July 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Right to Vote initiative qualifies for fall ballot

The Thousand Oaks Right to Vote Initiative has qualified for the November ballot with more than 8,000 county-certified petition signatures, according to the city clerk’s office.  The measure requires vacancies on the Thousand Oaks City Cou More...

Health & Wellness

Donate blood, earn free ice cream

The Thousand Oaks Elks Lodge will host a blood drive with United Blood Services on Sat., July 7 from 10 a.m. More...

Wellness Community adopts new name

The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura has officially changed its name to Cancer Support Community Valley/ Ventura/Santa Barbara.  The cancer support organization remains a locally governed and funded nonprofit organization; all money raised stay More...

ALS support group to meet in Westlake

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

On the Town

Prolific horse painter will be featured artist at T.O. festival

Local western and equine artist Fred Stone will be the featured artist at the ninth annual Thousand Oaks Arts Festival on Sept. More...

Soulful duo bring house down

Performance part of monthly Blues, Bop and Books series

SOLO SOUND—Vonda Shepard performs a song from her solo CD at the Blues, Bop and Books concert at the Grant Brimhall Library on June 30. More...

Local craft brewery mixes innovative beer with tasty food

The LAB finds the right formula

Craft breweries are one of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. alcoholic beverage industry. Locally, several microbreweries have set up shop and are taking advantage of the community’s thirst for new and unique beers.  More...

Business

Conejo Chamber says goodbye to longtime government affairs director

Jan Smith, director of governmental affairs for the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, has worked for nearly 10 years with local and state elected officials to ensure that the Chamber membership is fully knowledgeable about what is happening More...

Diabetes research gets funds from Starnet

Starnet Data Design, an information technology network and communications business on Townsgate Road in Westlake Village, spent the past year working to help raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. More...

Eye On Local Area Stocks

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Pets

Vet went above, beyond

CRITTER TALES

A month ago we lost our German shepherd Brody to cancer. More...

READY TO RUMBLE

  Ditto is a 4-year-old male terrier mix. Ditto is very sweet and loves to cuddle and give kisses. He is happy and energetic but not overwhelming. More...

Family

Want to take the kids swimming?

Slew of options for pool-seekers

The Conejo Recreation and Park District offers affordable swim lessons for all ages, and recreational and lap swimming this summer at the local schools.  California Lutheran University, 100 Overton Court, Thousand Oaks. Phone (805) 241-0894. More...

New B&G Club opening in Agoura Hills

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Conejo & Las Virgenes have announced the opening of a new club on the campus of Lindero Canyon Middle School, 5844 Larboard Lane, Agoura Hills.  More...

Letters

Time to close massage parlors

Over the years in Thousand Oaks, the planning commissions, city councils and city staffs have done an excellent job of creating and maintaining a quality city with enviable amenities.  More...

Chevy building could house Rolls

I could not believe what I was reading—taking down the Courtesy Chevrolet building? Say it isn’t so.  With that building standing empty I had hoped a gallery would go in the space. More...

Where was Starbucks study?

On June 26 the Planning Commission unanimously approved an application to build a drive-thru Starbucks at the intersection of Thousand Oaks Boulevard and Rancho Road.  More...

Editorials

Your bold Acorn vacation

Summer’s here, so grab the kids, load the car—and don’t forget to take your Thousand Oaks Acorn on Vacation. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Layoffs required to bridge $2-million deficit

BUDGET 2012-13

The coordinator in charge of the city’s celebrated Volunteers in Policing program is among the casualties of a $2-million budget shortfall. More...

Drive-thru Starbucks clears big hurdle

One of the city’s most trafficked intersections will soon be home to the East County’s second drive-thru Starbucks. More...

Community

Law gives new hope to city, CVUSD

Bill may allow T.O. to preserve $14 million in assets

A trailer bill signed by Gov. More...

Thousand Oaks Community Center parking lot will receive summer face-lift

Lot hasn’t been repaved in 10 years

Plans to revamp the parking lot outside the Thousand Oaks Community Center were cemented last month.  At the June 21 meeting of the Conejo Recreation and Park District board, trustees voted to accept a $173,950 bid from Santa Anabased Ben’ More...

Edison’s smart meters are here

Installation begins next week

Starting next week, Southern California Edison will begin installing its SmartConnect meter at homes in Thousand Oaks, said Rudy Gonzales, Edison’s region manager at the Thousand Oaks Service Center, which serves cities in Ventura and Los Angel More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., JULY 5  Camarillo Community Band Summer Concert   More...

Schools

New chief of community colleges no stranger to crisis

With the Ventura County Community College District at risk of losing accreditation and the state education system in the midst of seemingly endless budget cuts, it’s a turbulent time for Jamillah Moore to step in as VCCCD’s new chancellor More...

Garden club awards 3 blossoming scholars

The Westlake Village Garden Club ended its club year with the presentation of scholarships to three students.  Justin Clause is completing his studies at Moorpark College and will attend UC Davis, majoring in environmental science. More...

Sports

Orange delight

Youth tennis team conquers section

Lukas Rosol’s upset win over Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon last week had the dramatic twists and turns of a summer blockbuster movie.  The 100th ranked player in the world, Rosol flustered Nadal throughout the five-set thriller.  There&rs More...

Bonvino wins tennis title

Anthony Bonvino, a Westlake resident, won the Braemar Country Club Junior Satellite Boys’ 16 Singles championship recently.  Bonvino defeated James Antaki 6-1, 6-4 in the finals. More...

Climbing for cancer: Cal Lutheran hoopster scales Mount Shasta

Growing up in Reno, Nev., Hayley Jensen developed a passion for the outdoors.  A junior-to-be guard on the California Lutheran University women’s basketball team, Jensen has done just about everything when it comes to outdoor activities&md More...

Police

Knock-knock burglars hit T.O. home

CRIME ALERT

When a Thousand Oaks resident heard a knock at her door one morning last week, she looked out the bedroom window to see who was there. More...

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park  June 14  A man, 39, was arrested for stealing a $75 check in the 1000 block of Chalon Court.  More...

Faith

From then . . till now

Presbyterian church marks 50 years in T.O.

It’s impossible to miss the large Celtic cross that towers above the altar in the newly remodeled sanctuary at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Thousand Oaks.  Speaking during a special Sunday service June 24 in celebration of the church&rs More...

Motoring

Tips to get the most out of your mileage

For more “green” in the wallet as well as a greener environment, save money and energy with these basic vehicle maintenance tips.  More...

Waste hauler using cleaner vehicles

Waste Management GI Industries is operating cleaner with the addition of 23 new compressed natural gas (CNG) waste collection vehicles to its fleet in Ventura County.  More...

Columns

Rediscovering a sublime Simi pastime

An appointment at a veterinary clinic brought me to Simi Valley after a nearly 20-year absence, and a four-hour wait to reclaim my new pup from minor surgery brought me back to the pleasures of the Arroyo Simi Bikeway, which I explored on foot.  More...

Dealing with ‘no’

I often tell people that I’ve been blessed with great parents, not just because they are fine examples of human beings but because of their willingness to embrace change as they age.  When my sisters and I suggested we hire a geriatric car More...