May 26, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Unfinished Conejo Creek Bike Path a danger to horses, equestrian says

City has begun to address issues

The new Conejo Creek Bike Path was unveiled last month, but not everyone was celebrating.  The yet-to-be-completed 1.2-mile path, constructed by the city of Thousand Oaks, is meant to give cyclists a safe route under the 23 Freeway from Paige La More...

Health & Wellness

Kids learn about bike safety

GETTING READY FOR THE ROAD—Kathy Lowry, Thousand Oaks city bicycle coordinator, talks about bike safety during a tour of the Municipal Service Center on May 18. More...

Director of T.O. Free Clinic among those honored with community spirit award

Winners will be recognized at June 7 event

The Greater Conejo Valley Community Foundation, a charitable entity of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, will honor a local volunteer and nonprofit community organization at their ninth annual Spirit of Community Awards from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Los Robles seeks to educate public

Seminar to discuss family conferences

For the first time at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, the Continuing Medical Education Committee is inviting the community to its Friday Educational Conference.  More...

Dining & Entertainment

Concert organizer ready to move on

Air Force vet has led Memorial Day show for 20 years

On Mon., May 30, retired U.S. Air Force Maj. More...

Recital benefits New West Symphony

$100,000 raised at gala at David Murdock property

Music filled the air in Hidden Valley on the evening of May 21 while a cool $100,000 was raised at the fifth annual Bill Israel Memorial Recital benefiting the New West Symphony.  More...

Classical music bonds performers

Two rising stars in the world of classical music, Sean Chen and Andrew Janss, grew up in the Conejo Valley and have been music pals since they first met in 1999 and performed together in a Thousand Oaks classical music trio formed by Janss.  More...

Sports

World's eyes turn to T.O. for Amgen Tour of California

TOPS—2011 Amgen Tour of California overall winner Christopher Horner, center, second-place rider Levi Leipheimer, left, and third- place rider Tom Danielson, right, celebrate on the podium afte More...

Tennis pros face off in Westlake

Men 45 and older will compete for title

The Westlake Tennis and Swim Club will present the K-Swiss 2011 USTA Men’s 45 National Hard Court Championships on June 6 through 12 at the club, 32250 Triunfo Canyon Road, Westlake Village.  More...

Pin-seekers help Hospice

SWINGING FOR CHARITY—Above, Thousand Oaks resident Larry Ferris, left, celebrates as his ball heads straight for the hole while golfing with Westlake resident Bill Fero and Thousand Oaks reside More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

PLENTY OF SPUNK—Diego is a 2-year-old terrier-Chihuahua mix. Diego is happy, loving and energetic. More...

Police

15-year-olds booked on charges of street terrorism

Two Newbury Park teens were arrested earlier this month on suspicion of robbery and street terrorism. More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  A vandal cut locks and chains from gates between May 5 and 9 in the 1200 block of Arroyo View Street. More...

Family

It’s that time again: Draw Dad!

June 19 is Father’s Day and the Thousand Oaks Acorn is inviting you to draw a picture of dear old dad. More...

Students tell stories stained in glass

Teen Center instructor offers lessons in ‘dying art’

Addie Gomez has never been to Venice, Italy, but she imagines it has red buildings, a white sky and blue-green water that carries boats through a canal below an arched passage.  Until she goes, her image will sit on the windowsill in her bedroom More...

Editorials

On Memorial Day, remember the cost of freedom is high

Memorial Day is set aside to remember those who’ve given their life in military service to our country. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

TOHS student recovering from late-night accident

Girl, 16, fell from back of truck and was run over during 'prank wars'

A high school prank almost cost a 16-year-old Thousand Oaks girl her life this week after she tumbled out of the back of a moving pickup truck and was run over by a car driven by a fellow student. More...

City Council makes call to hike Dial-A-Ride fees

Regular bus fares also going up

Thousand Oaks bus fares are cruising up. The City Council voted Tuesday to raise adult fares on Thousand Oaks Transit buses from $1 to $1.50 and senior Dial-A-Ride and disabled paratransit fares from $1.50 to $2.25. More...

Community

WWII infantryman saw firsthand the horrors of war

Combat is neither glorious nor glamorous, says Bronze Star recipient

Memorial Day feature   If you visit with Thousand Oaks resident Carl Spinner, an 89-yearold former U.S. More...

Library, arts center both suffering from lack of revenue

City budget report

Part two of a two-part look at the 2011-12, 2012-13 city budget   One of the departments hit hardest in the city’s proposed two-year budget is the library system, which is dealing not only with declining use but also with a loss of about $ More...

Some T.O. residents have joined opposition to expansion of Simi Valley Landfill

County board expected to vote soon on longdebated proposal

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors will has delayed its vote on the expansion of the Simi Valley Landfill.  Despite hearing nearly six hours of testimony on May 17, the board was unable to approve or deny the project, instead deciding to co More...

Calendar

Datebook

THURS., MAY 26  Chic Stuff Boutique & Luncheon  10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Westlake Village Inn, 31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village. Benefit for My Stuff Bags Foundation. $40. Reservations required. More...

Schools

High School HI*LIGHTS

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., May 27: Senior rally/ gym/7:30 a.m. More...

Students honored for citizenship

LOOKING OUT FOR OTHERS—Twenty-three students representing each middle and elementary school in Conejo Valley Unified School District were honored last week at the Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks&r More...

Mock trial team places 16 out of 47 at nationals

La Reina High School’s mock trial team placed 16th at this month’s 28th annual National High School Mock Trial Championship in Phoenix, hosted by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education.  The state champions competed More...

Business

Marketing firm hires social media director

Mustang Marketing, a fullservice marketing, advertising and communications company, has hired April Harter as director of PR and social media.   More...

Master chefs will do battle at Four Seasons

Executive Sous Chef Tsutomu Konishi from Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi will make a monthlong guest chef appearance at the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, and Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, Two Dole Drive.  Konishi will joi More...

Lessons offered in the art of the job search

Workshop is in Simi Valley

Ventura County residents can attend a five-day, no-fee Job Search Workshop for unemployed white-collar professionals from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon. More...

Faith

Longtime CLU religion professor stepping down

Brubaker exposed students to social justice issues

Religion professor Pamela K. Brubaker is retiring after 17 years at California Lutheran University. More...

The Art of Being

Who is sailing your ship?

As you probably know by now, I am a sucker for metaphors with a message that make life a more meaningful experience.  I resonate with the above quote by Richard Bach because it is a brilliant reminder of who gives the sailing orders and sets the More...

Notre Dame choir to perform

The University of Notre Dame Folk Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Mon., May 30 at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church, 2475 Borchard Road, Newbury Park.  The St. More...

Letters

Plan is product of residents’ desires

We applaud the sentiment in your May 12 editorial “The Next Great Debate” about the Thousand Oaks Boulevard Specific Plan. You urge residents to pay special attention to the traffic portion of the study being conducted by the city. More...

Wants cost versus benefits analysis

Over the past few months there’s been a great deal of discussion about a couple of Thousand Oaks projects: the angled parking on Thousand Oaks Boulevard in front of The Lakes and the proposed auto mall sign.  More...

Volunteer program could lose funding

The federally funded Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is in serious jeopardy of elimination. On April 15 the U.S. More...