February 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Health & Wellness

Board OKs easier access to life-saving drug

Pharmacists throughout California may now provide the overdose rescue drug, naloxone, over the counter without a prescription. On Jan. More...

Keeping the cycle going

Event teaches sustainability
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Swim lessons start soon at Miller Y

Kids as young as 3 may participate

The Miller Family YMCA of Newbury Park is taking sign-ups for its spring youth programs and swim lessons set to begin Mon., Feb. 22 at the Y, 320 Via Las Brisas, Newbury Park. More...

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THURS., FEB. 11 Woodland Hills Republican Women Fed. More...

Schools

School board approves plan to hire full-time spokesperson

Only trustee Dunn opposes $111,500-a-year position

Conejo Valley Unified is hiring a spokesperson. In an attempt to bolster the school district’s ability to get its message across to the public, the board of education voted 4-1 Feb. More...

Read and Ride returns for Conejo Valley Days

Students earn carnival tix by reading

For the second year, Conejo Valley Days, in conjunction with carnival operator RCS, is offering free carnival ride passes for students who take part in the Read and Ride literacy program. The program is for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade. More...

Oaks Christian School celebrates its 15-year history in community

‘I knew this was the place,’ founder says

Founding board and faculty members celebrated the 15-year anniversary of Oaks Christian School last week, giving special recognition to David Price and Dallas Price-Van Breda, the builders of the school who were considering a West Los Angeles locatio More...

Business

Sudden closure of WLV cooking school surprises residents

Westlake Culinary Institute, home of the Let’s Get Cookin’ school, permanently closed its doors Jan. 31 after more than 30 years in business. More...

Local named senior adviser at wealth management firm

Thousand Oaks resident Dru Brooks has been promoted to senior adviser at Avalan, a Santa Barbara-based wealth management firm. More...

Pets

CRITTER CORNER

FURRY FRIEND—Larry is an altered male, gold cocker spaniel mix about 8 years old. He is a bundle of fur that likes to play. If you would like to adopt Larry, ask for ID No. A4875996 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road. More...

Family

Saluting Our Scouts

Kimberly Cook, 18, of Troop 60658 has received the Gold Award, the highest achievement a Girl Scout can receive. More...

Enduring Love...

Married 64 years, University Village couple share secrets of their success

When married partners treat each other as equals, they can learn to accept their differences with humor instead of resenting them. More...

Making meaning on Valentine’s

I said to my wife, “Being married doesn’t mean we shouldn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. I think we should go somewhere or do something.” “Is that what you wanna do?” she asked. More...

Letters

HOA members should decry use of bait boxes

A friend and I were hiking along trails near her house in Newbury Park when we noticed bait boxes on the edge of the open space at the Oak Ridge trail and bordering the back side of Cypress Park. More...

Control pests by not attracting them

In regard to the rodent boxes found around Dos Vientos Ranch (“Are they toxic or not?” Feb. 4), both attractor bait boxes and snap trap boxes contain flavored attractors such as chocolate, peanut butter, cheese or bacon. More...

Let’s get rid of lifetime council benefits

It’s amazing how the political elite, whether our own public officials or those in Washington, possess so many ideas to raise money at our expense but hardly any to reduce spending unless it comes with some fear factor—fewer police and/or More...

Editorials

Editorial

Did tyranny of neighborhood scotch a good project?

In a city where homeowners are fortunate enough to wield a great deal of influence, we must from time to time stop and ask ourselves: Are we using this influence for nothing more than protecting our own property values? More...

Poison traps persist

Dos Vientos Ranch residents say they’re still finding bait boxes containing rat poison around their Newbury Park community—even after the pest control company hired by the homeowners association said most had been removed. More...

Neighbors win fight against proposed assisted-living

In a 4-1 vote, council agrees it’s right project, wrong place

Wearing “Oakmont Yes” signs around their necks or anti-zone change stickers on their clothes, area residents came out en masse to Tuesday evening’s City Council meeting to voice support or opposition to a proposed 79-unit assisted-l More...

Community

Former CVUSD administrator accused of driving for Uber while drunk

Incident happened on Super Bowl Sunday

A Simi Valley man working as an Uber driver on Super Bowl Sunday had a blood alcohol content of 0.25 percent—more than three times the legal limit— when he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, according to police. More...

Search effort for missing woman scaled back

The circumstances surrounding a Santa Rosa Valley woman’s disappearance last month remain a mystery as efforts to find her have been unsuccessful. Dona Perry, 68, was last seen by family members around 9 a.m. Jan. More...

SoCal Gas customers complain of unusually high bills

Some see link to Porter Ranch leak

When Westlake Hills homeowner Sandra Lion received a bill for $232 from the Southern California Gas Co. in January, she figured something must be wrong. During the same billing period the previous year, Dec. 10 to Jan. 13, her bill was just $109. More...

On the Town

Instruments are art at exhibit

Lucy and Ethel. The Oscars and the red carpet. Wine and cheese. All have earned their rightful place in popular pairing history. The Museum of Ventura County’s “Art and Artisans” exhibit hopes to do the same. More...

Keb’ Mo’ set to bring the blues

AT THE CAP Three-time American Grammy Award-winning blues musician Keb’ Mo’ will perform at 8 p.m. Sun., March 6 at the Fred Kavli Theatre in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Clarinet the star of free CLU show

The Saxomania quartet will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Fri., Feb. 19 in Samuelson Chapel at California Lutheran University. More...

Sports

The punch line

Think you’re tough? Then meet Kristin Kudlinski, senior star for the Thousand Oaks girls’ water polo team

Kristin Kudlinski got punched in the face. The Thousand Oaks High senior smiled while talking about her favorite water polo memory. More...

Warrior rocks foes with headers, tough defense

Westlake girls’ soccer junior star verbally committed to play for UCLA

Hannah Sharts was destined to be a UCLA Bruin. The Westlake High girls’ soccer player wanted to follow in the footsteps of her mother, Michele Sharts, a Westlake assistant coach who suited up at center midfield for the Bruins in 1992. More...

The young and the restless

Youngsters, including freshman Matt Solomon, are future of improving Newbury Park boys’ basketball team

Matt Solomon’s father, Michael Solomon, played professional baseball in the Seattle Mariners’ system. His uncle, Steve Solomon, roamed the outfield in the Philadelphia Phillies’ organization. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park Jan. 30 A 55-year-old man was arrested in the 5100 block of Via Jacinto for battery. Jan. 31 More...

Faith

Shepherding in a new era

Growing T.O. congregation selling current space to Manna

Sixty years after its founding pastor built a small A-framed church near what was then Ventura Boulevard (later T.O. Boulevard), the congregation of Shepherd’s House Foursquare Church is leaving, and not for the reason some might suspect. More...

Good clean fun at Gateway

Gateway Church will present Dessert and Comedy Night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sun., Feb. 14 at the church, 29646 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. The evening will have a dessert buffet and a “clean” show with comedian Nick Arnette. Tickets are $10. More...

Two decades of handy work

Lunch, blessings for St. Julie’s Helping Hands Ministry
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Motoring

Elegant car show salutes ‘Downton Abbey’

Expect a British invasion Feb. 21

Historic and celebrity cars along with several famed Pebble Beach winners will be in the lineup as the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village hosts the third annual Westlake Village Concours D’ Elegance car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., Feb. More...

Columns

How to approach an accident

Anyone who drives a great deal knows, sooner or later, they’ll be the first on the scene of a crash. Vehicle accidents are incredibly common place. More...

Mr. Niño looking more and more like a no-show

Dear Mr. Niño, “Some of my best friends are flakes.” So said Frosty the Snowman. Seems I share his sentiments when it comes to the plans we made this year in honor of your impending arrival, loser. More...

Happyfill-in-the-blank-day

To all the unattached people out there who are dreading the upcoming celebration of love on Valentine’s Day: Don’t despair. All is not lost if you don’t have a partner or special someone to shower with gifts and cover with kisses. More...