May 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Poll: T.O. majority supports access to medical pot

Council to vote soon on marijuana regs

Fifty-six percent of residents responding to the city’s most recent community attitude survey said they would support a limited number of medical marijuana dispensaries opening in Thousand Oaks. More...

Health & Wellness

Nurses deserve a week of attention

The month of May has several days celebrating special things. One of my favorites is May 25, 2017—National Chardonnay Day! More...

On the Town

Hear hot licks in the ‘Bu

Malibu Guitar Festival returns this weekend

The Malibu Guitar Festival cranks the star power up to 11 tonight through Sunday at various PCH venues. More...

Just a boy and his dad —in outer space

The summer movie season kicked off May 5 with the hotly anticipated release of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. More...

Senior brings dynamic energy to title role

PLAY REVIEW /// ‘Auntie Mame’ More...

Sports

Crazy about Cats

Newbury Park baseball, softball teams scoop up league titles in same season for first time

Newbury Park High’s softball and baseball teams did more than snap a dry spell this season.  The Panthers made school history by simultaneously claiming the Marmonte League’s baseball and softball crowns.  More...

Oaks Christian’s dancing with this star

Centerfielder helps baseball team qualify for CIF-SS Division 2 postseason tango

BASEBALL /// Oaks Christian Lions   Rhylan Thomas seeks serenity on the baseball field.  He doesn’t mind the “Dancing with the Stars” camera crew that has invaded the friendly confines of Leko Field on this glorious Friday More...

That’s the ticket

Warriors, Panthers swim well at CIF fnals in Riverside

SWIMMING & DIVING /// CIF-SS championships   They came. They swam. More...

Pets

Cat adoption center makes move

The Valley Cats Adoption Center of Woodland Hills recently moved to 790 Hampshire Road, Ste. H, Thousand Oaks, at the Executive Center. More...

Pet of the Week

KREACHER FEATURE—Kreacher is an altered male gray-and-brindle domestic long-haired cat about 8 years old. He is good with small children and other pets. He is an indoor cat. If you would like to adopt Kreacher, ask for ID No. More...

Faith

Gala marks temple’s 50th year in T.O.

Cantor’s 10 years of service also honored

Temple Adat Elohim, a Reform congregation, celebrated its 50th anniversary with a gala evening event held May 6 at the Hyatt Regency Westlake. More...

Letters

City leaders are grandstanding the deficit

Incompetence. More...

Tax increases would cover pension costs

The April 11 discussion surrounding a half-cent sales tax increase by the city’s finance director and Councilmember Rob McCoy was disingenuous.  They say the money will go to streets and roads, but, in reality, it would be nothing more tha More...

Play Conejo events keep parks beautiful

On Sat., May 6, Play Conejo’s third annual “Prom . . . More...

Editorials

Survey leaves little doubt where city stands on pot

EDITORIAL

If there’s one thing the Thousand Oaks Community Attitude Survey has continued to do, it’s confirm what we already know. More...

Retaining Rams remains priority one, council says

Determined to keep the Los Angeles Rams in Thousand Oaks, members of the City Council have declared it their No. 1 priority for the coming fiscal year. More...

Actor to challenge Brownley for congressional seat

Political newcomer is ardent Trump supporter

Clint Eastwood, Sonny Bono, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Now Antonio Sabato Jr. has taken the first step to add his name to the list of entertainersturned politicians in the Golden State. More...

Community

Warmer weather brings out bikers

CHP urges caution on roadways

It happens every year. The weather gets warmer and Southern California streets get a little bit more crowded with motorcyclists cruising the coastline and mountain roadways. More...

Traffic is top of mind for T.O. residents

Part one of a two-part series

Reducing traffic congestion (18 percent) was the most popular response when residents were asked the one change they’d make to improve the city, according to the results of the latest Thousand Oaks Community Attitude Survey. More...

DTSC says Jewish institute safe from field lab toxins

Contamination from the Santa Susana Field Lab does not pose a health risk to users of the neighboring Brandeis-Bardin Institute in Simi Valley, according to a report released this month by the Department of Toxic Substances Control. More...

Calendar

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THURS., MAY 18 Conejo Valley Bonsai Society 7:30 p.m. at Westlake Village Community Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Bring trees for critiquing by expert Jim Barrett. Refreshments served. Phone: 805.373.1330. Conejo Valley Amateur Radio Club More...

Schools

CLU literature professor prepares to turn the page

Sigmar Schwarz retiring after 47 years at school

Sigmar Schwarz’s teaching days may be coming to an end, but the literature professor doesn’t plan to slow down just yet.  The 72-year-old Simi Valley resident, who is retiring May 31 after 47 years at Cal Lutheran University, said he More...

Orchestra ready to rock at spring show

The Newbury Park High School Orchestra will perform its spring concert at 7 p.m. Fri., June 2 at the school’s performing arts center, 456 N. More...

Charter school selects new director

The board of Bridges Charter School has selected a new executive director.  Kelly Simon, who currently heads up the writing center at Azusa Pacific University, was picked earlier this month from a field of 17 candidates to lead the K-8 school, o More...

Business

Nike adding T.O. footprint

Taking place of Sports Authority

One of the country’s biggest names in sportswear is coming to Thousand Oaks. More...

Microloans made available to small biz

A new state program will provide microloans of up to $10,000 to help finance small businesses, officials announced last week.  More...

BRIEFS

Salon’s grand opening is Sunday The public is invited to the grand opening of Salon Santori, a European boutique-style fullservice hair salon, from 2 to 5 p.m. Sun., May 21 in Westlake Village. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park May 5 A man, 18, was arrested for shoplifting at Target on Teller Road. May 6 More...

Family

Love Run fuels Meals on Wheels

Fundraiser critical to program’s success

Funding losses, or even the possibility of disappearing grants, can make any nonprofit feel like the roof is caving in, but for one local organization, the worry is as much literal as it is figurative.  More...

Bocce tournament back June 3

The fifth annual Fr. Joe Scerbo Memorial Bocce Ball Tournament fundraiser will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Sat., June 3 on the St. Paschal Baylon School grounds at 155 E. More...

Funnybones

Kids really ‘dig’ Conejo Rec and Park District event

IF THE HAT FITS—Zoe Upton, a 5-year-old Camarillo resident, searches for “fossils” during the Conejo Rec and Park District’s annual Dinosaur Dig on Saturday at Conejo Communit More...