September 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Donations pour in for family of fallen engineer

The Ventura County Fire Department is rallying around the family of the fire engineer who was killed in a truck rollover last Wednesday. More...

Health & Wellness

Filling a special purpose

Center celebrates 5 years

FAMILY RESOURCE—Above, Gina Giambi Peters, founder and CEO of Center 4 Special Needs, talks about the center’s history and its plans at an open house Sept. 22. More...

County survey to gauge health needs

The Ventura County Public Health Department needs input from Ventura County residents. More...

Birds found in T.O. test positive for West Nile

The Ventura County Environmental Health Division recently received confirmation from the California Department of Public Health that four wild birds collected in mid-September tested positive for West Nile virus. More...

Calendar

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THURS., SEPT. 29 Rhetorical Link Toastmasters 7:15 p.m. at Thousand Oaks Surgical Center, 401 Rolling Oaks Drive. Open house, refreshments served. Contact: Eve Oettinger. Phone: 805.490.6048. FRI., SEPT. 30 More...

Schools

Bandmates’ big day

Kenton Luck and Peter Liu of Thousand Oaks High School were recently selected as members of the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Representatives from the U.S. Army visited TOHS on Sept. 21 to present the pair with their honorary jackets. More...

It’s a food truck stampede

The Westlake High School instrumental music department will present a Food Truck Festival fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun., Oct. 9 at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Super’s book discussion delves into ‘overparenting’

The Superintendent’s Back to School Book Club continues at 6 tonight, Thurs., Sept. 29 in Walnut Elementary School’s multipurpose room, 581 Dena Drive, Newbury Park. More...

Business

Several new dining options now open at The Oaks mall

The Oaks mall, part of the Macerich portfolio of retail properties, is presenting four new restaurants: Urban Plates, Pizza- Rev, Chipotle Mexican Grill and DeLiteFul. More...

CERF founders receive award for accurate forecasts

The National Association for Business Economics awarded second place to Dan Hamilton and Bill Watkins of Cal Lutheran University’s Center for Economic Research and Forecasting in its annual most accurate forecast competition. Douglas G. More...

Pets

Get your pets blessed in October

Several local churches honor St. Francis

All creatures great and small are welcome to come to the blessing of the animals at 4:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. 4 in the Westminster Presbyterian Church Prayer Garden, 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village. More...

Therapeutic shoes help fledgling bird to hop on its own two feet

CRITTER TAIL A small fledgling northern mockingbird came to the California Wildlife Center this spring from a Los Angeles animal shelter. Both of this young bird’s feet were knuckled, meaning it was walking on the tops of its toes. More...

Pet of the Week

WINNING SMILE— Ginger is a female red- and- black Rhodesian Ridgeback-Great Dane mix. She is really sweet and playful. If you would like to adopt Ginger, ask for ID No. More...

Letters

Just say no to permanent Rams training facility

Those of use who have lived in Thousand Oaks for 50 years barely recognize the city anymore, and now comes this. The Los Angeles Rams epitomize the rootless ways of many of the larger communities in Southern California. More...

Don’t let team build on another 50 acres of land

I’m writing in response to the Los Angeles Rams executive saying the team will start its search for a permanent training facility “right here” in Ventura County (Acorn, Sept. 22). I don’t agree at all. More...

Wastewater bill a huge waste of paper, postage

Today I received a mailing envelope from the City of Thousand Oaks finance department with the printed outside label “Use Water Wisely.” May I suggest that finances for mailing are also to be used wisely? More...

Columns

Greetings from the parking fairy

My elderly yet feisty mother told me she’d once again made the long trip alone from her house to the annual Canadian National Exhibition in downtown Toronto this year. What this entails makes me tired just thinking about it. More...

Vin made it sing

My first big purchase in life was a spiffy transistor radio in 1962. With a bucket of loose change saved from polishing silver and sweeping the garage, I picked out the turquoise one with a pretty tan leatherette case. More...

Kelley Road lease extended

Rent remains $25,000 a month

Lacking a new place for the students and staff of Conejo Valley High School, the school board voted last week to continue paying rent at its former Kelley Road property for at least another year. More...

Mixed use proposed at former Lupe’s site

A site that had come to represent Thousand Oaks’ past may serve as a window into its future. More...

Community

SOAR proponents skip CLU forum, call it ‘one-sided’

Calling a political forum onesided, organizers of the SOAR ballot measure skipped the event last week in favor of a forum presented this week by the League of Women Voters. More...

Probation officer accused of possessing child porn

Man is 22-year county employee

A senior county probation officer suspected of using an overseas network that provided obscene materials to buyers around the world will face two counts of possessing child pornography when he appears in court next month. More...

Two arrested during DUI checkpoint

Two people were taken into custody during a six-hour DUI checkpoint held in Thousand Oaks earlier this month. From 9 p.m., Sat., Sept. 17 until 3 a.m. More...

On the Town

Big cats in focus

Photographer to speak in T.O.

Steve Winter, the photographer who shot the iconic photo of mountain lion P-22 in front of the Hollywood sign, will give a presentation as part of the National Geographic Live! Series at 8 p.m. Fri., Oct. More...

Ladies’ Society holds annual dinner dance

The Armenian Apostolic Church of Ventura County Ladies’ Society will hold its ninth annual dinner dance the evening of Sat., Oct. 8 at the Moorpark Country Club, 11800 Championship Drive. More...

Escape to India

Heat adds degree of authenticity to annual festival

Sunday’s sweltering heat— with temperatures reaching triple digits—made Thousand Oaks’ annual India Festival seem even closer to its roots, organizers said. More...

Sports

Dawn of a new era

Westlake is first Ventura County high school with girls’field hockey

GIRLS’ FIELD HOCKEY /// Westlake Warriors It was so hot, one could fry a green egg on the Smurf turf at Westlake High. More...

Meet La Reina’s latest star

Sophia Aulicino, La Reina High’s top singles player, stepped onto a tennis court for the first time when she was 3 years old. More...

Youth lacrosse clinic on Sunday

The Westlake Lacrosse Club is sponsoring a free boys’ lacrosse clinic from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on consecutive Sundays on Oct. 2, 9 and 16 at Triunfo Community Park in Westlake. Beginners and experienced players are welcome. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park Sept. 16 Stopped by police near Newbury and Ventu Park roads, a 21-year-old man was charged with driving under the influence and having a blood alcohol content greater than 0.08 percent. More...

Faith

Mother, daughter take a ride on Mercy Ship

Floating hospital brings care to impoverished areas

Over the summer, thousands of people lined up at a Catholic high school in Benin in West Africa seeking free surgeries at a hospital aboard Africa Mercy, run by Christian nonprofit Mercy Ships. More...

BRIEFS

Chabad hosts Tashlich Walk Chabad of the Conejo’s annual Tashlich Walk will take place on the first day of Rosh Hashanah, Mon., Oct. 3. The tradition of Tashlich consists of visiting a body of water containing live fish. More...

Family

Work means play for veterans

Westlake Village’s Move Inc. teams with Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County and Move Inc. launched the inaugural Playhouse Build Day on Sept. 22 at Move’s Russell Ranch Road headquarters in Westlake Village. More...

Preschool moms to meet

The Mothers of Preschoolers organization will meet bimonthly from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays starting Oct. 7 at Bridge Church, 999 Rancho Conejo Blvd., Newbury Park. MOPS members meet to connect with other mothers of kids 5 years old and under. More...

The voices are calling

Stagecoach Inn series entersfinal weekend

EARLY SETTLERS PORTRAYED—Violet Halub as Florence Pearler and Doug Cross as Silas Kelley stage a scene for the Conejo Valley Historical Society’s “Voices of Old Conejo.” The a More...

Editorials

Time for trustee to lay down arms against CVHS

EDITORIAL

Longtime Conejo Valley Unified trustee Mike Dunn has sunk to new lows in his ongoing attempt to dissolve Conejo Valley High School. More...