December 20, 2012 RSS feed / Community

Council gives North Ranch luxury home proposal a second chance

Developer asked to work with neighbors tofind common ground

North Ranch residents opposed to construction of 14 luxury homes in their neighborhood and developers who want to push the project forward will try to work out a resolution at the request of the City Council.  More...

Giant mural depicts Conejo’s past

When professional muralist Traci Adams picked up her paintbrush last month, it was hard for her to put it down. “I would have painted 70 hours straight if I could have,” she said. More...

City hall will be closed all next week

For the fourth consecutive year, Thousand Oaks City Hall will go dark after Christmas in an effort to save money.  City offices—including the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza— will be closed Mon., Dec. 24 through Fri., Dec. 28.  More...

Donations help women, children in Africa

For those who are looking for a meaningful gift to give, the Greater Contribution—a local nonprofit organization based in Thousand Oaks— invites residents to do something extraordinary by partnering with them to provide microloans that ch More...

Grant will aid anti-DUI efforts

The Thousand Oaks Police Department has been awarded a new traffic safety grant for an anti-DUI program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on local roadways.  The $40,300 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety will make possible More...

Haunted house scares up $10,000 for CRPD

Janss Marketplace recently donated $10,000 to the Conejo Recreation and Park District to support local arts and teen programs.  The Christmas gift came from funds raised at the October Reign of Terror Halloween haunted house at Janss Marketplace More...

Woman finds outlet for her desire to honor victims of the Holocaust

Ruth Drobman’s memories of escaping the Holocaust fueled her to play a part in making sure the world never forgets Hitler’s persecution of the Jewish people. On Dec. More...

Amgen purchases genetics company

Acquisition bolsters future of local bio firm

Amgen, the city’s largest private employer, has struck a nearly half-billion-dollar deal that will help the Thousand Oaks-based biopharmaceutical company fight genetic diseases. More...

Nonprofit off to a promising start

Local organization helps young women find their purpose

Raised in a middle-class suburban home in San Jose, Melinda Crown is proof that looks can be deceiving. “It’s easy to judge a book by its cover,” she said. But behind her smiling facade, she was hurting. More...

Advisory board recruiting members

The City of Thousand Oaks is seeking residents to serve on the Disabled Access Appeals and Advisory Board. More...

Extended hours at Reagan Library

The Reagan Library will extend its museum’s operating hours between Christmas and New Year’s.  The holiday hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mon., Dec. 24 and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. More...