March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Mountain lion makes rare freeway crossing

Big cat gets across busy 101 near grade

As officials are busy designing a wildlife corridor to help animals pass over the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills, a young mountain lion made the risky trek across the eight-lane highway about 20 miles to the north at the Conejo Grade. More...

Health & Wellness

Sharing the burden

CLU hosts Relay For Life

FIGHTING TOGETHER—Clockwise from top, cancer survivor Ann Phillips, right, walks with her daughter Kayla during the California Lutheran University Relay For Life on March 20 at the Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center. More...

Expo highlights area’s health resources

Although she feels healthy, 59-year-old Susan Newhauser found value in undergoing free testing for lean muscle mass and body fat at the fifth annual Community Health Expo at the Agoura Hills/ Calabasas Community Center. More...

Briefs

Red Cross hosts blood drive in T.O. The American Red Cross seeks eligible donors to give blood. Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions. More...

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THURS., MARCH 26 Bingo And Murder Mystery Dinner 6:30 p.m. at Boys & Girls Club, 2850 Lemon Drive, Simi Valley. Nonprofit One of the Girls sponsors. Proceeds go to Host Town Simi Valley for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. Admission: $30. More...

Schools

Students use their minds to reach state-level competition

Lang Ranch teams compete Saturday

Seven students from Lang Ranch Elementary School in Thousand Oaks will open a Pandora’s box filled with envy, misfortune and illness on Saturday—and they hope to win a prize for their efforts. More...

Oversight committee installed

Group to keep eye on spending

Conejo Valley Unified School District is starting to put pieces in place to issue the first round of Measure I bonds, which were approved by Thousand Oaks voters in the past election. More...

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Business

Free tax services for residents

Low- to moderate-income workers who had a household income of $53,000 or less in 2014 can receive free tax preparation and income tax filing through Sat., April 11 at one of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites throughout Ventura County. More...

Infusion therapy offers comforts of home

Infusion for Health is now open at 77 Rolling Oaks Drive, Ste. 201, in Thousand Oaks. The business provides patients with infusion therapy in a private, relaxed setting while under medical supervision. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park March 1 In the 2700 block of Teller Road, an 18-year-old man was cited for burglary. March 12 In the 2800 block of Camino Dos Rios, a woman, 18, and a man, 19, were arrested for resisting, obstructing or delaying a peace officer. More...

Agoura’s Great Race draws support from all corners of the Conejo

Nationally recognized running event is Saturday

Thousands of local runners, plus others from across the nation and around world, are in town this weekend for the annual Dole Great Race of Agoura. More...

Family

Scouts deliver record results

‘DUTY TO OTHERS’—Cole Graham, top left, from Cub Scout Pack 3730 and Jakob Warrilow from Boy ScoutTroop 787 collect food and supplies donated by the community for Manna. More...

Keep kids busy at library over spring break

The Thousand Oaks Libraries will host the following free programs during spring break week from April 6 to 10 at Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, the Newbury Park Library, 2331 Borchard Road and Goebel Adult Community Center, 1385 E. More...

Last chance to register

This weekend is the last chance to register for one of the hundreds of spring classes offered through the Conejo Recreation and Park District. More...

Columns

Flying Squirrel

Spring time, beach time

It’s finally spring, which comes as a huge relief to those of us tired of our unremittingly damp and gray winter, during which the bone-chilling rain never ended and the sun seemed perpetually eclipsed. Ha ha, I’m kidding! Winter? More...

Life in the Single Lane

The whole shebang

Am I just being silly or unrealistic when I say I want the complete package, the whole shebang, the entire nine yards? What’s wrong with wanting the works with all the fixings, I ask? More...

Bound and robbed

Elderly woman victim of home invasion in Westlake Village

Four armed intruders forced their way into a Westlake Village home last Friday, tied the hands of a 73-year-old female resident and stole more than $50,000 in valuables, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department said. More...

Teachers lose case vs. church

Pair sued Christian school for wrongful termination

Ending a two-year legal battle, a Ventura County judge ruled this week in favor of a Christian school in Thousand Oaks that was being sued for violating state employment laws. More...

Community

Fresh & Easy no more

Grocer to close Newbury Park location

Shoppers flocked to the Fresh & Easy grocery in Oak Park on Monday to take advantage of the store’s closing sale. Everything on the shelves was 50 percent off. More...

Improvements underway at T.O.’s ‘Dreamcatcher’ playground

Fundraising has begun for Phase II of $500,000 project

New experiences will await kids at Old Meadows Park in Thousand Oaks this summer. Work on the park district’s socalled Dreamcatcher playground has begun in earnest and is expected to take about four months to complete. More...

Police uncover honey oil lab near Walnut Elementary School

Discovery leads to multiple arrests

The discovery of about 80 marijuana plants, several pounds of processed marijuana and an active honey oil lab in a Newbury Park home on March 18 resulted in the arrest of three local men, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office. More...

On the Town

RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT: ‘No frills’ steakhouse a cut above the competition

Son of western film legend the heart, soul of Corrigan’s

Tom Corrigan, the eccentric owner of Corrigan’s Steak House on Thousand Oaks Boulevard, grew up on a movie set. Literally. More...

Award-winning show comes to the CAP

Chicago’ set in decadent 1920s

The Tony Award-winning musical “Chicago” will take the stage from April 9 to 12 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. T.O. Blvd. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thurs. and Sun., April 9 and 12; 8 p.m. Fri. More...

Take a trip to the ‘Dark Side of the Moon’

West Coast Performing Arts Presenters will stage the Pink Floyd Concert Experience from 8 to 10 p.m. Sat., March 28 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. More...

Sports

Warriors reach for the sky

Westlake High’s baseball team is on the cusp of greatness. The Warriors’ starting pitchers shut down opposing batters; their defense makes spectacular diving catches, and their hitters consistently make contact. More...

Panthers glide in the fast lane

Newbury Park swimmers Elizabeth Seacord, Jason Lu lead school in pool

Elizabeth Seacord and Jason Lu are humble superstars. They are great athletes and dynamic students. They represent their team, school and community with pride. Seacord and Lu glide through the water for the Newbury Park High swim team. More...

Wolfpack hits like a girl

Women’s tackle football team is first of its kind in Ventura County

The Ventura County Wolfpack is vicious. Players run hard, hit harder and never call it quits. More...

Pets

Bugs: the bad, weird and beautiful

The explosive vegetation produced by winter rains appears to be a magnet for all things buggy. More...

Tavern takes up for shelter

Twisted Oak Tavern will host an all-day benefit to raise funds for the medical needs of the animals at the Agoura Animal Shelter from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sat., March 28. More...

Pet of the week

A FINE FELINE COMPANION—Frank is a male gray domestic shorthair tabby about 3 years old. He is mellow and lovable. If you would like to adopt Frank ask for ID No. More...

Faith

Parishioners say farewell to ‘Father Joe’

Priest served eight years at St. Paschal’s

A vigil and funeral mass for the Rev. Joseph Scerbo of St. Paschal Baylon Church in Thousand Oaks were held this week. Scerbo, 71, died March 19 after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. A reception and prayer vigil took place Tuesday. More...

Apostolic church names new priest

The Rev. Serovpe Alanjian has been named parish priest for the Armenian Apostolic Church of Ventura County, which meets at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Thousand Oaks. More...

‘Unlikely spy’: Jewish woman worked for France behind enemy lines

She got info from Nazis during WWII

At 95, Marthe Cohn remembers clearly her life as a Jewish spy during World War II. Cohn spoke about her espionage experience on March 9 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza. The Conejo Jewish Academy sponsored the talk, which was open to the public. More...

Letters

Takeover not necessarily bad

I’ve been interested in the recent hostile takeover of The Oaks mall by the Simon Property Group. I was the West Coast regional property manager for Simon back in the late ’80s and early ’90s. More...

They’re the real VIPs

Congratulations to the Thousand Oaks Volunteers in Policing for 20 years of dedicated service to the T.O. community. More...

Council should stop wasting $$

Note to Thousand Oaks City Council members: Stop wasting our money. You just gave away millions of our tax dollars to the auto mall car dealers. More...

Editorials

Water or not, build it and they will come

We’re in a terrible Catch-22 and there’s no way out, it seems. Are we in a drought or are we not? More...

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