June 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Meeting called over Reino restriping

City wants input on Pepper Tree parking issue

Faced with stiff neighborhood resistance over a plan to restripe a small portion of Reino Road near Newbury Park High School, the city is calling a public meeting to gather input regarding the parking situation at Pepper Tree Playfield. More...

Health & Wellness

Doctor brings hope to African women suffering from stigmatizing condition

A local obstetrician is looking to make a documentary of her experience in Uganda treating impoverished women who suffer from an often-neglected, stigmatizing condition that can follow difficult childbirth.  More...

Ventura County Healthcare Agency’s newest clinic coming to T.O. in August

Walk-in office will offer primary and urgent care

The former home of Borders bookstore is about to begin its next chapter. Ventura County Health Care Agency’s newest facility is slated to open Aug. 27 near The Oaks mall at 125 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd., the former site of the chain bookstore. More...

CPR given spotlight at safety event

EMERGENCY TRAINING—EMT Henry Diaz explains to Juanita Armas of Camarillo the proper techniques of hands-only CPR during Community Safety and Wellness Day in front of the Thousand Oaks Civic Art More...

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THURS., JUNE 28  Thousand Oaks Personal Computer Club   More...

Schools

Vista Robles celebrates first grads

  SENIORS SAY GOODBYE—Vista Robles Chapter of the National Charity League Inc. had its inaugural Senior Recognition and Ticktocker awards ceremony last month at Los Robles Greens in Thousand Oaks. More...

Discovering 4 a.m. on El Camino Real

A DASH OF YOUTH

I don’t think 4 a.m. exists.  For me, seeing is believing, and I’ve never stayed up long enough to see 4 a.m. on a clock.  I did some research at UC Berkeley’s science department on the subject last winter. More...

WHS tracksters just getting started

LEAGUE CHAMPS—Westlake High School track stars Sara Schwartz, Abigail Smith, Nicole Greenberg, Brooke Edell and Deja Webster received plaques from the Conejo Valley Unified School District boar More...

Business

Law firm moving to WLV

Floyd Skeren & Kelly, a workers’ compensation law firm, announced it will open a new headquarters in Westlake Village.  The firm said the office on Cedar Valley Drive in Westlake represents a merging of its Culver City office and its c More...

New boulevard thrift shop benefits Assistance League

Group supports low-income families

The new Assistance League of Conejo Valley Thrift Shop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 783 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.  More...

Veteran stylists open Salon Suites

Salon Suites, a new hair salon, is now open at 1655 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 201, Thousand Oaks.  Partners Donna Bard and Becki Wood offer private, modern, upscale rental suites designed for established beauty professionals. More...

Pets

BIG GUY—

Cale is a 10-year-old, male Great Dane-German shepherd mix. He is friendly, affectionate, gentle, housebroken and good with other dogs. More...

Lifeline 4 Paws turns 5

Lifeline 4 Paws is celebrating its fifth anniversary. A nonprofit charitable organization, Lifeline 4 Paws is one of several humanitarian programs developed and operated by the Hogan Family Foundation Inc.  More...

Faith

Weeding the garden of our mind

“So plastic is mind, so receptive, that the slightest thought makes an impression upon it. People who think many kinds of thought must expect to receive a confused manifestation in their lives. More...

Jewish preschool in T.O. names new director

Jewish early childhood education pioneer Donna Becker is the new director of the award-winning Temple Adat Elohim Early Childhood Center in Thousand Oaks.  Becker has credentials in both early childhood teaching and administration as well as spe More...

Women’s group hosts luncheon

The Thousand Oaks Christian Women’s Connection will host a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wed., July 11 at Los Robles Greens Golf Club, 299 S. More...

Editorials

We’ve got our own problems

With each denial the city and school district receive from the state Department of Finance regarding the expenditure of millions left over from the abolished redevelopment agency, the more likely it becomes this push-and-pull affair will end up in a More...

Political Cartoon

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No more freebies

Discounts and waivers for groups using theaters cost the city more than $575,000 this year

In an effort to increase revenue, the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza will phase out rental discounts and fee waivers offered to civic and community groups beginning July 1.  More...

Mobile home park residents take legal action against city

Residents of the Ranch Mobile Home Community in Thousand Oaks, who live in the shadow of the civic center, are suing the city over last year’s deal struck between park owners and tenants.  More...

Trial of family doctor expected to begin soon

The criminal trial of a former Thousand Oaks family practice doctor accused of sexually assaulting at least two female patients will likely be postponed on Friday, according to Dep. District Attorney Cynthia Nguyen. More...

Community

City leaders hope arrival of ultra-luxury car dealers revs up area’s economic engine

Rolls-Royce, Bentley dealerships to open in December

With models starting at $180,000, the Bentley and Rolls- Royce dealerships opening later this year at the Thousand Oaks Auto Mall will offer products out of the price range of most Conejo Valley families. More...

East County Courthouse will remain open, for now

Government officials craft plan to delay closure

Monday was supposed to be the end of the road for the East County Courthouse.  But due to the efforts of city, county and court officials, the slated-to-be-closed Simi Valley courthouse has received a reprieve, allowing time to finalize a multi- More...

Leave fireworks to the professionals

The Ventura County Fire Department wants to remind residents that the only safe—and legal—way to enjoy fireworks this Fourth of July is at a professional public display.  Fireworks of all kinds are illegal in the cities of Camarillo, More...

On the Town

Immigration film to be screened

“Which Way Home,” Rebecca Cammisa’s documentary film that follows the journeys of migrant children to the U.S., will be screened at a community forum at 7:30 p.m. More...

Veteran actor named chair of arts fest

Star of ’90sfilm ‘City Slickers’ now an accomplished sculptor, artist

Actor, sculptor, philanthropist, writer, director and entrepreneur Daniel Stern has been named honorary chair of the 2012 Thousand Oaks Arts Festival, Sept. 22 and 23 at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and The Lakes.  More...

Summertime means concert time

RELAXING TO THE MUSIC—Above, Newbury Park resident Ryan Melling, 5, cuddles with his mom, Courtney Melling, left, and friend Cindy Freeman during the season’sfirst Summer Concert at the J More...

Sports

Summer football fun: Local teams shine in sun

CONEJO CLASSIC 7-on-7 football tournament

It’s only June, but local high school football players approached the Conejo Classic Passing Tournament like the Super Bowl.  Players didn’t hold anything back at the 7-on-7 passing tournament hosted by Westlake, Thousand Oaks and Ne More...

Lady Outlaws ready to rumble

Ashley Palmer doesn’t make excuses.  She’s hobbling on a high-ankle sprain at Woodside Park in Camarillo for a recent practice with the Ventura County Rugby Club.  Palmer’s dressed in street clothes, but she’s optimi More...

Ex-CLU coach jumps to NBA

Every NBA head coach has to get his first chance somewhere.  For Mike Dunlap, it was California Lutheran University back in 1989.  Dunlap, a former Kingsmen men’s basketball coach, was named head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats earlie More...

Police

Neighboring Simi Valley cracking down on illegal sex acts at massage parlors

Thousand Oaks isn’t the only Ventura County city taking a closer look at its massage parlors.  In an effort to crack down on erotic massage establishments in its city, the Simi Valley Police Department made four prostitution arrests last w More...

Unlicensed driver who struck woman, kids in T.O. Boulevard crosswalk cited

An unlicensed driver who struck a mother and three young girls in a crosswalk on Thousand Oaks Boulevard last month will not face criminal charges, police have decided.  Instead, Downey resident Carlos Miguel Serrano Nino, 52, has been cited for More...

Letters

Preserve historic auto mall building

Don’t get me wrong, I love cars, especially great ones, but I was saddened to hear that a beautiful historic building would be tampered with.  I am a college professor in architecture and design. More...

Respects Parks, voted Brownley

Even though I voted for Julia Brownley, I have respect for Linda Parks.  For 40 years I’ve followed Linda Parks’ political career from planning commission to the T.O. City Council to supervisor.  More...

Define marriage objectively

It is easy to understand Mr. Harris’ opinion (letters, Acorn, June 21) that we should not change the definition of marriage. More...

Columns

Local housing market feeling frisky

Real Estate COMMENTARY

Up, down, sideways: The economy has definitely acted schizophrenic— but not when it comes to residential real estate markets in the Conejo and West San Fernando valleys over the past six months. Activity is clearly on the upswing.  More...

Hooters revisited

Despite shocking news that Hooters has opened in Thousand Oaks, I’m happy to report that the city has not gone to hell.  Do you remember the naysayers who promised the demise of T.O. if Hooters was approved at Janss Marketplace? More...

Data prove role models do make a difference

COMMENTARY Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America recently released data that shows statistically significant improvements for youth during the first year of enrollment in the organization’s nationwide mentoring program in three targeted outcome areas: educa More...