July 30, 2009 RSS feed / Community

RVs, big trucks must not park on streets

RV owners, get out your measuring tapes. Longterm parking for recreational vehicles larger than 25 feet long or 6 feet 8 inches wide or 6 feet 10 inches tall won't be allowed on city streets after this year. More...

Event brings cash for boy's college

ROCK 4 RENE—Recent Newbury High School graduate Rene Petersson, 18, mingles with friends July 24 at the Rock 4 Rene event at Borderline Bar and Grill. More...

VC Superior Court to close one day per month

The Ventura Superior Court plans to shut down nearly all of its operations and furlough its employees on the third Wednesday of each month, beginning Aug. 19. More...

Mayor to attend League of Cities in San Jose

Mayor Tom Glancy will attend the 2009 League of California Cities annual conference as the city's voting delegate. The September conference will be at the San Jose Convention Center. More...

Children can play musical instruments

The Traveling Music Van, sponsored by the New West Symphony League, will be parked at the food court patio just outside the food court at The Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 6. More...

Ask the Arborist

Q. I have several xylosma trees near my pool, approximately 8 feet away. My neighbor thinks they are related to ficus, which have a very bad reputation for aggressive root systems and pool destruction. Any help would be appreciated. More...

Team advances in girls' softball

MOVING UP—The Conejo Valley Cougars fastpitch softball travel team will compete at the ASA 16U "B" Western National Championship games after a successful state championship tournament appearance. More...

Local kids qualify for motocross races

Five of the area's fastest kids on wheels have qualified for the 28th annual Amateur National Motocross Championships next month in Tennessee. More...

Stimulus funds to help homeless students

Homeless students in Ventura County and elsewhere will soon be getting a helping hand. More...

Local service clubs unite over lunch

IN THE NETWORK—Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks member Lisa Kuhlhoff, left, Cheryl Clayton of Troop Realty and Danny Quisenberry, also a Thousand Oaks Rotarian, mingle July 23 at a service club luncheon. More...

Ventura County writers club announces poetry winners

The Ventura County Writers Club recently announced the winners of the 2009 Poetry Contest. The club received more than 200 entries from local and international poets. More...

Romance fiction evolving with times

Do you need more romance in your life? For many Americans the answer is "yes," as romance novels, films and cable networks devoted to the genre continue to proliferate and gain in popularity. More...

Labs still most popular breed

For the 18th consecutive year, the Labrador retriever is the most popular breed of dog in America, according to new statistics released by the American Kennel Club. More...

Freedom Alliance Scholarship deadline extended to Aug. 14

The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund has extended its application deadline to Fri., Aug. 14. Applicants must be the dependent son or daughter of a U.S. More...

Big vehicle equipment comes to T.O.

After 23 years, Thousand Oaks city buses will benefit from a new wash system. And a new heavy-duty platform lift will be used to check their brakes. The new bus wash is expected to cost about $250,000. More...

Casa Conejo Advisory Council to advise county

Supervisor Linda Parks recently proposed a resolution for the establishment of a Municipal Advisory Council for the unincorporated area of Casa Conejo. More...

Bike safely

A goal of the Thousand Oaks Police Department is to reduce traffic collisions involving bicyclists. The number of bicycle accidents in the city has increased over the past several years. More...

Comedians perform for charity

Five comedians and the Thousand Oaks Kiwanis Club will present Comedy in the Conejo III next month. More...

Recreation brochure sent to residents

The Conejo Recreation and Park District's activity guide was mailed to residents recently and features classes and activities for all ages. Programs start the week of Sept. 17. More...

Universal healthcare to be discussed

A forum to discuss universal singlepayer healthcare or mandated insurance will be at 6:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. 12 at the Grant Brimhall/Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road. Proponents of state Sen. More...

Learn to play bridge

Hetty Kallman will teach an eight-week duplicate bridge course from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays, starting Aug. 14, at the Westlake Village Community Center. The cost is $5 for senior residents and $35 for non-seniors or non-residents. More...

Italian Club to host picnic

The Bella Vita Italian Social Club will host an old-fashioned picnic with ribs, chicken, beans, beverages and activities from 1 to 5 p.m. Sun., Aug. 16 at Conejo Community Park No. 1, next to the Botanical Gardens. More...

Examining freshly picked produce

FRESH FRUIT- Barbara Welker of Thousand Oaks buys a basket of cherry tomatoes from Dave Palmer at the Thousand Oaks Farmers Market. More...

Training offered for wildlife volunteers

An orientation for wildlife rehabilitation volunteers will take place at 7 p.m. today, July 30, at 330 Charro Ave., Thousand Oaks. The event is sponsored by Squirrelmender Wildlife Rehabilitation. More...

Save planet, money with simple steps

Need an extra $1,500 or so? Whether global warming is real or not, that's about how much consumers would save in a year just by taking little green steps at home. More...

Jazz band auditions at college

Instructor Robert Aguilar, director of the Moorpark College Jazz Band A, will have auditions for band at 6 p.m. Tues., Aug. 11 in the Music Building, room 109. Aguilar is also planning to form combos from within Jazz Band A this fall. More...

Hogan Foundation presents concerts

The Hogan Family Foundation Inc. presents the seventh annual jazz concert series at and Gardens of the World, 2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Following is the concert lineup. All shows run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and are free. More...

Man's life altered by ADHD diagnosis

Imagine finding it difficult to focus while studying or reading for an extended period of time. Think of the frustration of consistently missing deadlines or feeling overwhelmed with school or work. More...