July 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Council displays little support for swap meet

The Thousand Oaks City Council said it didn’t like the location of proposed indoor swap meet planned for a vacant industrial building on Corporate Center Drive in Newbury Park. More...

Health & Wellness

Practical tips for pain-free gardening

Gardeners can lessen the aches and pains that can come from growing plants at home by heeding the advice of gardening expert and author Melinda Myers.  Vertical gardening: Grow plants on a blank wall, fence or post. More...

Whole Health Medical Solutions opens new office

Whole Health Medical Solutions has opened a new office at 684 N. Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks.  The office will celebrate its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Podiatrist reappointed to state board

Gov. Jerry Brown recently reappointed Oak Park resident Michael Zapf to the California Board of Podiatric Medicine, where he has served since 2012.  The 63-year-old Zapf has been practicing podiatry since 1985.  More...

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Schools

Teen receives congressional award

OUTSTANDING—Cornell University sophomore Jason Flahie, 18, receives the congressional award gold medal at a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on June 19. More...

Honor roll

• Daniel le Hesse of Westlake Village received a Bachelor of Arts from Emory College of Arts and Sciences of Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., at its 168th commencement ceremony in May.  More...

Teens tap into their wilder sides

BIG CATS—At left, Sophie Katz, 13, studies a picture on her mobile phone as she sculpts a lion out of clay during an art class at the Thousand Oaks Teen Center on July 8. More...

Business

Superheroes invade Four Seasons Hotel

ACTION—A bust of Iron Man is part of a collection of movie action heroes on display in the lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village this summer. More...

Bead shop raises bread for Manna

The Creative Castle, a Newbury Park bead shop, will hold its annual Bead ’n’ Feed from July 16 to 22 at the store, 2321 Michael Drive, Newbury Park.  The fundraiser, which will benefit Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank and its community More...

EYE ON LOCAL AREA STOCKS

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Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Newbury Park   June 28  In the 2400 block of Teller Road, two men, 22 and 33, were arrested for making criminal threats. More...

Family

For better or for worse

Same-sex marriages resume in California after June 26 Supreme Court ruling strikes down Prop 8.

Evenings bring quality time to Kate and Tori Kuykendall and their three children. More...

Barbecue brings community clubs together

COOKING UP SOME FUN—Kiwanis Club of Thousand Oaks hosted a year-end barbecue for the Chaparral Boys & Girls Club on the Calabasas elementary school campus June 7. More...

Parade of Patriots

HOLIDAY MARCH—Top to bottom: Participants in the third annual Miller Family YMCA July Fourth Parade walk from the Dos Vientos Community Center to the YMCA. More...

Columns

Fleeting cards

Where’s a Hallmark store when you need it?  I’m not the best correspondent. I have cousins who hassle me endlessly about fading to black on regular occasions. More...

Flying with kids?

If an airline flight with your kids is on the schedule this summer, you have my sympathy.  Actually, I’m kidding. More...

Cuvée Terrace

When Jackie Shane purchased Plug Nickel Restaurant and Catering in Westlake Village in 2012, she soon realized that she had taken over a local landmark that had served Conejo Valley residents and visitors for more than 30 years.  More...

New trial denied, Lefkovitch to face sentencing

Former T.O. doctor Barry Lefkovitch, who was convicted in September of sexually abusing three of his female patients, has been denied his request for a second trial and will be sentenced next month. More...

5 ways the budget will affect you

What spending plan means for next two years in T.O.

Continuing its service to Thousand Oaks residents, the city plans to spend about $160 million in 2013-14 and nearly $175 million the year after, according to the recently adopted two-year municipal budget.  But what will the community get for th More...

Citibank robbers are repeat offenders, authorities say

Three people arrested last week in connection with a July 2 bank robbery in Thousand Oaks have also been charged with robbing the same Citibank branch in March, according to Ventura County court records.  The Citibank at 33 N. More...

Community

Probation officers have more to do as prison realignment advances

Part two of a two-part series

Besides filling Ventura County’s two jails with state prisoners and pushing the system to near capacity, realignment has also heaped a greater workload on the county’s 202 probation officers.  More...

Brownley wasting no time as a Capitol Hill freshman

Congresswoman ‘disheartened’ by gridlock in Washington

When U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Thousand Oaks) took the oath of office six months ago, she was excited about becoming a new member of the 113th Congress but also understood the great responsibility she had undertaken.  More...

Friendship gone awry leads to consequences

Local man will be sentenced in October for fraud

Friendship can be valuable, but only to an extent.  Scott London, an Agoura Hills resident and former KPMG audit partner who pleaded guilty to securities fraud July 1, says he was wrong to have shared insider information in stock trades aimed at More...

On the Town

Photos capture rock music’s premier strings

Local photographer’s new book speaks volumes about guitars

Over the years, the gods of rock ’n’ roll have written and recorded more songs than the world will ever know, but the instrument they all played, the electric guitar, can be defined by a single, otherworldly number: 108.  More...

Famed writer’s widow to speak at ‘Psycho’ screening

The City of Agoura Hills continues its summer tradition of Movies in the Park with the showing of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” at the historic Reyes Adobe on July 13.  More...

Good-natured musical aims to please

‘Forever Plaid’

Need a cure for those summer theater doldrums? More...

Sports

Ruggers will be ruggers

Idea for local rugby club proves to be a big hit

Shawn Love wanted to continue playing rugby after college, and the only way to do that was by forming a club team.  Love, who competed on a rugby club at Arizona State University, returned to Thousand Oaks in 2009 and started the Ventura County More...

Pets

Furry friends up for adoption at Camarillo Animal Shelter

Ventura County Camarillo Animal Shelter and Rescue Me Inc. will present the ninth annual “Dog- Gone Cat-a-Strophic Hugs, Slurps and Slobbers” adoption event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Squirrel of the Month

SNACK THIEF— Janet De Nubilo of Thousand Oaks took a snapshot of this squirrel last year while taking part in the Military Vehicle Preservation Association convoy’s drive along the origin More...

Pet of the Week

  SWEET CAT—Snookums is an altered female black and white domestic shorthaired kitty, about 14 years-old. She is an indoor cat who is good with kids and likes a lot of attention. More...

Faith

Newbury Park minister walks across America to promote family

Jim Buckley may be wearing out the soles of his shoes, but his spiritual soul is stronger than ever.  It’s been more than three months since the 66-year-old pastor of Newbury Park First Christian Church began his walking tour across the co More...

Fees for gay marriage waived

The Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will waive its sanctuary rental fee for gay and lesbian couples who are wed at the church. More...

Rabbi comments on gay marriage decision

Rabbi Paul Kipnes will preach on “ The Supreme Court’s Rulings on Marriage Equality: Why Judaism Approves Wholeheartedly” at 7:30 p.m. Fri., July 12 during Shabbat services at Congregation Or Ami, 26115 Mureau Road, Ste. More...

Letters

Government vs. free enterprise

The difference between private enterprise and government?  On a recent Tuesday morning I needed to run two errands: one to fix a noisy car and the other to get a parking permit for my condo.  More...

Newbury Road mailboxes gone

I thought the U.S. Postal Service was going to keep the mailboxes at the old Newbury Park post office location on Newbury Road.  Guess what? More...

Senior housing needs support

Thousand Oaks needs more dedicated affordable housing for low-income seniors—housing that is both affordable and specifically designed for our growing senior population.  Indeed, although seniors make up an increasing percentage of our pop More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

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Time to set redevelopment straight

The often criticized public-private venture known as The Lakes has a new detractor: the Ventura County civil grand jury.  More...

FOR THE RECORD

In the July 3 edition, it was incorrectly stated that 26 children and six adults were killed in the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut. More...