January 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Thousand Oaks church, school may partner with CRPD to build path to park

The teachers at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School look forward to a time when they can take their students on a safe stroll into nature’s classroom. More...

Health & Wellness

Medicare works with most insurance

COMMENTARY

You may have wondered how Medicare works with other insurance coverage, such as a group health plan from a former employer or union. More...

Teddy Bear Foundation closing Ventura office

The Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, a Santa Barbara-based nonprofit organization that provides financial and emotional support to families whose children have cancer, will consolidate its Ventura office with the organization’s Santa Barbara offic More...

Mental health board seeks qualified applicants

Qualified residents are needed to serve on the Ventura County Mental Health Board.  The board is a liaison between the public, the Behavior Health Department and the board of supervisors.  The board gathers, monitors and evaluates input abo More...

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THURS., JAN. 24  Thousand Oaks Toastmasters At Lunch  Noon in Oak Room, thirdfloor, T.O. City Hall, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. New president Juliet Elhouty presides. Phone: 805.807.0634. Email: 1934@toastmastersclubs.org. More...

Schools

Can you top this?

SPIRITED COMPETITION—Thousand Oaks High School freshman Hannah Leonard, foreground, gets into the spirit as she performs with the coed varsity show cheer competition team at the United Spirit A More...

Students learn to stick together

Pilot program aimed at district’s 1,400 fifth-graders

Conejo Valley Unified School District has partnered with the Thousand Oaks Police Department to pilot Stand Proud, an outreach program for its 1,400 fifth-grade students. More...

High School Hi-Lights

Newbury Park Panthers Fri., Jan. 25: Eco art project field trip/Borchard/10 to 11:45 a.m. Soccer pasta night/cafeteria/ 5 p.m. One-act festival/performing  More...

Business

Business leaders will share Conejo Valley economic forecast

Anyone doing business in the Conejo Valley is encouraged to attend the 2013 Economic Forecast presented by the Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks in partnership with the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce from 7 to 9 a.m. Fri., Feb. More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Dance with WEV at open house

Women’s Economic Ventures invites the public to meet the WEV community of business owners, volunteers, donors and staff from 6 to 8 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 7 at Dance 4 Wellness, 880 Hampshire Road, Ste. D, Westlake Village. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   Jan. 6  A man drove his vehicle into a business in the 3000 block of Kimber Drive.  Jan. 8  Between Jan. 8 and 9, apartments in the 1000 block of W. Hillcrest Drive were vandalized with graffiti.  More...

Family

Star party prep

PUTTING IT TOGETHER—Bob Shaffer, left, of Thousand Oaks helps his son Joshua, 13, and niece Michelle, 12, set up their telescope during the Winter Sky Star Party at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hi More...

Sports club goes masquerading

The Conejo Ski and Sports Club will host a Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball from 6 to 11 p.m. Sat., Feb. 16 at a Conejo Valley location.  The party will have dinner and dancing to live music. More...

Get help planting the family tree

Group sponsoring trip to L.A. Family History Library

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County will host assisted research from 1 to 5 p.m. Sun., Feb. More...

Columns

Fishing for the ultimate catch

COMMENTARY Life in the Single Lane

The old saying that there are plenty of fish in the sea definitely applies to the world of singles, especially in cyberspace.  A popular free dating website called PlentyofFish.com is proof of this.  More...

Cars 4 sale

Thousand Oaks has . . . charm. Not just Jacuzzis, tribute bands, nail salons and Red Lobster. Soon we will make the monument map.  A big “cars for sale” sign will rock the 101. Viva Thousand Oaks.  More...

Eye love you

Living with boys will drive you crazy. My wife knows— she’s got our 9-year-old son, our 3-year-old male beagle and, last but certainly not least, me.  We don’t try to make her crazy.  More...

Woman dies in early morning car crash in Newbury Park

55-year-old was involved in two accidents within a matter of two hours

A Simi Valley woman driving with her young daughter was killed in Newbury Park early Tuesday after she crashed her vehicle for the second time that morning. More...

Customers must deliver to save Newbury Park P.O.

Public meeting could decide fate

The Newbury Park post office at 1602 Newbury Road may be relocated to a mail carrier station at 3401 Grande Vista Drive, about 2.5 miles away, as part of a nationwide effort to cut postal service costs following a $15.9-billion loss last year. U.S. More...

Apply now to serve on county’s civil grand jury

Open house will take place Feb. 6

The Ventura County civil grand jury is accepting applications for new jurors for 2013-14.  Applications will be available at the grand jury open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Wed., Feb. 6 at 646 County Square Drive, Ventura. More...

Community

Weigh in on future of housing in T.O.

The City of Thousand Oaks is seeking public input on the draft of its General Plan Housing Element Update, a document that will guide future residential development in T.O.  Residents are invited to attend a planning commission study session at More...

State-sponsored health coverage for kids in transition

Medi-Cal taking over Healthy Families; none should lose benefits, officials say

The parents of more than 20,000 Ventura County children received notices in the mail last month reminding them that their Healthy Families medical insurance will soon be transitioning into the state’s Medi-Cal program. More...

Council OKs assisted living facility

111-bed residence in Newbury Park will use solar power

The city’s first solar-powered assisted living and memory care facility will be built to serve elderly residents in Newbury Park. More...

On the Town

See the circus, Shanghai style

Show is full of dazzling human feats

A ballerina stands en pointe atop a fellow dancer’s head. A contortionist bends his body in half while balancing himself with one hand on chairs stacked high. An acrobat somersaults in the air amid music, colors and lights.  More...

Neil Simon show is heavy on jokes, light on plot

Play review ‘45 Seconds from Broadway’ at Conejo Players

Where do Broadway theater folk go when they’re not on stage? More...

Event benefits state art museum

California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks in collaboration with the Conejo Players will present a theater fundraising event from 2 to 6 p.m. Sat., Jan. 26 at the Conejo Players Theatre, 351 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.  More...

Sports

The Warrior way

Westlake girls’ soccer surges on pitch with league, CIF titles on radar

There are only a few things guaranteed in life.  Death, taxes and the Westlake High girls’ soccer team winning the Marmonte League championship year after year.  More...

Lancers shooting for bigfinish at tournament

Thousand Oaks girls’ water polo prepares for league tourney Feb. 5-7

The Thousand Oaks High girls’ water polo team has endured its share of ups and downs in the pool.  “We let a few games slip away,” said Lancers head coach Thomas Smith. More...

Lions maul Eagles in Tri-Valley hoops battle

WHO WANTS THE BALL?—The Oaks Christian High girls’ basketball team (13-5 overall, 5-0 in league) defeated Oak Park (12-7, 4-1) Tuesday at home in a Tri-Valley League tilt, 67-43. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

ADULTS ONLY—Elly May is an altered female gray tabby domestic shorthair mix about 4 years old. She is an indoor cat and should be the only pet in the house. More...

Waiting in line

EXOTIC VISITORS—Westlake Village resident Herb Hutchinson sent in this photo of aflock of wild green parrots that have been coming to his bird feeder in recent weeks. More...

Faith

A walk in their footsteps

Woman travels to learn about family killed in Holocaust

Indy Rebhun and her husband, Jeff Specter, took a trip to Poland last spring to see an apartment.  It was in Tarnow, a city of about 110,000 near the Carpathian foothills in southeast Poland. More...

Praise Symphony plays in Westlake

The Praise Symphony Orchestra will perform in a free concert at 4 p.m. Sun., Jan. 27 at the United Methodist Church of Westlake Village, 1049 S. More...

St. Paschal school celebrates 50 years in gala style

A graduate-turned-employee of St. Paschal Baylon School, Amy Ashford said she’ll never forget the winter of 1988, when it snowed in Thousand Oaks.  More...

Letters

Don’t buy puppies in stores, online

Thank you for the informational article written by Sylvie Belmond last week on puppy mills (“Puppy mill debate leads to trial law in L.A.”).  People need to wake up and realize that the cute puppy in the window of a mall store comes More...

Couple not guilty of elder abuse

Regarding the Jan. More...

Wasn’t Prop 30 for schools?

As we congratulate Mina Layba and all the Ventura County cities for procuring some of that Prop 30 money for law enforcement, we should remember that Prop 30 was sold to the voters as money for schools and the children.  Since its passage I have More...

Editorials

Purchasing a puppy also brings responsibility

Puppies may be cute, but not all litters are born under happy circumstances.  Puppy mills—those large-scale commercial dog-breeding operations that are accused of placing profit over the well-being of their dogs—pump an estimated hal More...

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