March 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Time Warner flips switch on TO public access TV

Residents accustomed to tuning in to channel 25 on their TVs to watch public access programming in Thousand Oaks have been greeted with four shows from Moorpark and public service announcements. More...

Health & Wellness

Expo to focus on healthy living

No-cost event features activities for entire family

Healthy living is the theme of the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation’s upcoming health expo. Community Health Expo II will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat., March 31 at the Agoura/Calabasas Community Center. More...

Free clinic offering tour

The Conejo Free Clinic will host a behind-the-scenes tour of the clinic’s operation from 10 a.m. to noon Sat., April 14 at 80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. More...

ALS chapter hosting monthly support groups

The ALS Association Golden West Chapter will host a free support group for people with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), their families and friends from 1 to 2:30 p.m. More...

Calendar

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THURS., MARCH 29 Spring Charity Boutique 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Los Robles Greens Golf Course, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Shopping, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. Fundraiser for Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club. Free admission. More...

Schools

High School Hi-Lights

Newbury Park PanthersFri., March 30: Common scholarship applications due/counselingdepartment/7:45 a.m. More...

NPHS’ leading men square off to see who’s the ‘studliest’

At Newbury Park High School, pageants aren’t just for beauty queens anymore. On Saturday, nine male NPHS students will compete for the title “Stud of the School” at the school’s premiere Stud Pageant. More...

Standout Students

Shannon M. Luchs, a resident of Thousand Oaks, has been named to the dean’s list at Boston University for the fall semester. Boston University awarded academic degrees to 1,658 students in January. More...

Business

Local Business Briefs

Breakfast calls for fun business facts More...

Home remodeling show returns for 34th year

The 34th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show will display the latest ideas for home remodeling and outdoor projects on Sat. and Sun., April 21 and 22 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Family

Breaking tradition

Woman is first to receive Elk of the Year honor from once all-male lodge

Longtime Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge member Sally Claunch is widely regarded as a “yes” person. “She will not say no to any request,” said Tommy Claunch, her husband of 23 years. More...

University women give lesson in charity

NEEDED NUTRITION—American Association of University Women members and volunteers, Jeane Rose of Calabasas, left, Gail Small of Thousand Oaks and Sally Hibbitts of Westlake examine boxes of dona More...

Scandinavian Festival just around the corner

The gates to the Scandinavian American Cultural and Historical Foundation’s annual Scandinavian Festival will open at 10 a.m. Sat., April 14 and Sun., April 15 at California Lutheran University, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. More...

Columns

My interview to be a Hooters Girl

Commentary

My nerves are getting the best of me. I have a job interview and none of my modest blouses or frilly frocks is quite right for the position. You see, the job is a far cry from what I’m used to. I’m applying to be a Hooters Girl. More...

Taking responsibility for ourselves as we age

It was really encouraging to see the turnout at the recent Thousand Oaks Council on Aging program about the Village Movement. More...

The doozy dozen wildflower sampler

With a quirky winter/spring weather pattern of sporadic soaking rains, intense wind activity and withering heat waves, wildflower displays in the Santa Monica Mountains may occur at staggered intervals—not following any customary timeline for t More...

Auto mall closes deal with holdout landowner

Dealers agree to pay $275,000 for 1.5-acre property next to 101 Freeway

A plan to add hundreds of parking spaces and build a new identification sign at the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall is moving forward after a verbal agreement was reached recently to buy a long, narrow strip of land next to the 101 Freeway. More...

Dos Vientos resident appeals decision on wireless antennas

A Dos Vientos Ranch resident has appealed the Thousand Oaks Planning Commission’s decision to allow T-Mobile to install cellphone antennas near Sycamore Canyon School. More...

Community

Survey looks at burial costs in Ventura County

A full funeral service in Ventura County can cost upwards of $6,000, according to a recent survey by the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Southern California. And that figure doesn’t include the cost of a casket, a cemetery plot or a headstone. More...

Newbury Park woman accused of vehicular manslaughter goes to court next month

The arraignment of a Newbury Park woman charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter has been continued to April 24. Wendi Tovey, 43, was charged last month in Ventura Superior Court in connection with a Jan. More...

City revs up efforts to get millions in federal funding for 101/23 expansion

Offcials visit nation’s capital to lobby for grant

County and city officials are trying for a second time to secure federal funding to expand the frequently deadlocked 101/23 freeway interchange. More...

Dining & Entertainment

Psychedelic art bubbles again

March 30 concert will blend light show with music

During the late 1960s, music by rock acts like Pink Floyd, The Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles helped give rise to an emerging visual arts form— psychedelic light shows. More...

Sold-out TEDx may be viewed online

Speakers lead discussions on world connections

Tickets are sold out for the TEDxConejo presentation at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Sat., March 31, but a live webcast will be available for viewing at http://tedxconejo.com. More...

Kitchen tour to cook up charity, fun and food

Assistance League of Conejo Valley will host its annual fundraiser, Kitchens and Cooks Tour and Boutiques and Bites, on Sun., April 22. The cooks tour of five kitchens and dining areas in private homes will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Sports

Soccer team’s victory is Extra special

WINNING—The Thousand Oaks AYSO U-11 boys’ Extra team was crowned champions of the Area 10 League Cup with a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory against Camarillo at Arroyo Vista Park in Moorpa More...

The Untouchables

Panther pitching duo pounds the strike zone

The great ones did their own dirty work. Cy Young, Pud Galvin, Old Hoss Radbourn, Luis Tiant, Vida Blue, Nolan Ryan—these guys finished what they started. More...

Marmonte appeals shot down

Appeals denied. The CIF-Southern Section Playoff Groupings Appeal Committee voted down a pair of appeals from the Marmonte League on Tuesday afternoon regarding postseason placement for high school football and girls’ water polo teams. More...

Pets

ALERT—

Paco is a 10-year-old Chihuahua. He is a little shy but personable, mellow and gets along with cats. Paco has no teeth so he needs to be hand-fed soft food. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury ParkOn March 14, four menburglarized Giant Bicycle Inc. More...

Faith

Easter’s in the air in the Conejo

Area churches celebrate Christ’s resurrection in various ways

Calvary hosts event in Kavli Theatre More...

Buddhist temple celebrates one year in Westlake Village

Open house includes meditation workshop

The Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center will celebrate its one-year anniversary at the Water Court by hosting an open house with various events starting at 11 a.m. Sat., March 31 at 910 Hampshire Road, Ste. I, Westlake Village. More...

Passover Seder

A Passover Seder will be presented at 7 p.m. Fri., April 6 in Thousand Oaks. The meal will be led by Rabbi Gershon Winkler and Rabbi Miriam Maron and family. For reservations and directions, call Walking Stick Foundation, 1336 N. More...

Letters

Health system is flawed

As a patient of Los Robles Hospital/ HCA and a policy holder of Anthem-Blue Cross, I have found myself squarely in the crosshairs of corporate greed due to their recent falling out and the omission of Los Robles as a “preferred provider.” More...

Unite to fight council status quo

First, I want to thank all the applicants for applying to be appointed to the Thousand Oaks City Council. You should be commended for your idealism and faith in the democratic process that most of us hold as a sacred right. More...

Finds hope in familiar name

Some question the experience and ability of Joel Price to contribute to the Thousand Oaks City Council. I was surprised to see the name of the newly appointed member of the T.O. City Council, as it is rarely seen in this area. More...

Editorials

The first Girl Scout

The Girl Scouts have just celebrated their 100th anniversary. The organization with a reported 3.2 million members in the U.S. More...

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FOR THE RECORD

The yoga, meditation and ninja training festival hosted by Stephen K. Hayes April 13 to 15 at Newbury Park Martial Arts Center is not free. It costs $350. To register, visit www.npmac.com/skh-seminar. More...