May 10, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

LAPD won’t file charges against teacher

Criminal charges will not be filed against Newbury Park High School teacher Michael Ollins, who in February was accused by a student of sexual misconduct, according to Jeff Baarstad, superintendent of the Conejo Valley Unified School District. More...

School board weighing policy on cell towers

Conejo Valley Unified School District may ask city officials to inform them when a cellphone company proposes placement of an antenna within 1,500 feet of a school. More...

Health & Wellness

Food revolution reaches Calabasas

Two local women have teamed up with the Jamie Oliver Foundation to launch a food revolution in Calabasas.  They organized an event at the Calabasas Farmers Market on May 19 to coincide with Food Revolution Day, organized by British chef and heal More...

Staying up-to-date on vaccinations may prevent serious illness

Guidelines change over time

One easy way to ward off disease is by keeping up with immunizations, a safe and costeffective practice for children and adults alike. More...

Health chat on women’s issues

The field of urogynecology, a subspecialty within obstetrics and gynecology, is dedicated to the treatment of women with pelvic floor disorders such as incontinence and prolapse.  More...

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THURS., MAY 10  Independent Writers Of Southern California  10 a.m. to noon at Sherwood Country Club, golf club meeting room, 320 W. Stafford Road, Thousand Oaks. Critique group for writers. RSVP. Email: sharon_ schnell@yahoo.com.   More...

Schools

Alternative education students display artwork at teen center

Students from Century Academy, Conejo Valley High School and the Conejo Valley Unified School District independent study program are displaying their work for friends, family and the public at the second Conejo Valley Alternative Education Art Show a More...

City receives $200,000 state grant to promote recycling at schools

Money will provide classrooms with receptacles

The City of Thousand Oaks was recently awarded $202,938 by the state of California to provide recycling equipment and outreach to all Conejo Valley Unified School District campuses during the 2012-13 school year.  The award is the culmination of More...

‘The Music Man’ comes to Colina Middle School

Colina Middle School will present “The Music Man Jr.” at 8 p.m. Fri., May 18 and at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sat., May 19 in the auditorium at 1500 E. More...

Business

Six important retirement questions

GUEST commentary

The shift into retirement is one of the most challenging transitions we make in our lives.  Here are six important questions, both financial and personal, to consider as you navigate toward and into your next phase of life.  When can I stop More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

CROSS HIS PATH—Edward is a 3-year-old domestic shorthair mix. He is an independent and friendly indoor cat. He is curious and gets along with other cats. More...

Puppies help CLU students relieve stress

FINALS WEEK—Cal Lutheran students Kelsey Rueppell, above, and Allison Westerhoff, left, and Malina Keaton, right, get some puppy love on May 1 during the university’s Pet the Puppies even More...

Family

Conejo Valley Days rides again

More photos from T.O.’s longest-running community celebration

GATOR RIDERS—Cody Hughes, 6, left, and Conner Hughes, 7, of Thousand Oaks enjoy the Go-Gator ride during the Conejo Valley Days Carnival on May 5. More...

Newborn class gets underway in May

A Postpartum Newborn Class for parents with infants under 3 months will begin Wed., May 30 and run from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Happy Mother's Day

MY MOM She was a humble woman Her advice and love were free Mom always had a kind word And she meant the world to me She worked very hard <  More...

Columns

More than a thrift store

We live in expensive times.  As prices go up and up and up, even the normal discount stores are starting to feel a little pricey. For many basic household needs, savvy shoppers are turning more frequently to thrift shops.  More...

Glancy resigning from City Council

Council member is battling rare form of cancer

Tom Glancy is stepping down from the Thousand Oaks City Council effective immediately. More...

Packed house hears from House hopefuls

Candidates square of at CLU forum

The six candidates running for California’s new 26th Congressional District seat staked their ground on a number of important issues during a public forum on Monday at California Lutheran University.  More...

Council decreases impound fees

Report by Ventura County grand jury leads to change

Individuals who’ve had their cars impounded in Thousand Oaks in the past three years for driving without a license or driving on a suspended license are entitled to an $80 refund, the City Council decided Tuesday.  More...

Community

Forum offers sobering dose of reality

Conejo’s heroin, prescription pill problem not going away, speakers say

Newbury Park resident Michelle Treiber says she can’t stand to think about drugs. “I can’t even watch a movie with people shooting up or snorting,” said the stay-at-home mom. More...

CVS must pay millions to settle suits

CVS has been ordered to pay millions to settle allegations of improperly storing, handling and disposing of hazardous and pharmaceutical waste products in stores across the state.  More...

Outcry drives city to take second look at parking plan for Pepper Tree

Proposal calls for reducing short portion  of Reino Road down to one lane   The City of Thousand Oaks wants to take a second look at a plan to increase parking at Newbury Park’s Pepper Tree Playfield.  More...

On the Town

Music, vino blend at wine and jazz festival

The Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise will present the Conejo Wine and Jazz Fest from 1 to 4 p.m. Sun., May 20 at Conejo Creek Park North, 1379 E. More...

Hooters opens May 13

NewMark Merrill Companies has announced the opening of the first Hooters restaurant in Ventura County in Thousand Oaks on Sun., May 13.  Hooters will give free meals to mothers all day in honor of the Mother’s Day grand opening celebration More...

A SHOW OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS

  Pacific Festival ballet will present encore performances of its original production “Noah’s Ark” next weekend at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Photo courtesy of Pacific Festival Ballet   More...

Sports

Former UTEP assistant to lead OCHS

Jeff Woodruff will follow Bill Redell as coach of winning football program

Jeff Woodruff’s first day at the office as Oaks Christian’s varsity football head coach was Monday.  His first day on the field guiding the Lion players will be Mon., May 14, the first day of spring practice.  “I’m e More...

Memorial Day tournament in honor of little leaguer returns for third year

The Conejo Valley Rattlers will host the third annual James David Street Classic baseball tournament over Memorial weekend, Fri. More...

Delson, Magorien propel Warriors through postseason

Powerful pair lead the way for Westlake boys’ volleyball

Jacob Delson plays with fire in his guts.  Colby Magorien has ice in his veins.  Fire and ice work together brilliantly, like metaphors in a Robert Frost poem.  Delson and Magorien propelled the Westlake High boys’ volleyball tea More...

Police

Blotter

Newbury Park  April 25 Merchandise was stolen from Kohl’s in the 1000 block of Newbury Road.  April 27 A woman was battered in the 2000 block of Michael Drive.   More...

Faith

Ensemble sings of praise and prayer

A cappella chorus just completed first season at St. John’s

Oaks Camerata completed its inaugural season with a program of a cappella choral sections of praise and prayer performed at the St. John’s Seminary chapel in Camarillo.  More...

Forum will explore church-state separation

John Suarez, a trustee of Americans United for Separation of Church and State and a member of its education committee, will speak on the topic “Will the Wall Come Tumbling Down? More...

Relationships matter

“ We are each driven by a deep urge to form an intimate connection with the world around us, and most of us do this through relationships.  More...

Letters

Common sense needed on Reino

It was very interesting reading the April 26 article about taking Reino Road down to one lane between Old Conejo Road and Calle Clara Vista.  I’m not certain what commonsense John Helliwell was referring to and what Rick Lemmo has experien More...

Fox, Price lack respect for voters

Thank you to Anna Bitong for her revealing article about the opinions of our City Council members on corporate personhood (Acorn, May 3). I love exact quotes in exact context.  More...

Amendment needed

The Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship congratulates Newbury Park High School students Kate Perl and Glenn Kimball in their efforts for a better democracy by appearing before the Thousand Oaks City Council these past months.  More...

Editorials

And the winner is . . .

Monday’s debate among the candidates running for Congress in California’s 26th District was a direct hit for democracy. More...

Political Cartoon

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