April 27, 2017 RSS feed / Community

Man pleads guilty to home burglary

A Los Angeles County man has pleaded guilty to one felony count each of residential burglary and attempted residential burglary of Thousand Oaks homes.  More...

Stalled YMCA renews fundraising push

About $9M still needs to be raised

If you build it, they will come, the famous movie line says. But that’s not always the case.  More...

Homeless man mourned by fellow parishioners

Florez died March 28

Vinnie Vendrasco hadn’t seen his homeless father for four years.  But, sitting in the front row at Salvador “Indio” Florez’s funeral Saturday, the 29-year-old said the memorial gave him closure—and some comfort&mdas More...

Museum makeover courtesy of students

ARTFUL PLANTING—Members of Thousand Oaks High School’s Green 4 Green environmental club plant succulents outside the California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks last month. The plants were donated by local residents, Home Depot and the club. More...

Donation benefits kids

BUS MONEY—Michelle Garcia receives a check for $500 from Fletcher Friedman, left, and Dan Rieder of the Conejo Valley Optimist Club. More...

Spice is nice at cook-off

It’s time again for things to get spicy in the Conejo Valley. The Thousand Oaks Rotary’s annual Chili Cook-Off, now in its 41st year, returns Sunday, and organizers say they’re just about ready. More...

Equestrian educator dies at 98

James Wyllie, a Malibu equestrian and university educator, died March 16 in Agoura Hills. He was 98. More...

UCLA hosts health seminar

INFORMATIVE—Dr. Leena Nathan, an OB-GYN at UCLA Health in Westlake Village, speaks at an April 18 conference at Cal Lutheran University. More...

Community forum will look at single-payer insurance

A community forum to discuss how a single-payer health insurance system would work in California will start at 7:30 p.m. More...

Journalists to discuss impact of fake news

The Lyndon B. Johnson and Ronald Reagan presidential libraries will present “Truth in the News: A Media Literacy Forum” in partnership with Pepperdine University from 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. More...

SERVING IN UNIFORM

U.S. Air Force Airman Valerie Anri D. More...

Community Embraces Westlake Street Festival

COUNTRY CHOPS—Above, country band Revelry Country shows off its music-making skills during the Community Street Festival in Westlake Village. More...

Police seek public’s help identifying car burglar

The Thousand Oaks Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man it believes is responsible for vehicle burglaries in T.O. and Camarillo.  More...

Futsal courts coming to T.O.

Sport courts will be built at Los Cerritos Middle School

Let’s get ready to play some futsal. More...

Wings of hope

Residents of Thousand Oaks have given the city a thousand good wishes. They came in the form of origami cranes via nimble hands young and old.  More...

Teens learn about ecology

EARTH FAIR—Above, Rianny Vasquez, 17, aims to throw her paper airplane into a bucket April 21 during Thousand Oaks High School’s Earth Day Fair. More...

Stamp club offer classes, reviews

The Ventura County Philatelic Society will offer adult education stamp collecting classes and free stamp collection reviews and evaluations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., May 6 at the Bonaventure Community Building, 10949 Telegraph Road, Ventura.  More...

Music makers to meet

Songmakers is a group for lovers of acoustic music and includes singers, instrumentalists and songwriters of all levels of ability. Listeners are always welcome.  The following song circles are open to guests at no charge. More...

Surfrider Foundation hosts T.O. garden tours

The Ventura County chapter of the Surfrider Foundation will host a tour of four homes that feature ocean-friendly gardens from 2 to 6 p.m. Sun., May 7 in the Eichler neighborhood of Thousand Oaks. More...

CLU grads exhibit art

Cal Lutheran University will run its annual spring art exhibit featuring the work of graduating art majors through May 13 in its William Rolland Gallery of Fine Art, north of Olsen Road near Mountclef Boulevard on the Thousand Oaks campus.  An a More...

Bank founder leaves charitable legacy

Foundation gives donations to over 300 organizations

Michael Towbes, philanthropist and chair of the board of the Towbes Group Inc. and Montecito Bank and Trust, died of cancer at home in Santa Barbara on April 13. He was 87 years old.  More...

‘Ms. Fits’ bring home the cup

RACQUET MASTERS—The Ms. Fits tennis team of Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks won the BNP Paribas 2017 Women’s National Tennis Championship in the Super Senior (65 and up) division. More...

Retired educators share artistic creations at show

During her 27-year career as an elementary school teacher, Linda Legman incorporated drawing and painting in her classroom projects, though she had little time to pursue art on her own due to her busy teaching schedule.  But after retiring last More...

Conejo Audubon Society plans multiple Mayfield trips

Trek to Hill Canyon, Malibu Creek

The Conejo Valley Audubon Society will offer the following events in May. All activities are open to the public and are free.  Guests are asked to bring binoculars for the field trips. More...