April 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Council requires less parking spaces at The Lakes

To make way for Caruso Affiliated’s plans to convert The Lakes into a center comprised of restaurants only, the City Council last week agreed to ease the parking requirements imposed on the shopping center. More...

Health & Wellness

Summit focuses on senior health

Still time to register for this weekend’s event at Cal State Channel Islands

The third countywide Senior Summit at Cal State Channel Islands this weekend will offer seniors a range of strategies for caring for their complete well-being.  The event, hosted by the Ventura County Board of Supervisors and Ventura County Heal More...

Giving others a shot

Paperwork, small talk, shot, Band-Aid and maybe just a few tears. More...

Health Briefs

Conejo Hospice will offer training for volunteers   More...

Calendar

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THURS., APRIL 19  Wine Tasting And Movie Night  6 p.m. at Big Red Barn, Camarillo Ranch. Screening of “Sideways.” Hors d’oeuvres, fruits, cheese, wine tasting. Benefit for Ranch preservation. $20. Phone: 805.389.8182. More...

Schools

Sixth-grader from N.P. takes first in poetry contest

More than 70 relatives, friends and club members greeted this year’s winning poets at the April 10 meeting of the Ventura County Writers Club. More...

Collectors give scholarship

WINNER—Spencer Whitworth, a senior at Thousand Oaks High School, won second place in the California Association of Collectors Educational Scholarship Foundation’s annual essay contest. More...

SELPA shares strategies

The Ventura County Special Education Local Plan Area will present “ Strategies from the Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training Program,” a workshop for parents and caregivers dealing with children with aggressive behaviors.  The More...

Business

Luxury car maker sets new standard for driving school

As the first auto manufacturer to offer three-point seat belts, airbags and anti-lock brake systems, Mercedes-Benz has long been at the forefront of creating safer cars. Now the luxury automaker is aiming to create safer drivers.  More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Police

Prostitution sting lands 3 in custody

Police create setup after responding to online ad

An undercover prostitution sting at a Newbury Park motel led to three arrests last month, according to police.  More...

Most charges dropped against man, 20, arrested after the death of Griffen Kramer

A 20-year-old Agoura Hills resident who was charged in connection with the overdose death of Thousand Oaks High School senior Griffen Kramer has pleaded guilty to one count of possession of methamphetamine, a felony. More...

Police focused on distracted drivers

Sheriff’s department, CHP join nationwide effort to combat inattentive motorists

California Highway Patrol Officer Bryon Decker eased his black-and-white patrol car out of the Moorpark CHP station and immediately spotted a woman digging in her purse while she drove past.  “See, I didn’t even pull out of the drive More...

Letters

Bilingual shouldn’t be a requirement

I recently read an ad in a local paper. It read, “Subway now hiring. Experience preferred. More...

Liberals live in world of make-believe

In the Feb. 2 Acorn, Sherry Jensen wrote, “I’ve asked deniers to name even one scientist without ties to big oil who says climate change is a hoax. They can’t, yet people continue to believe the lies of the super-rich.”  More...

Federal Reserve must be overhauled

Is the price of gas high? Ever wondered where money comes from, where does it go, or who makes it?  Did you know our dollar loses value every time the Feds print new money to pay for debts? Hmm.  More...

Columns

Rockrose to the rescue

In novels as well as nightmares, the protagonist sometimes finds herself given a harrowing choice: if you could keep just one suchand such, what would it be?  Our heroine looks anxiously at her favorite things. More...

Police arrest 3 in connection with string of burglaries

‘Knock-knock’ break-ins are on the rise, TOPD say

Authorities say they’ve recovered property stolen from homes in Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park in recent months and found those responsible for the burglaries.  More...

Goebel Center weighing name change

Facility may drop the word ‘senior’ from its title

In an effort to attract a younger clientele, the Goebel Senior Adult Center in Thousand Oaks may remove “senior” from its name.  More...

Loss of state funding forces city to make cuts

The elimination of its redevelopment agency coupled with a state takeaway of vehicle license fees is forcing the City of Thousand Oaks to cut spending and recuperate savings. More...

Community

Thousands in aid approved for programs serving the poor, seniors and children

Money is mix of federal and city funds

Twenty-five local nonprofit programs serving the poor, seniors and youth have been awarded nearly $ 200,000 in federal and city grants.  On April 10, the City Council handed out $195,810 in social services grants, which includes $85,192 in feder More...

Elderly woman struck, killed by car

Police in the neighboring city of Moorpark are investigating whether an elderly woman, who died in the hospital Monday morning, fell in front of an oncoming truck during a medical emergency or was struck by the vehicle while walking near Campus Park. More...

State agency trying to locate missing hard drives containing personal info

Information on 800,000 children and adults compromised

The personal information of more than 800,000 children and adults may be compromised after several computer hard drives containing the data went missing from the California Department of Child Support Services earlier this month.  More...

Dining & Entertainment

Conejo Valley Days just days away

The 56th annual Conejo Valley Days will be May 3 through 6 at Conejo Creek Park South, 23 Freeway at Janss Road exit, Thousand Oaks.  The four-day event will feature more than 40 carnival rides and a children’s section with a petting zoo a More...

Borchard presents Scooter Jam

The Conejo Recreation and Park District will present the Borchard Community Center Scooter AM Jam from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun., May 6 at the center, 190 N. Reino Road, Newbury Park.  There is a $5 registration fee for each division per person. More...

Cellist Andrew Janss gives show to students

SPECIAL PERFORMANCE—Andrew Janss, renowned cellist and former T.O. resident, performs a special concert for the students at Walnut Canyon School in Moorpark April 11. More...

Sports

All signs point to a 3-team race for title

Marmonte League softball midseason report

Life on the softball diamond is getting interesting in the Marmonte League.  There are three undisputed big dogs at the top of the food chain—Simi Valley, Moorpark, and Royal.  Agoura is a feisty wild card that has machinations to pul More...

Marmonte golfers get down to business

EYES ON THE PRIZE—Newbury Park High’s Curran Barker lines up a putt earlier this season at Calabasas Country Club. More...

Westlake dominating LAX league

Westlake High’s boys’ lacrosse squad started the week with a solid lead in the Coast 101 League standings.  The Warriors went into Wednesday night’s matchup at Oaks Christian with a 10-0 conference record and an 11-1 mark overa More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

BUDDIES—Chewy, left, is a 2-year-old female German shepherd mix and Cheddar, right, is a 7-year-old female beagle. Both dogs are engaging and well behaved. More...

Bow Wow will microchip dogs

Camp Bow Wow and the Agoura Hills Animal Hospital will present a Microchip Your Dog event from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Faith

Methodist women invite public to spring luncheon

Theme is ‘Tastes of Africa’

The United Methodist Church of Thousand Oaks will present its annual United Methodist Women Spring Luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Sat., April 28 in the church’s Dickerson Hall, 1000 E. More...

Ministry blankets sick kids with love

Since she was diagnosed in 2010 with a rare auto-immune disease, Nikki Gorospe’s life has changed drastically.  “The IVs, the meds, not knowing what’s going to happen . . . More...

Family

Elks deliver Easter joy, toys

EGG HUNT—Leo Rodriguez, current Exalted Ruler of Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge 2477, and his wife, Lynn, pass out toys to Jaden Okray, center left, and Jayden Lariner during the Elks’ 18th ann More...

Learn how to create a family tree

The Ventura County Genealogical Society will host a free Family History Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. More...

Celebration of Life awards announced

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura announced the honorees for its Celebration of Life Awards, which will be presented during the “Evening of Hope” Celebration of Life Gala from 6 p.m. More...

Editorials

You and the race for Congress

Six candidates make up the final field for the newly drawn  26th U.S. Congressional District, which includes Westlake Village, Oak Park, Thousand Oaks, Moorpark and Camarillo. More...

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