May 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Thousand Oaks loses a founding father

The city has lost another of its visionaries.  Former council member and mayor Raymond Arthur Garcia died May 4. More...

Health & Wellness

Picnic planned for Cancer Survivors Day

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will host the National Cancer Survivors Day Family Picnic from 1 to 4 p.m. Sat., June 3 at 530 Hampshire Road, Thousand Oaks.  More...

MD joins orthopedic clinic

Dr. Edmund Choi, a fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon, recently joined the staff of Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Thousand Oaks. More...

Surf's up for kids

SUN FUN—Instructors and their young passengers caught some of the great waves that came through last month for the Walk on Water surf outing at Malibu’s Surfrider Beach. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., MAY 25 'The Lion King Experience' More...

Schools

It all adds up for Regents’ ‘Perfect 100’

Seeing the 100 girls of La Reina High School’s Class of 2017 dressed in matching white robes and holding identical bouquets of yellow roses, it’s easy to understand why English teacher Rebecca Adams calls the group “the perfect 100. More...

Ready to take on the world

All-girls private school is first to hold commencement

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SENIOR STANDOUTS • LA REINA

Editor’s note: Senior standouts are selected by their respective schools, and profiles are compiled from questionnaires filled out by the students.  Deanna Rice   Don’t be fooled by the robots. Deanna Rice is all heart.  More...

Business

Sports Academy soars into Year 2

Young runners sprint back and forth on an indoor track. NFL players stretching their hulking frames into yoga poses. Accountants training to ward off an attacker. More...

Pets

Humane Society opens its doors in Ojai for 85th anniversary

Kennel tour, scavenger hunt among activities

The Humane Society of Ventura County will celebrate its 85th anniversary with an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Meeting set for group that raises guide dogs

Ventura County Puppies with a Vision will host a meeting for people interested in raising a guide dog for the blind.  The meeting is from 6 to 8 p.m. Mon., June 12 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. More...

Pet of the Week

PLAYFUL—Cosmo is a white altered male terrier mix about 6 years old. He likes to play with toys and walks well on a leash. If you would like to adopt Cosmo, ask for ID No. A5046195 at the Agoura Hills Animal Shelter, 29525 Agoura Road.   More...

Family

Water safety classes start in June at Y

Deadlines to sign up are fast approaching

Branches of the Southeast Ventura County YMCA will offer a free program, Safety Around Water, designed to teach children water safety and basic swimming skills.  Locally, Safety Around Water will be held from June 5 through 9 at the Miller Famil More...

Kids can get up close and personal with exotic birds

The Thousand Oaks libraries will host a show by Wildlife Wendy for all ages at 11 a.m. Sat., May 27 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, and at 2 p.m. the same day at the Newbury Park Branch, 2331 Borchard Road.  More...

Made for moms

BABY SHOWER—Above, Girl Scout Aliyah, 10, of Troop 61071 hands a gift basket to an expectant mother at the Ventura County Health Services center May 11 in Thousand Oaks. More...

Editorials

Sleep in, stress out and other tips for college grads

Break out the inspirational quotes, it’s that time of year.  That’s right, it’s graduation season. More...

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN

Professional football, specifically the National Football League, is the most popular sport in the United States. The NFL offseason may just be the second most popular. Hordes of L.A. More...

Adult fun center in play at Janss

Dave & Buster’s eyes vacant Sports Authority

Thousand Oaks has its fair share of playgrounds for children. Now it’s time (maybe) for the adults to get theirs. More...

Community

Witnesses take stand in vehicular manslaughter case

Testimony is expected to continue today in the preliminary hearing of a 20-year-old college student accused of killing a man with his truck last December after drinking at a house party in Thousand Oaks. More...

Plans emerge for historic Timber School site

Developer asks about constructing hotel, assisted living

Just weeks after the Conejo Valley Unified School District announced its intent to vacate the property by August, a developer has unveiled its plans for the historic Timber School site in Newbury Park. More...

More residents taking shopping dollars elsewhere

Poll shows leakage getting worse

ATTITUDE SURVEY Part two of a two-part series Thousand Oaks residents would like more family restaurants and large discount stores. More...

On the Town

What a tale Lightfoot’s songs can tell

AT THE CAP

Just like an old-time movie, Gordon Lightfoot’s best songs paint evocative pictures. More...

BRIEFS

Jazz Night kicks off free concert series The City of Westlake Village will kick off its 14th season of summer entertainment with Jazz Night at 7 p.m. Fri., June 2 at the Westlake Village Civic Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. All events are free. More...

Boogie down on the Simi Valley bayou

Cajun & Blues fest offers two stages of live entertainment

The 28th annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival will take place from noon to 7:30 p.m. over Memorial Day weekend, Sat. and Sun., May 27 and 28, at Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave., Simi Valley.  More...

Sports

Get to the chopper

Davis travels new heights for Agoura; Westlake, Oaks Christian, Calabasas girls dominate section meet

TRACK & FIELD /// CIF-Southern Section championships Win three CIF titles. Celebrate 18th birthday. Arrive to prom in a helicopter. More...

Trying to catch on

Tight end with local ties seeks to join NFL team as rookie free agent

FOOTBALL /// The road to the NFL Jake Maulhardt has always had a special place in his heart for his hometown. More...

Panther to join Team USA

Kayla Overbeck’s going to Italy.  The former Newbury Park High girls’ basketball standout earned a spot on the USA Basketball Women’s U-19 team that will compete at the FIBA World Cup from July 22 to 30.  More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park May 12 Three men, 21, 22 and 24, were arrested for drinking in a public place in the 100 block of N. Reino Road. May 16 A car was stolen in the 500 block of Kenwood Street. May 22 More...

Faith

Shavuot observance commemorates revelation at Mt. Sinai

Local Chabads host services

Shavuot is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the revelation at Mount Sinai and the Lord giving the Ten Commandments and the Torah (Bible) to the Jewish nation. More...

BRIEFS

Casino Night raises funds for church The 12th annual Conejo Poker Challenge and Casino Night Charity fundraiser hosted by the St. Paschal Baylon Men’s Club will be Sat., June 10 at 155 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Letters

Council should pay attention to traffic worries

According to the attitude survey on the state of Thousand Oaks, the most common complaint is traffic congestion. More...

Affordable housing is needed in T.O.

It’s mind-boggling that the City Council would choose the real estate needs of a multimillion-dollar football team with highly paid employees as its No. More...

Allowing pot delivery would benefit city

The first results from the 2017 community attitude survey are very telling. There’s drastically more support for safe access to medical cannabis within this city than recreational access. More...

Columns

Rest easy while traveling

After returning home from a trip, there’s one thing I can count on: the comfort of my own bed. There’s nothing like sleeping in your own room, with your own linens, comforter and pillow. More...

To dress or not to dress

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s game time for graduations, certifications, conjugations, obliterations, absolutions and baseball playoffs. More...