead a two-week tour of Israel leaving from Los Angeles on Sun., June 7. More...

Columns

Hot Flashes

Meet The Beast

She’s a beast all right. You’ve probably seen her loitering, disco lights flashing, on the corner of Wildwood Avenue and Moorpark Road. Oh, and she doesn’t answer to “Wanda” or work nights in Vegas. Who is she? More...

The OTHER Side of 50

Hoping ‘Still Alice’ inspires action

Movies about human afflictions make for juicy acting roles and great returns at the box offi ce; but movies about disease can sometimes do an amazing job of changing the national conversation. More...

Bond committee selection starts soon

Citizens will keep watch over school district’s spending of Measure I money

Conejo Valley Unified School District is seeking community members to serve on a Measure I citizen’s oversight committee. More...

Man arrested on suspicion of exposing himself to kids

The Thousand Oaks Police Department has arrested a man who they say exposed himself to children at least three times near a city park in the past week. Antonio Cerna, 49, of Thousand Oaks was arrested Tues., Jan. More...

Texas company may drill for oil, gas outside Simi

Work will not involve fracking

Even as the price of crude continues to fall, a Texas-based company has received a green light from Ventura County to drill a dozen exploratory oil and gas wells just outside Simi Valley. More...

Board asks city to remove distinction between native, owner-planted trees

Recommendation going to council

After hours of sometimes heated debates, an ad hoc committee that was formed to recommend changes to the city’s tree protection laws has reached a verdict. More...

Community

McDonald’s dispute wraps up

Owner agrees to close drive-thru one hour earlier

Night owls in search of a Quarter Pounder will have to make it to the McDonald’s at Oakbrook Plaza just a little bit earlier. More...

‘My spirit is as strong as ever’

Gabby Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, address T.O. audience

The speaker approached the podium at the Civic Arts Plaza last week and talked for just over half a minute. But rather than feeling cheated, audience members stood and cheered when former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had finished. More...

North Ranch residents convince council to drop stop sign at Valley Spring Drive

In response to complaints from North Ranch residents who said the sign was clogging traffi c in the upscale neighborhood, the Thousand Oaks City Council voted last week to replace a stop sign with a yield sign on Valley Spring Drive entering Westlake More...

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THURS., JAN. 22 Toastmasters TOTAL Noon to 1 p.m. in Oak Room, third level, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Newly installed president Al Brown conducts meeting. Guests welcome at no charge. Contact: Richard Gaz. Phone: 805.498. More...

Schools

School district selects firm to find next superintendent

Search will cost at least $27,500

The search is on for a new chief of schools for Conejo Valley Unified School District. More...

WHS brings TV’s ‘Get Smart’ to stage

During the 1960s, if you said “Missed it by that much!” or “Would you believe…?” or if you mentioned a shoe phone, everybody would know you were referring to “Get Smart,” one of the most successful sitco ms More...

Bandmates collecting shoes for needy

Drive doubles as fundraiser for WHS musicians

Your 14-year-old son has outgrown his pricey athletic shoes—again. And the sparkly, funky shoes piled in your daughter’s closet aren’t getting much use since they’ve already fallen out of fashion. More...

Business

Completion of Westlake Plaza face-lift down to final details

Renovations almost finished after eights months of work

The $25-million renovation of Westlake Plaza was marred by the controversial removal of scores of trees as well as revenue losses at businesses that saw fewer customers during prolonged construction. More...

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park Jan. 8 Three men between the ages of 26 and 31 were arrested for vehicle theft, vandalism and conspiring to commit a crime in the 500 block of N. Ventu Park Road. More...

Family

Navy’s Blue Angels are back

Squadron returns to county after 16 years

“Smoke on. Off brakes now. More...

A tour around the ranch

Guests visit McCrea homestead

TAKING A PEEK—At right, Dean Guttridge of Camarillo looks at a 1956 International Harvester tractor on display during a tour of McCrea Ranch in Thousand Oaks on Jan. 10. More...

Letters

Cougars should be avoiding us

“If we really want to save the cougars, the next step is learning to live with them.” Respectfully, this seems a rather irresponsible and oblivious perspective. More...

Protecting lions was a mistake

Your Jan. 15 article regarding the mountain lion that killed the pygmy goats was misleading. It states: “Fish and Wildlife granted Gill a ‘depredation’ permit, which allows him to kill the animal if it enters his property again. More...

Keep livestock’s pens secure

Several years ago, our pygmy goats were killed by an animal in broad daylight. Unlike the nocturnal puma who snuck away to avoid Mr. Gill, the unknown dog who killed my goats stayed in the pen and threatened me. More...

Editorials

Don’t let criminals perceive our kindness as weakness

A recent string of high-profile crimes, including home and business break-ins, gangon gang violence and the armed robberies of two local Starbucks, has reignited the debate over whether Thousand Oaks is still truly one of the safest places to live. More...

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