November 29, 2012 RSS feed / Community

Investigation into Mexican Mafia activities nets 21 arrests

‘Shot-caller’ ran entire operation from inside prison

In what authorities are calling the largest criminal grand jury indictment in Ventura County history, 27 people, including members of the Mexican Mafia, will soon face charges that include conspiracy to commit crimes, narcotics trafficking, home inva More...

Well-known Conejo Valley businessman found dead in home

Cause of death not yet determined

No cause of death has been determined yet for Alex Soteras, the former president of the Agoura/ Oak Park/Conejo Valley/Calabasas Chamber of Commerce who was found dead at his home in the exclusive Calabasas Oaks neighborhood last Saturday. More...

No strings attached

Nonprofit provides musical instruments to those who can’t afford them

Local songwriter Richie Moore began playing guitar when he was 10—a pastime that’s served him in good times and bad.  “Sometimes my guitar was my best friend,” he said. More...

Scouting scandal has local ties

Report uncoversfive area cases of abuse since 1951

Of nearly 5,000 documented cases of suspected sexual abuse that occurred within the Boy Scouts of America organization over the last seven decades, at least five occurred in eastern Ventura County and neighboring Agoura Hills.  More...

Park district turning 50 next year

CRPD actually pre-dates the City of Thousand Oaks

To commemorate 50 years of providing the community with parks, recreation and leisure services, the Conejo Recreation and Park District will host a variety of events throughout 2013.  More...

Hometown hero

INSPIRING PRESENCE—World-renowned speaker and author Nick Vujicic, 30, addresses the Friendship Circle at its 10th anniversary banquet Nov. 19 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza. More...

On behalf of a grateful nation

County vets honor their own

The melody sounded clear and plaintive from the rear of the Ventura church. Wearing his Marine Corps blue dress uniform, John Walker, a Vietnam veteran, played taps on his bugle while mourners stood with hands over their hearts. More...

City spends $38,000 to buy land

Will be preserved as open space

In a move city leaders say will protect additional open space in Thousand Oaks, the city has agreed to purchase less than an acre of land identified as a priority for preservation by the Conejo Open Space Conservation Agency.  More...

New Dos Vientos park almost done

Named by the students of Sycamore Canyon School, the long-awaited Del Prado Playfield in Dos Vientos Ranch will soon be complete.  The park’s ribbon-cutting ceremony is tentatively scheduled for Sat., Jan. More...

Communities unite to feed hungry for the holidays

Goal is to make sure no family is without food

Volunteers throughout the region are collecting and preparing holiday food deliveries for families in need.  Although holiday cheer is important, the gathering of food and the supplying of balanced meals for less fortunate residents is a year-ro More...

The sheriff’s department: There’s an app for that

Free app only on iPhones, for now

In the ongoing effort to keep the community informed by reaching out through a variety of channels, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office has developed an iPhone app that is available to the public at no charge.  The app can be downloaded fr More...

Get a mind workout

Council on Aging broadcast to feature brain games expert

The Thousand Oaks Council on Aging will present Tee Barr in a program featuring games to challenge the mind and a discussion of how laughter is the best medicine during its next meeting at 1 p.m. Wed., Dec. More...

Free financial advice offered to seniors

Nonprofit launches latest service for community’s aging

Senior Concerns recently launched a new program, Financial Concerns, a pro bono financial service for seniors and their family caregivers. The program will run from 3 to 5 p.m. More...

Local couple raising funds for USO

Conejo Valley residents Monica and Jack Elliott have been raising money for various local causes for the past 12 years with the help of individuals and businesses.  Some of the beneficiaries of the funds raised so far include Casa Pacifica, fost More...