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Health & Wellness

State Assembly bill seeks to redefine ‘charity care’

Nonprofit hospitals might be forced to make changes

Local nonprofit hospitals have taken a stance against a proposed bill that aims to standardize the definition of charity care and community benefits in California.  More...

What to do when a doctor doesn’t accept Medicare

COMMENTARY Medicare

What does it mean when a doctor tells you he or she has “opted out” of Medicare?  An opt-out doctor is one who doesn’t accept Medicare. More...

Cancer survivors congregate

The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara will present its free National Cancer Survivors Day family picnic from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

On the Town

Orchestras will play Latin tunes at CAP

The Conejo Valley Youth Orchestras will present “World Español” at 3 p.m. Sun., June 2 in the Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. More...

Energetic dancing highlight of musical

Play review ‘Footloose’

The rich musical theater program at Newbury Park High School has been retooled recently under the direction of Billy Woody, a former visual effects artist who’s worked at many major Hollywood film studios.  More...

Two jazz giants talk music at Westlake High School

After the Westlake High School jazz festival on May 11, two big band masters settled on the stage to talk about life in the world of music.  More...

Sports

Jacobs and Soosman are future of Westlake golf

Westlake High’s talented freshmen golfers finally showed their age.  Spencer Soosman and Brandon Jacobs had a rough time at La Purisima Golf Course on Monday, but how many freshmen can say they competed in the CIFSouthern Section Individua More...

Local standouts advance to Masters track and field meet

There’s one more stop before the high school state track and field championships  Numerous student-athletes from Ventura County will attempt to punch their tickets to the state meet at the CIF-Southern Section Masters Meet at Cerritos Coll More...

Lancers’ ride ends

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PLAYOFFS Marina 11, Thousand Oaks 4

Ryan Geisler didn’t want his Lancers to walk off the field with their heads down.  The head coach for the Thousand Oaks High baseball team gathered his players and noted all their accomplishments.  More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

MR. HAPPY—Junior is a male brown Labrador retriever/German shepherd mix about 4 years old. He is recovering from surgery for an ACL repair. He is good on a leash and very sweet. More...

Faith

There’s life after loneliness

“Loneliness is the human condition. More...

St. John’s hosts picnic for alumni

St. John’s Seminary will host an alumni picnic for graduates from both the seminary and the former St. More...

Festival celebrates giving of the Torah

JOYOUS SONGS—At left, Rivka Ben Daniel, director of curriculum Judaic studies, and Dalit Argi l, Judaic music director, sing during the Shavuot Festival at Ilan Ramon Day School in Agoura Hills More...

Letters

Attend forum on Common Core

From the beginning of public instruction, education has been a state right, with parents exerting considerable control over their children’s education at the local school board level. More...

Opposes indoor swap meet

The City of T.O. More...

Lanes will link cities together

Some links in a chain are more important than others.  This new bike lane segment on Lynn Road is one of those important links that makes the entire Conejo Valley system of bike lanes come together.  More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

War heroes are a dying breed

D-Day. Iwo Jima. Okinawa. Guadalcanal. The Battle of the Bulge. With details too horrific and ramifications too monumental to ignore, these epic World War II battles will live on in American lore for generations to come. More...

Budget outlook brighter, not best

T.O. projecting two years of sales, property tax growth

The city’s proposed budget for 2013-15 has a rosier outlook than it did two years ago but is not without its challenges. More...

Judge weighing doctor’s request for new trial

Testimony is ongoing in the hearing to determine if there should be a new trial for Barry Lefkovitch, a longtime family physician convicted in September of sexually abusing three of his female patients. More...

Community

Thousand Oaks may add chapter on terrorism to safety element

Document assists city in planning for hazards and responding to disasters

A chapter on how to prevent and respond to acts of terrorism may be added to the Thousand Oaks General Plan’s safety element, which includes policies and procedures to protect the city from natural disasters and other largescale hazards.  More...

New turf at TOHS tops major projects list

Thousand Oaks High School is getting a new synthetic turf for its athletic stadium and a new metal roof for its gym this summer. More...

Residents pitch in to clean up after fire

  HELPING NATURE GET BACK TO NORMAL— Lizz Newmark, above, National Park Service ranger Kate Kuykendall, left, and volunteers work to repair damage from the Springsfire andfire trucks at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa in Newbury Park on May 17 More...

Calendar

Calendar

THURS., MAY 23  Margarita Mix-off   More...

Schools

Mock trial adapts to compete at nationals

La Reina High teamfinishes second in the nation

The verdict is in: La Reina High School’s mock trial team is one of the best in the U.S.  After two days of federal courtroom simulations, the Thousand Oaks school won second place at the National High School Mock Trial Championships in In More...

Passageway will host open house

The Center4SpecialNeeds, a parent-founded nonprofit organization, will offer two educational workshops to parents of children with special needs in collaboration with Passageway School’s first open house. More...

MATES gives thanks to volunteers

‘WE COULDN’T DO IT WITHOUT YOU’—MATES charter schoolfirst-graders put on a musical performance for parents at the school’s annual Volunteer Tea on May 15. More...

Business

Could county serve as test site for drones?

Group is exploring the possibility

A team of local government, business and university leaders who support a drone test site in Ventura County submitted an application to the federal government earlier this month in hopes the site could bring high-paying jobs and economic growth to th More...

Pouring a taste of California

Boutique wine club has aged well over two decades

It was 1988 and Bruce Boring, co-owner of a Los Angeles-based printing company, wanted out of his high-stress job. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   May 10  In the 2700 block of Teller Road, a 49-year-old man was arrested for grand theft.  May 13  A 21- year- old woman was arrested in the 2700 block of Rodney Street for inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or More...

Family

Learning from legends

BUMP!—Top to bottom: Jessica Torosian, 13, of Thousand Oaks bumps the ball during the Sinjin Smith and Randy Stoklos Beach Volleyball Camp at Dos Vientos Community Park on May 18. More...

Scouts cross Golden Gate Bridge

Lang Ranch students participate in traditional walk

More than 5,100 Girl Scouts from seven states walked across the Golden Gate Bridge to commemorate their advancement through Scouting at the 32nd annual Golden Gate Bridging on May 11.  Nine Girl Scouts from Troop 60339 and Lang Ranch Elementary More...

Incoming eighth-graders invited to join Miller Family Y

The Miller Family YMCA is offering a free, one-year membership to eighth-graders. Membership includes use of the fitness center, pool, multipurpose room, exercise classes and teen events. More...

Columns

Police also deserve kudos

Firefighters always get credit when they do good things, like saving homes during the recent Springs fire.  Cops don’t.  If a police officer arrests or shoots a fleeing criminal or prevents a potential suicide, he was just “doin More...

Shopping for a mate

As we continue to explore what it means to be single in this day and age, it occurs to me that some folks may still be in the early stages of learning the nuances of traversing life as a solo person.  To me, there’s generally more to it th More...

CV Archers host open house in Simi

Conejo Valley Archers will host an open house from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...