May 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

FOR THE RECORD

In last week’s front page article, “Up, Up & Away,” we said the City of T.O. spent $324,000 on out-of-town trips during 2015. We inadvertently left out on-site staff training in the list of items included in the $324,000 figure. More...

Health & Wellness

Conejo Valley cancer survivors sing praises of Relay for Life

Conejo Valley cancer fundraiser around the corner

Stacey Hood was only days removed from a mastectomy when she walked in her first Relay for Life last year. More...

Medicinal plant walk back by popular demand

A strong turnout for the National Park Service medicinal plant walks in February have prompted another round for May. More...

BRIEFS

Tutorial on the best use of 9-1-1 The Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center Cardiac Support Group will give a 911 Emergency Presentation from 3 to 4:30 p.m. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., MAY 5 Marines, FMF Corpsmen 6 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 1561 Kuehner Drive, Simi Valley. Pres. Ronald Reagan Marine Corps League Det. 597 meets for dinner. Contact: Ken Honaker. Phone: 805. 416.4063. Email: JrViceMCL597@gmail. Web: www.MCL597.org. More...

Schools

School sponsoring free film screening

One Spark Academy in Thousand Oaks will sponsor a free screening of the award-winning 2015 documentary “Most Likely to Succeed” at 5:30 p.m. Mon., May 9 at the Grant Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Road in Thousand Oaks. More...

KCLU the recipient of million-dollar donation

Westlake couple are the donors

A Westlake Village couple has donated $1 million to support and expand the awardwinning news department of KCLU Radio. More...

Students and pros jazz it up for spring

CONCERT review /// TOHS/Redwood jazz The joint was jumpin’ at the Thousand Oaks High School performing arts center on April 19 when the T.O. High and Redwood Middle School jazz ensembles got together for their annual spring concert. More...

Business

Dunkin’ Donuts comes to county

Future Simi Valley shop has fans abuzz

The rumors are true. Dunkin’ Donuts is opening shop in Simi Valley. More...

Area’s largest independent broker forges partnership

Ventura County’s largest unaffiliated residential real estate broker is independent no more. Troop Real Estate, founded 29 years ago in Simi Valley, is joining the Century 21 franchise system. More...

Pets

Tales of Jungleland Told

Stagecoach Museum celebrates 90th birthday of T.O.’s wild animal park

WILD THINGS— Above, longtime Thousand Oaks resident Billy Martin speaks during the Jungleland 90th Birthday Celebration at the Stagecoach Inn Museum on Sunday. More...

Stars to shine at inaugural Pets for Vets

Eddie Money to offer musical talents

Pets for Vets, Ventura County Chapter, will present its inaugural fundraising dinner gala honoring local veterans at 6 p.m. Sat., May 14 at the Reagan Library, Presidential Learning Center, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. More...

Pet of the Week

SWEET BOY—Oliver is an altered male orange and white tabby domestic shorthair cat about 8 years old. He is very friendly and gets along with other cats. If you would like to adopt Oliver ask for ID No. More...

Obituaries

Colin Elliott

Colin Elliott died peacefully at home in California in the early hours of Sunday morning, April 17, at age 78. More...

Family

Children’s parade kicks off CVD festivities

Buckle up the boots and pin on the sheriff’s badges because an Old West Thousand Oaks tradition is back. More...

Kids saddle up for safety lesson

Memorial bike rodeo held each year on Arbor Day

Kids who attended the Thousand Oaks Arbor/Earth Day Celebration last month got a chance to learn not only about the environment and eco-friendly habits, but also about how to navigate their bikes safely through city streets and neighborhoods. More...

Families Come First for NFL

FUN AND GAMES— Thousand Oaks resident Carly Perez, 4, takes her turn at the bean bag toss at the Conejo Valley Neighborhood for Learning’s 10th annual Celebrate the Family event April 23. More...

Editorials

Editorial

When deciding, CVUSD can’t lose site of goal No. 1

It turns out $2 million in bond money, $6.3 million from the city’s former redevelopment agency and over $10 million from the sale of public property isn’t enough to buy Conejo Valley Unified a new school on Janss Road, not even one consi More...

It’s Goal Setting Time

City Council to lay bare its plans at library

As it does annually, the Thousand Oaks City Council will meet next week to discuss its goals for the coming year. More...

Signatures submitted in support of extending urban growth restrictions

Measure expected to go to a vote

Supporters of an initiative that would extend urban growth restrictions in Thousand Oaks for an additional 20 years submitted 12,241 signatures to the city clerk’s office April 28—4,600 more than necessary to qualify for the November ball More...

Community

Council overturns PC vote on Highgate homes

Development allowed to proceed near Three Springs

Nearly 30 years after a privately owned swath of open space on the Ventura/L.A. county line was approved for 48 homes, development at the site is expected to proceed, albeit with fewer residences than originally planned. More...

Sitting down on the job is a good thing, high court decides

Ruling affects local banks and drugstores

Two local bank branches are abiding by the recent California Supreme Court decision that governs sitting and standing on the job, but other banks and retail drugstores are still studying the high court ruling to see how it affects them. The ruling More...

Presidential fever hits T.O.

Trump supporters rally on Moorpark Road

ELECTION SEASON—Less than two weeks before Donald Trump would become the presumptive Republican Party candidate for president, his supporters held a rally at the intersection of Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. More...

On the Town

‘Starry Night’ in local forecast

Getty rep to talk life, art of Van Gogh

The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks speaker series will present “Vincent Van Gogh: The Man and the Myth” at 7 p.m. Wed., May 11 in the Hillcrest Center for the Arts community room, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive. More...

Players take their best shot in billiards league

The days of smoky pool halls where grifters with cool-sounding names like “Fast Eddie” and “Minnesota Fats” hustled greenhorns for chump change are long gone. More...

Boss tribute gets summer series off and running

The Conejo Recreation and Park District’s family-friendly 2016 Summer Concerts in the Park Series will kick off Memorial Day, Mon., May 30, with a performance by The Rising: A Bruce Springsteen Tribute. More...

Sports

What’s the altitude?

Local track and field stars continue elevating at Ventura County meet

VENTURA COUNTY TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS The area’s finest high school athletes put on a show at the Ventura County Track and Field Championships on April 29 at Moorpark High. More...

Going for a three-peat

Westlake boys’ golfers complete fourth straight regular season without a loss

BOYS’ GOLF /// Westlake Warriors Westlake High’s boys’ golf team is considered one of the best prep programs in the country. More...

Local football stars bound for NFL

Two players with local ties got drafted by NFL teams, and another top prospect got picked up by the Los Angeles Rams. Jordan Payton, an Oaks Christian High grad, was selected in the fifth round, at No. More...

Police

SHERIFF’S BLOTTER

Newbury Park April 23 Police were called to the 2700 block of Teller Road after reports of a man, 28, pushing his girlfriend to the ground and injuring her. A man, 20, committed battery and resisted arrest near Adrian Street and Lucas Court. More...

Faith

Camarillo pastor encourages people to see ‘big picture’

The Rev. Gary Keene of Camarillo United Methodist Church said he adopted a “greater sense of duty” in his life when his older brother died in a car crash when he was a child. More...

Area high schooler offers colorful prayers

AMEN—Artist-in-residence Alex Steinhauer, a Calabasas High School junior, paints a modern depiction of an eighth century Jewish tale during Color Me Prayer Arts Shabbat at Congregation Or Ami i More...

Remembering the Holocaust

Survivor to speak Friday

Temple Etz Chaim will host a talk, open to the community, in honor of Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Remembrance Day. Lou Schotland, a survivor of Auschwitz, will speak on his experiences and why it is important not to forget the Holocaust at 7:30 p.m. More...

Letters

Mitnick earns enough to fund his own trips

When I read that our City Manager Scott Mitnick’s total compensation was more than $370,000 annually, that was enough to send me over the edge. More...

Jungleland was a vital part of local history

I’ve been a Newbury Park resident for 23 years and, as such, never got the pleasure of visiting Jungleland. I wish I had. More...

Diversity is needed in our community

I find it puzzling that Ken Grow (Letters, Acorn, April 28) equates diversity solely with negative behaviors (“Shared values a good thing about Conejo”). More...

Columns

Make the most of 3-day weekends

Here’s a quick question for you: How many three-day weekends do we celebrate this summer? Three! That’s the number you would automatically answer, right? We’re talking the Big Three: Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. More...