October 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Construction to begin soon on long-anticipated Dos Vientos Playfield

More than 20 years after it was first discussed, a long-awaited playfield is going to be built in Dos Vientos. More...

Health & Wellness

Charity hoops games support Manna

ALL IN FUN—Above, local police officer Andrew Trujillo, left, races to catch up with Ventura County firefighter Chris Botelo during one of four “Give Back” charity basketball games More...

Acupuncture can help treat insomnia

Oriental medicine could help patients rest better

It is estimated that 30 to 40 percent of adults suffer from insomnia.  More...

Drop off old prescriptions at TOPD station

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., OCT. 27  National Association Of Women Business Owners   More...

Schools

CVUSD selling property for $1 million

The Conejo Valley Unified School District has accepted an offer for a piece of land it owns on Avenida de Los Arboles, the first step in a plan it hopes will lead to the construction of a new school facility near the district’s headquarters on More...

Tasty trucks to stop by Redwood for Red Ribbon Week

“Life is a journey . . . More...

Taking a stand against drugs

SYMBOLIC GESTURE—Second-grader Hannah LaCasse ties one red ribbon onto a fence while holding another in her mouth at Wildwood Elementary School in Thousand Oaks on Oct. 18. More...

Business

Office vacancy rates remain high

Commercial office market is overbuilt

If the recession is officially winding down, the office real estate market has yet to get the memo. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

AUTUMN COLORS—Sherbert is a 5-year-old orange, white and brown domestic shorthair mix. She is friendly and very affectionate. More...

Keep pets safe from harm this Halloween

Halloween marks the beginning of the fall and winter holidays. Here are tips to make sure that dogs and their human companions enjoy a safe holiday season.  More...

Faith

Professor will discuss what it means to be Lutheran

Free CLU lecture set for Nov. 7

R. Guy Erwin, the Gerhard and Olga J. More...

Fall semester begins next week at Conejo Jewish Academy

The Conjeo Jewish Academy will start its fall semester on Nov. 1. Classes will meet at the new Center for Jewish Life at 30347 Canwood St., Agoura Hills.  Most classes meet in the evening for several sessions. A nominal fee is charged.  More...

In the here and now

When driving your car, is your mind ever way out in front of your body? Do you tend to want to move faster than the rest of the traffic is moving and, if so, how does that make you feel? . . . More...

Editorials

Learn a lesson from Lone Oak

The outcry over the cutting down of a 400-year-old oak tree on Westlake Boulevard and Triunfo Canyon Road earlier this month may have seemed a bit melodramatic to some folks.  With millions out of work and the national economy still struggling t More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Aging oak was witness to history

Tears welled in my eyes as I read about the landmark Conejo Valley oak tree that was cut down last week.  If trees could talk, think about the stories this oak would tell us.  More...

Lowe’s backs out of deal to build Newbury Park store

Lowe’s has decided not to open a store in Newbury Park, according to city officials.  More...

Boulevard plan gets OK from council

Buildings to be kept to height of no more than three stories

After two decades of discussion, Thousand Oaks finally has a plan to improve the look of its namesake boulevard.  More...

Community

East County Courthouse may cease hearing civil cases

Local city leaders have long fought to make more services, particularly court services, available on the eastern end of the county,  But now a proposal by the Ventura County Superior Court threatens to take some of those hard-won Simi Valley-bas More...

Police still seeking hit-and-run driver as victim of 101 crash dies in hospital

Gilani Taylor, a young mother clinging to life after suffering severe burns in a freeway crash Oct. More...

Greater Conejo Chamber has several events planned

Business professionals can bring their own brown bag lunch and join the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce for their Lunch and Learn business seminar series starting Nov. More...

Dining & Entertainment

‘Paranormal Housewives’ are staying busy this Halloween season

Sometimes when things go bump in the night they cannot be blamed on creaky floorboards or clanging water pipes.  Ghostly occurrences, that’s what they are, say a team of ghost hunters who call themselves the Paranormal Housewives.  More...

John Belushi’s widow helped cast ‘Blues Brothers Revue,’ now on tour

Show opens Nov. 6 at Civic Arts Plaza

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Foundation presents the Blues Brothers Revue at 7 p.m. Sun., Nov. 6 in the Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.  More...

Halloween Happenings

FRI., OCT. 28  Tiny Tot Halloween Carnival   More...

Sports

Westlake volleyball coach hopes to net spot in Miss California contest

Shelynne Hoyt, assistant varsity girls’ volleyball coach at Westlake High School, is aiming for a place in the international spotlight.  Hoyt, a resident of Dos Vientos, will compete in the Miss California USA 2012 pageant in Palm Desert b More...

Pool play heats up with playoff spots on the line

Marmonte League boys’ water polo report

With one week remaining in the regular season, things are getting interesting in the Marmonte League for high school boys’ water polo.  Newbury Park and Westlake are in a dogfight for fourth place and likely the final playoff berth.  More...

Warrior football going pink

Westlake High will collect donations for breast cancer research at its home football game against Marmonte League rival Newbury Park on Friday. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  A grand theft that occurred in the 2300 block of Michael Drive between Aug. 27 and Sept 12 was reported Oct. 12.  A vandal caused $200 in damage by throwing eggs at a motor home in the 3000 block of Theresa Drive between Oct. More...

Family

Cypress families host fall carnival

SCHOOL SPIRIT—Above, former Cypress Elementary student Hannah Tennant, 11, gets a spurt of Halloween hair color from Kate Mahoney, 10, of Vacaville, center, and Paige Creason, 12, of Newbury Pa More...

St. Paschal’s puts on a show

TRIPLE THE FUN— Balloon artist Elizabeth Tellez, above, inflates and twists balloon creations for 4-year-old triplets Mauricio, Leonardo and Martin Aceves of Thousand Oaks at the fall festival More...

Third annual FallFest coming to Lighthouse

Event has cars, games, silent auction

The Lighthouse Church of Newbury Park will host its third annual FallFest from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m Sat., Oct. 29 at Borchard Community Park, 190 Reino Road. Attractions for children will include games, bungees, inflatables and a carnival. More...

Columns

Another reason to be proud of Thousand Oaks

Companies that specialize in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals attract visitors nationwide to Thousand Oaks. More...